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Engines for Superior Cruising

Powerful acceleration, comfortable cruising speed and an extended range are the hallmarks of Volvo Penta Inboard engines. They get you where you want to go, in total comfort. Worry-free ownership with high levels of safety, service and value are also included as standard in every Volvo Penta engine. The unique marine torque combined with high reliability, fuel efficiency, low emissions and a range of smart features will provide all you need for high-class cruising.

The impressive range

The impressive range

Volvo Penta’s inboard range consists of eight different engine sizes with power levels ranging all the way up to an impressive 900 hp. All engines excel in power-to-weight ratio and reliability, which means that no matter your vessel’s requirements, you can always find a Volvo Penta diesel inboard engine that’s a perfect match for your needs.

Less fuel, less emissions

Less fuel, less emissions

The unique marine torque gives your boat rapid acceleration and efficient cruising speeds. Combined with our groundbreaking engine technology, this also results in minimized fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. A true win-win situation.

Joystick Driving and Joystick Docking

New Levels of Maneuverability with the Joystick

With the Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard installations, complicated shift, throttle and steering wheel combinations are no longer needed for close-quarter maneuvering such as docking. All maneuvers are completely intuitive. The driver pushes or rotates the joystick in the desired direction and the boat responds: forward, reverse, sideways, or spins on its own axis. When driving, you can steer your boat with the joystick at any speed with perfect control and response.

Inboard Options
Solid and robust

Solid and robust

Volvo Penta marine diesel inboard engines are designed and built to be immensely strong, with a rigid engine block and a one-piece cylinder head. This gives the engines excellent reliability and a long service life, which of course translates into peace of mind for the boat owner.


Volvo Penta marine diesels are robustly designed and every part is developed for maximum performance, durability and a long service life. Our engines are a result of over a century of marine innovations and development, and benefit from the technical advances of the entire Volvo Group. All products – from engines and drives to propellers and control systems –are developed and manufactured by Volvo Penta, making them a perfect fit, and all products have been carefully tested in our own marine test centers. The result? Engines and drives that truly make a difference, in power and performance, in low noise, vibrations and exhausts. In short – the very best boating experience. 

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