Volvo Penta’s has announced its marine leisure engine range is now compliant with the new European Union Recreational Craft Directive Stage 2 (RCD II) emissions regulations.

Volvo Penta has released two new four-cylinder models

Volvo Penta has released two new four-cylinder models

The RCD II compact range, 13-75hp, includes the addition of two new four-cylinder models, D2-50 and D2-60.

These engines are available for both S-drive and shaft installations. The D2-50 engine is naturally aspirated with an output of 49hp at 3000rpm and the D2-60 engine is charge air-cooled with an output of 60hp at 3000rpm.

Both engines have an in-line injection pump and are fitted with freshwater cooling as standard and will replace the D2-55, which is only approved for RCD Stage 1.

“We have expanded our range to offer a highly competitive platform for RCD Stage 2,” says Johan Wästeräng, VP of marine leisure product management at Volvo Penta.

“I believe that our new D2-50 and D2-60 will be a welcome addition to our compact diesel engine range for small craft.”

The new emissions regulations for the European Union (EU) RCD II will be applicable for all engine-powered leisure watercraft of 2.5m to 24m (except racing boats, hydrofoils and hovercraft) and will come into force on January 18, 2017.