Thanks to its unique design, Volvo Penta IPS offers a number of distinctive benefits.
The twin, counter-rotating propellers face forward and work in undisturbed water. The propeller thrust is parallel with the hull. All power drives the boat forward.
Virtually no fumes
All exhaust fumes are emitted through the pods, into the prop wash and carried well behind the boat for improved onboard comfort.
The propellers are positioned well under the hull to eliminate air intrusion and cavitation, even in sharp turns and during full acceleration.
Minimal hub for maximal blade area
In Volvo Penta IPS, the exhaust doesn’t go through the propeller hub. The minimal hub diameter results in a larger active blade area and a significantly better grip in the water.
35% higher efficiency
The forward-facing solution and an efficient flat-surface planing hull give around 35% higher efficiency at fast cruising than inboard shafts.