Filippetti Sport Yacht 55


Ever since Volvo Penta IPS made its appearance on the market in 2005, the way of thinking about propulsion in boating has been turned upside.

The IPS propulsion system designed by Volvo Penta for sports yacht offers a very innovative cruising experience. Each IPS installation is a complete and perfectly matched propulsion package that delivers not only optimum power and maneuverability but also greater onboard comfort in all conditions.

The main advantages of IPS propulsion in sports boats

Briefly, we can summarize the advantages of this propulsion system:

  • 40% longer cruising range
  • 20% higher top speed
  • 30% reduced fuel consumption
  • 30% less CO2 emissions
  • 50% lower perceived noise
  • More onboard space

(Source Volvo Penta Official Web Site)

For more techniques on IPS propulsion read our article.

IPS propulsion on board the Filippetti Yacht Sport 55

The Sport 55 owner can choose between two engines configuration: one highly performing with MAN and Arneson couplings, and the other with Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. The Filippetti Yacht Shipyard has launched both of the proposed configurations.

Looking at data, the result in terms of performance is winning in both cases.

The configuration with Arneson Surface Drives (with 1,200 horsepower engines each) is certainly the emblem of the Shipyard’s sporting and performing vocation, aiming for 47 top speed knots and 40 cruising knots.

Likewise, the sport yacht with IPS has exceeded initial expectations. The official sea trials recorded a cruising speed of 32 knots and a maximum of 38 knots.

So what is the option with the highest performance?

There is no better configuration than another. There are only owners with different preferences.

Surely if what you are looking for speed, the choice of surface propellers always remains the most appropriate.

Said that, the possibility to choose the IPS propulsion guarantees to leave unchanged important characteristics such as acceleration, insertion, and development in turn.

At the same time, this complete system ensures navigation in restricted waters and very simple mooring maneuvers within the reach of even the less experienced.


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