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Earlier this year, Volvo Penta won a prestigious innovation award for its DPI driveline.

Volvo Penta was recognised at boot Dusseldorf for the industry-leading features of its all-new aquamatic sterndrive. Introduced during 2019 as part of the company’s next-generation D4/D6 propulsion system, the DPI drive further enhances Volvo Penta’s trademark easy boating experience.

The DPI drive has been designed to deliver enhanced performance, easier maintenance and greater reliability for boat owners. The new hydraulic clutch ensures a silent and smooth shifting, as well as slipping at low engine speeds, resulting in added manoeuverability and higher comfort at slower boat speeds. The hydraulic clutch, together with electric steering – which is now standard for DPI – gives an improved joystick docking function. The DPI driveline now also comes with Dynamic Positioning System, which automatically maintains a boat’s heading and position, even during strong currents or windy conditions – ideal when preparing for docking.

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