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Dockmate Receives Official Factory Approval From Volvo Penta

Manufacturer of Wireless Yacht Remote Controls Now Compatible with Volvo’s EVC Gateway

Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, recently announced that it has received official factory approval from Volvo Penta. After extensive testing for any potential compatibility issues, Dockmate has obtained approval to connect to the Volvo Penta electronic vessel control EVC-E and EVC-2. Dockmate is the only wireless control manufacturer that has authorization to do so.

Delivering plug-and-play connectivity with engine and thruster systems, Dockmate’s wireless remote control allows users to remain in command of their boat’s movement while away from the helm, where visibility is often limited. Building on its highly successful partnership, the Dockmate system is now approved to integrate fluidly with Volvo’s complete line of drive-by-wire steering systems such as the Volvo Inboard Performance Systems (IPS), Aquamatic, and Inboard systems.

“Our focus on creating a stress-free docking experience is perfectly aligned with Volvo’s ‘easy boating’ philosophy,” said Brian Sheehan, Dockmate U.S. spokesperson. “The brand’s drive-by-wire engine control systems pair effortlessly with our plug-and-play remote controls; combining to give our customers incredible power and control over their vessels in tight quarters maneuvering.”

For more information, please visit www.dockmate.us.

About Dockmate

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dockmate manufactures the latest in advanced, yet very affordable wireless remote-control technology. Highly-reliable and intuitive, the Dockmate Single, Twin, Twist and Twist VECTOR systems allow every skipper to dock a boat singlehanded, offering the ability to leave the helm and get a closer look at the surroundings in marinas and other tight quarters, while still in complete control of the boat’s movement.

 

This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2020 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.


tags: Company Expansions, Smart Technology

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