Has your boats old engine not been performing as well as it once used to? Have you noticed it struggling to accelerate, especially when the boat has been loaded up with passengers or supplies? If this is the case, it might be time to replace your old engine with a brand new one that will be able to handle your boating needs perfectly. Before making any sort of decision, however, you should consult a Volvo Penta dealer; they will be able to provide you with all of the information you need, as well as some handy suggestions and recommendations.
Whilst the Volvo Penta websites engine configurator tool may be of some assistance in choosing a suitable engine, it actually requires you to know some key information about your boat. Whilst answering some of the initial questions should not be too difficult such as what type of boat you own (an inboard, aquamatic or sail), its length and beam at the waterline (in feet or metres), and its hull type (displacement or planing) – some of the other questions may prove to be a little more difficult. What is your desired top speed, for example, and what displacement and transmission type are you after?
And, even if you do manage to struggle your way through all of the questions in the engine configurator, how will you determine which option presented to you (out of three) will be best suited to your needs? Do you even understand the additional details provided on the engines that the configurator has deemed suitable for your boat? Do you understand the role of the propeller shaft and the crankshaft in your boat, for example? Does the term max revolutions mean anything to you? With the assistance of a Volvo Penta dealer, you will ensure that you make the right choice.
Not only will contacting a dealer when making your decision ensure that all of your particular questions are answered well in advance of you placing an order, it will also lessen the steps taken to fit your boat with a new engine. Even when using the engine configurator, you will be instructed to contact your nearest Volvo Penta dealer to find out more information and to place an order for your engine to be delivered. Often, this will involve a phone call or even dropping into your local dealer to ensure that you receive the engine that has been suggested to you.