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Single Propellers for Aquamatic Sterndrives

Volvo Penta launched the first single propeller sterndrive over half a century ago. A lot has changed since 1959. Though technology continues marching forward, one factor remains the same – real performance comes from a perfectly matched propeller and driveline.

Genuine Volvo Penta single propellers for Aquamatic Sterndrives must be developed exclusively for their drive, matching both engine power and torque. The result is a proven design ensuring optimal performance, fuel economy and comfort along with the peace of mind you expect from Volvo Penta.

1. Perfectly matched pitch and camber distribution contributes to excellent propeller grip, optimal operational efficiency, and safe and predictable handling.

2. Shock-absorbing rubber bushings in the hub reduce turning and pulling forces and minimize stress on the drivetrain caused by gear changes and propeller impact.

3. Precise balancing renders minimal vibrations, quiet and comfortable operation. It is also essential for efficiency and minimizes wear on the drivetrain.

Developed and tested to ensure optimal performance, durability, fuel efficiency and life expectancy.

Propeller Range

Below you’ll find an overview of the propellers available for your drive, together with their features and benefits. More information on propellers, including part numbers and propeller installation hardware can be found in the Volvo Penta Propeller Guide, see below.

SX Drives

3-blade Aluminium Propeller

With its wide and efficient blade design, this propeller provides excellent acceleration and top speed. The state-of-the-art squeeze casting process together with a special high-strength aluminum alloy make it stronger and more durable than traditional die-cast propellers. Four layers of paint ensure excellent anti-corrosion performance.

  • Strong and durable high-performance 3-blade aluminium propeller.
  • Wide and efficient blade design providing excellent acceleration and top speed.
  • Shock-absorbing rubber bushings reduce vibrations and stress on the drivetrain.
  • Four layers of paint ensure excellent anti-corrosion performance.

4-blade Aluminium Propeller

The four-blade propeller features the same strength and durability as the three-blade propeller. Four blades provide increased torque for heavy loads and maneuverability together with great stern lifting and mid-range performance. Four layers of paint ensure excellent anti-corrosion performance.

  • Strong and durable high-performance 4-blade aluminium propeller.
  • Increased thrust for heavy loads and maneuverability.
  • Shock-absorbing rubber bushings reduce vibrations and stress on the drivetrain.
  • Four layers of paint ensure excellent anti-corrosion performance.

3-blade Stainless Steel Propeller

This performance provider enhances top speed, acceleration and durability versus a comparable aluminum propeller. The blade configuration and through-hub exhaust design are important factors for elevated efficiency and performance. This high-strength stainless steel propeller really push the limits and makes it a perfect choice for high-power engines and fast boats.

  • Enhances acceleration and top speed versus a comparable aluminium propeller.
  • Excellent strength, durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Shock-absorbing rubber bushings reduce vibrations and stress on the drivetrain.

200-290, SP Drives

Aluminium Propeller with Long Hub* – High-speed Series

The High-speed propeller with long hub is developed from the standard propeller and features more blade area. For fast boats, this means not only increased speed but also that heavily loaded boats can plane more quickly and enjoy better fuel economy. The increased blade area also provides faster and safer dockside maneuvering.

  • Made of durable aluminium alloy developed to withstand salt water and cavitation damage.
  • Painted with epoxy powder - extremely hard and resistant to abrasion.
  • Long hub design with shock-absorbing rubber bushing.

Note! Always use a long hub propeller for V6, V8, AQD40 and AQAD31/40/41 engines.

*Hub information: Please note, a short hub propeller can be used on all the above drives, but a long hub propeller requires the drive to have an internally threaded propeller shaft intended for the cone locking screw. Further information is available in the Volvo Penta Propeller Guide.

Aluminium Propeller with Short Hub* – High-speed and Standard Series

The High-speed propeller features more blade area than the standard propeller. For fast boats, this means not only increased speed but also that heavily loaded boats can plane more quickly and enjoy better fuel economy and increased cruising speed. The increased blade area also provides faster and safer dockside maneuvering.

  • Made of durable aluminium alloy developed to withstand salt water and cavitation damage.
  • Painted with epoxy powder – extremely hard and resistant to abrasion.
  • Short hub design with shock-absorbing rubber bushing.

Note! Always use a long hub propeller for V6, V8, AQD40 and AQAD31/40/41 engines.

*Hub information: Please note, a short hub propeller can be used on all the above drives, but a long hub propeller requires the drive to have an internally threaded propeller shaft intended for the cone locking screw. Further information is available in the Volvo Penta Propeller Guide.

100 drives

Aluminium Propeller – Standard and High-speed series

Standard and High-speed propellers are made from a special, durable aluminium alloy developed to withstand salt water and cavitation damage. Painted black with a special epoxy powder which is extremely hard and resistant to abrasion, the High-speed propeller features more blade area for increased performance.

Related Products for Drives and Propellers

Anodes

Volvo Penta anodes are specifically manufactured and tested for Volvo Penta drives and propellers – protecting the drive unit and propeller against galvanic corrosion.

General recommendations and part numbers for Anodes can be found in the Propeller Guide.

Grease for Propeller Components

Volvo Penta water-resistant grease is designed to provide excellent adhesion, water resistance and load-carrying properties, and long-term protection against corrosion. It is a multi-purpose premium grease highly recommended for greasing propeller shafts, folding propellers and all other propeller components.

General recommendations and part numbers can be found in the Propeller Guide.

Propeller Guide

More information on propellers, including part numbers, propeller sizes and installation hardware can be found in the Volvo Penta Propeller Guide.

Download propeller guide (PDF, 9.4MB)
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