Quicksilver Thunderbolt Props Improved Performance For Volvo Penta Dps Drives


Mercury Marine is proud to introduce the Quicksilver Thunderbolt line of propellers for Volvo Penta® Duoprop® drives. 

The Quicksilver Thunderbolt is designed for high-performance, driven by a cutting edge four-blade front propeller coupled with a three-blade rear propeller.

“The four blade front propeller is the difference maker,” said Dirk Bjornstad, brand manager for Mercury Propellers.

“For this system, we made the front propeller a four-blade for superior holding and acceleration.  As it turns out – the system is also faster on the top end as well.  We think boaters will really appreciate the improved performance.”

Available in Australia and New Zealand soon, the Quicksilver Thunderbolt is a suitable replacement for Volvo Type F Duoprops – the most common propeller fitment for Volvo DPS drives.


Better yet, even with improved performance and durability Quicksilver Thunderbolt propellers have been designed to be very affordable.

“The combination of performance and value makes the Thunderbolts best in class,” said Bjornstad. 

Available in seven variations, from 19-28 pitch, there’s a Thunderbolt available to ensure you can dial in any boat for top performance. Quicksilver Thunderbolts also feature Mercury Marine’s proprietary propeller alloys; metals that provide superior strength yet still offer the corrosion resistance required to stand up to demanding fresh and saltwater applications.

Quicksilver propellers are manufactured by Mercury Propellers – the world leader in marine propulsion. The Quicksilver Thunderbolt is made in the U.S. at Mercury Propellers Investment Casting foundry in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.