I have a 2012 vessel with Volvo pods. I did a lot of research before purchasing and have been mostly pleased, service them as scheduled and they should be fine. My biggest complaint revolves around the service options in the area - there aren't many. While shopping for newer and larger options, I planned to go back to shaft drives mostly because I'm going further for longer trips and wanted something that could be serviced anywhere. Of course I've fallen for a model that is mostly built with Cummins pods (and sometimes Volvo). This isn't completely illogical, as I do run the boat single-handed frequently and the pods can make that easier. I haven't had much luck on the research side compared to when I did the same due diligence for Volvo. Granted most of what I found focused on the early problems with Volvo IPS. When I look at the Cummins pod housing, I'm horrified. It looks like a spaghetti monster of hoses and cables - everything exposed. I was also disappointed to find equally few choices for Cummins pod service (South FL). So my question is for anyone who has owned or maintained both in recent years. Could you offer any color as to the major differences - performance or service related? Thank you!