The new Arvor Weekender semi-planning hull is a derivative of the famous Arvor range, maintaining the same sea keeping qualities, combining stability and performanceFind out more
In 1983, just as the Renault Marine Diesel business was gaining momentum in Australia, Renault in France decided to quit the marine market, and concentrate their efforts in cars & trucks. Renault Marine Diesel was sold to Nanni Diesel Engines. With a name change only, the same people were manufacturing the same engines in the same factory based in Bordeaux France. Work was then under way to launch the new brand name of Nanni Diesel to the world.
Frank's son, Peter Collins joined the company in 1984. In 1989 the automotive business was sold and full effort was concentrated on the Marine division. This has been shown to be very successful with Nanni Diesel now firmly in the market place with significant presence. The Nanni Diesel engine range now begins at 10hp and goes to 320hp.
In 1998, it was decided to venture into boat building. With the assistance of Nanni Diesel France, the hunt was on for a vessel that would use the Nanni Diesel power plant and offer some competitive advantage for local production. It was then that Arvor boats of France had just started to develop their classically styled diesel shaft drive vessels. The first vessel was the Arvor 20 which has been manufactured in Nowra NSW since 1999.
Today, there are 3 models in the Arvor range: Arvor 20 - Series II, Arvor 230AS, and Arvor 250AS.
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This exciting new model will be on hand at the year’s major boat shows, but here’s a preview of what’s instore when you view the Arvor line-up at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May. Find out more
Keen fishermen needn’t be concerned that the quality of the proven Arvor range has been compromised in any wayFind out more