Fast and Fishy
Zeus props point aft, unlike Volvo's IPS pod system. Per CMD, this orientation reduces the friction of the water flowing over the drives. In-house tests indicate the decrease in drag, increased horizontal thrust and counter-rotating props improve fuel economy by 30 percent, while cruising and top speeds are boosted by 15 percent over shafted inboards. Initial configurations will be limited to 550 horses per drive, with up to four drives. Larger drives are on the way.