Thanks a lot for that great article! Do you remember where you found the article?
What is interesting is that it is a V-drive Volga with GAZ engine, not the export-model which usually had a Z-drive/Volvo engine. The importer that was mentioned was located in Hamburg, and the test-runs were on the Elbe, so this was a boat that was exported to 'the west'. On the other hand, the testrun mentioned in the article was in December 1965, so in the early days of the Volga. Perhaps the Volvo/X-drive version was just not being made yet.
Another thing: the author of the article mentions that he would prefer 20HP more power for this kind of boat. Our own Volga (the "officer's boat") is from 1965, looks exactly the same as the one in the article, and has a plate
in the engine compartment that was put there by the Howaldtswerke from Kiel, Germany, stating that the engine has 90 HP. Perhaps a previous owner of my Volga decided to have the engine tuned a bit to squeeze out more HP?
My German is a bit rusty, but I can still read it. Anyone out there who would care to translate this article for others to be able to read it?