Volvo Penta Duoprop Now Available For Workboat Applications

Following a successful launch into the marine pleasure markets world wide last year, with good operation experiences and after further extensive field trials, Volvo Penta Duoprop drive system with its contra-rotating propellers are now released for use in marine commercial applications.

The simple and effective design of the Duoprop drive unit remains unmodified. Only minor changes to lubrication and servicing periodicity are recommended when the units are for use in a "hard working" environment.

The Volvo Penta Duoprop drive provides 10 to 15 percent more thrust and up to 30 percent better acceleration, at the same time saving 10 to 15 percent on fuel. When running flat out, the grip of the two contra-rotating propellers allows for high-speed turns with no fear of cavitation.

Volvo Penta offers its Duoprop drive with both the four cylinder D30 and six cylinder D40 series turbocharged and aftercooled marine diesel engines.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  May 15, 1984

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