Volvo Penta Offers Broader Commercial Marine Range—New Engine Suitable For Japan

Volvo Penta has launched a new diesel engine for propelling commercial boats. The engine has the designation TAMD102A and offers considerable competitive advantages for semi-planing and planing boats.

The in-line, six-cylinder, 9.6-liter turbo diesel is equipped with an after-cooler which increases the power and extends the service life as well as lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The engine is available in three configurations— 294 kw (400 bhp), 265 kw (360 bhp) and 235 kw (320 bhp).

At the same time, Volvo has introduced its 6.7-liter TAMD71 engine as a modified, fully classable version for auxiliary power in boats.

It is available in two configurations— 140 kw (187 bhp) at 1,800 r/ min and 110 kw (147 bhp) at 1,500 r/ min.

The new engine configurations are part of Volvo's venture in the commercial marine sector. Earlier this year the company introduced its enhanced customer support program— Cost Control Program— which comprises a three-year warranty and Non Stop Parts Service with quick and reliable parts delivery 24 hours a day.

The new TAMD102A marine diesel engine, which Volvo Penta has put into production, has increased the company's already broad commercial engine rage—nine engine families ranging from 18 to 612 bhp.

They are supplied for propelling fire and rescue boats, pilot and police boats, fishing boats, ferries and tugs and for ships designed for different types of transport.

The Light Duty specification of the TAMD 102A is used primarily in semi-planing and planing boats. The Medium Duty specification is used in semi-planing and displacement boats.

The TAMD 102A will be of par- ticular significance for sales to Japan— a market where Volvo has been active for 30 years and which has grown continuously. With its light-duty configuration of 400 bhp and its bore of 120 mm, the engine meets the requirements made by the authorities for power units fitted in the light, fast fishing boats in Japan.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Nov 1991

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