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Volvo Penta and Sanlorenzo to collaborate

Volvo Penta and Sanlorenzo are to work together to bring Volvo Penta’s IPS Professional Platform to two new Sanlorenzo yachts, the SX120 and the SX132.

The two models are expected to launch in 2025 and 2027 respectively and will be the first superyachts installed with the IPS platform.

The new IPS platform incorporates intelligent technology features with users experiencing up to 30% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions.

“Our collaboration with Sanlorenzo marks a new journey towards decarbonisation in the yachting sector,” said Johan Inden, Volvo Penta Marine president. “We’re excited to see the launch of the first IPS Professional Platform-equipped superyacht in 2025.”

The two companies aim to deliver a seamless onboard experience through increased precision and quieter operation.

Onboard space

The design of the IPS frees up onboard space and reduces perceived noise by up to 50%. Additionally, the forward-facing propeller design and efficient dual power input have been designed to reduce vibration levels on board.

The collaboration is Sanlorenzo’s ‘Road to 2030’ strategy. The shipyard plans to launch its first 50 steel yacht in 2024 which will be equipped with a modular reformer fuel cell system capable of transforming green methanol into hydrogen and then into electricity to power on-board hotel equipment.

The system is a stepping stone for the introduction of the first superyacht powered solely by green methanol by the end of the decade. “We begin at the intersection of technology and sustainability, combining the latest industry innovations with custom features and design that reflect the customer’s individual style,” said Massimo Perotti, executive chairman of Sanlorenzo. “As the marine industry moves toward decarbonisation, we continue to pursue a premier experience that adheres to our vision of a sustainable future.”


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