Excitement is brewing as the Hong Kong International Boat Show returns this year, ready to dazzle boat enthusiasts and dealers alike. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Club Marina Cove, this highly anticipated four-day event, scheduled from November 30 to December 3, 2023, promises to be an unforgettable experience. One of the highlights of the show will be the collaboration between Grandtech and various dealers to showcase a stunning array of yachts equipped with Volvo Penta engines. Let’s delve into the details and explore the exceptional performance and quality these yachts have to offer.
Setting Sail with Volvo Penta Engines:
Volvo Penta, renowned for its cutting-edge marine propulsion systems, has partnered with leading yacht manufacturers to equip their vessels with engines that deliver outstanding performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency. Visitors at the Hong Kong International Boat Show will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the excellence that Volvo Penta engines bring to the boating industry.
Impressive Lineup of Yachts:
1. Absolute Navetta 58 and 60 Fly: These flybridge motor yachts feature Volvo Penta IPS engines, with the Navetta 58 equipped with twin D8-IPS800 engines and the Navetta 60 Fly featuring twin D11-IPS950 engines. These engines offer exceptional maneuverability, reduced emissions, and enhanced fuel efficiency.
2. Azimut Fly 68: Fitted with two D13-IPS1350 engines, the Azimut Fly 68 delivers impressive power and performance. The Volvo Penta IPS system ensures smooth handling and improved fuel economy, making it an ideal choice for boating enthusiasts seeking luxury and efficiency.
3. Sanlorenzo SX88: The SX88 superyacht boasts three D13-IPS1050 engines, combining power with eco-friendliness, the top cruising speed is up to 23 knots.
4. Fairline Squadron 50 and Beneteau Gran Turismo 45: The Squadron 50 features twin D6-IPS650 engines, while the Gran Turismo 45 is equipped with twin D6-IPS600 engines. These engines offer excellent performance, reduced noise and vibration, and improved fuel efficiency, ensuring a comfortable and efficient boating experience.
6. Sessa F47 and C38: The F47 features twin D6-IPS650 engines, while the C38 utilizes two 320hp Volvo Penta D4-DPI sterndrives. These engines offer a perfect balance of power and efficiency, ensuring a pleasurable boating experience.
7. Dufour 41: The Dufour 41 sailing monohull features a single 50hp Volvo Penta D2 saildrive, providing reliable and efficient propulsion for sailing enthusiasts.
8. Fountaine Pajot MY6 and Tanna 47: The MY6 power catamaran is powered by two D6-IPS480 engines, offering exceptional maneuverability and fuel efficiency. The Tanna 47 sailing catamaran features two 60hp D2 saildrives, combining power and reliability for an enjoyable sailing experience.
9. Sunseeker Manhattan 55, Invictus GT280, and Galeon 500 Fly: The Manhattan 55 boasts twin 800hp D13 engines, while the GT280 features two 350hp V8 engines. The Galeon 500 Fly is equipped with twin 725hp D11 engines. These Volvo Penta engines deliver impressive power, ensuring exhilarating performance and unforgettable journeys.
The Hong Kong International Boat Show is set to captivate boating enthusiasts with its exciting lineup of yachts equipped with Volvo Penta engines. From luxurious motor yachts to sleek sailing vessels, this showcase promises to redefine excellence in the maritime world. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore these stunning yachts up close and experience the exceptional performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency that Volvo Penta engines bring to the boating industry. Don’t miss this chance to witness firsthand the seamless integration of power, innovation, and craftsmanship that these remarkable yachts represent.
In recent years, the marine industry has witnessed remarkable advancements in technology, transforming the way boats are designed and operated. A groundbreaking innovation in this realm is the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit, a cutting-edge integrated navigation and control system that has redefined the boating experience.
Unveiling the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit:
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit represents a leap forward in marine technology, seamlessly integrating multiple systems and displays into a single, intuitive interface. Designed to provide a comprehensive view of the boat’s performance, navigation, and engine data, this advanced cockpit system combines the functionality of traditional analog gauges with modern touch-screen displays, offering an unparalleled user experience.
Key Features and Functionalities:
The Glass Cockpit offered by Volvo Penta is a revolutionary integration system that enhances boating experiences by consolidating and simplifying the management of various onboard systems. Integrated with the Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system, the Glass Cockpit takes onboard integration to a whole new level. With this system, drivers can access and control navigation, engine monitoring, and entertainment functions all in one interface, promoting situational awareness and ease of operation, equipped with high-tech touchscreens.
- Collaboration with Garmin:
The Glass Cockpit System seamlessly combines Garmin’s industry-leading navigational features with the power of Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) System. The multi-function display options range from 7 to 27 inches, catering to sports boats and large yachts alike. This system provides access to a wide range of capabilities, including radar, sonar, chart-plotter, 3D maps, instruments, sensors, and more from the Garmin Marine Network.
- Full customization:
Users can tailor the display layouts to suit their specific needs and preferences, and even switch between layouts using the Volvo Penta joystick. This integration extends to control functions such as turning cabin lights or music on and off, all within the touch-screen interface.
- Designed for Explorers:
The Glass Cockpit collects and displays crucial navigation data, ensuring confident and safe travels. By gathering information from the engine, driveline, and onboard electronics, users have complete control over their boat, wherever their adventure takes them. The system is complemented by the accuracy of multiband GPS, providing users with comprehensive and reliable information.
- User-friendly Touch-screen Displays:
Offer intuitive access to information and controls. Boaters can easily customize their display layouts, adapting the information presented to their specific requirements. The system integrates advanced GPS, chart plotting, and radar systems, providing real-time navigation information with exceptional clarity. This enables users to track their position, set waypoints, and monitor weather conditions for a safer and more efficient voyage.
Installation and New Product Updates:
The Glass Cockpit System is fully integrated with Volvo Penta’s features including assisted Docking System, Joystick Control, Autopilot and Garmin’s Surround View camera system.
Volvo Penta has rolled out a major update for its Glass Cockpit that integrates with new-generation multifunction touchscreens developed by marine electronics specialist Garmin. The new Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit 9000 system was developed to make the most of Garmin’s new GPSMAP 9000 multifunction chartplotters that have adopted cinema-quality 4K resolution and up to seven times more processing power.
The new screens also come in sizes ranging from 19 inches to an industry-first 27 inches, and have been optimized so that they remain viewable from a wider range of angles, even in bright sunlight and while using polarized sunglasses.
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit represents a significant advancement in marine technology, revolutionizing the boating experience. With its seamless integration of navigation and engine monitoring, this state-of-the-art cockpit provides boaters with unparalleled safety, convenience, and control. The Glass Cockpit’s intuitive interface, connectivity, and advanced features empower boaters to make informed decisions, optimize efficiency, and enjoy their time on the water to the fullest. As Volvo Penta continues to innovate, we can expect further advancements that will shape the future of boating.
Engine is the power core of a boat during its daily operations. Due to prolonged usage, boat engines may experience various faults and issues. In Hong Kong, we offer professional engine inspection, repair, overhaul and maintenance services to ensure smooth navigation with optimal performance.
The most common issues that boaters may encounter with boat engines include:
1. Difficulty Starting the Engine: After ruling out that the battery is dead or there is no fuel, there may be an issue with the fuel system (fuel contains water, impurities, oil separator is clogged, supply pipe air lock), the control panel is unresponsive or there is an alarm. By troubleshooting the control and starting system of the entire engine, you can clearly understand the problem and solve it accordingly.
2. Loss of Engine Power: There may be a number of potential causes for an engine suddenly losing power during operation. Fuel-related issues such as contaminated fuel, a clogged oil separator, or a malfunctioning fuel pump can restrict fuel flow and cause reduced power. Mechanical problems, such as damaged or entangled blades, fouled bottoms, can also affect propulsion. If the cooling water or exhaust temperature is too high, the engine protection device may trigger an alarm and lock the system. Additionally, issues with the ignition system, electrical connections, or sensors can cause a loss of power.
3. Strange Noises: Unusual noises emanating from the engine can indicate underlying problems. Common noise-related issues include knocking or tapping sounds, which may indicate engine damage or worn-out components. If the belt triggers sound, maybe the battery is low in power. Squealing or grinding noises can suggest problems with belts, pulleys, or the drive system. Rattling or clunking noises might be caused by loose or damaged components. It’s important to investigate and diagnose the source of the noise to prevent further damage and ensure safe operation.
4. Engine Crash: A severe mechanical failure or malfunction can lead to an engine crash, where the engine abruptly stops working during operation. Causes can include catastrophic failures like a seized engine, broken internal components, or a major electrical or fuel system issue. Engine crashes require immediate attention and often necessitate professional repairs or replacements.
What services does Grandtech Hong Kong offer to address and troubleshoot these issues?
1. Replacement of Defective or Damaged Parts:
Grandtech Hong Kong’s technician team possesses the expertise to swiftly detect and replace defective or damaged parts within boat engines. With over a decade of experience and training, our team ensures the accuracy and efficiency of replacement work. This guarantees the proper functioning of the boat’s engine, reducing the risk of unexpected shutdowns and issues during voyages.
We possess the aftermarket assortment for marine and industrial applications. We specialize in supplying a wide range of Volvo Penta parts in Hong Kong, including Volvo Penta filter, spark plugs, belt anodes, engine oil, gearbox oil, coolant, steering oil and seals. These are consumable accessories and maintenance parts that need to be replaced regularly.
2. Engine Overhaul:
Grandtech Hong Kong specializes in engine overhaul services, catering to a wide range of vessels from speed boats, sailing yachts, to luxury yachts. Our expertise extends to both diesel marine engines and gasoline marine engines. We have received numerous maintenance cases for these engine types, addressing various faults and issues to ensure the smooth operation of our clients’ vessels. We have also been entrusted with numerous requests for the replacement of lower gear and upper gear in marine engines.
At Grandtech Hong Kong, we take pride in our comprehensive inspection and repair services, which encompass all engine systems. By meticulously examining each component and addressing maintenance requirements, we ensure the complete restoration of engines to their optimal condition. We also will determine if replacement is needed. Our goal is to provide our valued clients with reliable and efficient engine overhaul services that meet the highest standards of quality and performance.
What other common issues that boaters may encounter with boat engines?
Overheating: Another common issue that boaters may encounter with boat engines is overheating. Overheating occurs when the engine’s cooling system fails to regulate the temperature properly. Several factors can contribute to this problem:
1. Cooling System Blockages: Over time, the cooling system components such as heat exchangers, coolant passages, and water intake screens can become clogged with debris, sediment, or marine growth. These blockages restrict the flow of coolant or seawater, leading to inadequate heat dissipation and engine overheating.
2. Insufficient Coolant or Water: Low coolant levels or inadequate water supply to the cooling system can result in insufficient heat transfer and cause the engine to overheat. It is important to regularly check and maintain proper coolant levels as recommended by the manufacturer.
3. Hull water intake blockage: When the hull water intake is obstructed by debris or marine organisms, it is necessary to arrange hull cleaning.
What services does Grandtech Hong Kong offer to address and troubleshoot overheating?
- Repair and maintenance of the cooling system: The engine’s internal cooling system plays a critical role in regulating the engine’s temperature, and it operates as a closed system that must always be filled with a proper mixture of concentrated coolant and water.
- Inspection, Cleaning and Coolant or Water Refill: If blockages are suspected, the cooling system components, such as heat exchangers and cooling passages, may need to be inspected and cleaned to remove any debris or marine growth. We received lots of cases over the years of cooling system malfunction due to inappropriate use of coolant and this is strongly discouraged. The coolant mixture is essential as it provides crucial protection against internal corrosion, cavitation, and the risk of bursting due to freezing. It is vital to use a coolant with a suitable chemical composition to ensure comprehensive corrosion protection for the engine.
We always stress the significance of general maintenance for ensuring optimal engine performance and lifespan. Regular maintenance, conducted by our qualified and well-trained technicians, is crucial in keeping the engines in top condition. This includes timely diagnosis and software upgrades using VODIA, a specialized diagnostic tool. By prioritizing maintenance and staying up to date with software upgrades, boaters can maximize the performance and longevity of their Volvo Penta engines, ensuring a reliable and enjoyable boating experience.
Contact us today to speak with us directly to obtain a quotation for your boat’s maintenance service.
Phone: +852 3106 0735
Coolant plays a key role in maintaining engine temperature and preventing overheating to extend engine performance and life. Volvo Penta coolant, also known as Volvo Penta VCS (Volvo Coolant Specification), has the following performance characteristics to help ensure the efficient operation of marine engines.
1. Advanced anti-corrosion protection, effectively resisting metal corrosion, rust and clogging, ensuring smooth engine operation and extending service life.
2. Excellent thermal conductivity, which can quickly transfer the heat generated inside the engine to the cooling system, helping to maintain the engine operating within the appropriate operating temperature range, improve combustion efficiency, and reduce the risk of engine overheating.
3. High temperature stability, able to maintain its performance under extreme environmental conditions. Whether in hot environments or extremely cold polar regions, it can effectively protect the engine from temperature changes.
Volvo Penta Coolant – Green vs Yellow (VCS)
Volvo Penta currently has two different coolants, green coolant and yellow coolant. Green coolant was used in early products, and all later products shipped from the factory were yellow coolant. Green coolant is produced using different technologies and contains inhibitors that cannot chemically mix with yellow coolant. It is difficult to completely remove the residue of green coolant, so those who originally used green coolant should still use the original coolant, and green coolant must not be mixed with yellow coolant.
Yellow coolant is a yellow liquid. Yellow coolant contains new inhibitory materials adapted to modern engines. It can better prevent corrosion and sediment accumulation, and hinder the occurrence of cavitation and electrical corrosion.
VCS yellow coolant cannot be mixed with green coolant or other brands of engine coolant under any circumstances to avoid possible chemical reactions, clogging of water channels, and high temperatures.
How to Use Coolant?
The replacement cycle is 4 years or 8000 hours. Generally, yellow coolant needs to be replaced every four years, and green coolant needs to be replaced every two years.
Volvo Penta currently provides two types of coolant: mixed liquid or concentrated liquid. The original mixed liquid is composed of 40% concentrated liquid and 60% distilled water; if you need to choose concentrated liquid, the water quality must meet the specifications of ASTM D4985 (American Society for Testing and Materials, abbreviated as ASTM, is a specification developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials, which is specifically used for the evaluation and testing of coolants.), the concentrate must be mixed with purified water according to the mixing ratio, only such coolants are suitable and approved by Volvo Penta.
In order for the cooling system to have a satisfactory anti-rust function, even without any risk of freezing, it is necessary to use coolant with the correct composition all year round. If an unsuitable coolant is used or the coolant is not mixed as required, it will affect the engine in the future. Warranty claims for components of the cooling system may be denied.
Currently, the concentrate has the following three different mixing ratios, which correspond to different freezing points:
40% concentrate and 60% distilled water -24 °C
50% concentrate and 50% distilled water -37 °C
60% concentrate and 40% distilled water -46°C
According to the usage requirements in the user manual, the normal coolant level must be between the upper and lower scale marks of the expansion tank or not lower than the lowest scale. After the coolant is used for a period of time, a small amount of water will evaporate and need to be replenished. If the water quality replenished by the user is inappropriate, it will also cause failure of the related cooling system.
As shown in the picture below, the iron bars in the water tank are oxidized, and the rust peels off and floods every corner of the cooling system. The reason is that the user added a large amount of substandard water. Judging from the rust pictures, rust has been scattered in the cooling system. There is also rust on the engine thermostat mounting base. The engine block and cylinder head are also victims. It is certain that the yellow VCS antifreeze has deteriorated and lost its anti-rust function. One of the basic functions of qualified antifreeze is to prevent rust. It is the user’s responsibility to use qualified and regular coolant.
How to Purchase Volvo Penta Coolant?We currently offer Coolant VCS (yellow) as a stock solution in a 5-liter concentrated form, which can be conveniently purchased directly through our online store. It is important to note that before use, the coolant must be diluted with distilled water. Please avoid using tap water or mineral water for dilution purposes.
When it comes to boating, peace of mind and worry-free cruising are essential. That’s why Volvo Penta is thrilled to announce an exciting promotion: Volvo Penta’s Extended Coverage program for Marine Leisure products. With three additional years of full coverage, boat owners can now enjoy even greater protection and savings on potential repair costs.
3 EXTRA YEARS OF WARRANTY
Volvo Penta understands the importance of comprehensive coverage for your boating investment. In addition to the standard warranty, their Extended Coverage Program offers an additional three years of full coverage for the entire package, including the helm station, engines, drives, and propellers. This extension ensures that you stay ahead of potential future repair expenses, providing you with peace of mind throughout your boating journey.
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT BY GRANDTECH HONG KONG
As one of the official dealerships of Volvo Penta in Hong Kong, we guarantee exceptional service and support wherever your boating adventures take you. With professional assistance just a phone call away, you can be confident that your boating experience will be smooth and enjoyable.
FULL COVERAGE OF PEACE OF MIND
The Extended Coverage program offers the same level of comprehensive protection as the initial two years of warranty. It covers the repair and replacement of defective parts, encompassing all Volvo Penta branded products (excluding consumables such as filters, hoses, and belts). This ensures that you can navigate the waters with confidence, knowing that your investment is safeguarded against unexpected issues.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: EASY CONNECT FREE INSTALLATION
As an added bonus, customers who purchase the extended coverage through Grandtech Hong Kong before December 15, 2023, will receive a complimentary Easy Connect hardware and installation. The Easy Connect system allows you to seamlessly connect and monitor your boat’s vital information, such as fuel consumption, engine data, and GPS location, from your smartphone or tablet. This advanced technology enhances your boating experience by providing real-time insights and convenience at your fingertips.
Volvo Penta’s extended coverage for Marine Leisure products offers boat owners extended peace of mind and protection. With three additional years of full coverage, and the exclusive offer of free Easy Connect installation, this promotion is an opportunity not to be missed. Ensure worry-free cruising and maximize your boating enjoyment by taking advantage of Volvo Penta’s extended coverage program today.
Contact us before December 15, 2023, to secure this exceptional offer and elevate your boating experience to new heights.
As the Hong Kong distributor of Volvo Penta, Grandtech Hong Kong expresses joy at the brand’s efforts in shaping the future development of the marine industry.
Volvo Penta and Groupe Beneteau joined forces to host a collaborative, hands-on testing event for an innovative hybrid-electric experience in June. Developed with a third-party market research analyst, a formal questionnaire was used to capture actionable data the two companies will use as guidance towards the future boating experience. The goal was to seek feedback and input from a variety of consumer boating industry experts on how the hybrid-electric experience could shape the future of boating.
The event took place at the Volvo Penta Krossholmen Test Facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, and included boating media, dealers and customers. Guests were invited to participate in a conceptual boating experience that featured the strengths of both Volvo Penta and Groupe Beneteau — Volvo Penta’s hybrid-electric system integrated into a leisure boat that showcases the latest advances in sustainability, intuitive operation and near-silent cruising.
Along with the opportunity to engage with expert demos and hands-on test driving, guests were also interviewed exclusively one-on-one to capture for their reflections on the value of the hybrid-electric experience and how it could transform boating behavior.
A stunning 72% of attendees indicated a high likelihood of choosing a hybrid-electric system for their next boat purchase after testing the vessel. This remarkable insight helps prove the trend toward market readiness for hybrid-electric boating solutions and may well forecast them as the next evolutionary step in sustainable boating.
A GROUNDBREAKING CONCEPT
The hybrid-electric boat featured by Volvo Penta and Groupe Beneteau presents no compromise, embodying the best of both worlds — the range and top speed of a conventional combustion engine vessel and the minimized carbon emissions of an electric driveline. It has a top speed of 35 knots and the ability to cruise up to 10 knots on electric power alone. The plug-in parallel hybrid features two Volvo Penta D4-320 engines alongside two 60 kW electric motors. The electric motors and combustion engines work together to deliver responsiveness and smooth acceleration boost.
Headline features include onboard battery banks that can store 67 kWh and a unique Human Machine Interface (HMI) that seamlessly switches among Electric, Hybrid and Power modes. This robust battery storage can expand the horizons of exploration, offering the opportunity to live off-grid, without running a generator or combustion engine, and explore otherwise-restricted areas, such as protected waters or near wildlife habitats. A fully integrated experience includes Volvo Penta Joystick Docking and Dynamic Positioning System in electric mode, for a fine-tuned level of precision and control.
INSIGHTS FOR THE FUTURE
More than 50 guests attended the event. 77% rated themselves as “expert” and “advanced” boaters. Polling revealed that their main interests in hybrid-electric boating could be categorized under the themes of environment and experience.
Environmental: 47% were interested in carbon emissions reductions and 19% were interested in general environmental benefits.
Experiential: 41% were interested in new technology; 33% were interested in more silent operation; and 12% were interested in added features, reduced vibration and noise.
Those interests held strong through the entire event, and most often, they were rewarded. The hybrid-electric boat received an overwhelmingly positive reaction. After a test drive, guests were asked to rate aspects of their experience.
Volvo Penta’s Joystick Docking in electric mode was a top feature, earning an “excellent” or “very good” rating from an impressive 98% of testers.
Also receiving “excellent” and “very good” ratings:
– Using large batteries to live aboard the boat without having to run a generator: 95%
– Near-silent electric cruising: 88%
– Zero emissions in slow speeds and responsible boating in sensitive areas: 85%
– Acceleration using electric boost: 82%
– Ability to charge using the main combustion engines: 79%
When asked how a hybrid-electric boating solution from Volvo Penta could change attendees future boating habits, the results revealed that they were particularly impressed by its ability to change boaters’ relationship to the water and their surroundings:
– More low speed cruising: 41%
– Stay more nights off the grid: 34%
Volvo Penta and Groupe Beneteau will continue to explore and capture insights and will use these as the boating experience of the future transforms. This will include, among others:
– Safety on the water
– Charging infrastructure
– Changing pricing models
– HMI interface, guided experiences, boater education, gamification
– Comfort and experience
Overall, the partnership between Volvo Penta and Groupe Beneteau, combined with the overwhelmingly positive response from industry experts, sets a promising trajectory for the future of boating. As the demand for sustainable alternatives continues to grow, hybrid-electric systems have emerged as a compelling solution.
If you are interested in learning more about this innovative technology or other areas to enhance your boating experience, we encourage you to contact Grandtech Hong Kong. As the distributor of Volvo Penta, we possess the expertise and knowledge to provide you with detailed information on your next boat purchase.
Embrace the future of boating and reach out to Grandtech Hong Kong today to embark on a sustainable and exhilarating journey on the water.
When it comes to upgrading your yacht, one crucial factor to consider is assisted docking technology. Volvo Penta is dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to the yachting industry, and assisted docking technology is one of them. This advanced technology makes the docking process easier and safer, providing yacht owners with unparalleled convenience and comfort.
How can the Volvo Penta Assisted Docking system add value to boaters?
Docking can be a challenging task for every yacht owner, even for the most experienced ones. Factors such as wind, currents, and tight spaces can make it daunting. However, with assisted docking technology, these challenges can be overcome. By utilizing a combination of sensors, GPS, and advanced control systems, the technology assists in maneuvering and positioning the yacht accurately during the docking process.
One of the key benefits of assisted docking technology is increased safety. It helps to mitigate the risks of collisions and accidents by providing real-time information and precise control. The technology aids in avoiding obstacles, including other vessels, docks, and submerged objects, ensuring a smooth and secure docking experience.
Furthermore, assisted docking technology enhances convenience and confidence for yacht owners. It reduces the stress and uncertainty associated with docking, especially in demanding conditions. With features such as automated steering and joystick control, yacht owners can effortlessly maneuver their vessels with precision and ease.
What types of boats are qualified for the Assisted Docking retrofit upgrade?
The Assisted Docking retrofit upgrade is designed for yacht owners who have Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) drives manufactured from 2009 onwards. If your system falls between the years 2009 and 2012, an EVC (Electronic Vessel Control) upgrade will be required as EVC E was introduced in 2012. The Assisted Docking retrofit upgrade is applicable to D6-IPS, D8-IPS, D11-IPS, and D13-IPS installations that have EVC-E4 and EVC-2 compatibility.
What is the process for retrofitting the Assisted Docking system on a boat?
The retrofitting process for the Assisted Docking system varies depending on the specific boat. It can involve anything from a straightforward software update to comprehensive upgrade kits that encompass the Volvo Penta Joystick Driving, Dynamic Positioning System (DPS), and Glass Cockpit interface. To determine the availability of Assisted Docking for their boat, customers are advised to consult with us and we will provide the necessary guidance and assistance throughout the evaluation process.
When considering an upgrade for your yacht, it is important to evaluate the compatibility and integration of assisted docking technology with your existing systems. Volvo Penta offers a range of options that can be tailored to suit different yacht models and requirements. Consult with us and we will help you determine the best solution for your specific needs.
In conclusion, incorporating assisted docking technology into your yacht upgrade can significantly enhance your docking experience. Volvo Penta’s commitment to innovation and safety ensures that you have access to reliable and advanced solutions. With assisted docking technology, you can navigate with confidence, knowing that you have the assistance you need to dock your yacht smoothly and securely.
We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of Volvo Penta’s brand-new online store! Get ready for a game-changing shopping experience that brings marine excellence right to your fingertips.
Discover an Extensive Range of Volvo Penta Marine Products
At Volvo Penta’s comprehensive online store, we proudly offer an extensive range of top-quality marine products designed to elevate the boating adventures of recreational enthusiasts. From powerful engines to innovative propulsion systems, genuine parts, and cutting-edge accessories, we have everything you need to enhance your on-water experience, regardless of your boating requirements.
The online store provides customers with the convenience of checking prices, inventory status, and placing orders at any time, 24/7.
Find Your Products Quickly and Efficiently
Volvo Penta’s online store offers a clear and easy-to-navigate categorization of products, ensuring a seamless shopping experience. With function groups specifically designed for different boating needs, finding the right products becomes a breeze.
A range of products include:
- Chemical Products
- Lubricating and Oil System
- Fuel System
- Inlet and Exhaust System
- Cooling System
- Engine Controls
- Ignition and Control Systems
- General, Electrical System
- Battery and Mountings
- Alternator, Charging, Electric Motor, Electric Drives
- Starting System
- Other Electrical Equipment
- Cables and Fuses
- Marine Propulsion
- Miscellaneous, Power Transmission
- General, Hydraulic System, Special Functions, Miscellaneous
- Industrial and Marine Equipment
- Miscellaneous, Repair Kits
This intuitive categorization enables you to effortlessly explore and browse through products that are specifically relevant to your unique boating requirements. By streamlining the navigation process, Volvo Penta’s online store ensures that you can quickly and efficiently find the products you need, making your shopping experience convenient and hassle-free.
Shop with Confidence and Convenience
Say goodbye to the hassle of visiting multiple stores or making phone calls to find the right products for your vessel. With our online store, you can conveniently browse through our catalog, compare options, and make secure purchases with just a few clicks. Our user-friendly interface and detailed product descriptions ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with secure transactions and reliable shipping options.
Expert Advice at Your Fingertips
We understand that choosing the right products for your boat can be overwhelming. That’s why our website and online store is not just a place to shop but also a valuable resource. Explore our informative articles, to gain insights from our marine experts. Whether you’re looking for maintenance tips, performance upgrades, or installation instructions, we’ve got you covered.
Exclusive Offers and Promotions
As a thank you for joining us on this exciting journey, we are offering exclusive deals and promotions available only through our online store.
From now until 30-Sep-2023, purchase any amount of Volvo Penta products, you will receive a free gift including stylish Lamy Pen, a handy Mini Shaver, a durable Swissgear backpack, a portable neck fan, a classic Volvo Penta cap, a comfortable T-Shirt, a waterproof bag or an umbrella.
Spend over HK$10,000 or HK$20,000 to receive a 5L or 18L bottle of VDS4.5 engine oil respectively.
Keep an eye out for special discounts, limited-time offers, and bundle deals that will make your boating dreams more affordable than ever.
Stay Connected for Updates
We are committed to continuously enhancing your shopping experience. Stay connected with us by following us on social media including Facebook and Instagram. Be the first to know about new product launches, upcoming promotions, and exciting boating events.
Visit Volvo Penta’s online store today and embark on a new era of marine excellence. Shop with confidence, convenience, and the assurance that you’re choosing the best for your boat. Get ready to make waves and create unforgettable memories on the water with Volvo Penta!
The Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) system, which was initially launched in 2009, provides boaters with complete control on the water by automatically keeping the boat’s heading and position despite wind or current.
It is a power positioning system that allows for precise control of your vessel’s position, ensuring it remains stable and oriented in the desired direction on water.
It can be easily activated through the press of a button on the Volvo Penta joystick control, which is integrated into the DPS solution.
The DPS system also includes an inbuilt, state-of-the-art repositioning feature that allows boaters to automatically keep the boat in position and make slight adjustments with ease, even in challenging weather conditions. This feature gives boaters the freedom to plan routes and hold positions, whether they are inshore, offshore, or in the harbour.
A wide range of boaters from water sports enthusiasts all the way through to superyacht owners can benefit from the DPS feature.
To access the DPS feature, a software update and installation of an antenna housing twin GPS receivers are required. The system is enabled for twin, triple, or quadruple solutions across Volvo Penta’s marine leisure range worldwide.
The Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) has expanded to include its twin V6 and V8 propulsion packages. This means that DPS will now be available on all Volvo Penta boats with electric steering from 20ft to 120ft, making it the widest footprint of this automated feature in the marine industry.
Volvo Penta continues to invest in the evolution of the DPS system, with the ultimate experience of boaters in mind. The company’s commitment to innovation and automation ensures that boaters can enjoy a smooth and effortless boating experience, even in challenging conditions.
If you have any questions or needs regarding the DPS system or any other Volvo Penta products, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We are always ready to assist you!
Boat docking can be a daunting task, especially for new boat owners. However, with the right techniques, anyone can master the art of boat docking. In this blog post, we’ll share 10 tips from Volvo Penta to help you dock your boat like a pro.
Practice makes perfect: The more you practice, the better you’ll become at docking your boat. Start by practicing in calm waters with no wind or current, and gradually work your way up to more challenging conditions.
Approach gradually and at an angle: To ensure a smooth and safe docking experience, it’s important to approach the dock gradually and at a slight angle. This technique allows you to maintain control of your boat with short bursts of power, while minimizing the risk of damage to your boat or the dock.
Know your boat: Understanding your boat’s dimensions, weight, and handling characteristics is crucial when it comes to docking. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your boat before attempting to dock.
Use all available resources: Use your boat’s mirrors, gauges, and other tools to help you navigate and dock your boat safely.
Plan ahead: Before you approach the dock, make sure you have a plan in place. Consider the wind, current, and other factors that could affect your approach.
Use fenders and lines: Fenders and lines can help protect your boat and make docking easier. Make sure you have them in the right positions before you approach the dock.
Communicate with your crew: Make sure everyone on board knows their roles and responsibilities during the docking process. Clear communication is key to a successful docking.
Take it slow: Docking requires patience and precision. Take your time and approach the dock slowly to avoid any accidents.
Use the wind and current to your advantage: Sometimes, the wind and current can work in your favor. Use them to your advantage when approaching the dock.
Be aware of other boats and obstacles: Always be aware of other boats and obstacles around you when docking. Avoid collisions by keeping a safe distance from other boats and objects.
Joystick Control – Offers an Easy Way to Maneuver with Precision
Aquamatic, Volvo Penta IPS and inboard shaft installations can benefit from the advantages of Joystick Docking.
Joystick Docking makes docking easy and safe. The joystick can be moved in any direction to control the boat’s lateral, forward, and reverse movements. The system is designed to be simple and logical, and all maneuvers are totally intuitive.
How to Dock a Boat with Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking System
Docking a boat can be a challenging task, but with Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking system, the process becomes a breeze. This cutting-edge technology allows you to dock your boat smoothly and securely, no matter the circumstances.
To engage the Assisted Docking system, simply activate it as you approach the dock. The system utilizes GPS and advanced sensors to determine your boat’s position, speed, and direction, ensuring a safe and easy docking experience.
The Assisted Docking system automatically counters any wind or current, allowing you to focus on accuracy and control.
Thanks to Volvo Penta’s 100+ years of marine expertise and state-of-the-art technology, you can master the art of boat docking with ease. Experience the seamless integration of innovation and expertise that comes with new systems.
At Volvo Penta, we’re committed to helping boat owners enjoy their boating experiences to the fullest, and can master the art of boat docking and enjoy safe and stress-free boating.
Contact us today to learn more about our boating solutions.