New Volvo Penta engine and glass cockpit for Mustang 32

Seatech Marine, one of our Gold Coast-based dealers, recently completed a repower of a Mustang 32.  With the old engine in a bad way, they suggested the customer look at installing a new Volvo Penta V8-380CE.

The V8-380CE was chosen along with a new Volvo Penta glass cockpit display which has the benefit of an inbuilt chart plotter with full touch screen functionality along with a host of other features.  The customer is very happy with the installation and new performance with his wife telling him “slow down -it is going too fast now”.

Performance specs

The old engine was a 5.7GXI with DPS-M 1.95 ratio running I2 props.  Slow out of the hole with a 26-knot top speed.

The new engine is a V8-380CE, DPS-B 2.32 ratio with FH4 props.  Top speed of 34 knots at 5900rpm, the boat jumps out of the hole and cruises nicely at any speed.

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There were no major issues with the install.  A jig was fabricated to allow for the tight install of the engine, however once in place everything remains very serviceable.  Overall a great result from the team at Seatech Marine.

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The newly installed Volvo Penta V8-380CE with plenty of room for service and maintenance.  The team at Seatech took the rime to renew the engine space and it really paid off.

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The dash was filled and recovered to make way for the 7-inch glass cockpit screen.  These touch screens are packed with features which really complement the new engine.