SAILING WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Volvo Penta folding propellers offer the best of both worlds – minimal drag while sailing combined with the high thrust of a fixed propeller while motoring – even in reverse.
The unique and patented design always ensures quick and safe opening of the blades for excellent close-quarter maneuverability and minimal stopping distance. Whether you choose a 2, 3 or 4-blade model, the swept blade design (high-skew) provides extremely smooth running - virtually eliminating noise and vibrations for excellent comfort during motoring. And what’s more, the reduced drag under sail increases speed by up to 1.5 knots compared with a fixed propeller. Put all this together and you greatly increase your sailing pleasure.
1. High-skew blade design reduces pressure pulses to ensure smooth, low-noise operation with minimal vibrations.
2. Powerful thrust, even in reverse thanks to a highly efficient and patented blade geometry. This means excellent close-quarter maneuverability and short stopping distance.
3. Excellent durability and corrosion resistance thanks to specially developed nibral (nickel-bronze-aluminum) alloy.
4. The reliable and consistent conical teeth mechanism ensures synchronized opening and closing of the blades.