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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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Avon and Torqeedo launch new electric-powered tender

After introducing the first jet tender to the world in 1991 and completely revamping the landscape of the luxury yacht tender through its Avon brand for over 20 years, Zodiac Nautic is doubling down on its commitment to keep exploring the future of the boating industry. Together with Germany-based Torqeedo, Avon has developed the eJET 450, a 100 percent electric ...

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Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations partners with Torqeedo, SeaDek

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, has added Torqeedo and SeaDek as two new partners on the project that Watershed previously announced with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to build an ultra-quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. Watershed has now partnered with SeaArk Boats, Torqeedo, and SeaDek, and UCF’s Senior Design Project Program. Each partner will play ...

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Torqeedo powers passenger vessels at Vietnamese resort

Torqeedo is supplying electric propulsion systems for a fleet of 15 new passenger excursion boats recently delivered to Vinpearl’s newest resort development at Hoi An, Vietnam. The nine-meter FRP displacement craft, built by Song Lo Shipbuilding in Nha Trang, are powered by Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 inboard electric motors with BMW i3 lithium batteries. “We are very happy with the ...

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Freshwater focuses on consumer-driven innovation

Freshwater fishing remains a critical market segment within the boating industry. Recent data from Statistical Surveys confirms that the market continues to exhibit solid growth in the single digit range.  According to SSI, sales of new retail registered outboard-powered aluminum fishing boats in the U.S. increased from 61,000 in 2016 to 62,000 in 2017.  Total freshwater fishing, which includes aluminum ...

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Torqeedo appoints new marketing vice president

Torqeedo has announced the appointment of Oliver Glück as its vice president marketing. Glück will oversee worldwide marketing and communication strategies for Torqeedo, Prior to joining Torqeedo, Glück was head of marketing communication and brand strategy for Hyundai Motor Europe. He was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the pan-European strategy and campaigns, with a particular focus on ...

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Torqeedo powers electric boat fleet in China

The city of Suzhou in eastern China has deployed a fleet of electric workboats powered by Torqeedo motors as part of a program to clean up its canals and waterways. The ancient city of Suzhou, located in Jiangsu Province near Shanghai, is home to more than 10 million people. Often called the “Venice of the East” the 2,500 year old ...

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