Volvo Penta have unveiled a new water sports control and display system for wakesurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing enthusiasts. The new system gives boatbuilders a turnkey Volvo Penta water sports package that’s fully integrated with the Forward Drive, Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and Glass Cockpit systems.
‘Wakesurfing is one of the fastest-growing trends in today’s boating market, and we’re seeing even more boatbuilders bringing to market a new class of boats optimised for water sports enabled by Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive technology,’ says Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas.
The new water sport function in the Glass Cockpit display makes it easy to set up and run the boat for wakesurfing, wakeboarding or waterskiing with the touch of a fingertip. Individual profiles for up to three users can be created, pre-stored and loaded in seconds. Once set, the system keeps the boat at the desired speed and trims automatically to create and sustain the right wake for the water sports activity in question.