Torqeedo wins 2016 Pittman Innovation Award

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid was named a winner in the systems category of SAIL Magazine’s annual Pittman Innovation Awards. The award recognizes outstanding innovation in new products for the sailboat market.

“What Torqeedo is offering is a reliable turnkey system with the backing of a single, established manufacturer, eliminating what has thus far proved to be a major hurdle to this kind of technology truly going mainstream,” reported the SAIL editors.

Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid system pairs its Deep Blue motors with a fully integrated, yet modular and scalable, energy management system. Clean energy is captured from the wind, sun and spinning propellers while under sail. When necessary, modern and efficient diesel generators provide backup power. This energy is managed and delivered to power the electric drive system and all house loads.

SAIL Magazine offers its readers unbiased information on the best and most reliable products with which to outfit their sailboats. For many years, this responsibility was borne by Freeman K. Pittman, SAIL’s technical editor. To honor his memory and life’s work, the magazine established the Freeman K. Pittman Innovation Awards, for which its editors roam the world’s boat shows looking for the ultimate in sailing gear innovation. The magazine is owned by Active Interest Media.

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