Volvo Penta IPS highlights boat show in Göteborg

The Göteborg Boat Show on February 5-13 is the first opportunity for the Swedish public to see the Volvo Penta IPS – the new drive system for boats that is a sensation in the boating world.

The Volvo Penta IPS was premiered at the major international boat shows in London and Düsseldorf. Now, the turn comes to the boat show in Göteborg.

To date, the reception of Volvo Penta IPS has been overwhelming.

”Welcome to boating´s most important innovation for a generation,” writes the renowned British boating magazine Motor Boat & Yachting.

Similar accolades have been heard from the trade press worldwide. The IPS system is described as the most important innovation since Volvo Penta launched its Aquamatic stern drive at the end of the 1950s.

In simplified terms, the new system features propellers that are turned in the direction in which the boat is traveling. Volvo Penta has placed pulling and counter-rotating propellers through the bottom of the hull, which provides the boat with significantly improved performance, compared with traditional shaft installations.

Volvo Penta IPS is now launched in two versions: IPS 400 and IPS 500, both of which are based on Volvo Penta’s own developed diesel engines, D6. The system in these output classes is appropriate for boats ranging from 35-50 feet in size.

Volvo Penta will also present the rest of its newly introduced diesel engine program, including the D3, D4, D6 and D9, at the boat show in Göteborg.

For further information, please contact
Ann-Charlotte Emegård,
AB Volvo Penta,
phone: +46 31 66 84 18, 
E-mail: ann-charlotte [dot] emegard [at] volvo [dot] com