Forward Drive Features

Features & Benefits


Whether you are wakesurfing, fishing or simply cruising around, Volvo Penta Forward Drive is designed to accommodate a range of watersports and active lifestyles on the water. The combination of DuoProp propulsion and forward-facing propellers provides endless fun on the water, while delivering superior fuel economy, speed, acceleration and maneuverability.

The Amazing Forward Drive

The Amazing Forward Drive


The benefits

Forward drive is a new propulsion system that leverages Volvo Penta forward-facing technology to deliver amazing results. The innovative system provides versatility, added passenger comfort, efficiency, flexible trim and a host of performance benefits. It’s the most versatile performance system available. With the DuoProp twin counter-rotating propellers that bite hard, you get unparalleled thrust, straight and true tracking plus faster acceleration on the plane. And since the propellers are facing forward, you increase the safety when surfing or waterskiing behind the boat.

Volvo Penta Performance


Variable trim angles provide the right thrust for leisure cruising as well as top speeds, which are higher than an inboard. And speeding to plane? Much faster than conventional inboards. Turns are much tighter and faster thanks to directional thrust.

Volvo Penta Flexibility


Flexibility allows drivers to customize their water sports experience with an adjustable angle of thrust. Variable, downward thrust draws the stern lower into the water. Used in combination with an enlarged trim plate, it fine-tunes your wake surfing wave and wakeboarding wakes on the fly. When on the move, the trim allows effortless, comfortable cruising.

Volvo Penta Versatility


Volvo Penta Forward Drive gives you versatility, enhancing just about every use of your boat, from cruising, to performance, to all types of water sports.

Volvo Penta Comfort


Because the Volvo Penta Forward Drive is under the boat, there’s less noise and exhaust, compared to an inboard installation. This translates into more comfort. And thanks to the Duoprop you get a smoother ride.

Increased onboard comfort with silent shifting

Increased onboard comfort with silent shifting

The Aquamatic sterndrive features silent shift, which provides a seamless and soundless shifting.

Volvo Penta Efficiency


Speaking of the Duoprop, this Volvo Penta innovation produces better bite, acceleration and speed in a more efficient, smooth way, increasing fuel economy.


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