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Thank You

A statement from our Managing Director, Robert Brammer on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and his appreciation for all of Volspec Ltd.'s workforce:

"The past week has been a very difficult week for us all in the UK as the pandemic continues to tighten its grip on the country.

I am immensely proud of the way that all of my staff have pulled together to ensure that we are still able to provide critical support to those parts of industry vital to keep the country running as smoothly as possible in these very testing times. To have such a team behind you is vitally important and I personally want to thank everyone for their support of each other and our business.

We will get through this together, be stronger together, and be closer together.

Thank You All"

Update from Volspec Ltd

24/03/20 - Following the latest government guidelines we have taken the decision to close our non-essential front shop areas in both our Essex and Suffolk branches, however we will continue to process parts orders either by phone, email (enquiries@volspec.co.uk) or via our online webshop. We are pleased to advise estimated delivery dates are currently running as normal for stock items. Our mobile engineers continue to support our customers on site where it is practically possible and safety precautions have been agreed in advance. We will continue to assess the situation and implement plans as and when we receive government direction. We thank you for all your support and understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times.

17/03/20 - With some consideration, we have decided to close our Shop counters at Tollesbury and Woolverstone on Saturdays, with the situation as it is we would encourage our customers to make use of the 'Online' webshop facility, or phone the Volspec sales team direct to place their parts order requirements. Delivery to your home address can then be made using our trusted courier services. The average delivery from order to receipt would be 2-3 days.

17/03/20 - We have also reviewed our Local 'Trade' van delivery service. Unfortunately, we must advise the regular service will be withdrawn until further notice with all order deliveries now made using our trusted courier services. The normal delivery using this service would be 1-2 days from order placement.

Safety Precautions

13/03/20 - With consideration to the ongoing and rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, Volspec Ltd are taking every possible action to minimise the spread of the virus to our workforce, our customers and obviously the wider community.

We will continue to offer the supply, support and service levels in this very difficult situation so will, as the situation progresses, introduce the necessary changes in order to do so.

There is currently no perceived risk in handling post or freight from specified areas, however as part of our commitment to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 we have now adopted the following policy:

  • All incoming goods processes, customer order picking and packing will now be done using protective gloves.
  • No third party access to offices, parts storage areas and workshops will be allowed unless agreed.
  • 'Touch points' including all customer counter areas will be cleaned and sanitised daily.


To enter the competition to win a Genuine Volvo Penta Weekend Bag, you must be a MyVolspec member – please make sure to Register to get involved!

All webshop orders over the value of £50.00 (not inclusive of VAT or delivery charges) will be automatically entered into the prize draw. The winner will be announced on the 1st October.

Merchandise available online

Genuine Volvo Penta merchandise is now available to purchase online!

Follow this link to browse for branded gifts, apparel, accessories and much more!


Join us on the 17th and 18th August at the Ipswich Maritime Festival for a great weekend on the waterfront!

More information about the festival is available at:


Stage V Ready

We’re Stage V ready with Volvo Penta’s EATS. What does this really mean though?
As the world reacts to the problems that pollution has left us facing, companies must get on board with stricter emissions regulations. Stage V regulations have introduced a new limit for particle number emissions for non-road engines. Volvo Penta’s solutions is their Exhaust After-Treatment System (EATS) that comprises of five different components which allow for cleaner exhaust fumes to be released. Watch this video to find out more about how the EATS works:


Tendring Show Merch

Success at the 104th Tendring Hundred Show for the Volspec team!

With over 20,000 in attendance, the premier agricultural event in Essex County proved to be a great day out for everyone. The Volspec team drew in the crowds with an impressive display of Volvo Penta’s ‘Stage V ready’ equipment and a range of merchandise to suit every need.

Stay tuned for details of our next events!

Tendring Show

Join us on the 14th July at the Tendring Hundred showground for Essex County’s premier agricultural event.
Tickets for the show are available at:


New Generation D4 & D6

Volvo Penta´s proven D4 and D6 marine engines get a full update that delivers more power, increased reliability and lower cost of ownership. Available from 150-480 hp. Find out more here:

Volvo Penta introduces next generation D4 & D6 propulsion packages

All New: EVC2

The sophisticated Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) System has been designed with the complete boat in mind. With an all- new electrical architecture, the upgraded EVC system (EVC2) offers new features, such as a single connection point and the possibility to manage EVC functions for the complete vessel and driveline independently.

Sail for Macmillan

We’re proud to support local business Premier Sailing on their charity event raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. You can read more and donate to their wonderful cause by clicking the link below:


The Tendring Show

There’s less than 2 months to go until we exhibit at the Tendring Show 2019! Visit our stand to see the latest Volvo Penta products and meet the team. Tickets for the show are available at:


Easy Connect Updates

Easy Connect is now even better! Features of the Easy Connect app upgrade include: Cloud connectivity, new languages, access to manuals, informative notifications, & increased user support. Call us on 01621 869756 for more information.

Notley The Amazing

We’ve had a short delay in announcing this news, but we can now officially confirm our Service Director Andy Notley was presented with an NTA last Tuesday… ‘Notley The Amazing’.

The Outstanding Performance in 2018 award is a recognition from Volvo Penta of all the hard work that Andy and the whole team consistently carry out to support our customers and the Volvo Penta product.

Congratulations Andy, we are starting to build up a flotilla of awards!

Parts & Accessories Catalogue

Now available for digital download: the New Volvo Penta Parts & Accessories Catalogue.

View Parts & Accessories Catalogue

Contact us today for price and availability of all accessories.

Christmas Competition Winner

Congratulations to Martin McCormack from Ardrossan for being the winner of our Christmas Competition! In return for the Volvo Winter Pack prize that we gave him, he shared with us this lovely photo of his Sealine 310 (fitted with twin Volvo Penta engines) at Craobh Marina.

Thank you Martin for the photo, and thank you to everyone who took part in the competition!

VP Chemicals

Chemicals for Maintenance & Repair – formulated to perform & protect


Volvo Penta Easy Connect.Volvo Penta Easy Connect gives you a dashboard-style overview Of boat and engine data, route information, and more – via Bluetooth®


Smart work and excellent customer service have resulted in an unprecedented second ‘Outstanding Performance Award’ for Volspec Ltd the Tollesbury-based Volvo Penta marine and industrial centre. Volspec Ltd is the only Volvo Penta centre in the UK to have won this award twice.