Volva Penta ACP protects sterndrives

Volvo Penta ACP Volvo Penta'S Active Corrosion Protection (ACP) system protects the sterndrive of a boat from galvanic corrosion. Credit: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta is now offering its Active Corrosion Protection system for diesel and petrol sterndrives to protect them from repairs and replacements.

By applying impressed currents through a transom unit, the system protects drives from galvanic corrosion – continually measuring and automatically adjusting the electrical output. The system is an alternative to sacrificial anodes, which are consumed over time and need to be replaced.

“We are the first company to provide complete corrosion protection with an active system,” said Jonas Welinder, product planner for marine electronics.

The ACP system includes a control unit, transom unit and a back-up sacrificial anode. Fully integrated into the boat’s Electronic Vessel Control system, it is powered by auxiliary battery and backed-up with shore power.

Active Ride

Volvo Penta’s new Active Ride Control function uses the company’s interceptor system to reduce a boat’s pitch and roll motion by up to 60% at cruising speeds.

When planing or semi-planing, the function activates the interceptor blades that rapidly protrude at different lengths to reduce pitch and roll, and level out the boat. The system can be adjusted to increase or decrease the sensitivity of movement.

Dynamic Positioning

Volvo Penta is also enhancing its Dynamic Positioning System to include repositioning functionality, meaning boaters will be able to make minor alterations to their vessel’s position with the joystick.

This automatically maintains the boat’s heading and position and safely keeps it within a very limited area.

The repositioning function uses the boat’s EVC software to transfer GPS data into commands for steering angles, gear shifts and throttle positions.

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