Volvo Penta Powered Test Boat Sets Off on Truly Testing Voyage

By George Backwell at June 08, 2013 05:33
Filed Under: drive systems, General, Marine Diesel Engines
Volvo Penta test boat PTA80 is off to show the Swedish manufacturer’s flag on a 27-day, 1,850 nautical mile English Channel odyssey from its Gothenburg Marine Centre-base. The long-distance voyage of the 22 meter boat, with its new twin IPS 900 pod propulsion system, comprises seven legs with six stopovers at Volvo Penta Centres in harbours along the way for a presentation and display of this agile vessel, and includes an appearance at Southampton’s Seawork 2013 exhibition on 24, June. More on the boat and its propulsion follows below. Test Boat PTA80: Photo courtesy of Volvo Penta Main Particulars:Boat type: PTA80Owner: Volvo Penta Marine Test CenterLength OA: 22 metersBeam: 5.2 metersEngines: 2 x Volvo Penta D13-700 DST, 2 x700 hp Propulsion: Volvo Penta IPS900 Rating 3 Displacement: 36 tonsTop speed: 27 knotsD13 Engines Now Certified for EPS Tier 3Volvo Penta says that the D13 engine powering the craft, is the same engine that is currently in operation in more than 450,0... [More]

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