1983 – The Duoprop
In 1983 the Duoprop was introduced, marking a significant step forward for the Aquamatic concept. Two counter-rotating propellers on the same drive gave greater efficiency and better handling characteristics compared with single propellers. The Duoprop concept resulted in a much-improved grip in the water, giving better acceleration and unrivalled handling. Both at low and high speeds, a boat equipped with Duoprop is easy to maneuver.
1987 – The genpac
1987 was a big year for the Industry Division not only because of the new 16-liter diesel TID162. The GenPac concept, with the pre-assembled engine mounted on a flexible steel frame which is also the transport frame, simplified the work of final assembly for the builders of generator sets. The collaboration with the French company Leroy-Somer resulted in the Genset Kit that is an assembly package in which the generator is also delivered as a component adapted for final assembly by the customer.
Product launches during the 80’s
The 1980s was also the decade of many introductions. It began with the charge-air-cooled TAMD40 and AQAD40/280. They were followed by the diesel four-cylinder 30 engine, and an improved S-drive. Other products and new features introduced by Volvo Penta included direct injection on the 31 and 41 engines, the TID61 and 71, the AQ131 and 171, the AQ211, 231, and 271 V8 engines and, the industrial 16-liter TID162.