VOLVO PENTA HAS WON the Innovation Award at the 2021 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) for its Assisted Docking system.

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking, allows skippers to remove the dynamics of wind and current while manoeuvring in tight spaces, enabling safe docking in challenging conditions. The Innovation Award winners are selected by a panel of experienced boating journalists.

Judge Zuzana Prochaska of Boating Writers International, said, “The IBEX Innovation Awards’ judges found that Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking addresses the highest hurdle in boating and that’s being able to dock safely. It takes the anxiety out of the process and is so easy, you may find yourself docking just for fun. Combining high-precision GPS with DPS slows the decision-making process and lets drivers evaluate their choices at critical moments.”