Boat trim system

The Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is a revolutionary patented boat trim system which will set new standards for trim systems worldwide. Thanks to the water intercept technology with vertical blades, you get a smoother ride and get quicker onto the plane. The innovative new design is made of composite material and, unlike traditional trim systems, no hydraulics are involved, it is pure electrical. This makes it easy to install and corrosion free and virtually no maintenance is required.

Additional benefits
The new trim system has all the same performance qualities as conventional trim tabs plus the benefits of quicker response and less drag, smaller size and pure electrical maneuvering with no hydraulics involved. The blades are automatically retracted at engine shut-off, reducing risk of damage and marine growth.
With their small dimensions, the interceptor units are easily mounted. The only effect on the hull is a small hole for the electrical connection. Additional interceptor units may be installed side by side, i.e. two units on each side of the hull. The trim system is designed for several helm stations and fits boats from 15 to 50 feet with speeds up to 50 knots.

Easy operation
The Volvo Penta Boat Trim System with built-in trim sensor is easily operated from the push-button control panel with its distinct trim indication (LED). The trim indicators show the precise position of port and starboard. The control panel has the following functions: bow down and bow up, list starboard and list port. Several control panels may be installed, for example on a flybridge installation.

The Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is made of composite material and all electrical parts are “sealed for life”. It is corrosion free and will not cause any galvanic corrosion. This means that virtually no maintenance is needed in comparison to a conventional hydraulic trim tab system. The fact that no hydraulic oil is used makes it safe for the marine environment.


  • 12 V and 24 V.
  • Easy, safe and exact maneuvering.
  • Quick response.
  • Built-in trim sensor.
  • Control panel with LEDs for precise trim indication.
  • Automatic retraction.
  • Electrical actuator, no hydraulics needed.
  • Designed for several helm stations.
  • Suitable for multiple installations.
  • Composite material, no corrosion.
  • Quick and easy to install.
  • Small dimensions, lightweight.
  • Ideal also for water jet installations
  • Complies with CE and ABYC requirements.