Ever wanted to experience the groundbreaking technology that is Volvo-Penta’s IPS system? Well, at the upcoming Auckland On Water Boat Show, you can!
The New Zealand distributor for Volvo Penta, Volpower NZ Ltd, will have a simulator on hand at the show that will allow visitors to handle the controls of a virtual boat and put not only their skills, but also an IPS system’s capabilities to the test.
Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS) is still a revolution. Thousands of applications with the distinctive, forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers have been installed on hundreds of boat models worldwide.
In 2005, Volvo Penta introduced the revolutionary Joystick Docking function where the boat, thanks to individually moveable drives, can be maneuvered in any direction, making docking both easier and safer. Volvo Penta has taken the technology a step further and can now present Joystick Driving and Autopilot – two features that help make life at sea both easier and more fun.
The placement of the joystick makes uncomfortable positions and demanding steering sessions a thing of the past. With the simple press of a button on the joystick, the function is engaged and you can lean back and steer with one hand – no matter the speed – with perfect response. The maneuvering will be exact and precise, and you can easily change the set course on the Autopilot by the slightest turn of the joystick.
The Joystick Driving and Autopilot features are part of Volvo Penta’s electronic platform, EVC (Electronic Vessel Control). The new EVC generation, EVC-E, enables easier installation combined with time- and fuel-saving add-on features. EVC-E is a comprehensive system for all the boat’s engines – one system, one manufacturer, one way of installation and one single contact for all service matters, locally as well as globally.
Using the simulator, show visitors will be able to experience all the charateristics and features of IPS, that has made it one of the worlds leading propulsion and control systems.
The Volvo Penta IPS simulator will be at the Auckland On Water Boat Show, September 29 – October 2, located outside at stand #OS23, next to the Viaduct Harbour bridge. http://www.volpower.co.nz
The Volvo Penta IPS simulator will be on hand at the Auckland On Water Boat Show for visitors to experience the benefits of IPS.
For further information:
Volpower NZ Ltd
Wayne Patten – Managing Director
Ph 09 274 4305
About Volpower NZ Ltd
Volpower NZ Ltd represents Volvo Penta and distributes these products through a New Zealand wide Dealer Network and the South West Pacific region.
Under Volpower’s enthusiastic management team, Volvo Penta has become the market leader in marine diesel engines.
Volvo Penta is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel and petrol engines used in work and leisure applications. Internationally, Volvo Penta engines are used not only as marine propulsion systems, but to power generators, irrigation equipment, excavators, forklift trucks, container handling equipment and forestry machinery.
Volvo Penta also manufactures marine transmissions, and a wide range of accessories. They include diesel engine turbo-charging, the Aquamatic stern-drive, sail boat S-drive, and the remarkable Duoprop system of two counter rotating propellers.
Volpower also handles a wide range of acoustic insulation material as NZ distributor for Soundguard.