Forward facing


For over a decade, Volvo Penta IPS has made the difference for yards, designers and operators all over the world. The state-of-the-art technology with the forward-facing propellers generates a number of benefits when compared to inboard shafts:

  • 40% longer cruising range
  • 20% higher top speed
  • 30% reduced fuel consumption
  • 30% less CO2 emissions

From helm to prop

Integrated system

An integrated system

Volvo Penta IPS is a complete and integrated propulsion system from the helm station to the propellers, which greatly increases quality and reliability. Designed with maneuverability as a key feature, Volvo Penta IPS offers a robust construction and, together with Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control (EVC), provides outstanding performance and safety. The EVC provides full monitoring, protection and diagnostics for both engine and transmission. 

Electronic Vessel Control

Electronic Vessel Control monitors and connects all electronic systems on board:

  1. Individually steerable Pod Drives with twin counter-rotating propellers
  2. Engines connected to the Pods via gearbox
  3. Helm station with throttle, displays, joystick, steering wheel
  4. Additional helm station connectivity
  5. Joystick for docking  
  6. Other EVC options available such as Dynamic Positioning System
Volvo Penta IPS at work

Volvo Penta IPS at work


Always in Control

By fully integrating a boat's engines and electronics into one platform, you'll be able to enjoy unique optional functions that will increase control, maneuvering and onboard comfort. The IPS system can be extended with unique capabilities from our broad range of smart options and easy-to-install functions such as Joystick Driving, the Dynamic Positioning System or a state-of-the art Interceptor Trim System.

References applications



Volvo Penta IPS has proven itself time and time again for operators all over the world. To find out more about its many benefits and how the system has improved efficiency, performance and overall working environment, check out some reference cases and stories.

Power for Marine professionals

Power for Marine professionals

With over 100 years of experience working in the marine sector, we've managed to perfect our global offer to supply our customers with innovative solutions that give them a competitive advantage.

Optimized for marine professionals
Design, build, operate

Design, build, operate

Volvo Penta remains a partner during every stage of a project and can assist with vital support in the design, build or operating phases, either through our marine engineers or the global Volvo Penta Dealer network.

Design, build, operate
Service & Support

Service & Support

Genuine Volvo Penta Parts and Service are the key to maximizing productivity and long-term value. Our aftermarket offer includes 24/7 access to Volvo Penta Action Service support and optional extended coverage protection.

Service & support
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Contact your local dealer

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