Volvo Penta IPS receives award in US

Volvo Penta’s new drive system for boats, Volvo Penta IPS, has been recognized with the Best of the Year Award by the American boating magazine Motor Boating.

During the winter and spring of 2005, Volvo Penta is launching its new drive system based on pulling propellers and steerable drive units.

The Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System), which replaces traditional shaft installations for boats in the 35 to 50 foot range, has been highly well received.

In conjunction with the boat show currently under way in Miami, Florida, the IPS innovation was honored with the Best of the Year Award by the American boating magazine Motor Boating.

“What could be the most revolutionary package since the stern drive will definitely alter boat design and the way we go boating in the future,” cited the magazine in its award to Volvo Penta.

The stern drive, which is a combination of inboard and outboard engines, was launched by Volvo Penta at the end of the 1950s.

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