Velvet Drive Transmissions, once part of Borg Warner, is an industry leader in marine and industrial transmissions and gearboxes, setting standards for gasoline and diesel marine transmissions alike since the mid-1950s.
Velvet Drive became a Division of Regal-Beloit Corporation in January 1995, and their range of transmissions is used in ski boats, inboard cruisers, sport fishing boats, sailboats, trawlers, yachts, and other vessels.
Velvet Drive’s products include:
- Liberty Series
- Liberty Series 72L-HP and 72L-H
- 5000V Series
- 5000A Series
- 1017/71C Series
- 1018/72C Series
- 1004 V-Drive Series
- 1005 V-Drive Series
Each product offers something different, depending on the type of vessel it inhabits.
These attributes include a dry sump design to reduce parasitic impact, lightweight materials, electric and manual shift options, interchangeability, low-noise designs, and a variety of sizes, types of housing, and reduction ratios.
The Liberty Series 72L-HP and 72L-H is the newest transmission available to date and key features include lightweight design, anti-parasite precautions, 6500 RPM, and easy interchangeability with existing models both from Velvet Drive and its competitors.