Volvo Penta IPS wins new award

The new drive system for boats, Volvo Penta IPS, won the IPC Marine Award at the opening of this year’s London Boat Show.

With its forward-facing propellers and steerable drive units, Volvo Penta IPS represents something totally new in the boat world. Compared with conventional inboard shaft installations, boats equipped with Volvo Penta IPS are superior in all respects: comfort, performance, environmental features and driving characteristics.

Since its introduction last year, Volvo Penta IPS has received prizes and awards throughout the world.

The most recent distinction is the IPC Marine Award, which is traditionally presented at the opening of the international boat show in London, in the presence of dignitaries such as Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.

Volvo Penta IPS won the prize for “Marine Product of the Year” in the category for engines and drive systems.

The London Boat Show is also the occasion for the world premiere of a new function that makes Volvo Penta IPS even more attractive: a joystick that makes it simple and safe for anyone to dock boats and to manoeuvre in congested harbours.

Jennifer Humphrey
Global Communication Manager
+46 31 323305
Email: jennifer [dot] humphrey [at] volvo [dot] com