Volvo Assisted Docking Retrofit Has Arrived

Volvo’s award-winning Assisted Docking system can now be retrofitted for Volvo Penta IPS-powered yachts from 2012 and onward. The Assisted Docking system allows boaters to have more control and confidence in the harbor when docking and maneuvering in tight spaces, providing safer and easier docking.

The system is now available for D6-IPS, D8-IPS and D11-IPS packages from model year 2012 for EVC2 and EVCE.

“Previously, this technology was only available for new boats,” explains Anders Thorin, product manager electronics at Volvo Penta. “But we want to ensure that our current customers are able to continually enhance their experience on the water as we continue to make boating more accessible, safer and stress free.”

How Assisted Docking is retrofitted will be boat specific, ranging from a simple software update to full upgrade kits that also include the Joystick and Dynamic Positioning System (DPS), antenna and Glass Cockpit interface. Each customer can consult with an authorized Volvo Penta dealer to evaluate whether Assisted Docking is the ideal fit.