Volvo Penta now offers corrosion protection on Forward Drive

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Volvo Penta is offering OceanX corrosion protection as an option with its Forward Drive systems.

The titanium-ceramic OceanX coating, which is applied using an electro-deposition process, makes the drive assembly four times more resistant to galvanic corrosion, according to the company.

The OceanX package includes two electronic sensors that deliver audible and visual warnings that alert to the presence of water in the bellows and the quality of the drive gear lubricant, which are indicators of potential corrosion.

OceanX was introduced for Volvo Penta sterndrives in 2009 and is now offered on the Forward Drive.

“Our unique OceanX system gives peace of mind to Forward Drive boaters when running in salt or brackish water,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, in a statement. “It’s the latest in our series of Easy Boating product innovations designed to make the boating experience easier and worry-free.”