Volvo Penta Forward Drive

The Volvo Penta Forward Drive features forward facing Duoprop propellers that work in the undisturbed laminar water flow providing efficient use of the engine power.

Initially developed for towing boats, the Volvo Penta Forward Drive as it is also called, is also perfectly suitable for other sport and fishing leisure crafts. It combines the benefits and proven technologies of IPS pods and Duoprop sterndrives, all invented by Volvo Penta, providing great driving experience with relatively low fuel consumption.

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Manufacturer Volvo Penta, Sweden
Basics turning angle: 28 degrees in each direction, standard tilt: 52 degrees (optional 42 and 32), prop diameter: 67 cm, drive ratios 1.95:1, 2.14:1 and 2.32:1