Pod Drives

Boats equipped with pod drives are more fuel-efficient, more maneuverable and easier to operate than vessels with conventional running gear. Skippers can use a joystick for close-quarters maneuvering, which makes docking easier and less stressful.

South Carolina fireboat includes Volvo IPS

Charleston (S.C.) Harbor salvage support company Southeast Ocean Response Services put out the call for a fast-response fireboat that could carry divers, cargo and passengers, go faster than 30 knots, measure less than 65 feet and have an integrated foam firefighting system. Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, naval architects from C. Raymond Hunt Associates and Volvo Penta answered…more

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