Aqumatic Sterndrive Features

Features & Benefits

A High-performance sterndrive package

Volvo Penta Aquamatic Sterndrive gives you direct response. 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.

Aquamatic propeller

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 efficient

Fuel efficient

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 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.


Unique features

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. The diesel engine crankshaft output ranges from 140 to 400 hp (single installations). High-performance diesel engines and sterndrives are designed and built expressly for the heavy maritime environment and professional usage.

Compared to outboards

  • Diesel available from 140 hp — much lower fuel consumption
  • Duoprop for better handling and performance
  • Freshwater cooling as standard or option for longer service life
  • Lower center of gravity – better sea-keeping
  • Engine safely inside the boat – longer life and better theft protection
  • Optional Powertrim assistant, Tow-mode and Joystick
  • Uncluttered transom – easy access to the water

Compared to inboards

  • 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
One contact

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

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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