Thanks to excellent fuel efficiency, first-class maneuverability and enhanced onboard comfort, Volvo Penta IPS meets just about any demand for powerboat applications. Each IPS installation is a complete and perfectly matched propulsion package – delivering optimized power and control in all conditions. Maneuverability, onboard comfort and reliable performance are all taken to a whole new level, while the layout of the IPS installation leads to a more compact engine room, creating more usable space onboard.
Thousands of applications with the distinctive, forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers and individually steerable IPSs have been installed in hundreds of boat models worldwide.
A few of the many benefits when comparing to inboard shafts are up to:
– 40% longer cruising range
– 20% higher topspeed
– 30% reduced fuel consumption
– 30% less CO2 emissions
– 50% lower perceived noise
– More onboard space
It may seem like an impossible combination, but the IPS system manages to lower the fuel consumption, while improving the engine’s performance. In a matchup against inboard shafts of the same power, the differences are easy to register. The boat equipped with Volvo Penta IPS accelerates much faster and has a higher top speed.
When it comes to fuel economy, the benefits of Volvo Penta IPS are obvious – an impressive 30% of possible reduction in fuel consumption at cruising speed, compared to inboard shaft engines. That translates into longer range by over 40%, and of course a huge drop in exhaust emissions.
Volvo Penta IPS is a complete and integrated propulsion system – from the helm station, via the engine, all the way to the propellers. This greatly increases quality and reliability. Designed with maneuverability as a key feature, Volvo Penta IPS offers a robust construction and, together with Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control (EVC), provides outstanding performance and safety. The EVC provides full monitoring, protection and diagnostics for both engine and transmission.
Electronic Vessel Control monitors and connects all electronic systems on board:
– Individually steerable IPS Drives with twin counter-rotating propellers
– Engines connected to the IPSs via gearbox
– Helm station with throttle, displays, joystick, steering wheel
– Additional helm station connectivity
– Joystick for docking
– Other EVC options available such as Dynamic Positioning System
Maneuverability, onboard comfort and reliable performance – Volvo Penta IPS takes these characteristics to a whole new level. In addition, the layout of the IPS installation leads to a more compact, smaller engine room, creating considerably more usable space onboard.
The steerable IPSs react immediately and precisely to driver commands, the turning radius is tight, and tracking is absolutely straight. With the Volvo Penta driver interface, most features are integrated in the controls, providing a new level of ease at the helm.
Thanks to exhaust fume release through the IPS, the low vibration of the twin counter rotating propellers and effective suspension, vibrations and noise levels are significantly reduced, thus increasing onboard comfort.
The twin, counter-rotating propellers face forward and work in undisturbed water. The propeller thrust is parallel with the hull. All power drives the boat forward.
All exhaust fumes are emitted through the IPS, into the prop wash and carried well behind the boat for improved onboard comfort.
The propellers are positioned well under the hull to eliminate air intrusion and cavitation, even in sharp turns and during full acceleration.