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Volvo Penta IPS – Installed by DSOA

Volvo Penta IPS

Volvo Penta IPS – Installed by DSOA

Diesel Services of America provides both installation and repair services for the Volvo Penta IPS Drive.  For more information on Pod Drives, rates, our other services, or any other questions you may have don’t hesitate to give us a call today. Our friendly and experienced staff is ready to assist you, there’s a reason we’re the number one Marine Diesel Maintenance and Repair service in Florida. Read on to learn more about the Volvo Penta IPS.

So what is the Volvo Penta IPS? What is an IPS for that matter…?

First, Know that In 2005 Volvo released the first-ever Pod-Drive system, the Volvo Penta IPS. The Penta IPS is a type of propulsion system called a Pod Drive System– it was in fact the very First Pod Drive system!

The reasons to go with a Pod Drive system are numerous, but it helps to know exactly what a Pod Drive Propulsion system is to truly understand any of these reasons. In pod-drive systems, a “Pod” is installed under your vessel which connects directly to the boat’s diesel engine system. This Pod has multiple components, which consist of transmission, an outdrive, and propellors. Most pod systems are installed in pairs, and unlike a traditional drive system, they can adjust directly to the thrust so no rudders are required for steering purposes. Additionally, pods are designed to cleanly separate from the engine in case of an emergency so there is no hole or gap beneath the boat if the pod must be removed due to damages.

 Why should you consider an installation?:

So on to the big question, why install a Pod Drive system like the Volvo Penta IPS?  As mentioned before there are quite a few advantages to using an IPS over a traditional propulison system. Diesel Services of America Installs and maintains the highest-rated, most well-known Pod Drive system in the industry, the Volvo Penta IPS. This Particular Drive system features two forward-facing pods with individual steering for each. The pods also have twin counter-rotating propellers as well. Compared to traditional drive systems you can expect the following increased results particularly as it pertains to fuel efficiency and overall power:

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

For more info, or to schedule an appointment, Call DSOA today! 954-781-1464

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