Tag Archives: Torqeedo

Designed-for-electric folding boat enters the market

AquaNaut folding boat

Following five years of research and testing, AquaNaut Boats enters the recreational market with a new folding boat specially-designed for use with an electric outboard. The AquaNaut 270 is an 8-foot twin hull boat, folding down to three inches for roofrack transport on any car, with the heaviest component weighing 36 pounds. The company says assembly can be completed in ...

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Torqeedo establishes sales organization in Italy

Torqeedo announced the establishment of a direct distribution organization in Italy to improve sales and service support for the company’s full range of Torqeedo products and systems - from small, lightweight outboards up to Deep Blue fully integrated propulsion systems. Gennaro Giliberti, who formerly managed project and key account sales for Italy, will now add retail sales to his responsibilities. ...

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Power play: Electric boats charge up the boating industry ladder

By David Gee Although an early electric boat was developed by German inventor Moritz von Jacobi in 1839, it took more than 30 years of battery and motor development before they became more practical – and popular. And it’s taken another 150 years for them to become a four-and-a-half billion dollar segment worldwide. The battery and motor development didn’t stop, ...

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Torqeedo announces management team changes

Torqeedo recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team, which in future will comprise Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Dr. Michael Rummel. Founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin is moving to the advisory board where he and Dr. Frank Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of DEUTZ AG, will continue to advise and support the company.  “As the founder of Torqeedo, Christoph Ballin ...

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Torqeedo and ZF team up on sailing yacht systems

Torqeedo and ZF are taking electric yachting to a new level by announcing a cooperation between the two companies to integrate ZF’s steerable saildrives into Torqeedo’s Deep Blue system. These 50 kW and 100 kW electric propulsion systems will not only offer maneuverability and joystick docking, but highly effective hydro-generation performance, allowing sailing yachts to generate their own clean, renewable ...

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Torqeedo celebrates milestones, new products

Torqeedo will celebrate its 15th year of technology innovations and deliver its 100,000th electric drive for the worldwide marine industry in the coming year. “While we’re pleased to achieve these important milestones, Torqeedo has never been only about success as a company,” said co-founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin. “Torqeedo is building the future of how people move on the ...

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Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovation, UCF senior design project selected in statewide showcase

The quiet aluminum fishing boat project that Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovation and the University of Central Florida students have been working on will be presented at a statewide engineering senior design showcase on Monday, April 22n at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Florida-wide Engineering Senior Design Invitational is a relatively new collaborative initiative ...

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Torqeedo provides electric propulsion for new VIKING LifeCraft

Torqeedo has developed a specialized high-thrust electric propulsion system for VIKING’s new LifeCraft survival craft, which are designed for quick and safe evacuation of hundreds of passengers from ships at sea. The 203-passenger LifeCraft is a motorized inflatable vessel designed to deploy from a shipboard storage/launch station. Passengers board the boats through escape chutes. Once each boat is fully loaded, ...

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Torqeedo reveals 2019 innovations during METSTRADE

Torqeedo is showcasing a number of 2019 innovations across its full product line at METSTRADE 2018 in Amsterdam, Nov. 13-15. Headlining a series of news releases was the unveiling of two new higher-power versions of the company’s Deep Blue electric propulsion system and a corresponding energy boost in the system’s lithium battery pack technology powered by BMW i. The new ...

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Watershed Innovations, partners conduct electric boat meeting

Watershed Innovations, Correct Craft’s technology company, hosted a kick-off meeting this week with the University of Central Florida (UCF) as part of the project effort to develop a quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. Representatives from UCF, SeaDek, and Torqeedo met with engineers from SeaArk Boats at the Correct Craft facility to discuss construction methods and answer questions. Founded ...

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