New D8 marine engine expands Volvo Penta range

With the release of its new D8 engine, available for both IPS and inboard shaft applications, Volvo Penta can now offer an even broader selection of power systems.
Volvo Penta’s diesel engines have long offered world-class power and torque, combined with reduced noise and superior handling, making them the ideal choice for a wide variety of demanding boaters. The new D8 meets growing demand for an engine with 550-600 horsepower, and by extending the range Volvo Penta offers greater flexibility and choice.

Better onboard experience
The robust design of Volvo Penta’s diesel engines means minimal vibrations and low noise levels. This is enabled by the latest common rail technology. Meanwhile the engine’s wide rpm range delivers smooth handling during both acceleration and cruising. The result is enhanced onboard comfort.

“The difference in noise level is one of the first things you notice,” says Fredrik Celander, Product Management for Marine Leisure, Volvo Penta. “Along with the smoothness of the engine, it makes for a far more pleasant boating experience.”

High performance, low fuel consumption
In line with Volvo Penta’s other diesel engines, which have helped establish Volvo Penta as a world-leader in complete power systems for marine applications, the D8 offers Volvo Penta’s trademark torque and excellent power to weight ratio. High torque at low rpm results in rapid acceleration and enhanced maneuvering power. At high rpm, the full-throttle torque ensures efficient cruising speed in all conditions.

Fuel efficiency and low emissions – also hallmarks of Volvo Penta’s engines – have been further improved with the D8 engine, thanks to modern engine technology.

Exceptional maneuverability
Both the D8 with IPS and D8 Inboard are complete high performance power systems that can offer simple and intuitive maneuverability thanks to Volvo Penta’s joystick technology. IPS comes equipped with joystick control, while Volvo Penta’s Joystick Inboard is an optional extra with D8 Inboard. In both instances, each system can offer precise and responsive steering, making even complex maneuvers such as docking possible with the touch of a fingertip.

“For over a decade, we have led the boating industry when it comes to joystick maneuvering – a position that has been reinforced with D8 with IPS and D8 Inboard,” says Fredrik Celander. “In fact both packages offer the best maneuverability on the market in their respective applications.”

Optional extras for easy boating
D8 with IPS and D8 Inboard are available with a number of options that can further enhance the ease and safety of boating. These include Volvo Penta’s Interceptor System, which can handle all trim adjustments at the push of a button; and Volvo Penta’s Glass Cockpit System, the fully integrated control and monitoring system.

“Our driving philosophy, and aspiration in everything we do, is ‘easy boating’,” says Stefan Carlsson, head of Volvo Penta’s Marine Diesel segment. “The new D8 power systems are no exception and extend the benefits of ‘easy boating’ to an even broader range of boats.”