Volvo Penta Unveil New IPS 900

Press Release
Friday, June 07, 2013
IPS900 system: Image courtesy of Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta now launches its IPS900 propulsiion system making it suitable for boats in the Coast Guard & Patrol, Supply Vessels, & Offshore Energy & Passenger Transport segments, as well as yachts.


Volvo Penta IPS is the modern inboard system, superior to inboard shafts in every vital aspect – handling, onboard comfort and performance. Those benefits have made Volvo Penta IPS the by far most popular pod system for leisure boats.

With the Volvo Penta IPS, the customer gets a complete drivetrain from one single supplier who takes responsibility for everything from helm to prop, which is unique in the industry. Volvo Penta IPS900 is a classifiable and approved comprehensive solution. It is a combination of the unique pod construction and one of the most effective and most proven heavy-duty diesel engines in a system that is specifically designed for marine commercial applications.

The IPS900 package uses a Volvo Penta D13 diesel engine with a power output of 700 hp. It is an ideal solution for boats with Rating 3 (medium-duty use, approx. 2,000 service hours/year). The low power usage means reduced load, lower oil temperature, lower engine temperature and thus reduced stress on components – and by that increased durability and longer life. It also means longer service intervals for the whole package, for the IPS unit as well as the engine itself.

Short facts Volvo Penta IPS900

  • Crankshaft power: 515 kW/700 hk
  • Max. torque: 2,650 Nm
  • Configuration: In-line 6-cylinder diesel engine, 24 valves and replaceable cylinder liners
  • Displacement: 12.78 l
  • Emissions: Meets the requirements for EPA Tier 3 (< 5.8 NOX and < 0.14 PPM)

Some distinguishing features and benefits with Volvo Penta IPS

• 30 % reduced fuel consumption
• 30% less CO2 emissions
• 40 % longer cruising range
• 50% lower perceived noise level and vibrations • 20 % higher top speed
• Joystick docking and driving

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