The Volvo Penta Interceptor System is a boat trim system for simpler, safer and more comfortable driving. It is integrated into the Electronic Vessel Control system – Volvo Penta’s electronic platform – which makes it extremely easy to handle. This robust system can be used for both planing and semi-planing Volvo Penta-powered boats 35 feet and larger, contributing to more straightforward, safer and more comfortable driving.
The precise Manual control function can be extended with three fully automatic modes, each developed to improving the boating experience, in terms of comfort, visibility and low fuel consumption. “Auto Trim and List” gives automatic correction of the boat’s trim and list, optimizing the performance in all conditions. With “Auto Trim, List and Coordinated Turn” the system is also capable of adjusting the list in turn based on a predetermined value, specific to each boat model. This keeps the boat more upright in sharp turns and allows for a true turn, i.e., when people aboard feel no sideways forces during the turn. The third mode, “Active Ride” is another smart feature that will redefine your concept of cruising comfort.
The optional Active Ride Control feature is the result of years of development of improving safety and onboard comfort. By utilizing the interceptors, the system effectively diminishes pitch and roll motion by up to 60% at cruising speeds. By keeping you steady at sea, the risk of seasickness is reduced, which means that can start looking forward to a smooth ride in almost any condition. Everything is automatic so that you can focus on more important things, like navigating and enjoying the moment.
When activated in Auto mode, the Interceptor System continuously adjusts the boat to the most favorable running angle for smooth boat behavior and a more comfortable ride. Maintaining the best trim angle also minimizes the fuel consumption. Less fuel means reduced costs and lower environmental impact.
Compared with a boat with a traditional trim system, a boat with the Volvo Penta Interceptor System, in the optional Auto mode, quickly moves up on the plane and stays stable and more upright in sharp turns. This means significantly improved visibility ahead and enhanced onboard safety. The system also provides excellent visibility in sharp turns. The interceptors are made from corrosion-free materials and require virtually no maintenance. The composite material does not cause any galvanic corrosion and does not require protective anodes that have to be replaced.