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Old 21-06-2016, 07:36   #1
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New Fountaine Pajot MY 44 Powercat

Overall I like it, but major disappointment is the Volvo IPS drives

Catamaran moteur Motor Yacht 44 - Fountaine Pajot

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I'm not familiar with IPS drives. What is wrong with them?


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Re: New Fountaine Pajot MY 44 Powercat

They surely have some advantages, noise, limited exhaust, space required, fuel savings, ease of handling...

But the maintenance costs are pretty high. Once they fail, you're at the mercy of very specialized Volvo technicians. Also unless it has changed with the new IPS versions, maintenance + oil change is required every 250 hours and a haul out just to change oil.
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They surely have some advantages, noise, limited exhaust, space required, fuel savings, ease of handling...



But the maintenance costs are pretty high. Once they fail, you're at the mercy of very specialized Volvo technicians. Also unless it has changed with the new IPS versions, maintenance + oil change is required every 250 hours and a haul out just to change oil.

That does sound like a pain...
But you have to admit it is a beautiful boat. I think FP has some of the best aesthetics of any catamaran power or sail


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I think FP has some of the best aesthetics of any catamaran power or sail


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