Volvo Penta Forward Drive


A first of its kind for recreational water sports, Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive (FWD) debuted at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in February and features forward-facing, dual counter-rotating props with an adjustable-trim drive.

This patented, innovative design pulls the boat through the water rather than pushing it, with an undisturbed water flow to the propellers. Volvo’s clean, efficient propulsion system delivers superior responsiveness, acceleration, fuel economy and versatility, allowing for an array of activities behind the boat, including wakesurfing and wakeboarding.

Drivers also will be able to customize the wake for different ability levels. The forward-facing DuoProp, with counter-rotating propellers, offers a unique and industry-first symmetrical wakeboarding wake and equally shaped wake surfing wave on your side of choice. FWD reduces noise and vibration and virtually eliminates annoying fumes on deck, since engine exhaust is expelled underwater beneath the boat.

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