Volvo Penta Interceptor System 300–1050

The Volvo Penta Interceptor System has its origin in large, commercial vessels. Its robust and compact design ensures reliable performance for Volvo Penta-powered yachts 35–100 feet. Fully integrated in Electronic Vessel Control, our electronic platform, it has enabled us to develop various Auto mode solutions Just press the TRIM ASSIST button to activate the Auto mode and enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride – fully automatically!

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Improved onboard safety
Compared to a boat with a traditional trim system, a boat equipped with the Volvo Penta Interceptor system, in Auto mode, quickly moves up on the plane and stays more upright in sharp turns. This means significantly improved visibility, both ahead and either side while also enhancing overall safety. With the Auto mode activated, the driver can focus on maneuvering and navigating – confident that the boat’s handling and performance are optimized.

Available installations:
Auto Trim, List and Coordinated Turn is available for Volvo Penta IPS, Aquamatic & Inboard shaft applications with Volvo Penta electronic steering.
Interceptor system range
A robust system in various blade sizes: 300, 450, 600, 750, 900 or 1050 mm.

Corrosion-free materials
The interceptors are made from corrosion-free materials and require virtually no maintenance. The composite material will not cause any galvanic corrosion and does not require protective anodes that have to be replaced.

Listen to what the trade press journalists have to say about the Interceptor System.

Journalist’s comments
Interceptor system
Volvo Penta Interceptor main benefits (with Auto Mode)
  • Quickly up on plane
  • Smooth boat behavior
  • Extra stability with Coordinated Turn option
  • Greatly enhanced visibility and safety
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Easy handling thanks to the unique Electronic Vessel Control integration
  • Available as a fully automatic system with manual overlay control at all times
  • Easy to upgrade from manual to Auto functionality
  • Robust construction with its origin in large, commercial vessels
  • Developed for Volvo Penta power systems


Increased visibility.  When accelerating with the Volvo Penta Interceptor System (in auto mode), it will lift the stern and lower the bow. This means quicker onto the plane and greatly increased forward visibility during the acceleration phase. Also when you turn, your visibility to the sides is largely improved.

Electronic Vessel Control platform.
Volvo Penta’s electronic platform – Electronic Vessel Control – integrates the boat’s engines and electronics, including the Volvo Penta Interceptor system.

With radically reduced wiring and heavy-duty connectors, Electronic Vessel Control gives
a robust installation and greatly improved reliability. No separate control panel is needed for Interceptor system – it is fully integrated Into the control for a simplified and more user-friendly driver interface. The system has advanced automatic functionality (option) and is designed to work in harmony with Powertrim Assistant. The Auto mode functionality is
also customized to each boat model for best performance.


Glass Cockpit System  The trim indicator is integrated in the optional Glass Cockpit System and can be selected in any of the display views.


Left. The powerful, electric servo units are extremely responsive: full stroke is possible in a single second. Right. The Interceptor control unit controls the movements of the interceptor blades depending on GPS position, rudder angle, engine data, gyro sensor and accerometer.
Technical information


Planing or semi-planing boats with Volvo Penta engines

Boat sizes

35–100+ feet

Blade servo

Brushless, Capacity: full stroke in 2 seconds (12 V) 1 second (24 V)

Blade sizes

300, 450, 600, 750, 900 or 1050 mm (one or two pairs per boat)


Auto Trim & List or Auto Trim, List & Coordinated Turn 


Composite material, no corrosion

Control panel

Auto, Trim and List buttons integrated in the top-mounted engine control


Information shown in the Electronic Vessel Control display

Blade stroke

50 mm