Volvo-Penta QL Boat Trim System

 

Our customers report excellent results! Scroll down to see some pictures and comments.

The interceptor consists of a small retractable composite blade that is mounted on the trailing edge of the boat's transom. As the blade is lowered it generates an upward pressure on the hull, raising the stern and pushing the bow down. The system is designed for planing and semi-planing hulls with maximum speed of 50 knots.

Compared to the traditional trim tab that extends beyond the transom the interceptor has a lower profile and is less exposed to possible damage  Traditional trim tabs often use exposed hydraulic actuators to position large tabs that protrude from the transom

The Volvo-Penta Boat Trim System kits come complete with everything needed to install the system – 2 x low profile Interceptors (either 300mm or 450mm), a Control Panel with 4 push buttons and two rows of LEDs for precise trim indication, a Control Unit (wiring manifold) – this is the brains of the system and is used for 1 or 2 pairs of Interceptors, 2 x 4-pole cables for connecting the Control Unit to the Interceptors and 1 x 6-pole cable (available in 5 lengths) for connecting the Control Unit to the Control Panel.

If you have more than one helm station, a T-cable is added and an extension cable is used to power the Control Panel and the second helm station. We are happy to help you design a custom system for your boat, please call at 866-209-6132.

There are two basic kits for single installation and one helm station, as well as separate components which are available in our web store.

PLEASE NOTE: The area of the transom where the interceptors are to be mounted must be straight, flat and smooth. If you have a question whether the BTS will work on your boat, email us pictures of the transom.

The Volvo-Penta Boat Trim System was featured in DIY Boat Owner magazine Issue 2005-4
The article includes a step by step installation on a 22 ft boat.The sea trail results were very positive and to quote the article “beyond our expectations”.

“This simple device improves boat-operating efficiency and handling safety. Boats plane earlier and more consistently and gain stability in cornering. With the proper trim angle there's also the promise of fuel savings. Enjoy the ride!”

For a reprint of this article please contact info@great-water.com.

Sizing Guidelines:

Many factors affect the choice of the right sized interceptors, and these sizing recommendations are based on average performance. Your choice may vary based on power, engine configuration, weight distribution, type of boat and use. The largest interceptors that will comfortably fit on the transom will be the most efficient. For semi-planing hulls, it may be necessary to increase the length of the interceptor configuration.
Please call if in doubt which size is best for your boat.

Boat Length
Single Engine Installation
Twin Engine Installation
15' – 24'
QL300
22' – 30'
QL450
QL300
28' – 34'
QL450
QL450
32' – 44'
QL450 + QL300
QL450
42' – 50'
QL450 x 2
QL450 x 2

Download the Volvo-Penta Boat Trim System Installation Manual HERE

Product Image Item Name Price+
300mm Interceptor Unit for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System

The Volvo Penta 300mm Interceptor Unit comes complete with stainless steel installation screws. The Interceptors are plug and play, and can be used ... more info

Model : QL-TS-22656800
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 3

$235.87 Sale: $200.49


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4-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 2.5M

The 4-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Interceptor Unit Each end of the cable is equipped ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3817171
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 3

$61.07 Sale: $51.91


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4-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 4M

The 4-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Interceptor Unit Each end of the cable is equipped ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3817172
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 3

$72.17 Sale: $61.34


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450mm Interceptor Unit for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System

The Volvo Penta 450mm Interceptor Unit comes complete with stainless steel installation screws. The Interceptors are plug and play, and can be used ... more info

Model : QL-TS-22656801
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 3

$257.50 Sale: $218.88


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6-Pole Extension Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System – 11M

The 6-Pole Extension Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Panel and the Control Unit. Each end of the cable ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3842737
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 6

$191.40 Sale: $162.69


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6-Pole Extension Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System – 3M

The 6-Pole Extension Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Panel and the Control Unit. Each end of the cable ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3842733
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 6

$121.17 Sale: $102.99


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6-Pole Extension Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System – 5M

The 6-Pole Extension Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Panel and the Control Unit. Each end of the cable ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3842734
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 6

$138.74 Sale: $117.93


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6-Pole Extension Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System – 7M

The 6-Pole Extension Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Panel and the Control Unit. Each end of the cable ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3842735
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 6

$156.27 Sale: $132.83


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6-Pole Extension Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System – 9M

The 6-Pole Extension Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Panel and the Control Unit. Each end of the cable ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3842736
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 6

$173.83 Sale: $147.76


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6-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 11M

The 6-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Control Panel. Each end of the cable is ... more info

Model : QL-TS-889552
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 8

$192.49 Sale: $163.62


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6-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 13M

The 6-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Control Panel. Each end of the cable is ... more info

Model : QL-TS-888013
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 8

$191.40 Sale: $162.69


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6-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 5M

The 6-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Control Panel. Each end of the cable is ... more info

Model : QL-TS-874789
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 8

$134.97 Sale: $114.72


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6-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 7M

The 6-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Control Panel. Each end of the cable is ... more info

Model : QL-TS-889550
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 8

$161.30 Sale: $137.11


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6-Pole Cable for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System- 9M

The 6-Pole Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is for use between the Control Unit and the Control Panel. Each end of the cable is ... more info

Model : QL-TS-889551
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 8

$171.30 Sale: $145.61


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Control Panel for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System

The Control Panel for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is simple to use with 4 push buttons for bow down or bow up, list port or list starboard and two ... more info

Model : QL-TS-21809318
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 2

$182.09 Sale: $154.78


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Electronic Control Unit for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System

The Electronic Control Unit for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is the wiring manifold where the cables from the helm station (Control Panel) and the ... more info

Model : QL-TS-21546221
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 2

$208.89 Sale: $177.56


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T-Cable, 6-Pole for Volvo Penta Boat Trim System

The T-Cable for the Volvo Penta Boat Trim System is used for adding a second helm station, a Control Panel or a GPS for the Automatic feature and ... more info

Model : QL-TS-3588972
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 4

$113.70 Sale: $96.65


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Volvo Penta 300MM Boat Trim System Kit

The Volvo Penta 300mm Boat Trim System Kit is designed for boats up to 24’. This kit comes complete with everything needed to install the ... more info

Model : QL-TS-21914554
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 11

$963.00 Sale: $818.55


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Volvo Penta 450MM Boat Trim System Kit

The Volvo Penta 450mm Boat Trim System Kit is designed for boats up to 34’.  Combined with additional Interceptors, a system can be built ... more info

Model : QL-TS-21914555
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 15

$1,070.13 Sale: $909.61


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Volvo Penta Automatic Boat Trim Option

Volvo Penta Automatic Boat Trim Option This is an amazing product. The ABT uses GPS technology to hold the trim you set while the boat is underway. ... more info

Model : QL-TS-AutoOption
Manufacturer : VOLVO-PENTA
Weight : 7

$1,020.85 Sale: $867.72


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