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Volvo Penta D13-1000 Diesel Engine and IPS1350 Named Top Boating Products of the Year
05/02/2018



(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) – May 2, 2018 – Boating Industry, the monthly U.S. boating business magazine, has selected Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 and IPS1350 propulsion package among the top products of the year. The 2018 list of the 100 top boating products appeared in the May issue of the magazine. The products were chosen by the editors from hundreds of nominations, based on their impact on the industry, innovation and how they advanced their category.

“With Volvo Penta’s major redesign to create the D13-1000 engine and its integration with IPS pod drives, the company created an impressive system with the consumer end result in mind. Results like a longer cruising range, higher top speeds, and reduced fuel consumption and emissions are just a sample of why the D13-1000 and the IPS1350 simply had to be included in Boating Industry’s 2018 Top Products,” said Adam Quandt, associate editor of Boating Industry.

The new 1,000 hp D13-1000 represents Volvo Penta’s most powerful diesel engine ever, and the IPS1350 opens new possibilities for high-performance vessels up to 120 feet. The new systems made their North American debut at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and a number of OEMs are introducing large motor yachts with this powerful new combination for 2018.

“The Boating Industry Top Products selection is an honor for our global Volvo Penta team who developed this latest advancement in marine propulsion,” said Jens Bering, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas. “The D13 and IPS1350 systems offer a unique combination of features for larger yachts that make for a smoother, more comfortable journey: with longer cruising range, a higher top speed, less vibration and lower noise levels.”

In creating the new 1,000 hp model, Volvo Penta engineers undertook a major redesign of the 13-liter engine, including new pistons, highly efficient injectors and improved cooling systems, which combine to produce 11 percent more power than previous D13 models. The optimized power-to-weight ratio and excellent low-end torque also provide incredible thrust on demand. When integrated with IPS pod drives, the resulting D13-IPS1350 system produces the equivalent power of a 1,350 hp engine. The IPS1350 is available in twin, triple or quad installations, the latter of which yields a total of up to 5,400 hp equivalence.

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About Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

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For further information, please contact:

Christine Carlson
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 382 4084
E-mail: christine.carlson@volvo.com

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
Phone: +1 (757) 451 0602
E-mail: jrhodes@rhodescomm.com