Well-proven efficiency


Volvo Penta diesel engines for sailboats have proven their reliability and efficiency throughout the sailing community, all over the world. They are well-known for their remarkable power and quiet operation. Other benefits you'll be able to experience are:

  • Minimal vibrations and sound
  • Low drag while sailing
  • High efficiency under power
  • Integrated water intake
  • Electrically isolated drive and propeller
  • Crash absorber keeps engine in place in the event of an impact
  • Split anode, replaceable without removing propeller
Stay in control


Expand your sailing experience and stay safe and in complete control with Volvo Penta’s ergonomically designed controls. Furthermore, the Saildrive system can be extended with tailored propeller options, for example the folding propeller, to further add efficiency. Every item is developed and manufactured by Volvo Penta – for a perfect match and optimal performance.

Saildrive Options Folding Propellers
Volvo Penta Repowering

Invest in a Better Experience

The easiest way to improve your boating experience may sometimes be as simple as changing your boat's engine. A new engine or driveline can give you a cleaner, faster, quieter and more comfortable boating experience as well as provide peace of mind. Repowering will also increase the value of your boat. When switching your old engine for a D1 and D2 engines, including Saildrive, Volvo Penta has developed repowering kits to ensure safe, easy and cost-effective replacement. Every kit is made to match, has been thoroughly tested, and will cause minimal impact to your existing engine bed. 

Volvo Ocean Race

Proven during the Volvo Ocean race

We are always looking for new ways to make your sailing experience easier and more pleasurable – even in the most extreme situations. Take the Volvo Ocean Race, for example – around 39,000 nautical miles of extreme product testing. One single standard Volvo Penta diesel engine powers everything onboard, in the world’s toughest offshore race. So after operating in such severe conditions, and during such a prolonged period of time, we can confidently deliver great equipment onboard your boat.

Easy boating

Easy boating

Intuitive, efficient and safe products and services. All seamlessly integrated to make your time on the water more enjoyable and relaxing – regardless of your experience. That’s our core philosophy – the foundation for everything we do. We call it Easy Boating.

Easy boating
Volvo Penta Action Service


Our global dealer network, your first line of contact, is backed up by Volvo Penta Action Service, our phone based helpline and support service providing assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in 28 languages.

Volvo Penta Action Service
Volvo Penta Genuine Parts

Volvo Penta Genuine Parts

Using high quality Genuine Volvo Penta Parts is key to ensuring a high performing, smooth running engine for your boat. Correct parts will also ensure the engine’s fuel efficiency is maintained to keep fuel costs and emissions down. 

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