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Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta collaborate to advance decarbonization efforts at sea

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Volvo Penta and Sanlorenzo today announced they are working together to bring Volvo Penta’s IPS Professional Platform, the industry’s most advanced technology and propulsion platform for commercial marine vessels and superyachts, to two new Sanlorenzo yachts, the SX120 and the SX132. The two models are expected to launch in 2025 and 2027 respectively and will be the first superyachts installed with the IPS Professional Platform. Volvo Penta and Sanlorenzo are showcasing their plans for the new IPS-powered yachts during Boot Düsseldorf in Germany, 22 January 2024, at the show’s blue innovation dock.

The new IPS Professional Platform is a unique marine innovation, offering unparalleled comfort, performance, and sustainability for a new class of marine vessels and superyachts. Equipped with new intelligent technology features and designed for enhanced sustainability, the IPS Professional platform delivers exceptional efficiency, with users experiencing up to 30% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions.

Johan Inden_Marine Business Unit President_Volvo Penta
Johan Inden_Marine Business Unit President_Volvo Penta
“When adopting new solutions into superyachts, we must always consider the experience of owners and the captain. The IPS Professional Platform not only delivers new levels of efficiency and flexibility but also elevates the yachting experience through the fully integrated helm-to-propeller platform. Intelligent features combined with the platform’s unique design provide additional comfort and peace of mind,” said Johan Inden, President of Volvo Penta Marine. “Our collaboration with Sanlorenzo marks a new journey towards decarbonization in the yachting sector. We’re excited to see the launch of the first IPS Professional Platform-equipped superyacht in 2025.”

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The two companies will deliver a seamless onboard experience through increased precision and quieter operation. The unique and compact design of the IPS Professional platform frees up valuable onboard space and reduces perceived noise by up to 50%. Additionally, the forward-facing propeller design and efficient dual power input reduce vibration levels on board. Highlights of the new platform include:

Flexible dual power drive system – The solution can be installed as a twin, triple, or quad, enabling a mix of power sources to meet the yacht’s needs. Each yacht can have between four to eight power sources from internal combustion engines (ICE) running renewable fuels to fully electric or hybrid solutions. The flexibility to select the type of power source and engine enables unparalleled efficiency.

Intelligent power management – Eco Mode is a new smart feature that will leverage onboard sensors to automatically start/stop engines based on the power needs of the captain. The platform will consider optimal fuel consumption and engine run-time hours to engage the engine with the least hours for a given scenario. This will improve efficiency, and extend service/maintenance intervals.

Technology features elevating experience – The IPS Professional platform includes intelligent features tailored to supporting captains such as Volvo Penta Assisted Docking, Dynamic Positioning, and diagnostic information provided through a professional-level Glass Cockpit helm display.

Massimo Perotti_CEO Sanlorenzo
Massimo Perotti_CEO Sanlorenzo
“The wishes of the customer have always been a fundamental part of Sanlorenzo’s philosophy. We begin at the intersection of technology and sustainability, combining the latest industry innovations with custom features and design that reflect the customer’s individual style. As the marine industry moves toward decarbonization, we continue to pursue a premier experience that adheres to our vision of a sustainable future,” said Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman of Sanlorenzo. “As a committed Project Partner at the blue innovation dock, Sanlorenzo is proud to produce the first custom yachts equipped with the all-new IPS Professional Platform and contribute to the journey of decarbonizing the marine industry.”


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