Forward facing


Thousands of applications with the distinctive, forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers and individually steerable pods have been installed in hundreds of boat models worldwide. A few of the many benefits when comparing to inboard shafts are:

  • 40% longer cruising range
  • 20% higher top speed
  • 30% reduced fuel consumption
  • 30% less CO2 emissions
  • 50% lower perceived noise
  • More onboard space

From helm to prop

A fully integrated system

A fully integrated system

Volvo Penta IPS is a complete and integrated propulsion system – from the helm station, via the engine, all the way to the propellers. This 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. Modern, efficient engines connected to the Pods
  3. Helm station with throttle, displays, joystick, steering wheel
  4. Additional Flybridge helm station connectivity
  5. Joystick for docking  
  6. Other EVC options available such as Dynamic Positioning System
Volvo Penta IPS

The definition of easy boating

Always in Control



The IPS system can be extended with unique features and functions that will make your life at sea even more enjoyable. By integrating your yacht's engines and electronics through the Electronic Vessel Control system, you’ll be able to experience intuitive Joystick Driving or the intelligent Dynamic Positioning System, everything easily monitored through the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System – a monitoring system that gathers all driver information and displays it on one or multiple high-tech displays.

Yacht Series Support


Volvo Penta Yacht Series Support is an exclusive, around-the-clock support program that will make your boating experience even more enjoyable. The support is available for yachts powered by a Volvo Penta IPS propulsion solution. There is no charge for this priority service.

Yacht Series Support
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