Marine Diesel Aquamatic Sterndriva

Aquamatic Sterndrive Diesel

Designed to perform

The Aquamatic sterndrive is a comprehensive solution for boaters and operators seeking an optimal combination of high speed, acceleration, fuel efficiency and comfort in boats spanning 20 to 45 feet. It’s a perfectly matched package – from controls to engine, drive and propellers – available with a wide range of fuel-efficient and reliable diesel engines.

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Volvo Penta Aquamatic Diesel Engines

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Aquamatic Sterndrive
Aquamatic Sterndrive Diesel Engine Range

Built for the Pleasures of Boating

The Aquamatic Sterndrive is the world’s leading sterndrive – a complete solution that combines performance, driving experience and outstanding comfort in 20–45 foot boats.

Features

The High-Performance Sterndrive Package

The Volvo Penta Aquamatic Sterndrive is a perfectly matched package with every part engineered to function seamlessly and perfectly together. Among its many benefits, you'll be able to enjoy:

  • High fuel efficiency
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Excellent low-speed maneuverability
  • Beach and shallow water tilt
  • Allows for a swim platform



A Complete System

Power and Performance

Volvo Penta sterndrive gives you a complete system where all parts have been developed in parallel. This translates into higher reliability and overall performance. The drives and propellers have been carefully designed to match the engine torque and boat speed. The purpose is to get as much thrust as possible out of every single drop of fuel.

Comprehensive Control

Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) monitors and controls engines and transmission:

  1. Individually steerable drives with twin counter-rotating propellers. (Requires factory-fitted electronic steering.)
  2. Engines connected to the drives through the stern, electronically controlled from numerous helm stations
  3. Helm station with throttle, displays, joystick, steering wheel
  4. Joystick for docking
  5. Other available features, see Options


Options

Customized for Greater Control

The Aquamatic Sterndrive can be extended with unique features and smart options such as Tow Mode, Cruise Control or Powertrim Assistant. With the 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.

Increased Onboard Comfort with Silent Shifting

The Aquamatic sterndrive features silent shift, which provides a seamless and soundless shifting.

Trim for a Better Ride

With the trimmable sterndrive, the thrust angle (direction) can be constantly optimized to provide a smoother ride and lower fuel costs. Adding the optional Powertrim assistant, the software automatically adjusts and optimizes your drive trim for the best possible running attitude, getting you up on plane quickly and compensating for wind and load.

Superb fuel efficiency and increased comfort

Aquamatic Sterndrive with Duoprop propellers gives you high efficiency and power while you benefit from reduced fuel consumption –up to 30% when compared to most inboard and outboard solutions.
Additionally, the Aquamatic provides even more comfortable boating. Thanks to the engine’s placement, you can enjoy the benefits of a clean transom – allowing for a swimming platform, or unhindered watersports behind the boat.

The better alternative

The
Aquamatic combines the benefits of both inboard as well as outboard
systems. The combination of 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.

Compared to outboard systems

  • Diesel sterndrive technology that offers much lower fuel consumption
  • Duoprop for better handling and performance
  • Freshwater cooling for longer service life
  • Lower center of gravity – better balance
  • Engine safely inside the boat – longer life and better theft protection
  • Uncluttered transom – easy access to the water


Compared to inboard systems

  • Reduced sound and vibrations – better onboard comfort
  • Improved handling and easier maneuvering
  • Compact, integrated installation at the stern gives more onboard space
  • Duoprop for better handling and performance
  • Higher efficiency – better performance and lower fuel consumption
  • Kick-up function on drive for impact protection
  • 'Exhausts emitted through drive, into prop and washed away from the boat
  • Powertrim and optional Powertrim assistant to automatically optimize ride


The Aquamatic Story

The Aquamatic story begins back in the early 50s. It was then that marine engineer Jim Wynne decided that it was time for a change. He started working on an alternative propulsion solution that could combine inboard performance with the maneuvering benefits of an outboard. He finished his first prototype based on a BB70 Penta inboard in March of 1958. And the rest – all the way to today’s high-performance Aquamatic Sterndrives – is a true success story.

Service & Support

With You All the Way

With Volvo Penta, you have one single contact for everything: engines, drives, propellers, instruments, accessories, service and warranties. The components of the entire propulsion system can be obtained directly from your local Volvo Penta dealer for easy service and easy ownership. And on top of our standard warranty, you can add extended coverage to help you stay ahead of potential future costs. Should you need further assistance, you can always turn to Volvo Penta Action Service, with support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in 28 languages.

Volvo Penta Aquamatic Propulsion

Marine Commercial

Aquamatic Sterndrive
Aquamatic Sterndrive Diesel Engine Range

Matched to your requirements

Volvo Penta Aquamatic Sterndrive gives direct response to boats spanning from 20 to 45 feet. The common rail engines deliver massive torque from low revs for safe maneuvering and rapid acceleration onto the plane. The highly efficient drives turn power into performance with precise and direct steering. Furthermore, Volvo Penta sterndrive is low on emissions of sound, fumes and vibrations.

The High-Performance Sterndrive Package

The Volvo Penta line-up of diesel sterndrive package options is second to none. Built to handle the torque and power of the engines, it delivers outstanding efficiency at all speeds, with safe driving and maneuvering even in rough sea conditions. In addition to this, you'll get even more benefits, including:

  • Low fuel consumption
  • Low CO2 emissions
  • Low noise and vibrations
  • Joystick



A Complete System

Power and Performance

Volvo Penta sterndrive gives you a complete system where all parts have been developed in parallel. This translates into higher reliability and overall performance. The drives and propellers have been carefully designed to match the engine torque and boat speed. The purpose is to get as much thrust as possible out of every single drop of fuel.

Comprehensive Control

Electronic Vessel Control monitors and connects all electronic systems on board:

  • Individually steerable Drives with twin counter-rotating propellers. (Requires factory-fitted electronic steering.)
  • Engines connected to the drives through the stern, electronically controlled from numerous helm stations
  • Helm station with throttle, displays, joystick, steering wheel
  • Additional helm station connectivity
  • Joystick for docking
  • Other EVC options available, see Options


Improved Performance with Electronic Vessel Control

The Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system provides a new level of simplicity, with integrated buttons for activating and fine tuning several features. Single-lever mode, Cruise control and Low-speed mode are all easily accessible by the push of a button. For the sterndrive, buttons for trim and the Powertrim Assistant are conveniently integrated in the controls.

Better Water Grip

The counter-rotating propellers – the Duoprop – provide unrivaled performance, responsive handling and excellent grip in the water. All propellers are perfectly matched to a specific drive and application.

Fuel Efficiency

Aquamatic Sterndrive with Duoprop propellers gives you high efficiency and reduces fuel consumption by up to 30% – when compared to most inboard and outboard solutions.

The better alternative

The
Aquamatic combines the benefits of both inboard as well as outboard
systems. The combination of 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.

Compared to outboard systems

  • Diesel sterndrive technology that offers much lower fuel consumption
  • Duoprop for better handling and performance
  • Freshwater cooling for longer service life
  • Lower center of gravity – better balance
  • Engine safely inside the boat – longer life and better theft protection
  • Uncluttered transom – easy access to the water

Compared to outboard systems

  • Reduced sound and vibrations – better onboard comfort
  • Improved handling and easier maneuvering
  • Compact, integrated installation at the stern gives more onboard space
  • Duoprop for better handling and performance
  • Higher efficiency – better performance and lower fuel consumption
  • Kick-up function on drive for impact protection
  • Exhausts emitted through drive, into prop and washed away from the boat
  • Powertrim and optional Powertrim assistant to automatically optimize ride
Power for Marine Professionals

With over 100 years of experience working in the marine sector, we've managed to perfect our global offer to supply our customers with innovative solutions that give them a competitive advantage.

Optimized for Marine Professionals
Design, Build, Operate

Volvo Penta remains a partner during every stage of a project and can assist with vital support in the design, build or operating phases, either through our marine engineers or the global Volvo Penta Dealer network.

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Service & Support

Genuine Volvo Penta Parts and Service are the key to maximizing productivity and long-term value. Our aftermarket offer includes 24/7 access to Volvo Penta Action Service support and optional extended coverage protection.

Service & Support
One contact – for all your needs

With Volvo Penta Aquamatic Sterndrive, you have one contact for everything: engines, drives, propellers, instruments, accessories, service or warranties. The components of the entire propulsion system can be obtained directly from your local Volvo Penta dealer, which equates to easy service. For designers, Volvo Penta offers full application and naval architectural support.

Parts & Service

The quality and reliability of Volvo Penta engines, coupled with quick and qualified service and support with world-class parts distribution, is a combination that provides you with a solid foundation for optimal uptime and cost of ownership. Maximize your productivity and availability with the Volvo Penta dealer network, which is global yet rich in local expertise, the backing of the Volvo Group’s extensive parts distribution system, and protection by Extended Coverage.

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