Propulsion solutions

Propulsion solutions

Propulsion solutions for easy boating

“Powered by Volvo Penta” means not only reliable propulsion but also outstanding marine performance, remarkable onboard comfort and hassle-free ownership. And with the Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system you’ll be able to enjoy unparalleled levels of control. Whether you’re an experienced mariner or new to life on the water, a Volvo Penta system connects you with the latest intuitive technology and lets you simply enjoy the moment.

For Powerboats & Motor Yachts

Volvo Penta IPS

Volvo Penta IPS

Combining high performance marine diesels with individually steerable pods under the hull, Volvo Penta IPS is a complete and integrated inboard propulsion package for planing and semi-planing boats. Coupled with the sophisticated software in the Electronic Vessel Control system, it brings car-like handling and maneuvering with joystick driving and docking, even to larger yachts.

  • Diesel Engines
  • Suitable for 40 to 100+ foot motorboats and motor yachts
  • Steerable pods under the hull
  • Forward facing, twin counter-rotating propellers
  • Available in twin, triple and quadruple configurations
  • Available with joystick for superior maneuverability

Volvo Penta IPS for motorboats Volvo Penta IPS for motor yachts
Aquamatic sterndrive

Aquamatic sterndrive

Along with the ruggedness of an inboard, aquamatic sterndrive offers easy maneuvering at low speed and responsive handling at high speed. Perfect reliability and easy service are additional advantages of having a single supplier of the whole package.

  • Suitable for 20 to 45 foot motorboats
  • Steerable stern-mounted drive unit
  • Available in single or twin installation
  • Available both as single and duoprop
  • Diesel or gasoline engines
  • Available with joystick for superior maneuverability
  • Low center of gravity means great seakeeping properties

Aquamatic sterndrive, diesel Aquamatic sterndrive, gasoline
Volvo Penta Forward Drive

Volvo Penta Forward Drive

Forward Drive combines features found in Volvo Penta IPS and aquamatic propulsions systems. It features forward-facing counter-rotating twin props that pull the boat through the water rather than pushing it, with propellers in an optimum position for watersports activities.

  • Suitable for small-craft leisure boats
  • Steerable stern-mounted drive unit
  • Forward facing, twin counter-rotating propellers
  • Single gasoline engines
  • Perfect for watersports

Volvo Penta Forward drive for motorboats
Inboard Shaft

Inboard Shaft

Suitable for motorboats and even large yachts, the diesel inboard shaft is coupled to a gearbox with a straight shaft that goes through the hull and drives a single propeller. Offering great comfort and reliability, the diesel inboard delivers unique marine torque and rapid acceleration to the plane.

  • Suitable for motorboats and motor yachts
  • Fixed or folding propellers and rudder
  • Straight shaft through the hull
  • Available in single and twin configurations
  • Electronically controlled with Electronic Vessel Control connectivity
  • Available with joystick for superior maneuverability

Inboard shaft for motorboats Inboard shaft for motor yachts

Sailboat

Inboard shaft

Inboard Shaft

One of two drive systems available for sailboats, the inboard shaft is the traditional alternative, and the only alternative for classic boats with long keels.

  • Straight shaft through the hull
  • Fixed or folding propellers
  • Efficient charging with 115 or 180 A alternators

Sailboat shaft for sailboats
Saildrive is a Volvo Penta innovation

Saildrive

Saildrive is a Volvo Penta innovation launched in 1973 with multiple benefits over an inboard shaft, including increased onboard comfort, performance and safety.

  • Through the hull drive
  • Fixed or folding propellers
  • Efficient charging with 115 or 180 A alternators

Saildrive for sailboats