Joystick Driving offers an easy way to maneuver with precision. It allows the driver to steer comfortably at all speeds with only one hand.
When Joystick Driving is activated, the Autopilot turns on simultaneously. The driver steers the boat by moving the Joystick. When the Joystick is released, the Autopilot is engaged and keeps a forward course. The set course can easily be changed on the Autopilot with a slight turn of the Joystick. 1: Course adjustment. 2: Steering. 3: Joystick driving on/off.
The placement of the joystick makes uncomfortable positions and demanding steering sessions a thing of the past. With the simple press of a button on the joystick, the function is engaged and you can lean back and steer with one hand – no matter the speed – with perfect response.
Joystick Driving requires twin installation, electronic steering and the integrated Volvo Penta Autopilot. Only for diesel engines. Since the function is integrated in the Joystick, no additional hardware is needed.
Joystick Docking makes docking easy and safe. The driver just pushes or rotates the joystick in the desired direction and the boat follows: forward, reverse, sideways, or spins on its own axis. It’s simple and logical, and all maneuvers are totally intuitive.
The Volvo Penta IPS uses individually steerable pod units. Sophisticated software in the Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system transforms the driver’s joystick movements into steering angles, gearshifts and throttle positions for intuitive maneuverability at both low and high speeds.
With the Single Lever Mode it is possible to enjoy the benefit of multi‐engine operation using only a single lever.
Controlling the speed with the Single‐lever Mode makes it simple to drive safely and steadily also in rough and windy conditions. The driver can trust the system to manage all engines while focusing on operating the boat.
With the Low‐speed Mode, a boat’s speed at idling can be reduced by 50%, from 5–6 to 2–3 knots, using the throttle/gear lever. This makes the Low‐speed Mode perfect when docking, fishing or driving in canals.
With the Low‐speed Mode, the throttle/gear lever is used to control the boat’s speed. In the first 12 degrees of the lever movement, the engine will remain at idle and the boat’s speed is reduced by a slip in the transmission. The slip is from 50% to full engagement and when the lever is pushed further, the gearbox is fully engaged. The throttle is increased and the speed can be controlled with the engine rpm.
The Low‐speed Mode puts full focus on operating and gives the driver more time for maneuvers and corrections. Full drivability and increased control at reduced boat speed make docking and operating in tight spaces less stressful. It also facilitates maneuvering when fishing and driving in inland waterways.
The Cruise control lets the driver fine‐tune the cruising speed.
With fingertip control of the engine rpm, the driver can fine‐tune the boat’s speed to optimize fuel economy and comfort at the touch of a button. Located on the control, the Cruise control button is easy to reach. With Low speed Mode activated, the Cruise control function also controls the clutch and lets the operator fine‐tune also in very low boat speed.
The Cruise control enables the driver to set a specific speed for the boat without having to manually adjust the throttle to maintain the desired speed. The engine speed can then easily be finetuned with the fingertip. The Cruise control deactivates direct on throttle movement.
With the Cruise control it is easy to adjust and fine‐tune engine speed to make the drive safer in rough and windy conditions. In crowded marinas and narrow passages it is easy to make very small adjustments of the boat’s speed. The Cruise control also helps optimize the fuel efficiency.
The Tow Mode makes tubing, wakeboarding and waterskiing easier, safer and more fun. By automatically accelerating to your pre-set engine speed and compensate for changes in load, it maintains the set speed for maximum water sport fun.
You set the maximum engine rpm on the Volvo Penta display. When you give full throttle, the engine accelerates at its peak, but does not go above your pre-set rpm. With changing load, i.e. the skier turns sharply, the system quickly compensates so that the engine maintains the set rpm. To adjust the speed, the driver simply pushes the buttons on the display or the Side mounted control.
Tow mode is for single installation. You need the Top mounted control or the Side mounted control with built in tow mode button. The 2,5" display is required.