Why is the VOLVO IPS so popular with quality builders of new vessels?

Many reasons for the choice include 30%! Possible reduction in fuel consumption over traditional inboard shaft translating into 40% longer range and reduced emissions. Have you noticed how much more room these new IPS vessel have? The compact installation in many cases allows for extended cabin spaces usually making a 45′ vessel feel more like a 60′! add to this ease of handling during docking maneuvers and dead straight tracking makes this a popular choice.