TORQEEDO WINS INNOVATION AWARD AT MIAMI BOAT SHOW
Joining forces with Torqeedo for the first time, J/Boats is now offering Torqeedo's Travel 1003 electric outboard as optional propulsion on the new J/70 sportboat. This brand new J/Boats model delivers fast sailing in a stable, easy-to-own fun boat that can be enjoyed by all.
The Travel 1003 can push the 22.7' sailboat along at 6 knots. When cruising at 5 knots, it provides an 8-mile range on a single battery charge.
"We didn't consider any other electric outboards as we already knew Torqeedo to be the market leader in efficient, lightweight outboards. Weight and performance are important to us," said Jeff Johnstone, president of J/Boats. "Torqeedo's outboards are of excellent quality and deliver excellent performance. We think the 1003 will be a big hit with J/70 owners, and we look forward to being able to pair future models with Torqeedo."
Comparable to 3 hp and weighing only 31 lbs., the Travel 1003 is great for dinghies, tenders, Jon boats, fishing boats and any other sailboat up to 3,000 lbs. It can be rigged for remote throttle. It also features a removable tiller arm. A tiller display shows precise information on battery charge status, remaining range at current speed, speed over ground and power consumption.
The new ramp-launchable keelboat, a first for J/Boats, features a 22' long waterline with high aspect rig and all carbon mast and boom. This
provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat upwind. The J/70 is the choice of the New York Yacht Club for the NYYC Invitational US Qualifying Series.
The venture arm of the Bosch Group has invested in Torqeedo, the global leader in electric outboard motors from Starnberg, Germany. Since its formation in 2005, Torqeedo has been known to boaters as the undisputed pioneer in electric outboards. Its multiple award-winning motors feature record levels of efficiency, integrated lithium batteries, an ultra-light design and innovative on-board computers.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH has acquired a minority share in Torqeedo. This financing round will help Torqeedo to accelerate its growth and continue to develop its range of innovative products. Existing investors participated in this financing round alongside Robert Bosch Venture Capital. "In our opinion, Torqeedo is in an excellent global position to drive marine electric-mobility forward," commented Dr. Dieter Kraft, investment partner from Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
Torqeedo's co-founder and CEO, Dr. Christoph Ballin, is delighted to have succeeded in securing Robert Bosch Venture Capital as a partner for Torqeedo. "Having Bosch's expertise in electric-mobility within the shareholder base can't be valued highly enough and is something that all of our customers will benefit from," he said.
Torqeedo is now fully equipped to expand its leading position in the growing market for marine e-mobility. Combining lithium batteries with
leading-edge motor technology and propeller design, Torqeedo's high-tech outboards have won numerous awards. Environmentally-sound, they offer unrivalled strength and efficiency for superior range.
Plenty of power, no petrol. With the new Cruise T, Torqeedo signals the launch of the next generation of modern electric outboards.
Starnberg, 16th November 2011
Perfect for dinghies, motorboats and yachts up to 4 tons, the new tiller-controlled Cruise T outboard has been completely reworked for the new season – and now runs even better than ever. And with it, Torqeedo has increased its lead in the development of innovative high-tech outboards even further.
When the new generation tiller-controlled electric outboards get underway, you’d better hold on! Faster, more powerful and better looking than ever – equivalent to 8 PS (max. speed: 12 knots or 23 km/h) – the new Cruise 4.0 T gets motorboats on the plane and propels yachts up to 4 tons comfortably out of the harbour.
Unlike their predecessors, the new compact Cruise 2.0 T and 4.0 T outboards – like all other Torqeedo products, by the way – are now fully protected against complete immersion (IP 67) and are ideally suited for saltwater cruising.
As with all other Torqeedo outboards, both new Cruise motors are, in addition, now equipped with on-board computers. Founder and managing director Dr. Christoph Ballin says of the improvement, “It’s only logical that we extend this unique feature to the complete range. The new Cruise T’s tiller display provides continuous information about battery charge status, speed over the ground, input power and – most importantly – remaining range. So you can be sure, when you’re underway, that you’ll get to where you want.”
Furthermore, both Cruise models can also claim superior overall efficiency: the Cruise gets more range from a battery bank than any other outboard. And despite its power, remains a lightweight – the 2.0 T short shaft model weighs just 17.5 kg, the 4.0 T short shaft version 18.3 kg. But weight isn’t the only indicator for easy handling and convenience; thanks to the supplied cable set with fuse and main switch, once on board it’s simply a case of connect and go!
Depending on the model, the high tech outboards require either one or two Power 26-104 series lithium batteries, which Torqeedo also supplies. Alternatively, the outboards can also be powered with AGM or lead acid batteries.
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Torqeedo expands with new office in Spain!
Torqeedo, supplier of high-tech electric outboards, is driving forward with its international expansion. With the opening of a branch in Spain, distributors and boat builders in ten countries are now represented by the company’s own sales force. Torqeedo also works in a further 30 countries through distributors.
Starnberg, 16th November 2011
As of 1st of November, TORQEEDO is present in Spain with its own sales office. Carlos Martínez, Torqeedo‘s man on the spot for sales in Spain and Portugal, has had an active and successful history in the boating industry for over 20 years – both in Spain and the Caribbean. He is in avid regatta sailor; sailing has been his passion for 38 years and he has sailed across the Atlantic many times, making him an excellent partner for dealers and customers on the Iberian Peninsula.
In his new role, he sees enormous potential: “E-mobility on water is much more than just the latest trend – a lot is going to happen in the coming years, especially in the area of small motors. It’s an exciting time to be hired by the market leader in high-tech electric motors.”
Taking the step of investing in Spain now, at the time of the Euro crisis, makes it clear that Torqeedo is continuing to grow despite the economic conditions. Dr. Christoph Ballin, founder and managing director of the company from Starnberg, Germany says of the new location, “Spain is a country with a large, promising water sport market and a pronounced ecological awareness. It’s not without reason that Spain is one of the leading countries in the world for generating solar power – and not just because of the good weather.”
Lovers of water sports and Torqeedo’s distributors in Spain and Portugal can now get competent advice, technical expertise and excellent service locally from:
T +34 (0)91 57 62 502
F +49 (0)8151 268 67 19
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