Volvo Penta's IPS Goes BIG!
New Larger Engines and Drive Systems
by Carl Camper
Volvo Penta, one of the most innovative companies in marine history, has once again left the competition cavitating. In just over two years, Volvo's revolutionary IPS system has made its way under the hulls of over 100 boat models, ranging from 30 to 75 feet. Not since the development of the anchor has a new component been so readily accepted by the world's leading builders.
Builders have been quick to adapt Volvo's IPS technology for many reasons. First and foremost, because of the gains in efficiency, performance and maneuverability over conventional drive systems. But also, because they can install an IPS system in a few hours. Compare that with days, or even weeks, for a standard powerplant & drive system. Think of it as an outboard... for yachts!
Volvo knew they had something spectacular with the IPS, so they immediately moved forward with the development of new, larger drive units mated to higher output engines. Up until now, the engines in the IPS range have been Volvo Penta’s 4- and 6-litre diesel units with a maximum power output of 435 hp. Now, two entirely new power classes are being launched, the IPS-750 and IPS-850.
The NEW IPS 750/850 Engine & Drive System...