Introducing the new Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) professional platform – the next evolution in our fully integrated helm-to-propeller experience. Targeted for 2025, this groundbreaking innovation offers unparalleled comfort, performance, and sustainability for a new class of marine vessels.
Building upon the revolutionary efficiency of Volvo Penta IPS, this new platform promises a powerful and flexible solution for professional vessels and superyachts from 25 to 55+ meters with top speed from 12-40 knots. The new, larger and versatile Volvo Penta IPS propulsion package is a true piece of state-of-the-art engineering – prepared for a range of energy sources, while also featuring a new level of premium support and innovative features.
«Our passion, experience and history of proven results with Volvo Penta IPS are an integral part of our ongoing technology development – with the aim to reach new heights with this new professional platform - says Johan Inden, president of Volvo Penta’s marine business -. A new star is emerging in our range, where we are looking forward to delivering our trademark helm-to-propeller experience to a whole new class of vessels. It is designed to improve on our own high standards - with world class performance, efficiency, flexibility – and a people first approach in mind».
The future is flexible
The Volvo Penta IPS professional platform introduces a brand-new premium level of sustainable experience. It features the largest and most powerful platform in the Volvo Penta IPS range - including a new, larger marine drive, Volvo Penta IPS 40. The new drive is designed with a pioneering dual power input concept, which manages the power to the water in the most efficient way, but also acts an important enabler to utilize different combinations of energy sources.
Starting series production in 2025, the new Volvo Penta IPS 40 drive will be powered by two Volvo Penta D13 engines, paired with a compact after treatment system to comply with the latest IMO Tier III standards. But, the platform is already prepared for a mix of power sources; from combustion engines running on renewable fuels to fully electric or hybrid solutions. The dual power input design offers flexibility and modularity on the journey towards increased sustainability. The new Volvo Penta IPS professional platform is installed as twin, triple or quad, meaning each vessel will have from 4 to 8 power sources. The complete package from helm to propeller is designed, verified and serviced by one integrator - Volvo Penta.
Providing world-class performance
Volvo Penta IPS has provided a unique and unrivaled experience to a wide range of recreational and professional vessels – with close to 20 years of proven use and over 36,000 units delivered. The system’s unrivaled maneuverability and forward-facing propulsion has delivered outstanding efficiency gains, resulting in up to 40% longer cruising range, 20% higher top speed and faster acceleration – compared to a traditional inboard shaft installation. The new Volvo Penta IPS professional platform builds on this legacy and continues to push the boundaries of innovation, efficiency, and sustainability even further - now to a new class of vessels.