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1950 - 1959

The 50s was a decade of rapid development in products and business for Penta and the company developed into a truly international operation with an extensive network of dealers all around the globe. Read more about the fifties in the highlights section.

The worlds first series produced turbo diesel was introduced in 1954 and followed two years later by the first charge air-cooled marine diesel. The engine range was extended and one of the new products was the MD1 - the world's smallest direct injected diesel with a revolutionary reverse gear.

1959 marked a major breakthrough for the company - and for the leisure boat business as a whole. The Aquamatic was introduced at the New York Boat Show in January 1959.