Volvo Penta Supplies Twin IPS for New Slane 62 Convertible
Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) – Feb. 2, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) The first new Slane 62 convertible, which is under construction at Slane Marine’s boatyard in High Point, N.C., will be powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS3 steerable drive units.
“The 62 will be one of the most fuel-efficient sportfishing boats in its class ever built,” said Tom Slane, founder and president of Slane Marine. “The twin Volvo Penta D13 diesels and IPS3 pod drives with counter-rotating props, when mated with the 62’s optimized Carolina hull form, will result in fuel savings of up to 52 percent, compared with a traditional inboard.”
“The Volvo Penta IPS will also provide unparalleled maneuverability and virtually eliminate noise, vibration and exhaust fumes in the cockpit – important considerations in a sportfishing yacht,” Slane added. “In addition, the space-saving IPS design allows us to build the 62 with an unprecedented 185 sq. ft. cockpit, plus nearly 30 percent more area in the lower accommodation plan.”
The Slane 62 includes all the essentials of Carolina styling – a sweeping sheer that breaks at the aft end of the house, a high, well-raked bow with a generous and fully-functional flying bridge that offers perfect sightlines. It also boasts four spacious staterooms and three heads, with the salon and galley offered in a choice of layouts and finished to the owner’s specifications.
“The unique features built into the Volvo Penta IPS3s provide an unmatched value proposition for the serious sportfishing anglers,” said Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas. “IPS provides faster acceleration and higher cruising speeds while burning less fuel. Unique Volvo Penta IPS features, including SportFish Mode to back down on fish, Low Speed Mode to provide precise speed control when trolling and Dynamic Positioning to hold the vessel in a fixed position without operator control, create the optimal sportfishing package of features.”
One of the most innovative new features on the Slane 62 comes from Slane Marine’s vast range of experience in rebuilding and modifying older cruising, express and fishing boats over the last 30 years. Slane’s design incorporates a removable mezzanine between the cockpit and engine room, which will allow major maintenance or removal of the engines or generators to be carried out quickly and with reduced labor costs. This will enable engine replacement in a matter of days instead of months, helping to keep the boat in service during the critical tournament season.
“A major reason for our decision to go with Volvo Penta IPS on this boat is having a fully integrated helm-to-prop propulsion system from a single supplier backed by a worldwide network of factory-trained dealers offering rapid-response service,” said Slane.
Slane 62 Specs:
Weight 57,500 lbs. (estimated)
Fuel 1,000 gal.
Water 250 gal.
Holding 150 gal.
Cockpit 185 sq. ft.
Engines Volvo Penta D13
HP 900 bhp/1,200 ehp
Drives Volvo Penta IPS3
Top Speed 38 kts. (estimated)
Cruise 34 kts. (estimated)
Economy Cruise 30 kts. (estimated)
Fuel Flow 59 gph (estimated)
About Slane Marine
Slane Marine is headed by Tom Slane, son of industry legend Willis Slane, who founded Hatteras Yachts back in 1959. For over 30 years, Slane Marine has been performing extensive restorations and creating highly customized, one-of-a-kind masterpieces catering to the unique specifications of owners. The new 62 convertible features the unmistakable Carolina look and incorporates the latest technology to take its place as an extraordinary sportfishing and cruising yacht worthy of the Slane-Hatteras tradition. The hull, superstructure and other molded parts of the Slane 62 are being built in the former Hatteras plant in High Point, N.C., by some of the same craftsmen who built thousands of Hatteras convertibles and motoryachts. Final assembly, systems and finish work are to be carried out at Slane’s existing facility nearby.