Tag Archives: Torqeedo

Torqeedo brings BMW i battery technology to marine industry

Torqeedo has made automotive battery technology available for boats by offering BMW i high-capacity batteries via a recently signed supplier agreement. The first boats equipped with BMW i batteries are already in operation or are close to completion, including motor boats, sailing yachts and commercial marine applications such as water taxis. The BMW i3 battery has been adapted to work ...

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Torqeedo names Marcia Kull president

Marcia Kull has been named president of Torqeedo Group, Inc., and will direct global sales and strategy for the electric marine propulsion company, Torqeedo announced Friday. Kull will oversee Torqeedo's growth activities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. The newly created position is an expansion of the current management team. She will assume her new role on May 1, ...

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A final dispatch from Dusseldorf

Boot Dusseldorf continues through January 29, but Monday was my last day as I’ll begin my 14-hour journey back home Tuesday. The biggest takeaway from the show is the scope and organization of the show. It was a huge undertaking, with more than 1,800 exhibitors spread across 2.3 million square feet. I managed to at least walk through all 16 ...

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Torqeedo to present three new products in 2017

Motor manufacturer Torqeedo will present three new products for 2017 dto the U.S. trade at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 16­18, and to the public at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 16­20. BMW's i3 high-voltage battery has been adapted to work with Torqeedo's 40 or 80 hp Deep Blue systems. It was ...

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Torqeedo powers BBC boat on Amazon River for documentary

Torqeedo, an electric marine propulsion provider, worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to power its natural history documentary team's boat on the Amazon River. There, they filmed pink river dolphins in the water and jaguars on shore, for its latest "Planet Earth II" series. It will be presented by Sir David Attenborough on BBC One, beginning November 2016, and ...

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Torqeedo grows North American sales team

Torqeedo welcomes Mike Shafar and Jim Sinnott as sales managers, in an effort to continue expanding its North American reach. "Over the past 12 years, Torqeedo has grown from an idea in a boathouse to an international company with a presence in over 50 countries on five continents. With the groundwork we've laid, we continue to experience rapid growth here ...

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Torqeedo wins eco-friendly product award at China International Boat Show

Torqeedo was awarded the Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business of 2016 at the 21st China International Boat Show in Shanghai. The award was presented by the China Boat Industry & Trade Association. The jury said of Torqeedo, it is "THE name in electric outboards." Increasing its sales and service network, the German company also recently added two regional distributors: Melbourne-based Power ...

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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 ...

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Market Trends: Pontoon segment stays strong

Pontoon boats drove the boating industry’s rebound in the wake of the downturn. But are they still leading the way? Since the 2008 economic downturn, pontoon boats have led the recovery of the recreational boating industry. At one point accounting for almost one in three new boats sold, the pontoon market has demonstrated unprecedented growth, with new players jumping into the ...

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