Stand: Torqeedo BO80
The technology behind electric propulsion has been advancing rapidly over the past few years and is making ever larger inroads into the boating world. Torqeedo will have the latest version of its best-selling Travel 1003 outboard at the show. This has sufficient range to propel a small boat or tender more than 10 miles with a battery consumption equivalent to 40ml of petrol.
Other models on display include the award-winning Cruise Fixed Pod (FP) range of saildrive-style units. These offer high-tech propulsion with power equivalent to 5-20hp diesel inboards, yet are extremely compact. The motors have an extra robust design that’s wearresistant and maintenance free.
Torqeedo is also displaying the latest of its innovative batteries for the first time at Southampton. The Power 48-5000 is a high-performance 5,000Wh lithium battery. Its battery management system has integrated protection against overcharging, short circuit, deep discharge, polarity reversal, overheating and submersion. Prices: from £1,699