Volvo Penta Coastal Collection Sterndrives

Volvo Penta Coastal Series sterndrive
An all-aluminum engine and drive specifically coated to thwart corrosion.
Courtesy Volvo Penta

Traditionally, the expertise and metallurgy of sterndrives typically did not measure as much as the trials of saltwater service.

Volvo Penta’s Coastal Collection seeks to attract boaters again to sterndrives with an anti-corrosion bundle and an included seven-year guarantee, providing saltwater boaters sterndrive propulsion they will depend on with nice reliability and longevity. Actually, Volvo Penta provides its Coastal Collection bundle with seven-year/480-hour transferable safety, with full protection of the engine, drive, transom defend and controls.

I bought firsthand data aboard a Regal Boats 38 Fly powered by twin 430 hp Coastal Collection sterndrives with twin Duoprop DPS drives on the transom. 

Coastal Collection drives, engine blocks and exhaust are constituted of aluminum, not forged iron, and a particular paint is utilized to the transom defend and drive. A number of engine flush ports clear saltwater from the system, and the Straightforward Drain characteristic makes extending the season straightforward. The titanium-ceramic coating is utilized utilizing a state-of-the-art electro-deposition paint course of and covers your entire drive meeting for max safety of the aluminum castings in opposition to galvanic corrosion. 

To additional block galvanic corrosion, normal Lively Corrosion Safety (ACP) applies impressed electrical currents by means of a transom unit. The system regularly measures and robotically adjusts {the electrical} output for excellent safety in each brackish and salt water. 

Upkeep is essential to longevity in salt water, and Volvo Penta simplifies duties, equipping its engines with front- or top-mounted service factors color-coded for straightforward entry, visibility and identification. Engine-flush ports situated on each the engine and he drive, make flushing the engine with clear water straightforward to do, whether or not you trailer your boat or hold it in a slip or on a raise. 

The Coastal Collection bundle contains freshwater cooling as normal. Moreover, the Coastal Collection bundle enhances serviceability even additional by electronically monitoring key areas for water entry, particularly these most susceptible to corrosion. 

For instance, an lively system makes use of sensors to watch the standard of the drive gears’ lubricant, searching for a low oil stage or water within the lube. One other sensor screens the presence of water within the bellows space. One more screens the gasoline filter for the presence of water. These sensors ship audible and visible warnings on the helm, prompting the motion required to stop harm. Whether or not repowering an present boat or shopping for a brand new one, the obtainable Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit and engine-monitoring shows provide diagnostics and fixed monitoring on a shade display screen.

Value for the Coastal Collection Safety Bundle was not obtainable at press time. It would range by the boat make and mannequin, and the engine chosen. It’s obtainable for 300 to 430 hp V-8 DPS and FWD gasoline sterndrives. 

Sterndrives provide a set of benefits many boaters search. These embrace a structure with an unobstructed transom as in comparison with an outboard, plus elevated velocity and effectivity, shallower draft and added maneuverability versus an inboard. Additional, Ahead Drive provides the flexibility to securely wakesurf.

Volvo Penta’s Coastal Collection permits saltwater boaters to leverage the sterndrive’s inherent benefits with elevated confidence. 

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