Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta collaborate to advance decarbonisation in yachting sector

Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta collaborate to advance decarbonisation in yachting sector

Sanlorenzo and leading power solutions provider have announced a partnership to bring Volvo Penta’s IPS Professional Platform to two new Sanlorenzo yachts, the SX120 and the SX132.

Volvo Penta IPS Professional Platform is a first in the marine industry and an example of cutting-edge engineering, integrating seamlessly into Sanlorenzo’s visionary yacht design. The platform is the latest evolution in Volvo Penta’s fully integrated experience, from helm to propellers. Set up for the combined use of energy sources, from combustion engines using renewable fuels to fully electric or hybrid solutions, it ensures greater efficiency by optimising energy use in real time based on cruising needs.

Volvo Penta IPS Professional Platform

The SX120 and the SX132 are expected to launch in 2025 and 2027 respectively and will be the first superyachts installed with the IPS Professional Platform.

“When adopting new solutions into superyachts, we must always consider the experience of owners and the captain,” says Johan Inden, President of Volvo Penta Marine. “The IPS Professional Platform not only delivers new levels of efficiency and flexibility but also elevates the yachting experience through the fully integrated helm-to-propeller platform. Intelligent features combined with the platform’s unique design provide additional comfort and peace of mind. Our collaboration with Sanlorenzo marks a new journey towards decarbonisation in the yachting sector. We’re excited to see the launch of the first IPS Professional Platform-equipped superyacht in 2025.”

Driving Industry Innovation and Transformation

This latest collaboration between Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta symbolises an evolution in the companies’ ongoing journey together to drive transformation across the marine industry. The two companies will deliver a seamless onboard experience through increased precision and quieter operation. The unique and compact design of the IPS Professional platform frees up valuable onboard space and reduces perceived noise by up to 50%. Additionally, the forward-facing propeller design and efficient dual power input reduce vibration levels on board.

The Future of Sustainable Yachting

Both Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta are committed to accelerating sustainability goals and the decarbonisation of the marine industry, with the companies are dedicated to exploring multiple solutions and paths including renewable fuels, hybrid and electric technology, fuel cells, and efficiency-driven innovations in yacht and propulsion design. The introduction of the IPS Professional Platform into Sanlorenzo’s tailor-made yachts is one of the latest efforts by Volvo Penta to integrate sustainability into a seamless experience.

Consistent with the course mapped out in its ‘Road to 2030’ strategy, Sanlorenzo has set the goal of launching the first 50 Steel equipped with a modular Reformer Fuel Cell system, capable of transforming green methanol into hydrogen and then into electricity to power all hotellerie equipment, and eventually recharge batteries, without the hydrogen being stored on board. By the end of the decade, Sanlorenzo aims to launch the first superyacht powered solely by green methanol.

Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman of Sanlorenzo, comments: “The wishes of the customer have always been a fundamental part of Sanlorenzo’s philosophy. 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. As the marine industry moves toward decarbonisation, we continue to pursue a premier experience that adheres to our vision of a sustainable future. Sanlorenzo is proud to produce the first custom yachts equipped with the all-new IPS Professional Platform and contribute to the journey of decarbonising the marine industry.”

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