Torqeedo has introduced a new flagship model for its low-voltage Cruise line, the Torqeedo Cruise 10.0. The 20 horsepower-equivalent, emission-free outboard can plane light boats at speeds up to 28 mph and moves displacement hulls from 3 to 10 tons at up to 9 mph.
“Torqeedo’s range of products encompasses systems from 1 hp all the way up to the 80 hp high-voltage Deep Blue. The Cruise 10.0 provides a clean, green and quiet alternative for commercial and recreational users who prefer the simplicity and easy handling of a low-voltage system, but require more speed, thrust and power than previously available,” said Steve Trkla, president and general manager of Torqeedo, Inc.
The Cruise 10.0’s electronically commutated, brushless DC motor and optimized propeller provides up to 12 kW at peak input and 10 kW continuous power. It comes standard with an integrated electric tilt, mounts to the vessel’s remote steering and is available in three shaft lengths.
The 5 hp and 8 hp equivalent Cruise motors were redesigned in 2015 to include a rugged aluminum lower unit, full waterproofing to IP67 and corrosion protection. These features are carried forward into the Cruise 10.0, including a full display showing battery status, GPS-calculated range and speed, and up-to-the-minute data regarding remaining runtime.
The Power 26-104, a marine lithium battery, is included with the Cruise 10.0. The 25.9V power packs replace two 12V lead gel or AGM batteries, saving up to 70 percent of the space and weight.
The Cruise 10.0 is compatible with Torqeedo’s smartphone app, TorqTrac, allowing users to view motor, GPS and mapping data in real time and in full color. A tiller-steered version is expected for 2017.