CTruk launches first Volvo Penta IPS workboat

British boat builder CTruk has delivered its first Volvo Penta IPS-equipped workboat to Dutch tender services and crewboat charter company Sima Charters.
CTruk, a British boat builder specializing in high-speed composite marine craft, including catamaran workboats and wind farm support vessels, has delivered its first workboat equipped with Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Propulsion System) to Sima Charters of Holland — and Sima is delighted with the results it’s getting from the inboard system.

With its proven technology, including a joystick control for safe and easy docking, Volvo Penta IPS is ideal for many marine commercial applications, as demonstrated by the SC Falcon CTruk 20T MPC offshore wind vehicle . The SC Falcon workboat has thus far impressed Sima Charters, a tender services and crew boat charter, with its stability and maneuverability, as well as its 25-knot cruising speed and top speed of more than 30 knots. Another benefit is the Volvo Penta dynamic positioning system, which allows the skipper to hold the boat’s heading near the turbine ladder and keep it steady in a limited area — even in 1.6-meter swells.

The fuel efficiency of CTruk workboats is renowned in the industry — and the Volvo Penta IPS-equipped SC Falcon is no exception, burning just 105 liters of fuel per hour at 20 knots. “This vessel is a credit to CTruk,” says Sima Charters owner Ruud Lievaart. “As the first workboat with Volvo IPS, she demonstrated great bollard pull during trials, and fuel economy is superb.”

“We are delighted to work with CTruk and especially pleased that their end user, Sima Charters, is enjoying the benefits of the Volvo Penta IPS system,” says Volvo Penta marine sales manager Jan-Willem Vissers. “The CTruk SC Falcon will be an excellent reference for us as we promote our IPS solution in the marine commercial industry.”

Technical data:
Length: 18,5 m
Width: 6,1 m
'Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D13
Propulsion: IPS 900
Classification society: BV/MCA

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For more information, please contact:
Ann-Charlotte Emegård
Volvo Penta PR & Brand Management
AB Volvo Penta
Tel: int +46 (0) 31 323 42 19
E-mail: ann-charlotte.emegard@volvo.com