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Volvo Penta IPS top pod system at Boat Show

boat photo volvo penta IPS underwater view

This is the revolution in boating performance that makes a new boat the right choice. While seabuddy often sees the Volvo Penta IPS at boat show. It often is an IPS 500 or 550 twin engine and pod drive system.

boat photo volvo IPS joy stick

This is for modern, top performance with a joy stick (also by Volvo Penta) for easy slow speed and around-the-marina maneuvering in a 40’ to 50’ boat. Volvo has now developed this system in different engine and pod sizes and in the number of engine installations per boat.
How about a triple engine set-up for more power in a larger yacht? A quad engine set-up is also done. A special mode of operation allows you to cut boat speed at engine idle speeds to meet “No Wake” zone needs. There is a “sportfish” package to move the boat around in its own axis to fight a fish in forward or reverse, make a clear wake via an exhaust bypass for best bait visibility, and allow for use of a single lever for all of the engines shifting and throttle settings.

four engine boat photo Volvo-Penta IPS boat power system

How much power? Volvo names each package by its approximate crankshaft Hp as compared to an straight inboard shaft set-up in a planning power boat. So, from a 700 Hp package of twin engines to a 4,800 Hp package made up of four engines, Volvo-Penta offers twenty power levels using three different sized IPS pods.
All the Volvo Penta IPS systems offer the top benefits of up to 40% longer boat cruising range, 20% higher top speeds, reduced fuel consumption, lower noise levels, predictable handling, and joystick docking.
seabuddy would like to thank Volvo – Penta for all of their photos.

cutaway boat photo Volvo Penta three engines three drives

boat photo triple volvo IPS engines and drives

2011 Boats, Tiara 4500 Boats / Yachts Coming in Oct.

…On the (coming in OCT and in  about a mid-40s  in length) Sovran Tiaraa, dramatically reduced noise and vibration allow conversations in comfort while underway. Because Volvo Penta’s IPS® releases up to 25% fewer emissions, owners enjoy diesel power performance, economy and durability without exhaust smoke, noise or vibration. In fact, Volvo Penta’s IPS in the Tiara ….. Sovran delivers 25% better fuel efficiency, resulting in fewer trips to the fuel dock, increased speed and acceleration, and extended cruising range.

The …. Sovran also integrates the Volvo IPS joystick control, putting unmatched low-speed maneuverability at your fingertips. With a single, subtle movement of the IPS Joystick, you command the IPS propulsion units to respond in any direction. This gives you the power to maintain control of your ….. during tight-quarter docking, coming about, reversing or even going straight sideways – all without the need for bow thrusters.

Because IPS takes up 25% less area than traditional engines, the design team was able to employ the available space as a full second stateroom with head. Vessel sinks and shower partitions, an optional washer/dryer, a full-size refrigerator/freezer, even a spice rack and voluminous storage are a few of the options you will find. The cockpit seating is also both inviting and comfortable – a perfect environment for the cruising lover.

After spending an hour in a tight canal with a a Sovran from Tiara equipped with IPS, I’ll sing its praises to anyone who askes. Best thing for boating in 50 years….

Tiara Yachts special deal

IPS Volvo Tiara 35

Modern power comes to a Wood yacht

Master stateroom, note the light with a wood interior finish

This boat has the latest joy stick handling choice and the efficient Volvo Penta IPS pod drive system. With smaller than normal engines for good fuel economy, she makes her speed with the IPS pod drive as a straight shaft inboard of higher Hp would.

So, its… 1) easy marina maneuvering, 2) same cruising and top speeds, and 3) better fuel economy underway comes with this top-of-the-line Yacht. And the IPS diesels and drives take up less space within the hull, so another room is added, to top off the benefits of an Volvo Penta IPS drive system.

wide side decks plus this saloon

How about the hull? She is wood and resin instead of glassfiber and resin. In this case, epoxy resin. A fiberglass boat is made up of layers of glassfiber cloth combined with resin, this one is made up of wood combined with epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is both expensive and extra strong. On a budget-be-damned yacht, where strength and light weight are valued higher than the budget, epoxy is the resin of choice. Epoxy resin is used in either wood or glass fiber yacht construction.

The interior is also finished in wood, often in either a gloss white paint finish, or stained and finished with rubbed-effect varnish.

This hull splits the sea

She has three staterooms, one with a head in suite, plus a shared head for the other four people in the remaining two staterooms. Its a galley down, with and inside steering in the main saloon set-up. LOA 59’ 6”, Beam 16’ 7”, Price, just over 2 million. She is listed as a boat for sale / yacht for sale on Boat Trader.

at speed at sea

IPS Boat Builders – its a long list

Australia
Mustang Cruisers
Noosacat
Powerplay Catamarans
Riviera
Salthouse

Belgium
Prinz Yachts

Brazil
Intermarine
Schaefer Yachts

Canada
Coastal Craft
Doral

China
Applause
Poly Marine
Sunbird

Finland
Targa

France
Arcoa
Beneteau
Rodriguez Group

Germany
Bavaria
Fjord Boats

Holland
Tuna Yachts
Wajer Watersport
Wim van der Valk Jachten

Italy
Abati Yachts
Absolute
Airon
Azimut Yachts
Baia
Bani
Blue Martin
C.N. Patrone
Cantieri di Sarnico
Cayman
Conam
Cranchi
Di Donna
Enterprise Marine
Fiart
Innovazioni e Progetti
Maxi Dolphin
Portofino
Primatist
Salpa
Sessa
UNICA
Vismara
Zenit

Japan
Yasuda Shipyard

Monaco
WallyPower

New Zealand
Genesis
Salthouse marine

Norway
Fjord Boats
Windy

Poland
Galeon

Slovenia
Vanga Yachts

South Africa
Africat

Spain
Altair
Astinor
Astondoa
Astromar
Doqueve
Moa Tècnica
Rodman

Sweden
Nordwest

Taiwan
Dyna Craft Ltd
Grand Harbour Boat building
Hershine Marine
New Ocean Yachts
Shing Sheng Fa Boatbuilding

Turkey
Ada Boat Yard
C.M.M. Marine
Dutch Bay
GCG Marine
Orucoglu Sistem
Zeelander Yachts

United Kingdom
Fairline
Sunseeker

United States
Albemarle Boats
American Global Yacht Group Company
Bonadeo Boatworks 
Caison Yachts
Calyber Boat Works
Carver Yachts
Chaparral Boats
Chris-Craft Boats
Cruisers Yachts
Egg Harbor
Elder Yachts
Everglades
Formula Boats
Fortier Boats
Four Winns
Freedom Boatworks
Hightower Boatworks
Larson
Lazzara
Legacy Yachts
Liberty Yachts
Luhrs
Marlin Yachts
Marquis Yachts
MJM Yachts
Monterey Boats
Newport Yachts
Novurania
Ocean Yachts
Ovation Yachts
Radon
Rampage
Regal
Rinker
Ritchie Howell
Rivolta Yachts
Sabre Yachts
San Juan Yachts
Sculley Boatbuilders
SeeVee Boats
Silverton
Slane Marine
Spencer Yachts
Stuart Boat Works
Tiara Yachts

I was impressed with the number of boats I saw equipped with Volvo IPS.