Volvo Penta IPS is the modern inboard system for planing workboats, superior to inboard shafts in every vital aspect – handling, onboard comfort and performance. Those benefits have made Volvo Penta IPS the by far most popular pod system for planing boats. Features for intuitive driving Joystick Docking is perhaps the most well-known feature of Volvo Penta IPS, making it possible to dock and maneuver in a completely intuitive way. Dynamic Positioning System is also available, very useful in many commercial applications. The Volvo Penta controls bring integrated buttons for Low-speed mode, Single- lever mode and Cruise control, making it even easier to drive a boat with Volvo Penta IPS. With the new and type-approved IPS1050, the unique benefits of forward-facing and contra-rotating propellers are available for fast work boats, patrol boats and passenger ferries up to 30 meters and 45 knots.
The benefits are:
•reduced fuel consumption
•30% less CO2 emissions
•40% longer operating range
•50% lower perceived noise and vibration level
•20% higher top speed
Compared with inboard shafts, planing hull at service speed, approximate figures. 30% reduction in fuel consumption gives around 40% longer operating range.