2013-06-04

Increased IPS range for marine commercial



by Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta is now launching IPS900 with Rating 3 for commercial boats. This means that a larger number of boats for commercial use can take advantage of the well-known IPS benefits: improved fuel economy, better manoeuvrability and lower overall operating costs.

IPS900

With the launch of Volvo Penta IPS900, the unique IPS, Inboard Performance System is now available for boats in the Coast Guard & Patrol, Supply Vessels, and Offshore Energy and Passenger Transport segments. This means great handling and operational benefits for boats used by, for example, police, customs, coast guard, rescue boats, pilots and sea ambulance, but also smaller passenger vessels and yachts.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership
The new launch will add another couple of good news which means easier maintenance, longer lifecycle and higher increased uptime. Combined with unbeatable fuel consumption, this provides a lower total cost of ownership. Examples of improvements include new gear material, reinforced housings and a completely new design. The new design provides extended oil change intervals; longer intervals for propeller seal replacement and increased reliability.

Lasts longer
The IPS900 package uses a Volvo Penta D13 diesel engine with a power output of 700 hp. It is an ideal solution for boats with Rating 3 (medium-duty use, approx. 2,000 service hours/year). The low power usage means reduced load, lower oil temperature, lower engine temperature and thus reduced stress on components – and by that increased durability and longer life. It also means longer service intervals for the whole package, for the IPS unit as well as the engine itself.

World-leading marine technology
With Volvo Penta IPS, the customer gets a complete drivetrain from one single supplier who takes responsibility for everything from helm to prop, which is unique in the industry. Volvo Penta IPS900 is a classifiable and approved comprehensive solution. It is a combination of the unique pod construction and one of the most effective and most proven heavy-duty diesel engines in a system that is specifically designed for marine commercial applications.

Some distinguishing features and benefits with Volvo Penta IPS
• 30 % reduced fuel consumption
• 30% less CO2 emissions
• 40 % longer cruising range
• 50% lower perceived noise level and vibrations
• 20 % higher top speed
• Joystick docking and driving

Short facts Volvo Penta IPS900
Crankshaft power: 515 kW/700 hk
Max. torque: 2,650 Nm
Configuration: In-line 6-cylinder diesel engine, 24 valves and replaceable cylinder liners
Displacement: 12.78 l
Emissions: Meets the requirements for EPA Tier 3 (< 5.8 NOX and < 0.14 PPM)

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For further information, please contact Martin Jufors, AB Volvo Penta, +46 31 3236411 or by e-mail: martin.jufors@volvo.com

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