Saildrive drive system (33 kW peak output, 40 HP equivalent)
Complete system consisting of:
- connection box
- remote throttle
- onboard computer with display
- cables (high-voltage batteries not included)
- Item number: 3401-00 | EAN: 4260113694183
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Deep Blue 40 SD
The most powerful electric saildrive from serial production is a Torqeedo. The Deep Blue SD can propel displacement vessels weighing up to 50 tons as well as large yachts at speeds of up to 18 km/h. This makes cruising with large yachts completely emission-free with virtually no noise or vibration.
The shaft-free design allows installation at almost any point and makes maintenance of the Deep Blue SD very convenient. Seamless integration with the Deep Blue Hybrid system offers the option of energy recovery while sailing.
Deep Blue 40 SD - Benefits:
- Light weight (saildrive with motor and electronics system 190 lbs)
- Space-saving design
- Compatible with standard mounting flanges
- Normenkonformes nahtloses Gesamtsystem
- Best performance with maximum convenience
- Professional safety
Electronically commutated brushless motor with outstanding efficiency (98% motor efficiency)Motor and electronics are waterproof to IP67Proven saildrive design
robust, quiet and efficientSuitable for saltwater coolingSupplied ready for operation with folding propellers (folding propellers available as accessories)
Deep Blue 40 SD
Deep Blue 40 SD with one high voltage battery
Speed in km/h (knots)* Range in km (nm)* Running time in hours: minutes Slow 5,0 (9,3) 12,5 (23,3) 02:30 Full throttle 10,0 (18,5) 5,0 (9,3) 00:30
* Depends on type of boat, load, propeller and conditions. Speed and range indications do not represent a legal guarantee.
Information on Range and Speed
When travelling through water, displacement increases power required in proportion to the cube (third power) of the speed. This means that doubling water speed increases the power required eightfold.
Conversely, it of course also means that only a slight reduction in speed will increase the range attainable significantly. Simply reducing speed by e.g. half a knot has a considerable effect on the remaining range.
Since mental arithmetic to the power of three is quite tricky, the on-board computer of the Deep Blue constantly calculates the remaining range for you. To do this, it combines the consumption data from the motor with the charge level of the batteries together with the speed over water obtained via GPS. This means you can read the remaining range in real time from the Deep Blue's display. Using the TorqTrac App you can even read the remaining range from a map on your smartphone.
Technical Data Deep Blue 40 SD
Deep Blue 40 SD Peak input power in kW 33 Input power (continuous) in kW 25 Propulsive power in kW 16.2 Comparable petrol outboard (shaft power) 40 HP Maximum overall efficiency in % 54 Integrated battery: usable energy in kWh 12.8 Nominal voltage 345 Final charging voltage 389 Motor weight including electronics (without battery) in kg 86 Weight of 1 battery in kg 149 Total system weight in kg – example (sail drive, 1 charger, connection box, display, throttle and cabling) 314 Shaft length 36.2 cm Standard propeller - Maximum propeller speed in rpm at full load 1,200 Control Remote throttle Tilting device - Trim device - Integrated on-board computer with touch-screen display Yes
Deep Blue FAQs
What versions are available?
Outboard: outboard with remote steering and throttle, available as 40- or 80-HP equivalents, various shaft lengths. Models: Deep Blue 40 RL / RXL and Deep Blue 80 RL / RXL.
Outboard with tiller: outboard with tiller for steering and throttle, available as 40- or 80-HP equivalents, various shaft lengths. Models: Deep Blue 40 TL / TXL and Deep Blue 80 TL / TXL.
Inboard: inboard with drive shaft, available as 40- or 80-HP equivalents, various motor speeds. Models: Deep Blue 40 i 1800 / 1800 and Deep Blue 80 i 1800 / 1800.
Sail Drive: sail drive with remote throttle, available as 40 HP equivalent. Models: Deep Blue 40 SD.
When is it worth switching to the Deep Blue?
Switching could make sense for you from as little as EUR 4,600 in annual fuel costs.
Are your fuel costs higher than EUR 4,600 per year? If they are, it might be worth switching to the Deep Blue today. The Deep Blue will in any case protect you from the expected increases in fuel prices. And you will be setting an example for economic reason while showing respect for nature and demonstrating how we can retain mobility in increasingly difficult ecological conditions – more quietly, more cleanly and with greater environmental awareness.
What maintenance is involved?
Transparent maintenance overhead.
An electric drive system requires far less maintenance than comparable drive systems using fossil fuel
What is the warranty?
The Deep Blue has a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase for non-commercial use.
9-year warranty on battery bank
A reliable battery lifespan is key for electric boating economics. That is why the Deep Blue battery comes with a long-term battery capacity warranty: 9 years after commissioning, the batteries will still have 80 % of their original capacity, even if you use them every day.* Battery ageing is transparent and can be tracked by the user in the on-board computer at any time.
* Adherence to warranty conditions required. See Deep Blue battery capacity warranty at www.torqeedo.com www.torqeedo.com for more details.