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Volvo Penta Wins Prestigious World Marine Trades Award

Volvo Penta
Category award recipients at the opening ceremony of the METS Marine Trade show in Amsterdam yesterday.

Volvo Penta with the top honor for its Assisted Docking System, at the opening event of METSTRADE 2021. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 15 received Special Mentions. ”The Volvo Penta Assisted Docking System works with the company’s IPS propulsion drives to provide boaters with unknown levels of fine maneuvering control in motor yachts, taking wind and current into account,” said the Jury’s report in its description of the product.  ”It is easily operated via a joystick controller, even by a novice user of a motor yacht.”

Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta software connected to the company’s IPS system and joystick takes into account wind and current when docking.

In reaching its decision, the Jury said it recognized the Assisted Docking solution ”is the result of much research, development and extensive software and hardware design. The system is intuitive to use but Volvo Penta obviously paid attention to more than core function and innovation. For example, the ergonomics and aesthetics of the hand controller provide a feeling of confidence in the system even before you use it.” 

This year’s category winners:

Marine Electronics and Marine Related Software

  • Garmin Surround View Camera System

Interior Equipment, Furnishing, Materials and Electrical Fittings used in Cabins

  • Dometic Voyager TX Series

Deck Equipment, Sails and Rigging

  • Bonomi JOY Self-Tailing Cleat

Lifesaving and Safety Equipment

  • ACR Electronics ResQLink View RLS Personal Locator Beacon

Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Fittings

  • The Jury named joint winners in this category
  • Mastervolt MLI Ultra 1250
  • Volvo Penta Assisted Docking