Volvo Penta reveals global premiere of D2-60 engine at Düsseldorf boat show

Volvo Penta’s new compact D2-60 engine is part of its expanded 13-75 hp range, and is compliant with European Union Recreational Craft Directive Stage 2 (RCD II) emissions regulations – as are all engines within the company’s marine leisure range. It also meets EPA Tier 3 emissions standards.


The new four-cylinder D2-60 engine by Volvo Penta will achieve its international premiere at boot Düsseldorf (the Düsseldorf boat show) in Germany from January 21-29. Visitors will be able to experience its capabilities and find out more about other Volvo Penta products on display.

The engine is available for both S-drive and shaft installations and is suitable for sail yachts and other displacement boats which require compact diesel engines complemented by excellent performance. It is charge air-cooled with an output of 60 hp at 3000 rpm. The engine is low in weight and provides excellent fuel consumption, and low noise and vibration. RCD II regulations came into force in January and are applicable to all engine-powered leisure watercraft of 2.5m to 24m (except racing boats, hydrofoils and hovercraft) and relate to both exhaust and noise emissions. The engine is also compliant with the US EPA Tier 3 emissions standards.

“The new D2-60 is an important part of our extended range of compact diesel engines and makes us highly competitive in the market for small craft,” says Jan Wiese, sales manager for Volvo Penta in Germany. “We’re excited to be revealing it for the first time to a global audience in Düsseldorf and we look forward to showing exactly how it can enhance the boating experience.”

Comprehensive range of products
Volvo Penta will also exhibit several of the latest products from its marine leisure range:

  • D8 engine with matched IPS15 pod drive
  • Battery Management System and e-Key Remote
  • Joystick Inboard
  • Glass Cockpit system

There will be a simulator at Volvo Penta’s stand for visitors to test the products. Other products exhibited will comprise:

  • Diesel engines (D1, D3-220, D6-400, D13)
  • Gasoline engines (V6-240-C, V8 FWD, and one fitted with Volvo Penta Easy Drain – the first gasoline sterndrive raw water engine-draining system that can be activated with a knob, whether the boat is in or out of the water)
  • Saildrive 130 S

“All of our products on display fulfil our philosophy of ‘easy boating’ and they are part of our commitment to providing the smart way to make boating easy, safe and fun,” adds Wiese.

Experts from Volvo Penta and our dealer network will be available to receive visitors at the company’s stand to discuss the products and assist with testing. There will also be a number of manufacturers’ boats equipped with Volvo Penta engines and products on display throughout the show.

Volvo Penta will be at boot Düsseldorf from January 21-29 in Hall 10, stand G41.