Cheoy Lee, which unveiled its Bravo 72 earlier this year with Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050, is now offering the vessel with a higher power output since the launch of Volvo Penta’s highest performance unit, D13-IPS1350.

“We chose Volvo Penta IPS in the first place because of its excellent performance, high power-to-weight ratio, and low emissions, noise and vibrations,” says But-Yang Lo, VP of Cheoy Lee Shipyards North America. “But since the launch of the new Volvo Penta IPS package, we decided to take advantage of the higher output it offers so that our customers can get the best possible performance with this boat.”

The Cheoy Lee company has been building vessels since 1870, from ferries to tugboats to today’s selection of large motoryachts. The family-run company is headquartered in Hong Kong, with shipyards in mainland China and the US, serving an international roster of clients.

The 72ft Bravo has fuel capacity of 1,060 USG and a full-load displacement of 94,000 lbs. It is made from fibreglass, aluminum and steel, conceived by naval architect Howard Apollonio. The interior, which boasts four state-rooms, was created by Sylvia Bolton. The flybridge yacht is currently powered by twin Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050.

“With the D13-IPS1350, customers can operate the boat at a higher speed with increased maneuverability in comfort and safety, without sacrificing fuel efficiency,” says Lo. “These benefits make it a really attractive option for our customers.”

Volvo Penta’s D13-IPS1350 is an integrated package that matches the company’s latest and strongest D13 engine with an upgraded IPS pod drive. The package is available in twin, triple or quadruple installation, the latter of these provides power to the equivalent of 5400hp. Improved features on the new IPS drive can also be fitted on existing IPS units.

“We’re really pleased, of course, that Cheoy Lee has chosen to install our latest IPS package in their new Bravo 72,” says Peter Karlsson, VP of sales and marketing at Volvo Penta in the Asia Pacific Region. “As the D13-IPS1350 is our strongest engine and propulsion unit, we are expecting top-end performance of this boat, with the ability to reach over 30kt. I think customers will have a great time in the Bravo 72, powered by Volvo Penta.”