Volvo Penta has delivered North America’s 4,000th Inboard Performance System (IPS) engine package to KCS International (parent company for Oconto, WI-based Cruisers Yachts).
“Volvo Penta IPS fundamentally changed the marine marketplace,” said Clint Moore, President and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “For the first time in my experience, consumers start the boat show buying experience at our booth, asking us which boat brands are available with Volvo Penta IPS.”
Volvo Penta’s 4000th IPS unit was delivered for inclusion in Cruisers Yachts new 48 Cantius cruiser. “We at KCS International are honoured to be the recipient of the 4000th Volvo Penta IPS,” said Russell M. Davis, Director of Marketing and Sales for KCS. “Volvo Penta IPS is used exclusively in our new Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius, and is a major factor in the model’s on-going retail success. We have been very pleased with the entire Volvo Penta team’s support through the years.”
Volvo Penta has delivered more than 16,000 IPS units to boat builders around the world, powering more than 250 distinct boat models. In 2009, Volvo Penta unveiled the IPS 3 drive coupled to a 13-liter engine, effectively expanding the IPS powered boat line from 36 to 110 feet.