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Beneteau launches two new electric boats

The Salon Nautic de Paris is hosting the premiere of two new electric sailing yachts from BENETEAU: the Oceanis 30.1 and the First 44. The two new offerings are the continued realization of Groupe Beneteau’s sustainability strategy, which takes a look at manufacturing processes and product development with an eye toward carbon reduction and eco-friendliness. “On the product development side, ...

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Torqeedo names new leadership

Torqeedo GmbH has appointed Fabian Bez as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Bez assumed day-to-day leadership of the company effective Oct. 1, 2022. Bez will be joined by Heiko Vietmeier, who will serve as Torqeedo’s chief financial officer (CFO) starting November 1. The new management team will replace Dr. Markus Müller, CTO and CSO of Torqeedo’s parent company ...

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet an evolving consumer expectation, boat ...

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Torqeedo partners with Proton on hydrogen cell charging

Torqeedo announced a collaboration with Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH to integrate hydrogen fuel cell charging into Torqeedo’s propulsion systems for electric boats. The two Bavaria-based companies will work together on an innovative marine hydrogen hybrid building kit integrating Torqeedo’s existing Deep Blue battery-electric drive systems and Proton Motor’s advanced fuel cell technology. “The hydrogen-electric Deep Blue Hybrid system will ...

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Torqeedo announces management changes

Torqeedo GmbH recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team. Dr. Ralf Plieninger, who joined Torqeedo in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and served as Torqeedo’s managing director, has decided to leave the company as of May 1, 2022. Dr. Markus Müller, CTO of Torqeedo’s parent company DEUTZ AG, will step in as interim ...

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Torqeedo expands direct distribution in Sweden

Torqeedo has expanded its direct distribution organisation to address the growing market for its marine electric propulsion systems in Sweden. “The Swedish people have an intimate connection to their nation’s waters. Approximately one in eight Swedes owns a boat, one of the highest rates in the world,” said Tommi Salonen, Torqeedo’s vice president of sales. “Sweden is also a world ...

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Torqeedo names new sales leadership

Torqeedo announced the promotion of Tommi Salonen to vice president sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Salonen is now responsible for expanding sales and driving growth while developing Torqeedo's retail and project sales teams in the EMEA and APAC regions. Phillip Goethe will establish a new division within the company: Global Business Development. Matthias Schubert will continue ...

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Torqeedo begins construction on new HQ

Torqeedo recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters and production facilities on June 30, 2021. The company will remain a tenant of the Air Tech Campus (ATC) Oberpfaffenhofen in the Munich metro area, where it has been located since 2012. "We're incredibly pleased to be able to remain a part of the Air Tech Campus, where we have excellent ...

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Torqeedo unveils new electric outboard

Torqeedo has announced it has added a lighter and more affordable electric outboard to its product line. The new Travel 603 is the latest addition to Torqeedo's line-up of clean, quiet portable electric outboards (video). The two-horsepower-equivalent, direct-drive, short shaft motor is the lightest in its power class, weighing just 15.5 kg (34 lbs.) complete, including battery. Like the Travel 1103, ...

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Torqeedo establishes direct distribution in Norway

Torqeedo has announced a new direct distribution organisation in Norway to address the growing market for its marine electric propulsion systems in that region. Norway has a long tradition of seafaring and is a world maritime centre for shipping, shipyards and maritime infrastructure, commercial fishing, offshore oil/gas, ferries, pleasure boats and a rapidly growing offshore wind industry.  “Norway is a ...

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