Sailboat engines: A matter of reliability
Even if sailing is all about the natural elements and all the equipment and knowledge you depend on to catch the best winds, a dependable, quiet, fuel-efficient engine is a great complement for every sailing yacht. Volvo Penta offers high-torque sailboat engines, saildrive technology, folding propellers and all the equipment you and your boat needs.
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.
Torque for sailboat engines
The D-series sailboat 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 sailboat engine alternators in the industry.
Low rpm – high comfort sailboat engines
Volvo Penta D-series sailboat 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.
The Volvo Penta Saildrive
The Volvo Penta Saildrive innovation provides excellent onboard comfort thanks to its reliable, quiet and smooth operation. Low underwater resistance, high efficiency and tight shaft seals give safe and effective propulsion.
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Sailboat engine with patented folding propellers
Volvo Penta’s patented 2-, 3- and 4-blade folding propellers give you low drag while sailing, but all the thrust of a fixed propeller – both forward and reverse. The range covers engine outputs from 5 to 120 hp.
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EVC – the complete, integrated system
Volvo Penta’s electronic platform, the EVC system, fully integrates the boat’s engines, electronics and the unique set of options available from Volvo Penta. You easily master and monitor all functions through the controls and displays.
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A sailboat engine with efficient charging
Today’s sailboats depend on electricity. All D-series engines are 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.
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The platform of possibilities for sailboat engines
Glass Cockpit System has revolutionized leisure boat controlling and monitoring. Together with the boat’s engines, electronics and the unique set of options it is fully integrated in EVC, Volvo Penta’s electronic platform.
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Extreme conditions – standard sailboat engines
The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s longest and most demanding yacht race. Here, every yacht relies on standard Volvo Penta engines – identical to the engines available to you – to supply electricity, fresh water, heating and propulsion.
High-quality parts and accessories
Volvo Penta parts and accessories are designed, developed and manufactured to the same quality level as the Volvo Penta engines. That means high-quality products with a warranty, where each component is original and made to match.
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