Ever since its introduction in 1959, the Aquamatic has catered to demanding boaters looking for the perfect combination of reliability and performance. The Aquamatic Gasoline engines delivers robust low-end torque, exhilarating high-end power and exceptional mid-range response. Sporty and sharp, yet responsive and fuel-efficient, it’s the perfect choice for both leisure cruising and speedy watersports.
The Volvo Penta Aquamatic Sterndrive, available with a wide range of sporty yet fuel-efficient gasoline engines, offers boaters the ultimate solution for 20–45 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. You’ll be able to enjoy impressive benefits such as:
The Aquamatic Sterndrive can be extended with unique features and smart options such as Tow Mode, Cruise Control or Powertrim Assistant. By integrating the drive with the optional Electronic Vessel Control (EVC), you open the door to endless advantages and benefits such as full monitoring, protection and diagnostics for both engine and transmission. More control, more functions, more fun on the water.
With an uncluttered transom you will have easy access to the water, and you can do so with less exposure to exhaust fumes. A true win for boaters who fancy, for example, watersports or diving. Since almost half of the time boating involves idling, it’s good to know that CO emissions are dramatically reduced at idle – exceeding current US and EU emission requirements.
The larger effective propeller blade area of the Duoprop makes the Aquamatic's driveline more efficient – saving you up to 30% on fuel consumption. Direct fuel injection enables you to get more energy from each and every drop of fuel. On top of this, the Variable Valve Timing allows each movement of the intake and exhaust valve to be optimized for speed and load. Put together, it translates into higher torque and acceleration across the full range of RPM. Explore the propeller range to see the advantages available for your vessel.Propellers
Volvo Penta Speed Control automatically adjusts the throttle to maintain constant engine speed during load changes, like when a wake boarder cuts hard, during turns or in shifting seas. The engine makes micro throttle adjustments so the operator can concentrate fully on having fun instead.
Gone are the days of having to be a contortionist to do maintenance on your engine. Volvo Penta’s simplified service points with common parts and locations make maintaining your engine easier than ever.
1. Oil Fill Cap
2. Engine Flush Fitting
3. Easy Drain
4. Engine Oil Dipstick
5. Heat Exchanger
6. Seawater Pump
7. Fuel Filter
8. Coolant Expansion Tank
9. Engine Oil Filter
10. Power Steering Dipstick
Volvo Penta's stand drives are treated with corrosion resistant material and then covered with three layers of marine paint for even more protection. Salt or brackish water boaters may want to upgrade to OceanX's proprietary titanium-ceramic coating that is highly durable, flexible and covers the entire drive. The coating greatly improves corrosion resistance – up to four times more resistant – making OceanX perfect for salt water or brackish boating.
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 salt or sea water and are cooled through an internal water cooling system. And 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.
The Aquamatic combines the benefits of both inboard as well as outboard systems. These benefits with the counter-rotating twin propellers, the Duoprop, renders 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. In rough sea conditions, this makes for a more comfortable ride.