A new era in yacht power
With Volvo Penta IPS, boating moved into a new era. The two new units, IPS1050 and IPS1200, are based on Volvo’s powerful D13 engine, providing massive propulsion power.
Now Volvo Penta IPS offers a complete range for yachts, sport cruisers and sportfishing boats from 30 to 100+ feet. Regardless of the boat size, you will benefit from superior cruising range and fuel-efficiency, high speed, precise handling and unparalleled comfort.
IPS – Inboard Performance System – is a revolutionary new propulsion system. With dramatically increased efficiency compared to inboard shafts, Volvo Penta IPS offers higher top speed, faster acceleration and all the performance you want. And thanks to the significantly reduced fuel consumption, cruising range is also greatly improved.
Car-like maneuvering gives easy berthing and perfect high speed handling. With minimal vibrations and sound plus virtually no exhaust fumes, onboard comfort takes a giant leap forward. While at the same time retaining the traditional inboard benefits, such as propellers under the hull plus extensive use of bronze and stainless steel. Volvo Penta IPS is changing boating forever.
Berth from the aft deck using the Dynamic Positioning System
Volvo Penta IPS provides a new level of control, not least when it comes to berthing. It is possible to install up to four joysticks, which means you can dock while standing on the aft deck, where you have the best possible view.
Press a button and the Dynamic Positioning System holds your boat´s heading and keeps it within a very limited area, even in a current or in windy conditions. A perfect feature for waiting at the fuel barge or for an opening to enter the marina. When docking, the Dynamic Positioning System gives you time to “freeze the moment” so that your crew can prepare fenders and lines totally stress free.
Hold the position!
When activated, the Dynamic Positioning System automatically holds your boat´s heading and keeps it within a very limited area. The system uses twin GPS receivers in the special antenna to determine the boat’s position and heading. Sophisticated and specially developed software in the EVC system transforms this data into steering angles, gear shifts and throttle positions to keep the boat still. Engines, pods and propellers are therefore active and your boat should be regarded as under way with the driver responsible. No one should, of course, be in the water close to the boat.
The antenna with twin GPS receivers feeds positioning information to the Dynamic Positioning System. The system is activated and deactivated by pushing a button on the new joystick and the 7” display shows system status.
Available for all models
The Dynamic Positioning System is available for all Volvo Penta IPS models from model year 2010 and later. It must be combined with low-speed mode (not gasoline), the new joystick control and the 7 inch color display. The Dynamic Positioning System is engaged by a button on the joystick control and disengaged by moving the control levers or pressing the button once again.
Volvo Penta IPS comes in a broad range of power levels, and with triple or quadruple installations there are even more options. All alternatives are equally easy to drive with standaUd twin controls and all accessories available.