An overview of Volvo Penta Diesel Engines

Volvo Penta Diesel Engines are very popular and are best known for their high quality and reliability. These engines are widely used in motor boats all over the world. They are comparatively expensive than the gas engines but they have a longer engine life which retain its value.

  • The Volvo Penta engine is primarily used for pleasure boats like small motorboats, sailing yachts, and motor cruises. You can purchase a Volvo Penta engine that runs off of gas or one that runs off of diesel. Typically, a gasoline-powered Volvo Penta engine is more ideal for smaller boat crafts like motorboats, whereas a diesel-powered Volvo Penta engine is more ideal for larger boat crafts like sailing yachts and motor vehicles. The type of engine that you have will obviously determine the type of fuel that you must use to power your boat because diesel engines, of course, require diesel fuel and gasoline engines, likewise, require gasoline fuel.
  • There are 8 different sized motors (23 different models in total) in the Volvo Penta diesel engine range, so customers can rest assured that they will be able to find one to suit their boat. They range in size from 2 cylinders (the D1-13) to 6 cylinders (the D6-330 to the D13-900).

Volvo Penta diesel engines come fully equipped with a wide range of features that are designed to make your boating experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The cruise control feature allows you to effortlessly control the speed of your boat, as well as improve fuel efficiency; the single-lever mode allows you to control all of your diesel engines with the one control; and the low-speed mode allows you to decrease your idling speed, perfect for close-quarter maneuvering.

  • By combining clean diesel engines technology with a range of accessories that are specifically designed for environmental sustainability, you are able to keep both your fuel consumption and carbon monoxide emissions at very low levels; great if you want to do your bit for the environment.
  • All of the engines manufactured by Volvo Penta have a robust and durable design with a focus on maximum performance. All of the products are rigorously tested before being sold, so customers can be sure that they are purchasing a high quality motor that isn’t going to break down after a few months.

All of the diesel engines built by Volvo Penta are easy to maintain and, if used in conjunction with the proper oils, lubrications and lubricants, will run in tip-top condition well into the future. One of the accessories that the company supplies their customers with is a diesel fuel decontaminator, which ensures that the diesel you put into your engine also remains in good condition for its life.