Torqeedo, the global leader in electric marine propulsion, caps a successful marine industry awards season with a Boating Industry 2017 Top Product Award for its Cruise Fixed Pod motor system.
The Boating Industry Top Product Award is the fourth industry recognition for Torqeedo’s newest product: The Cruise FP system was named Overall Winner at the 2016 DAME Awards in November. The lightweight and ultra-efficient electric motor, installed under water outside the hull, was also named as a Pittman Award winner and received an NMMA Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show.
The Cruise motor, proven reliable in thousands of outboards, is available in 5, 8 and 20 HP equivalents and is just one of the components that have impressed awards juries worldwide. The Fixed Pod system incorporates Torqeedo’s proven lithium batteries, high-style electronic throttles optimized for sailboats and a new, modern user interface. The system charges its own batteries while under sail through hydrogeneration, but can also be charged via solar, shore power or with a generator.
The Cruise Fixed Pod’s compact dimensions remove the need for a traditional engine compartment and open up new opportunities for the interior space designs of sailing yachts. Hanse Yachts integrated the motor directly into the rudder of the Hanse 315 e-motion, offering unparalleled maneuverability and negating the need for additional thruster motors.
“We are proud to lead the advancement of fully integrated electric propulsion and honored to be named one of Boating Industry’s Top Products for 2017.” said Marcia Kull, President of Torqeedo Group. “As consumers, commercial operators and industry pivot toward renewable energy sources in other aspects of their lives, Torqeedo continues our investment in innovative propulsion systems to power their recreational and commercial boating needs.”
Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, Germany, Torqeedo stands for clean, sustainable mobility on the water. The company manufactures innovative electric and hybrid propulsion systems from 1 to 160 HP.
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