Torqeedo now offers a shaft drive version of its award-winning 40 and 80 horsepower Deep Blue motor. The only electric drive designed for marine use from the ground up, the Deep Blue inboard shares all of the safety, power and performance of the original outboard system. It also features a quiet, low-maintenance, fume-free and environmentally friendly ride.
Launched in Europe earlier this year, Deep Blue inboard opens up many possibilities for both new and repowered vessels. Several European builders offer an electric version of their lake cruisers and tenders, finding the 1,800 rpm model provides the torque and acceleration required for an exhilarating ride. With a range of over 100 miles at slow speed and a maximum speed of 18 mph, these luxury vessels are a triumph of design and technology.
"Deep Blue inboard on recreational vessels is a lot of fun, but it also offers a compelling option to the diesel-dominated market of tour boats, water taxis, workboats and larger sailboats," said Chris Carroll, Torqeedo vice president of sales and marketing. "The 1,400 rpm version takes advantage of the high torque available to propel heavy loads efficiently. This ends up saving our commercial customers thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs over time."
Charging is incredibly simple. Users just plug in and walk away. The high-voltage lithium batteries are manufactured in the US by Johnson Controls to Torqeedo's exacting standards of quality. They carry an industry-leading nine-year, 80% capacity warranty.
Torqeedo is working with select North American OEMs to integrate Deep Blue inboard into their lines. Those interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.