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Two Volvo Hurth Drivetrains and props for Sale

Good Day,

Our port engine failed earlier this year that sadly sidelined us in our retirement journey. Instead of rebuilding the port engine that failed, we have decided to replace both of our Volvo engines, Hurth transmissions and props with new Yanmars so we will be good to go for several years. Consequently we are selling our existing machinery and want to offer it to the SailNet group. Details follow below. Please note that the port engine is rebuildable because the failure was due to the rear piston connecting rod big end bearing failure, which would require a new crank shaft along with the rebuild.
the Starboard engine I run weekly and rotate the prop. It runs strong and is very reliable with years of motoring left on the drivetrain.

For Sale


Two Used Volvo Penta MD 2040 engines, 4500 hours each (one running and one non operational) with two Hurth Marine gear box/transmissions (one original and one newly rebuilt but never installed) Both engines were thoroughly surveyed in August 2009 at 4400 hours each: conclusions from oil samples indicated normal wear and have been professionally maintained since. All survey information/documentation available on request. Asking $4000 for entire package plus shipping costs.


2 x Volvo Penta MD2040 3-cylinder,naturally aspirated diesel engines - Includes `Volvo Penta' engine panels with gauges, alarms and wire harnesses.

2 x 40 Hp – 29.1 KW @ 3600RPM

Water cooled through a heat exchanger

Exhaust mixing elbow to stainless steel water locks and looped reinforced flexible exhaust hose plus mufflers.

Port: Single 60A alternator

Stbd: Single 90A alternator

Engine number: Starboard 868846 509337K: Operational-runs strong

Engine number: Port 868846-509432K : Not operational but rebuildable (call for details), all external components attached in working order (new water pump/impeller and hoses)

Transmission/Gear Box Details: Hurth Marine MS 15A / Ratio 1:2.14


One NEW Hurth Marine MS 15A / Ration 1:2.14 Transmission/Gear Box Asking $3500

PROPELLERS (available at haul out)

Fixed two-bladed bronze propellers (13x13)

#1 – New paid $400 (asking $250)

#2 – Still in use on Stbd engine (asking $100)

For additional information:
Phone 284 341-5163 or email

Thank you,

Charles and Ruth
s/v Astral Wind, Leopard 38
Presently - Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
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