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Volvo Penta Easy Connect

Easy Connect App for Boating

Stay connected to your boat – wherever you are

With Volvo Penta’s Easy Connect boating app for leisure as well as commercial applications, you can stay connected to your vessel or fleet, wherever you are. Monitor, plan ahead or send crucial engine data directly to your service dealer. You get complete control of your vessel’s engine status – and much more – straight to your smartphone or tablet.

What is Volvo Penta Easy Connect?

Easy Connect is an app-based tool that provides you with a portable dashboard. The app communicates directly with your engine and driveline via an onboard Bluetooth® interface. This means that you get an instant overview of engine status presented in an intuitive interface on your smart phone or tablet. Once Easy Connect has been installed, you will receive continuous updates through the app that will unlock even more features and functions.

Easy to download

Easy Connect is easy to use – and easy to install in two quick steps. All you need is the app, and the Easy Connect Interface installed in your boat. Once connected, the Interface transmits the information to your smart device via Bluetooth®, turning you and your device into perfect partners.

Get the Easy Connect Interface (dealer locator)
Download the free app (Google Play)
Download the free app (App Store)

Instant data access

Easy Connect provides instant access to engine data, but it also stores it for proactive usage like route planning or monitoring of fuel consumption. The cloud service allows access from multiple devices – on board as well as on land – for both fleet owners and service dealers.

A closer look at the Easy Connect app

The app presents your data in an easy, intuitive interface that will add new levels of convenience to your operation, no matter if you’re leisurely cruising or managing a commercial fleet.

Status overview

The Easy Connect app summarizes all the information on the status of your driveline. This information, which includes chassis ID, engine hours, diagnostic fault codes as well as installed features or components, can be easily emailed to your service dealer via the in-built sharing function.

My view – personalized overview

You can easily personalize your display mode. By default, My View provides you with vital engine data, but you can easily configure the view to fit your personal requirements and the data you deem most relevant.

Map

With the Map View you can check your current position and the route you have traveled. As an option, you can use navigation charts from Navionics for further precision.

Trip computer

Easy Connect is capable of showing additional data – such as average fuel consumption, distance to empty, speed and travel distance – if you have a trip computer installed in your boat.

My journeys

Route data is stored locally in the app. In the Home View, it’s easily accessible for planning future trips or checking fuel consumption for past trips. Should you want to share info about past journeys, this is easily done.

Key marine leisure benefits – at sea and on land

Easy Connect for Marine Leisure

Depending on your engine type, additional sensors, and functionalities installed in your boat, Easy Connect gives you many possibilities to enhance your boating experience, through both live functions when onboard as well as data and route information stored within the app from when you last connected to the boat.

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Portable dashboard display

Stay in control anywhere

Turn your smart device into a portable dashboard display – a great complement to analog instrumentation. Easy Connect is also great for letting friends and family monitor the trip when onboard.

Plan your trip

Always think ahead

Easy Connect stores all your journeys in the app, including vessel data such as engine hours and fuel levels. The stored info is perfect for planning future trips and for gauging fuel requirements.

Social media functionality

Share with your friends

At sea, there are often moments worth telling your family and friends about. Share your experiences and favorite spots on the go or from home.

Simplify service and support

Connect easily with your dealer

In case you get a diagnostic trouble code, Easy Connect lets you access data like chassis-ID and engine hours, making it easier to talk to your Volvo Penta dealer – for faster, more efficient service.

Benefits for marine commercial operators and fleet owners

Easy Connect for Marine Commercial

Depending on your engine type, additional sensors, and functionalities installed in your vessels, Easy Connect gives you many possibilities to enhance your vessel's efficiency and productivity, through both real-time key data when onboard as well as data and route information stored within the app. The ability to plan and continuously improve operations will help increase uptime and overall efficiency.

Portable dashboard display

Stay in control anywhere

This feature turns the smart device into a portable tool – providing easy and flexible access to key vessel data both on and off board. The boat’s position, engine hours, fuel consumption and potential fault codes are regularly updated to the integrated cloud service function.

Plan your trip

Always think ahead

Easy Connect creates a platform of key vessel data that makes it possible to prepare, plan and continuously improve. For example, the data provided makes it possible to track and compare all previous trips within different occasions and operators. Track fuel consumption, engine and vessel usage.

Increase efficiency

Compare and improve

Thanks to the data supplied by Easy Connect, it’s easy to find best practice solutions to common challenges and tasks. For fleet owners, the engine data from a single vessel can be used to increase, for example, overall fuel efficiency or to identify best routes for an entire fleet.

Proactive service and support

Connect easily with your dealer

Key summary of vessel driveline and diagnostic data is easy to share with your dealer via e-mail. This feature facilitates and simplifies proactive interaction as the information sent enables remote fault tracing.

NMEA functionality

The Easy Connect Interface includes NMEA2000 functionality. This means it can also be connected to an existing NMEA network within the boat. This enables you to access additional data from i.e. speed and depth sensors. In addition, the Easy Connect Interface can be used to convert engine data into NMEA2000 compatible chart plotters/multi-function displays onboard.

Get your easy connect kit

Getting started with Volvo Penta Easy Connect is quick and straightforward. For compatibility, please check at the bottom of this page.

Step 1. Get the interface

The interface kit is simple to install and is easily available at your local Volvo Penta dealer.

Dealer locator

Installation instructions

Step 2. Download the app

The Easy Connect app is free and available for smartphones and tablets with iOS® 10 or later. For Android, the operating system version must be 5.0 or later for Android devices with Bluetooth® 4.2.

Download the free app (Google Play)
Download the free app (App Store)

Compatibility and FAQ

Explore compability and common questions regarding Easy Connect

The Easy Connect app is compatible with iOS® 10 or later. For Android, the operating system version must be 5.0 or later for Android devices with Bluetooth® 4.2. Contact your Volvo Penta dealer who can help you to identify your engine’s compatibility with Easy Connect. Easy Connect is compatible with a wide range of marine leisure Volvo Penta engines from the year 2003 and later. For marine commercial applications, Easy Connect is compatible with engines from the year 2010 onwards.


Diesel engines

D1 and D2 produced 2007 and later in single and twin non EVC installations. Note! Diagnostic trouble codes are not available in the Easy Connect app for D1 and D2. For details see the compatibility list above.

Diesel and gasoline engines with electronic vessel control (evc)

D3, D4, D6, D8, D9, D11, D12, D13, V6 and V8 engines in single, twin, triple and quad installations. Note! Diagnostic trouble codes are not available in the Easy Connect app for engines produced before 2009. For details see the compatibility list above.

Gasoline engines – non evc

Model year 2006 and later in single and twin installations.

Do you want to know more?

Contact your local Marine Dealer

Dealer locator