Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder Riviera has reached a milestone with Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS).
Since the IPS launch in 2005, Volvo Penta has delivered more than 30,000 units to the international marine industry. After embracing the innovation of IPS in 2006 and adopting the market-leading technology for the company’s luxury motor yachts, Riviera has installed its 2,200th IPS unit that today are available on selected models from the Flybridge, Sport Yacht and SUV collection. IPS is also available on the new 50 Sports Motor yacht.
This represents a significant number of the units produced by Volvo Penta, affirming the strength of the partnership with Riviera.
The benefits of Volvo Penta IPS for Riviera motor yachts are extended cruising range, higher cruise speed, lower fuel consumption, and lower noise levels.
One-hand joystick operation reduces the need for bow thrusters and the more complicated shift, throttle and steering wheel combinations when docking. There is also improved performance, including a tighter turning circle.
Riviera has responded by releasing an extensive range of IPS-powered motor yachts that elevate the efficiency of design and the luxurious inclusions found in Rivieras today.
“Our goal is to offer the best drive and propulsion options for each model, and Volvo Penta IPS have given us the flexibility to achieve this,” said Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst.
“The performance and quality of the drive systems align with the principles of engineering excellence shared by the Riviera team.”
From Riviera, they come with a five-year transferrable limited hours warranty covering all engine drives and electronics when factory fitted with a glass cockpit. Volvo Penta also provides additional owner support through the 24-hour Yacht Series Support service.
Volvo Penta IPS is a fully integrated system from the helm’s glass cockpit screens to the drive and propellers. From an engineering perspective, this means Volvo Penta IPS is a complete end-to-end system.
“Volvo Penta is proud of its continued partnership with Riviera, and we congratulate the company on the milestone they have achieved with the IPS system,” said Martin Skoglund, head of Volvo Penta Oceania.
“With 2200 units now being enjoyed by Riviera motor yacht owners around the world, this represents a significant portion of the 30,000 Volvo Penta IPS systems we have delivered globally since 2005.
“Our partnership with Riviera is strong, supported by the dedication to quality that each of our companies enjoys. We look forward to an exciting future as we build on the significant advances that we have seen in our IPS technology over the past 15 years.”