Volvo Penta Unveil New V8 Engine

Press Release
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Volvo Penta's poweful new V8-380 marine diesel engine debuts at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“This new-generation, high-performance engine has raised the bar for marine engines and follows a long history of innovation for Volvo Penta,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta Americas. “The amount of positive feedback from our customers and the recent 2012 Innovation Award establishes that we have a winner. Now we’re looking forward to hear what consumers have to say about the V8-380.”

“Not only does this engine provide more power and use less fuel, it makes boating fun,” said Marcia Kull, vice president marine sales Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Boating provides a respite from the daily routine. Here at Volvo Penta, we want to power that enjoyable weekend spent on the water.”

Technical Data
Engine designation.................................... V8-380
Propeller shaft power kW (hp).................. 283 (380)
Max. engine speed, rpm............................ 6000
Displacement, l (cu in).............................. 6.0 (364)
Number of cylinders................................. V-8
Fuel system............................................... MPI
Recommended fuel.................................. 87 octane or greater/ up to 10% ethanol
Bore/stroke, mm....................................... 101.6/91.9
                     in......................................... (4.00/3.62)
Compression ratio..................................... 9.67:1
Volvo Penta Duoprop drive...................... DPS
Ratio......................................................... 2.14:1, 1.95:1
Package weight; engine, transom shield
and drive, kg (lb)...................................... 488 (1076)

Dimensions (not for installation):
Engine length
along crank center line, mm (in.).............. 973 (38.3)
Engine width, mm (in.)............................. 830 (32.7)
Height above crankshaft, mm (in.)........... 607 (23.9)
Height below crankshaft, mm (in.)........... 208 (8.2)

Volvo Penta, with more than 4,000 dealers in over 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for both marine and industrial applications.

 
 


Technology

NOAA Engineers a Better Current Sensor for Mariners

Navigating into seaports is now safer and more efficient for mariners thanks to improved NOAA technology that ships rely on to give them information about currents.

SMM 2016: World Premieres from around the Globe

Some 50,000 trade visitors from the whole of the world are expected in Hamburg for the start of SMM in less than two weeks. And once again, it is fully booked – with a total of more than 2,

Alfa Laval Launches DuroShell LPG/E Cargo Condenser

With the new Alfa Laval DuroShell plate-and-shell heat exchanger, Alfa Laval aims to strengthen its offering in LPG/E cargo reliquefaction with a construction that

Marine Power

MN100: R.W. Fernstrum & Company

The Company: R.W. Fernstrum & Company set the standard in marine heat exchangers over 65 years ago, building a reputation focused on innovation. Today, its commitment is to continual improvement,

US Navy Ships Conduct Astern Replenishment-at-sea

“While replenishments-at-sea are routine, astern refueling is unique and requires precise navigation and coordination,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Ileto, fleet replenishment scheduler for Commander,

Better Turbocharger Performance, Proven Tech

Engineer wisdom: Nothing is worse as the right idea at the wrong time. But with the new ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System MAN D&T has reached both goals.

Yachts

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Gulf Coast Shipyard Delivers MY Imagine

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered the Motor Yacht Imagine.  The M.Y. Imagine, a Trinity built yacht, is a 193’x 32’x 14’6” custom designed semi-displacement

Yacht Computer Service Expands its IT Service

Any maritime business equals to demanding clients. And not to forget the crew – from any position upwards. As long as everything works, life on board is great.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0800 sec (12 req/sec)