Pilot Boat with IPS

By Keith Henderson at May 08, 2012 06:59
Filed Under: Company News, General
The Volvo Penta IPS steerable pod drive introduced in 2004, is well known in recreational applications. Light commercial ratings for the drives has widened the appeal of this type of propulsion system to workboat applications. Volvo Penta is claims performance improvements of an increase in top speed of up to 6 kn and an improvement in fuel consumption of up to 30 per cent at cruising speed! The considerable benefits in a recreational application become major through life operational cost savings in a commercial environment. Recently Alu Marine, France introduced a new 1200 Pilot Boat, designed by Geronimo Naval Design office powered by twin IPS 450s. The 39 ft (12 m) LOA hull has twin Volvo Penta D6 engines rated at 330 mhp (243 kW). Cruising speed is 30 kn and the top speed is 35 kn [More]

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