Boating app for an improved experience
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Key marine leisure benefits – at sea and on land
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.Play video
Benefits for marine commercial operators and fleet owners
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Getting started with Volvo Penta Easy Connect is quick and straightforward. For compatibility, please check at the bottom of this page.
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.
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.
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.
Model year 2006 and later in single and twin installations.