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.