Volvo Penta Boating Challenge

Are you up for the challenge

This year Volvo Penta is launching several new products for leisure boating. We have decided to put these products through their paces in a series of challenges that really show what’s in it for you as a boat owner.

“When it comes to boating, if you really want to experience a new product, there is no substitute to being out on the water and seeing it in action for yourself,” says Hanna Ljungqvist, engineer at Volvo Penta. “When filming the Volvo Penta Boating Challenge, we’ve tried to replicate this experience and show what each product can do.”


IPS Challenge

“I’ve decided to make it a little bit more difficult for you”

Volvo Penta launched the IPS ten years ago in a bid to take maneuvering to the next level. In this film we test low- and high-speed maneuverability as well as the Dynamic Positioning System, before ending with the ultimate acceleration test.

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Learn more about Volvo Penta IPS

Challenge IPS engine


Glass Cockpit Challenge

”It’s just like parking my car”

Historically, boat helms have often used systems from different manufacturers, systems that don’t always communicate that well. To solve this, Volvo Penta introduced the Glass Cockpit a few years ago – a system that is revolutionizing leisure boat controlling and monitoring. In this episode we find out how easy and intuitive it really is.

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Learn more about the Glass Cockpit System


Battery Management Challenge

”I’m not worried – I’ll give him a head start”

With the new e-Key Remote unlocking and starting a boat is now a lot like starting a car. In this episode we have two boats but only one is equipped with the e-Key Remote. The challenge? To take-off as quickly as possible.

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Learn more about the e-Key



Joystick Challenge

”You’ve got some mad docking skills!”

When we launched our first joystick with IPS, it was an
unique innovation: a propulsion system controlled by a
joystick. Today we offer joysticks for many types of boats.
In this challenge we get two boats to complete two
different courses in a race against time.
(Psst, there’s a surprise in the end).

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Learn more about the Joystick