To get the pods into the 360, Albemarle, Volvo and Donald Blount Associates worked together on the new hull design. For power, Albemarle paired the IPS drives with twin, inline, six-cylinder Volvo IPS 600s rated at 435 hp each. The propulsion comes via Volvo's forward-facing, counter-rotating Duoprops. Unlike standard running gear, the IPS drives direct thrust parallel to the water's surface rather than at a down angle for greater efficiency and economy per horsepower. Duoprops also offer more propeller-blade surface area, which lets you use higher gear ratios while also reducing cavitation.