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An Ibex Innovation Award for the Volvo Penta Easy Drain system

The Swedish manufacturer of engines and power systems for boats, and vessels Volvo Penta, has received an Ibex Innovation Award for its Easy Drain system, the first gasoline sterndrive raw water engine-draining system, that can be activated with a single knob, whether the boat is in or out of the water. 

An Ibex Innovation Award for the Volvo Penta Easy Drain system

“At Volvo Penta, we often say that innovation is in our DNA,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta Americas to Yachting Art Magazine. “We’re very proud of our long history of firsts in the recreational boating industry, including the marine sterndrive, Duoprop, joystick steering, IPS, Glass Cockpit, Forward Drive and now the break-through Volvo Penta Easy Drain. A big thank you goes out to our superb team of engineers and dealers and our key boatbuilder customers who played an important role in bringing this latest innovation to market.”

Engine can drain, while being in the water

How it works ? The Volvo Penta Easy Drain system is designed with an anti-siphon vent, that allows the engine to drain while in the water. The anti-siphon vent is actuated automatically with the push of a single knob, without disconnecting any water hoses. Previously, it was necessary to disconnect three different hoses.

Moreover, a locking pin ensures no accidental opening of the system. Because all new-generation Volvo Penta gasoline engines are designed with a closed-loop fresh-water cooling system, the engine block is constantly protected by anti-freeze, making it easier to drain the raw water from the system.

Synthesis - The advantage of this new system, allows boaters to extend their season without fear of a cold snap damaging the engine, being now able to quickly drain their engine at the push of a single knob, and without having to pull the boat out of the water !

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