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How Volvo Penta IPS is a game-changer in commercial shipping

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Volvo Penta has introduced a brand new professional Inboard Performance System (IPS) platform aimed at leading the marine industry with premium and sustainable solutions. Targeted for 2025, this groundbreaking innovation will offer unparalleled comfort, performance, and sustainability for a new class of marine vessels.

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The Volvo Penta IPS professional platform is the largest and most powerful platform in the range and is extremely efficient. It has been extended to work with professional boats and superyachts from 25 to 55+ meters with top speeds from 12-40 knots and and it retains the forward-facing propellor design that has been proven to manage power in the most efficient way possible.

At its launch in 2025, Volvo Penta IPS 40 will be powered by two Volvo Penta D13 engines, generating an equivalent shaft power from 1800 to 2700 hp per driveline.

The new Volvo Penta IPS professional platform is installed as twin, triple or quad, meaning each vessel will have from 4 to 8 power sources.

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The new Volvo Penta IPS professional platform is designed for heavy-duty commercial applications. It is capable of producing outstanding performance gains and is expected to deliver up to 30% savings in fuel consumption and emissions, 40% longer cruising range, 20% higher top speed and faster acceleration compared to a traditional installation.

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The platform will also feature a new ECO Mode, an efficiency-driven feature that can automatically start and stop individual engines based on the power needed for a situation. Depending on the application an operator is engaged in, this means that up to 50% of the time, half of the engines could potentially be resting.

Volvo Penta IPS will provide reduced noise and vibration thanks to a through-hull suspension and integrated exhaust system. This human-centric design has a tremendous effect on the operating experience, making it more comfortable and quieter — in fact, this platform provides up to a 50% reduction in perceived noise, which can greatly improve operating conditions on large commercial vessels.

Jan-Willem Vissers, director, Marine Commercial, emphasizes: "It is important to note that the Volvo Penta IPS platform has almost 20 years of proven use and has delivered more than 36,000 units. It already has a well-established network of parts and service providers and excellent integration with Volvo Penta's most popular engines. The new professional platform builds on this heritage with reduced fuel consumption, flexible power options, higher speeds, increased integration and many other benefits."



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