Low rpm – high comfort
Volvo Penta D-series engines are rated at low rpm, which means only 1,800–2,300 rpm at cruising speed. This results in minimal vibrations and low noise levels – which are further reduced with the Saildrive.
Torque for sailboats
The D-series engines deliver high torque also at low rpm. That means plenty of power and quick response to all commands. It also provides power to drive the most powerful alternators in the industry.
Today’s sailboats depend on electricity. All D-series engines are as standard equipped with high-capacity charging. The 115 A alternator has a built-in charging sensor that gives correct battery charging voltage. The D3 has a 180 A alternator. All models can have an extra, engine-mounted, alternator.
Reliable starts – simple stops
With automatic pre-heating and the relay-activated starter solenoid, starts are reliable and fast. Electric stop is standard on all D-series engines.