MAKE your boat safer and easier to run with Whittley Marine’s new engine and power management system.
The company has joined forces with Garmin and Volvo Penta to release the system, which will be standard on all models from the giant-killing Whittley SL 22 and evergreen CR 2380 cruiser all the way up to the largest vessels in the fleet.
It will display Volvo Penta engine diagnostics through a standard Garmin 7” multifunction screen, with 12” or 16” model display upgrades available. At the push of a button, users can see accurate engine data including fuel flow levels, distance to empty, battery performance and other automotive-like integration.
There is no need for mechanical gauges to be cut into the dash, resulting in a clean, modern look free from cumbersome wiring. The new management system also integrates to Volvo’s new Battery Control Module, which manages the electrical system.
The BCM acts as a power hub, featuring push-button membrane switch panelling to replace traditional barrel-style battery switches. The system manages the charging and distribution of power between batteries from the motor, as well as power usage throughout the boat.
Whittley Marine managing director Neville Whittley said, “Whittley now offers a complete engine and battery management system that is easy to operate and takes the hassle out of many elements of traditional boating.”
“Owners can head out fishing or skiing with the family with the confidence that the boat system will work every time, while giving optimum power efficiency where it’s needed.
“It’s especially reassuring for boat owners who spend extended time living aboard.” Whittley sterndrive-powered boats will also come standard with a built-in waterproof battery charger. This will enable batteries to always be fully charged, increasing their lifespan.
It is operated by plugging into a 240V power source, ideal for boats trailered at home or moored dock-side.
The new power and battery management system can be easily upgraded to the Pulse system, which is exclusive to Whittley.
The Pulse features digital switching via the Garmin screen, a separate 2.5” screen for battery diagnostics and an E-key remote that controls engine start-up, along with battery ‘on’ and ‘off’ functions.
Whittley Marine design director Steven Whittley said, “Customers are the big winners from the partnership between Whittley, Garmin and Volvo Penta, with new and exciting technology to continue to come into the future.”
“Ensuring our high-tech trailer boats have big boat technology and advancement all standard in our larger boat packages is a win-win for all parties and the consumer.
“Whittley boat owners can now get the latest technology to suit their boating needs, all through the one integrated system, available through one place of purchase.
“I encourage all new boat buyers to use the boat shows or visit your local authorised Whittley dealer to learn more about the new system in our boats.”
The new management system as well as the Queensland release of the new Whittley CW 1950 and SL 25HT were recently displayed at the Brisbane Boat Show.
To see more of the extensive Whittley range, contact Northside Marine.
For further information, visit whittley.com.au or northsidemarine.com.au