Volvo Penta’s Biggest Marine Engine: The D13

1000-hp engine makes debut at Sydney Interational Boat Show

August 15, 2017

Volvo Penta is pleased to announce the launch of its strongest marine engine ever at the Sydney International Boat Show. The newly designed D13 engine sees the company move into the 1000hp engine range for the first time.

Volvo Penta D13 engine
Volvo Penta’s 1000-hp D13 diesel engine Volvo Penta

The D13-IPS1350 further strengthens the exciting new line-up, delivering more power and increased durability for yachts up to 120 feet. Volvo Penta’s complementary IPS pod drive, which was also revealed at the show, has been upgraded to match the higher power of the engine.

Twin Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350
Twin Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 Volvo Penta

The new D13-1000 sees Volvo Penta move into the 1000hp marine leisure engine market for the first time, and provides higher performance, greater durability and more comfort than ever before. The inboard engine and its equivalent from Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS) range – the D13-IPS1350 – have been designed for the benefit of customers operating yachts of up to 120ft.


“This is hugely exciting for us to create our most powerful engine yet,” says Johan Wästeräng, vice president for product management in the marine leisure segment at Volvo Penta. “It’s truly a landmark product for our marine range, and really gives us a bigger step into the large yacht market. We’ve spent a long time talking to customers about what they want, and refining our engine and IPS designs, so that we can offer unique experiences with exceptional products that are ideal for world-class vessels.”

Volvo Penta D13 engine-side view
Volvo Penta D13 engine-side view Volvo Penta

Taking performance to the next level

As a mark of its commitment to the marine leisure industry, Volvo Penta has carried out a major redesign of the 13-liter engine model and drivetrain in order to offer an outstanding new product. High-end yacht customers will be able to reap the benefits, as features such as new pistons, highly efficient injectors and improved cooling systems, combine to produce 11 per cent more power than on previous engines. The optimized power-to-weight ratio and excellent low-end torque of the D13-1000 provide incredible power on demand. With this new engine, Volvo Penta is giving premium boat owners the possibility to go further and faster than ever before.

“The engineering excellence and attention to detail of our design teams mean that we’ve created an engine with superior performance, comfort and reliability – taking it to the next level,” says Wästeräng. “Our aim is to help yacht owners realize their dreams and enjoy great adventures, whether that means having fun at high speeds or simply relaxing on board for longer before refueling. It’s all part of our easy boating philosophy.”

Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 side view
Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 side view Volvo Penta

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