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Fairline Targa 47 — By Capt. Bill Pike
— October 2005
One Sweet Ride
Crème de la Crème
There’s an excellent reason why Volvo Penta electronic engine controls—like those on our Targa—are so popular these days: They’re tops, pure and simple.
I’ve operated a raft of vessels with Volvo Penta electronic engine controls over the years, and every set has performed in the same way—with delicacy, precision, and virtually no delay, a happy characteristic that announces itself most noticeably during close-quarters maneuvers dockside.
Why? The primary reason is that Volvo Penta controls are typically installed in conjunction with Volvo Penta diesel powerplants and electrically actuated Volvo Penta transmissions. This guarantees a lightning-fast “clean interface,” without the need for system-slowing, black-box-type adapters that render equipment from disparate manufacturers compatible. Moreover, the control head itself is easily adjustable. Removing a cap at the base of each lever reveals a 10mm screw that can be easily and quickly tightened to increase or decrease operating friction. —B.P.
Volvo Penta of the Americas ( (757) 436-2800. www.volvo.com.
This article originally appeared in the October 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.