Motor boats

Powerboat solutions

The joy of the powerboat engine

Volvo Penta has been in the business of providing boating enjoyment for over a century. Our solutions are all aimed at maximizing good times – and minimizing distractions. For powerboats, we provide reliable engines and state-of-the-art propulsion solutions that ensure your time at sea is always spent in the right way: focusing on the here and now and enjoying the experience.

The power behind powerboating

The beauty of a powerboat lies in the speed, the performance and ease of handling. It allows you to engage in watersports, to get to a destination quicker, and to have more fun even if there is no wind. The typical powerboat also allows for more space than a sailboat, both on and below deck, and provide more shallow drafts and lower clearance heights.

Get better handling

It’s no secret that powerboats are easier to use and handle than a sailboat in most instances. But we’ve taken that to a new level. Our set-ups include everything from joysticks for the inboard shaft and the Volvo Penta IPS, to the responsive handling at high speeds that you get from the Aquamatic sterndrive. Looking for a smaller motorboat for watersports? The Volvo Penta Forward Drive gives you sharp and responsive handling.

The heart of your motorboat

What’s the best propulsion solution for a powerboat, motorboat or speedboat? Our engine options include inboard engines and inboard/outboard sterndrives, as well as Volvo Penta IPS. There’s something for every interest, whether it's a short fishing trip on the lake or bay, or a longer trip on the open water.

Volvo Penta IPS

Volvo Penta IPS

Combining high performance marine diesels with individually steerable pods under the hull, Volvo Penta IPS is a complete and integrated inboard propulsion package for planing and semi-planing boats. Coupled with the sophisticated software in the Electronic Vessel Control system, it brings car-like handling and maneuvering with joystick driving and docking.

  • Diesel Engines
  • Suitable for 40 to 100+ foot motorboats
  • Steerable pods under the hull
  • Forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers
  • Available in twin, triple and quadruple configurations
  • Available with joystick for superior maneuverability
Volvo Penta IPS for motorboats
Aquamatic sterndrive

Aquamatic sterndrive

Along with the ruggedness of an inboard, aquamatic sterndrive offers easy maneuvering at low speed and responsive handling at high speed. Perfect reliability and easy service are additional advantages of having a single supplier of the whole package.

  • Suitable for 20 to 45 foot motorboats
  • Steerable stern-mounted drive unit
  • Available in single or twin installation
  • Available both as single and duoprop
  • Diesel or gasoline engines
  • Available with joystick for superior maneuverability
  • Low center of gravity means great seakeeping properties
Aquamatic sterndrive, diesel Aquamatic sterndrive, gasoline
Volvo Penta Forward Drive

Volvo Penta Forward Drive

Forward Drive combines features found in Volvo Penta IPS and aquamatic propulsions systems. It features forward-facing counter-rotating twin props that pull the boat through the water rather than pushing it, with propellers in an optimum position for watersports activities.

  • Suitable for small-craft leisure boats
  • Steerable stern-mounted drive unit
  • Forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers
  • Single gasoline engines
  • Perfect for watersports
Volvo Penta Forward Drive for motorboats
Inboard Shaft

Inboard Shaft

Suitable for motorboats, the diesel inboard shaft is coupled to a gearbox with a straight shaft that goes through the hull and drives a single propeller. Offering great comfort and reliability, the diesel inboard delivers unique marine torque and rapid acceleration to the plane.

  • Suitable for motorboats
  • Fixed or folding propellers and rudder
  • Straight shaft through the hull
  • Available in single and twin configurations
  • Electronically controlled with Electronic Vessel Control connectivity
  • Available with joystick for superior maneuverability
Inboard shaft for motorboats

What Propulsion do you need?

Volvo Penta IPS
Volvo Penta IPS

Engines from 3.7 litre and 260 hp up to 12,8 litres and 1,000 hp.

Inboard Shaft
Inboard Shaft

Engines from 0.5 litre and 12.2 hp up to 12.8 litres and 1,000 hp.

Aquamatic Sterndrive Gasoline
Aquamatic Sterndrive Gasoline

Engines from 4.3 litres and 200 hp up to 6.2 litres and 430 hp.

Sterndrive Diesel
Aquamatic Sterndrive Diesel

Engines from 2.4 litres and 140 hp up to 5.5 litres and 400 hp.

Forward Drive
Forward Drive

Engines from 4.3 litres and 240 hp up to 6.2 litres and 430 hp.

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