Volvo Penta just introduced its new Assisted Docking system for IPS boats, and it’s designed to overcome the effects of wind and current while docking. Assisted Docking isn’t guaranteed to eliminate all the fear and stress from docking in adverse conditions, but it certainly comes pretty close. Volvo announced the new system at its virtual booth in the Consumer Electronics Show. It first unveiled the self-docking prototype two years ago. Assisted Docking uses software from Volvo’s GPS-based Dynamic Positioning System to work with the IPS fingertip-controlled joystick. The new package includes a “human-machine interface” (or HMI, as Volvo calls it)…
Who doesn’t love the option of customizing your own space – whether in your home, office, garden or yacht? When it comes to yacht customizations, whether you are living aboard or creating a home away from home, Outer Reef is known for creating a unique haven for owners complimented by practical, aesthetically pleasing features… your own personal oasis.
The owners of the 720 Motoryacht TAILWINDS joined the Outer Reef design team to apply a feature new to the Outer Reef Classic Series – a lowering glass wall to the aft deck, complimented by a nearby swivel television, allowing the viewer to enjoy indoor-outdoor TV, gaming, etc. This creates the ideal space for al fresco dining and entertainment. This video demonstration is simple, however it helps us to envision the big impact special features can have.