Volvo Penta Engineers New Drain System


Sloshing excess water is a thing of the past with Volvo Penta’s patent-pending “Easy Drain.” The new drain system is the first gasoline sterndrive raw water engine-draining system that can be activated with the switch of a single knob. The Easy Drain, which debuted at IBEX in early October, can be activated when a boat is in or out of the water.

“With the Volvo Penta Easy Drain we are introducing technology never before offered in the boating industry – a solution that allows boaters to drain raw water from their vessels in mere minutes without having to remove the boat from the water,” says Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Our engineers designed the solution from the ground up, with the specific needs of boaters in mind.”

Switch the Easy Drain knob on to put an anti-siphon vent in action, which allows an engine to drain while in the water. No water hoses are disconnected during this process. The Easy Drain is part of Volvo Penta’s Easy Boating initiative, which aims to take the stress out of boaters’ lives by simplifying boat operation and maintenance.

Easy Drain is available this fall, and will come standard on all new Volvo Penta Gen V 4.3 and 5.31 gasoline engines.

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