Beneteau’s experience in using IPS (Inboard Performance System) Volvo is second-to-none. Six different hulls have been specifically developed for this engine in close collaboration with Volvo. The result is something truly special, with the Gran Turismo, and Swift Trawler ranges embracing this technology and taking the term ‘user-friendly’ to a whole new level.
Advantages include increased manoeuvrability, increased acceleration speed, autonomy, C02 emission reduction, reduced fuel consumption, reduced noise level, and a greater amount of space on board.
So how does it work? This technology uses a “pod” type base which was designed as an alternative to standard shaft lines. The specific feature of the IPS is the direction of the propellers which face forward to pull instead of propel. They are based on counter-rotating propeller pods in shafts built into the hull structure.
Operated with a joystick on the control dashboard, you can turn the boat with a single movement. Forwards, backwards, sideways or diagonally within seconds - it really is that simple. This technology gives even the most nervous boaties complete confidence in safely docking and manoeuvring at sea.