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Peace of Mind for Your Saltwater Adventure Ahead

The Coastal Series is a complete corrosion protection package, turning the tide on the use of Volvo Penta sterndrives and Forward Drives for saltwater applications. This package is comprised of a system of anti-corrosion coatings and sensors along with our all-aluminum engines. Combined with closed freshwater cooling that works together to provide you peace of mind when boating in saltwater. Enjoy reliable corrosion protection and 7-year transferable coverage with the Volvo Penta Coastal Series so you can leave your worries on shore and boat stress-free.


Keeping Corrosion at Bay

The highly durable titanium-ceramic drive coating and aluminum exhaust work together as countermeasures for corrosion. Closed loop cooling and easy drain help ensure saltwater stays out of places it doesn’t belong. Eliminating exposure to saltwater not only provides greater engine durability, it also significantly improves a boat’s resale value.

7-Year Transferable Coverage

With Volvo Penta coverage, you can have confidence in your engine and the peace of mind that comes from our world-class support and dealer network. Purchase of the Coastal Series includes 7-year extended coverage, increasing the number of running hours with full coverage of the complete Volvo Penta package, including engine, drive, transom shield and controls. Coverage is transferable, increasing the resale value of your boat.*

Marine Leisure Coverage North America

*7 years of coverage or 480 hours - whichever occurs first in your gasoline engine.

A Durable Solution Covering the Entire Propulsion System

Titanium-Ceramic Coating

The durable titanium-ceramic Coastal Series coating is applied using a state-of-the-art electrodeposition process and covers the entire drive assembly This acts as a countermeasure for the Volvo Penta drives against galvanic corrosion. The Coastal Series package also includes two sensors that deliver audible and visual warnings to alert boaters to the presence of water in the bellow area. This protects the quality of the drive gear’s lubricant which is an indicator of potential marine corrosion.

Fresh Water Cooling

Closed Loop Cooling

It’s no secret, engines with fresh water cooling last longer and run better. Most outboards on the market are cold water cooled, allowing for exposure to saltwater and other debris in the water. Our closed loop, fresh water cooling system eliminates exposure to saltwater, providing greater engine durability and higher resale value.

Active Corrosion Protection (ACP)

A Marine Commercial Solution

Active Corrosion Protection is an effective and reliable system to protect your drive from corrosion in the water. By applying impressed currents through a transom unit, the system continuously measures and automatically adjusts the electrical output for ideal protection in both brackish and saltwater. ACP is a marine commercial tested and approved solution, giving you the peace of mind that your drive is protected. 

Easy Drain Solution

Engineered for Marine Demands

The engine's aluminum blocks and fresh water cooling are constructed specifically for marine use. For greater durability, the engine's inner components are fully protected from exposure to saltwater and are cooled through an internal water cooling system. With the convenient Easy Drain solution, you quickly and easily drain all the raw water from your engine – with a single push of a button.

Turning the Tide

Volvo Penta brought the first gas sterndrives to market in 1959. Over the last 10 years, we have taken massive steps to upgrade and modernize our sterndrive offerings. The first step was the decision to replace the cast-iron blocks with GM’s V6 and V8 all-aluminum engines with closed freshwater cooling, improved torque and lower emissions as well as features like common rail direct fuel injection, catalytic converter and variable valve timing. In addition to the upgraded engine features, we also decided to add Easy Drain and engine flush to make maintenance easier. The second was the revolutionary Forward Drive (FWD), which opened a totally new category of multi-purpose sterndrive boats optimized for the popular sport of wake surfing and other towed sports like skiing and wakeboarding.

Thanks to the Coastal Series, Enjoy the Benefits of Volvo Penta Gasoline Sterndrives Without the Worry


Volvo Penta Sterndrive with Coastal Series

The Volvo Penta Aquamatic Sterndrive, available with a wide range of sporty yet fuel-efficient gasoline engines, offers boaters the ultimate solution for 20 to 45 ft leisure crafts. From the controls to the engine, and all the way to the drive and propellers, it's engineered to work seamlessly together.

Aquamatic Sterndrive Gasoline

 Volvo Penta Forward Drive with Coastal Series

Forward Drive provides boaters with new, unmatched levels of versatility, enhancing just about every use of the boat, from cruising, to performance, to all types of water sports. Duoprop will give you enhanced fuel economy, better maneuverability, greater low-speed handling and fast acceleration.

Forward Drive

Superior Performance

We refuse to accept the compromise of a fixed camshaft. With direct injection and variable valve timing, you get higher torque and acceleration across the full range of RPMs. Our patented DuoProp offers low-speed maneuverability and better fuel economy.

Onboard Comfort

With an uncluttered transom you will have easy access to the water. Not only can you have a conversation at the transom, you can do so without exposure to exhaust fumes, providing a quieter, more comfortable ride.

Lower Emissions

Enjoy a significant reduction in emissions compared to standard outboards today. Since almost half of the time boating involves idling, it’s good to know that CO emissions are reduced by 95% at idle. We make the cleanest propulsion engines in the market today.

DuoProp for Aquamatic and Forward Drives

Volvo Penta designed DuoProp to capture the tremendous torque from the latest generation engine technology. The patented blade geometry of the propellers provides optimal interaction between front and rear propellers. This allows for outstanding efficiency and a smooth and comfortable operation. Made of high-strength stainless steel alloy for excellent strength, durability and corrosion resistance. Complete with a shock-absorbing rubber bushing and galvanic isolation. It is perfectly matched for the DPS- and FWD-drive and the ultimate choice for demanding boaters.

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Enjoy These Additional Benefits with the Coastal Series

Advanced Technology

At Volvo Penta, we believe that boating should be as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. With our fully integrated Electronic Vessel Control system and advanced technology, everything can be easily controlled and monitored from helm to prop, including two sensors monitoring the quality of the drive gear's lubricant and any presence of water in the bellow. View all driver information in one place via a single interface on the multi‐function, Glass Cockpit display.

Easy to Use & Maintain

Volvo Penta’s solutions are designed to make the boating experience easy. Our Aquamatic sterndrive and Forward Drive combine the benefits of both inboard as well as outboard systems. These benefits with the counter-rotating twin propellers, the Duoprop, render unrivaled and fuel-efficient performance with responsive handling and safe grip. Compared with the outboard engine, the sterndrive engine is placed lower and more forward in the boat. Features like simplified service points and Easy Drain make maintenance and protecting your investment simple.

A Clean Transom

Gone are the days of needing to tilt outboards out of the water for saltwater protection. With the Coastal Series Corrosion Protection Package, recapture your transom through our inboard configuration. Opening the way for more versatility with space for unobstructed on-deck and water sport activities such as swimming, fishing, or lounging. 

Electronic Vessel Control System

Fully Integrated System

Everything can be easily controlled and monitored with the intuitive Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system. With the system, you can plot a route on the Glass Cockpit System, activate the Autopilot on your Joystick, and be guided smoothly to your destination. Two electronic sensors monitor for the presence of water in the bellows and the quality of the drive gear's lubricant, providing audible and visual notifications to the boater.

Silent Shift

Smooth and Silent Shifting

The Aquamatic and Forward Drive with embedded hydraulic clutch features silent shift, which provides a seamless and soundless shifting. Our innovative Silent Shift feature enables smooth and silent shifting, in and out of gear. Say goodbye to the noisy clunk of shifting and never have exhaust fumes on-board.

Simplified Service Points

Maintenance Made Easy

Gone are the days of having to be a contortionist to do maintenance on your engine. Volvo Penta’s simplified service points on the front of the engine with common parts and locations make maintaining your engine easier than ever.

Service and Support

One Contact - For All Your Needs

With Volvo Penta Coastal Series, you have one contact for everything: engines, drives, propellers, instruments, accessories, service or coverage. The components of the entire propulsion system can be obtained directly from your local Volvo Penta dealer. Easy service equals more enjoyment.


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