High performance



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

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
Customized for Greater Control


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.

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.

Service & Support
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.

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