Pacific Power Group is excited to offer its customers Volvo Penta’s newest D8 marine commercial engine, which features ratings R3 and R4, allowing it to power fast patrol, Navy, rescue, Coast Guard, high-speed passenger ferries and high-speed fishing boats.
This new D8 engine is an in-line 6-cylinder, 7.7-liter diesel engine. The common-rail fuel system, overhead camshafts and twin-entry turbo allow the engine to run efficiently, with low emissions and low noise levels.
“The latest version of the D8 is a great offering for customers operating vessels in this rugged category,” said Doug Schwedland, vice president of Pacific Power Group’s Marine Division.
Pacific Power Group will have the D8 engine in a keel-cooled configuration on display in booth 1121 during Pacific Marine Expo.
Volvo Penta designed the D8 engine with a ladder frame bolted to the engine block, featuring a rigid cast-iron cylinder block and head, which guarantees high reliability and long-term durability. Boat owners will have easy onboard electronic controls. The Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control fully integrates the engines, electronics and a range of optional features.
The D8 engine has been in the market with leisure ratings since 2016. Now we have U.S. EPA 3 emissions certification for commercial applications. Volvo Penta will upgrade versions next year to include R1 and R2 ratings for heavy-duty applications and power generation.
The D8 is a compact and powerful engine with peak power of 550-hp for a high power-to-weight ratio in demanding commercial marine applications. This engine is suitable for shaft and wheel inboard, waterjet and Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System installations. The 7.7-liter engine is based on the latest Volvo Penta technology and is designed for applications that require low weight with high power in order to achieve peak performance.