Travel 503 S
For tenders, dinghies and daysailers up to 750 kg


Travel 503 S

For tenders, dinghies and daysailers up to 750 kg

$ 1,699.00
plus shipping charges

Length of Shaft
Expected to be available from Oct 16, 2020
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Product description

  • Can do everything that a 1.5 HP petrol outboard can, plus it’s environmentally friendlier, quieter, lighter and more convenient
  • On-board computer with GPS-based calculation of remaining range
  • Solar rechargeable – including during the voyage
  • Can be easily dismantled for transport and space-saving storage
  • A clean affair: no matter how or where you store your Travel, there’s no risk of leakage or petrol smells
  • Stepless forward/reverse drive
  • Manual tilting device with grounding protection
  • 4-step manual trim device
  • Completely waterproof (IP67)
  • Tiller control
  • Integrated battery with 320 Wh Li-Ion
  • Total weight 13.1 kg (short shaft) / 13.7 kg (long shaft)
  • Shaft length: 62.5 cm (short shaft) / 75 cm (long shaft)

Ordering information

  • Item number: 1140-00  | EAN: 4260113692783
  • Equipment included: Travel 503 with battery and charger
  • Warranty: 2 years for non-commercial use
  • We currently deliver to the following countries
  • California residents please click here for Prop 65 warning

  • Travel 503

    Torqeedo Travel 503 Torqeedo Travel 503

    The Travel 503 delivers over 500 watts of input power and in terms of propulsion is comparable with 1.5 HP petrol outboard.

    Its name says it all. With the Travel 503 you can discover the world on water, completely waterproof to IP67. Thanks to the on-board computer with its GPS-based calculation of the remaining range, you always have your own travel guide with you.

    The Travel 503 is suitable for inflatables and other small boats.

    Like the Travel 1003, the Travel 503 is available in short-shaft and long-shaft versions.

    Travel 503 – Benefits:

    • With its integrated lithium batter and its outstanding efficiency, the Travel is the alternative to a small petrol outboard.
    • Can do everything that a 1.5 HP petrol outboard can, plus it’s environmentally friendlier, quieter, lighter and more convenient
    • Completely waterproof (IP67)
    • On-board computer with GPS-based calculation of remaining range
    • Solar rechargeable – including during the voyage
    • Can be easily dismantled for transport and space-saving storage; the outboard on its own weighs only 8,9 kg
    • A clean affair: no matter how or where you store your Travel – there’s no risk of leakage or petrol smells
    Torqeedo Tavel 1003

    On-board computer with GPS-based range calculation:
    audible alarm issued when battery charge is low
    All connections and components waterproof to IP67
    Emergency magnetic kill switch:
    stops the motor in emergencies without impairing its waterproof qualities
    Charging socket and USB port: for charging with onshore power, from 12 V battery or solar. The Travel can also be used as a power source for smartphones, lamps etc. via a USB adapter
    High-performance lithium battery integrated into the outboard: high energy density, excellent high-current capacity, safe
    Long-shaft and short-shaft versions available – just as you need
    Maximum-efficiency propulsion for premium performance and range

  • Range

    Travel 503 with integrated 320 Wh battery (29.6 V / 11 Ah)



    Speed in knots (km/h)* Range in sm (km)* Running time in hours
    Slow 2.0 (3.7) 12.8 (23.7) 06:20
    Half throttle 3.0 (5.5) 6.4 (11.9) 02:08
    Full throttle 4.0 (7.4) 2.8 (5.2) 00:42

    * Depends on type of boat, load, propeller and conditions. Speed and range indications do not represent a legal guarantee.

    Information on range and speed

    For a displacement boat making way through the water, the required propulsive power increases in proportion to the cube of the speed. This means that if you want to double your speed, you need eight times as much power.

    And vice-versa, a small reduction in speed is enough to increase the achievable range substantially.

    The Torqeedo Travel's on-board computer calculates the remaining range constantly, by linking the motor's consumption data with the charging level of the batteries, and the speed over the ground from the GPS. This allows you to read the remaining range in real time from the motor display or the smartphone app TorqTrac.


  • Specifications

    Technical Data Travel


    Travel 503
    Input power in watts 500
    Propulsive power in watts 240
    Comparable petrol outboards (propulsive power) 1.5 HP
    Comparable petrol outboards (thrust) 2 HP
    Maximum overall efficiency in % 48
    Static thrust in lbs* 40
    Integrated battery 320 Wh Li-Ion
    Nominal voltage 29.6
    Final charging voltage 33.6
    Total weight in kg 13,1 (S) / 13,7 (L)
    Motor weight without battery in kg 8.9 (S) / 9.5 (L)
    Weight of integrated battery 4.2
    Shaft length in cm 62.5 (S) / 75.5 (L)
    Standard propeller
    v = speed in km/h at p = power in watts
    Alternative propeller options v8/p350
    Maximum propeller speed in rpm 700
    Control Tiller
    Steering 360° lockable
    Tilting device Manual with grounding protection, 78°
    Tilt angle 70°
    Trim device Manual, 4-step
    Integrated on-board computer Yes
    Stepless forward/reverse drive Yes
    * Torqeedo static thrust measurement is based on internationally accepted ISO standards. Static thrust figures for conventional trolling motors are typically measured differently, which results in higher values. To compare Torqeedo static thrust data with conventional trolling motors, add approximately 50% to the Torqeedo static thrust values.



    Technical Drawing





  • Tips

    Travel 503 FAQ

    • Which Travel for which boat?

      Both models are suitable for inflatables and other small boats.

      For sailboats up to 750 kg we recommend the Travel 503. The Travel 1003 easily propels up to 1.5 tons.

      Both models provide similar performance on the same boat at the same speed.

      However, the Travel 1003 has a higher maximum power and offers over 60% more battery capacity, providing longer range.

    • And when the battery is empty – how does it take until I can be on the move again?

      That depends on the solution you have opted for.

      You could of course take a spare battery with you, which will ensure you can be on the move again immediately.

      Or you could connect a solar charger (accessory) and charge it while you’re on the move.

      Or you could charge from the 12 V on-board power system direct. Or you could connect the battery to an electric socket using the charger provided – it will take approx. 5 hours to fully charge a Travel 503 or approx. 7 hours to charge a Travel 1003.

    • How does solar charging work?

      Unfold or unroll the solar charger, apply its waterproof connector to the Travel and get started.

      You can use it while being out on the water and while operating the motor or you can use it on land.

      Two different solar chargers are available for the Travel, depending on the model year.

    • What is the life expectancy of lithium batteries?

      The life expectancy of lithium batteries in recreational use is, more or less, independent of charging cycles. There is no memory effect either, i.e. you can fully charge them after each trip irrespective of the charge status shown in the display.

      Generally speaking, a capacity loss of approx. 4 % per year is to be expected. Capacity loss will, however, accelerate if the battery is permanently exposed to heat. Also storing the battery always fully charged will accelerate ageing. There are no concerns about using the battery in high temperatures, we recommend that you take the battery out of the sun and store it in a cool place after use.

      Your battery must be returned to a Torqeedo Service Centre for service 8 years after the date of manufacture.

    • Heat – don't batteries suffer damage at high temperatures?

      No, because we've integrated a temperature protection mode. Motor power is automatically reduced before the battery gets too hot until the temperature returns to a level where there is no risk of damage to the battery. This function is represented in the display with a thermometer.

    • What capacity does the integrated battery provide?

      The Travel 503 battery has a capacity of 320 Wh, which means 11 Ah at 29.6 V. For the Travel 1003 this is an impressive 520 Wh, or 18 Ah at 29.6 V.

    • How safe is the Travel?

      With its emergency kill switch – very safe. The motor only runs when the emergency magnetic stop key is placed in the prescribed position on the remote throttle or tiller.

      The magnetic pin should always be attached to your wrist or to your life jacket. Should you fall overboard, the magnetic key will go with you and the motor will stop immediately. This prevents the risk of injury from the propeller under water.

    • What is the warranty?

      There is a two-year warranty on the Travel from the date of purchase.

    Additional information

    You can find tips on the Travel 503 here