Why You Should Consider an Inboard Performance System on Your New Boat


In the heavily-populated areas of Australia, you are never very far away from a body of water and it's no surprise that more and more people are turning this way when it comes to cranking up a new hobby. You may be in the market, therefore, to buy a motor boat but may not know a lot about the industry so far. In particular, you may not realise that there have been significant advances in motorboat propulsion in recent years, so what do you need to know about the latest "inboard performance systems?"

What's Different? 

Essentially, these systems have revolutionised motorboat propulsion. Instead of using simply a separate engine and stern or shaft drive, the propulsion and engine systems are combined into one. These provide significant benefits as compared to their predecessors.

The Big Breakthrough

To start off with, the method of propulsion is far more efficient, as the propellers themselves are fully submerged in the water, rather than sitting close to the surface. The system also uses twin propellers that contra-rotate and these also work particularly well as compared to the old system.

The Need for Speed

If you're looking for some speed, the IPS propulsion system is definitely the one to choose. Before it was introduced, you had to pay a lot of money to get a boat equipped with a "faster" method of propulsion, but this is now available throughout the range.

Precision Manoeuvrability

Perhaps most importantly of all, a boat equipped with this new system can enjoy superior handling and manoeuvrability, which is especially important in tighter or narrower waterways. You'll find that you're able to direct your craft into hard to reach places, which may be perfect as you fish for that elusive catch. It is said that this makes it a lot easier for novice boaters to get to terms with any difficult handling characteristics, which is another advantage for you.

Safety First

You may wonder about propulsion systems that are completely submerged in the water and worry about damage in congested or shallow waterways. However, the system has been designed to take into account these challenges and will, in the worst-case high-speed scenario, simply break off, causing no damage to the boat.

Making a Party of It

With one of these systems fitted to a new boat, you will find considerably more room available on board. This means that you can take additional people with you, to take advantage of the wider interior layout.

Considering Your Options

Have a word with your boat supplier, to see if a vessel, such as the Volvo Penta IPS, is best for you.


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