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Volvo Penta


Marine Engines

Volvo Penta offers propulsion systems and power solutions for customers around the world. Their inboard diesel engines are responsive and excel in drivability. Their class leading power-to-weight ratio combined with marine torque and rapid acceleration make them the best choice for a variety of applications.

Berthon has a wealth of experience in all marine sectors. We employ over 100 skilled technicians including marine engineers, electricians and shipwrights at our modern south coast shipyard. We are one of the few shipyards able to provide our clients with end-to-end services throughout the UK.

We employ marine engineers to carry out mechanical fit-outs, pipe fitting and plumbing, engine servicing and repairs and fabrication and welding on all boats in build or in refit or repair. Our skilled and experienced marine electricians qualified in 12/24V DC and 240V AC electrical systems. Work ranges from complete installations, re-wires, modifications and repairs to boats electrical circuits, to the installation of electronic navigation and communication equipment.

Over the years Berthon has installed Volvo Penta engines across a wide variety of commercial and leisure vessels. We employ a team of experienced project managers, engineers, shipwrights and electricians all with extensive engineering and electrical expertise. This allows us to supply and fit all Volvo Penta engines along with a fully integrated electronics system on board your leisure or commercial vessel. Extensive commissioning and sea trials will also be carried out to ensure it is in full operational order.

Berthon provides professional servicing for all marine engines. We offer an unrivalled skill in marine engine servicing and fitting across a wide range of yachts, powerboats, and workboats for leisure, commercial and defence sectors, ensuring your engine won’t let you down. This involves everything from sourcing parts, design consultancy, planned maintenance, routine servicing and repairs, through to major life extension refit programmes where minimising downtime is an absolute priority.

Ensuring your engine is installed correctly is vital to its use. Depending on the work carried out, a full sea trial and commissioning will be undertaken to ensure it is in full operational order.

Berthons long history of designing, building, refitting and restoring commercial, MoD and professional vessels along with a multitude of leisure yachts and motorboats is an impressive one. Procedures during commissioning and sea trials have been refined over many years through working with the RNLI, MoD, Pilot Authorities, professional Captains and owners of leisure yachts.

Our engineers can diagnose and repair your marine engine to ensure its back up and running. We use genuine manufacturer parts to ensure all-out reliability.

For more information please contact our marine engineering projects team.

Our Yacht and Motorboat refit department at Berthon is dedicated to providing unmatched service and can deal with your yacht service, maintenance, overhaul, full yacht refit and boat refurbishment requirements whatever their size.

Read all about some of our yacht overhauls and refurbishments that Berthon have carried out in the past here.

Marine Electronics

Berthon provides sales, installation and service support for a full range of marine electronic products from all the top brands.

Layup & Commissioning

Our Lay Up & Commissioning programmes ensure that your yacht is kept in safe hibernation over Winter and made ready in Spring for another season aboard.

Aglaia Yacht Refit Project

The refit and restoration of AGLAIA, a 77ft blue water cruiser designed by Rob Humphreys