Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Penta is a proud supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race – the world's toughest offshore race.
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
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The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s longest professional sporting event and leading offshore sailing competition. It takes nine months to complete and is divided into 11 legs. For weeks at a time, the sailors contend with conditions ranging from the Southern Ocean's freezing cold to searing heat, while waves constantly slam the boat and an incessant noise drills its way into their ears.
In order to add both safety and reliability, every vessel is equipped with a Volvo Penta D2-75 – the heart of the yacht.
For the sixth time, Volvo Penta is an official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race, providing each of the Volvo Ocean 65 sailing boats with a D2-75 engine with Saildrive, hands-on engine maintenance and support, as well additional power during the race stopovers.