Torqeedo releases new products at METS

Torqeedo has launched a full product-line upgrade of its Cruise motors at Metstrade. The new Cruise line-up will consist of 3kW, 6kW and 12kW outboard and pod motors (6 to 25 horsepower-equivalents) powered by lithium-ion batteries.

The company says the motors also have a completely reworked electrical design with enhanced thermal behaviour, a more robust aluminium pylon with integral fin, ultra-quiet and durable helical gears, and improved tiller functionality.

“Torqeedo’s integrated systems approach and industrial R&D and engineering is evident through continuous product improvements,” says Dr Ralf Plieninger, managing director Torqeedo GmbH. “The workhorses of our low-voltage line-up, Cruise systems power everything from emission-free water taxis to pontoon boats, sailboats and uncrewed surface vessels collecting data for cutting-edge research.”

Over the past year, Torqeedo says it has made great strides toward taking boating emission-free through projects like the Ocean Explorer 72 with Deep Blue Hybrid. Powered by twin 100kW Deep Blue inboard drives, it charges its own batteries under sail. In addition, Greenline Yachts with Deep Blue was chosen for the world’s first fully electric charter fleet in Norway, and Zodiac also recently went all-in on electric, launching a full line of emission-free RIBS called eOPEN.

Torqeedo has also released new component integrations for its Deep Blue systems including a 22kW shore power charger which is said to be more than twice as capable as the one previously available and allows easy integrations of AC onboard generators. According to Torqeedo, the newest iteration of Deep Blue’s DC interface makes it easy to manage a DC range extender for seamless, convenient and ultra-efficient backup power. The system automatically makes sure the generator is always working at its most efficient point, minimising runtime, and reducing fuel consumption, noise and vibration.

Plieninger adds: “Torqeedo has been making a transformational difference for climate protection and local air quality since 2005, and we’re excited to see what the industry will create with these more powerful, more durable, more connected systems.”

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