Volvo Penta launched its popular Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) back in 2003 and is now offering customers the opportunity to optimize their boat with the latest version, via tailored upgrades for all eligible boats. EVC upgrade kits are available through Grandtech, and in many cases this will enable a substantial and optimized advance of the features and capabilities of older boats. Boaters will enjoy elevated experiences and performance levels while also boosting re-sale values.

With this upgrade, you can take advantage of the advanced functionalities and technical features of the latest EVC-E4 generation. The upgrade offers the option to add new instruments, displays, and potentially even redesign the helm station, providing a refreshed and modern look to your boat. Additionally, you can select from a range of software upgrades to customize your boating experience further.

Upon completing the Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) upgrade, you will immediately gain access to new functionalities that enhance your time at sea. An updated helm station, including Volvo Penta’s renowned Glass Cockpit, new controls, and displays, creates a seamless and transformative driving experience, integrating the engine, driveline, and navigation into a single interface. The comprehensive upgrade package also includes a full 2-year Volvo Penta warranty when the work is managed by Grandtech, ensuring peace of mind and exceptional customer support.

The additional functionalities available with the EVC upgrade will vary depending on your boat, but features such as Powertrim Assist, Cruise Control, Interceptors, Tow Mode, and Trip Computer can significantly enhance your boating experience. Volvo Penta IPS platform owners have the opportunity to add Joystick Control, Assisted Docking, and Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) for effortless maneuvering, stress-free docking, and precise control of the boat’s positioning and heading.

David Aas, Global Product Manager at Volvo Penta, emphasizes the benefits of upgrading to the latest EVC:

“A more integrated, intuitive, and easy-to-use experience, a modern and ergonomic helm station, access to cutting-edge technology, and the potential for higher resale value. By upgrading your boat’s EVC system, you future-proof your vessel and avoid potential challenges associated with sourcing older components in the future.”

Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control upgrade offer is a bespoke solution tailored to each boat and owner. Over the years, Volvo Penta has continuously expanded, improved, and updated the EVC system, making it one of the most advanced operating systems on the market. With approximately 50,000 boats estimated to benefit from an EVC system upgrade globally, this service is unparalleled in the industry, ensuring that your boat stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in marine technology.

To embark on your upgrade journey, simply reach out to Grandtech and we will assist you in finding the right package for your specific vessel.