Torqeedo - Deep Blue - Electric Outboard Engines
Torqeedo Electric Outboard Engines, Torqeedo Deep Blue Electric Outboard Engines, Outboard engines electric, 40hp and 80hp outboard engine

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Introduction – the silent power revolution
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Torqeedo are now the worldwide market leaders in electric outboard engine technology. We here at Pennine Marine (in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales) think that Torqeedo have now started a revolution (from the foothills of the Bavarian Alps).
 
With their very high-flying, environmentally-friendly credentials - Torqeedo - that very thorough, very professional and very intelligent German marine engineering company - have now developed a simply staggering range of large electric outboard engines – the Deep Blue.
 
The two Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engines are specifically designed for the 40hp and 80hp outboard engine market sector - therefore they are the first electric outboards capable of powering heavy boats at high speeds.
 
As the year of 2014 is now well into the second decade of the 21st century, we all now have to be nice to the environment. Electric power is the way forward…. so please read more about Torqeedo.

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A Revolution is Approaching……..
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These Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard motors are quite simply revolutionary for changing the way we move our boats through the water – so much so, a true revolution in marine engine and propulsion technology is now definitely upon us.
 
The sheer - and quite staggering - amount of power delivered by n a Torqeedo Deep Blue outboard engine is enough to convert any petrol-head (and possibly even a Jeremy with the surname of Clarkson) to become a revolutionary who will be shouting “Torqeedo” from the pontoons of the UK.
 
Quite simply the Torqeedo Deep Blue system is unique – there is no equivalent product from any other manufacturer of electric outboard engines. In fact nobody else comes close. We here at Pennine Marine think the future of marine propulsion is lots and lots of little amps – the type of thing that buzzes along between Torqeedo batteries down thin wires to power Torqeedo electric outboard engines.

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The Torqeedo Deep Blue Engine – Evolution
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The Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine rightly won a prize at the Metz Boat Show for being one of the most innovative new boating products.
 
We here at Pennine Marine installed some of the earliest Torqeedo electric outboard engines. These were usually for certain specialist applications where petrol outboards were not appropriate, so often for environmental reasons (on ecologically sensitive and hence protected waterways) we were installing electric and pollution free outboard engines. However, just in the last few years since we started doing this, the rate of change of Torqeedo’s product development has been astonishing.
 
In recent years, the two much smaller relations of the Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard - the Torqeedo Travel 1003S and Torqeedo Cruise ranges - have now firmly established themselves as a popular, lightweight, clean and reliable electric outboard engines (in the 3hp to 20hp outboard engine sector). The expanding use of the ever popular Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric outboards has really help to improve boater’s confidence in the effective distance and range that these electric outboard engines will achieve. We think the success of Torqeedo’s smaller models in the practical, everyday boating market has really helped to power interest (excuse the pun) in their larger electric outboard engine models.

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The Torqeedo Deep Blue Engine – the Engineering Principles
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Torqeedo have now developed the Torqeedo Deep Blue range of electric outboard engines, to produce a more optimised solution to electrically and silently power larger rib and boats – these will power both small planning tenders and larger displacement craft.
 
However we have to stress that the Torqeedo Deep Blue electric power system has adopted the same successful key engineering principles that have been used for a few years on the smaller Travel and Cruise engines – reliability; waterproofing; advanced lithium ion batteries; ergonomic ease of use etc etc. However Torqeedo then took all of these fundamental principles of their smaller electric outboard engines land then just put them on a course of extreme body-building steroids to produce the Torqeedo Deep Blue!
 
The Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engines are rated up to 40hp or 80hp. There are two models;

  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 – a 80hp electric outboard engine
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 – a 40hp electric outboard engine
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Torqeedo Deep Blue Steering and Control System
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You can only have remote steering Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine ptions. However with the remote steering Torqeedo Deep Blue engine, they have a separate small throttle controller, which would normally be mounted alongside the steering wheel at the helmsman (or – this being the 21st century) helmswoman’s position. This controls the power output of the Torqeedo Cruise engine and there is the superb computer screen to show you range, distance, speed and charge status etc.
 
With all the Torqeedo throttle controlled Deep Blue electric outboard engines, all the electric motor controls are fully integrated on the remote controller. These Torqeedo Deep Blue engine controls are an extremely neat and intuitive system to use, that is very ergonomic and user friendly.
 
Please note that on the remote steering models, all the outboard engine steering gear is similar to a conventional petrol engine, being cable operated with a remote steering wheel on the console (please note that the steering system is sold separately).

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Torqeedo Deep Blue Electric Outboards – the Batteries
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The Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine models come in four different power bands;
 

  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 electric outboard -1 battery – 13 kWh
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 electric outboard – 2 batteries – 26 kWh
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 electric outboard – 3 batteries – 39 kWh
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 electric outboard - 4 batteries - 52 KWh

 
Each Torqeedo Deep Blue battery weights 150kg.

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Torqeedo Deep Blue Motors - Recommended Battery Types
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Torqeedo only recommend their well-proven battery pack, the Torqeedo Deep Blue unit, for powering their Deep Blue electric outboard engines. This is the most expensive part of the package.
 
This Torqeedo battery pack is an extremely powerful unit, which is densely packed with lithium ion cells, thus being a superb example of modern 21st century battery technology. This Torqeedo battery is the recommended battery unit.
 
This Torqeedo battery is always fully connected and built into the boat. It is also highly intelligent, with the Torqeedo Battery Management System (BMS) feeding information to the Torqeedo Deep Blue motors and throttle controller.
 
However the Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engines could possibly be connected to a set of conventional batteries. Using conventional batteries might be more economical and cost effective than the using the Torqeedo batteries for certain applications. Please contact Pennine Marine for specialist advice if you want to consider using a different battery configuration on a Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine.

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Torqeedo Deep Blue - Engine Shaft Lengths
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All the Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard motors come in a choice of either long shaft or extra long shaft – which are the two normal length for conventional petrol outboard engines in the 40hp and 80hp class . Very simply there will be an Torqeedo electric outboard shaft length to suit your boat.
 
The only differences between Torqeedo Deep Blue Long (L) and Extra Long (XL) outboard engine models is the bottom leg length. In all other respects the Torqeedo Deep Blue short and long models are identical. Costs are normally quoted for the Torqeedo deep Blue L (long) model, however the extra-over cost for the Torqeedo XL (extra long) model is very low.
 
With the exception of the method of number of batteries and associated chargers, all the Torqeedo Deep Blue engines, propellers and motors and engine shaft all look and feel very, very similar.

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Boat Sizes and Ranges for Torqeedo Deep Blue Engines
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Example 1. Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 Engine Two batteries on Motorboat
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On a conventional small day motorboat up to 3 tons, at a slow speed of 4 knots Torqeedo Deep Blue with two batteries electric outboard engine will have a range of 21 to 60 nautical miles and will have a running time of 5 to 16 hours.
 
At full throttle, Deep Blue engine speeds increases to 20 to 30 knots, however the range on the Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard will drop to 10 to 15 nautical miles and a run time of 30 minutes. These ranges, charges and distances remaining are all shown on the Torqeedo digital read out on the controller, so allowing you to know exactly which range you have left.

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Example 2. Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 Engine on a Yacht up to 4 tons
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On a conventional small day yacht of up to 3 tons, at a slow speed of 4 knots a single Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine powered by a single Torqeedo battery will have a range of 20 to 30 nautical miles and will have a running time of five to eight hours.
 
At full throttle, Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 engine speeds increases to 17 to 24 knots, however the range on The Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 will drop to 9 to 12 nautical miles and a run time of 30 minutes.
 
These ranges, charges and distances remaining are all shown on the Torqeedo digital read out on the controller, so allowing you to know exactly which range you have left.

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Torqeedo Deep Blue Engines - Battery Wiring and Charging
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With the single unit on smallest 40hp Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine, just one Torqeedo battery is required. These single Torqeedo battery packs will have their own chargers permanently connected to the motors thus then allowing the entire Torqeedo Deep Blue configuration to be quickly charged whilst on the boat.
 
However for the larger Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine installations – those with multiple batteries - will be connected together with heavy duty cabling and they need additional chargers. This means that these larger Torqeedo electric outboard engine installations are permanently fixed on the boat. These larger installations of Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine, especially those with remote steering, will always be fixed installations that always remain on board the boat. Therefore you need to consider how and where to charge the batteries.

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With fixed Torqeedo electric engine installations, the question of battery charging therefore is quite important and this topic can (frankly) get quite complicated. We need to start with the basic physics lesson, which we all learnt when we were younger, but which one might have forgotten as one got older. Rule one is that water and electricity do not mix well. Simple principle, but a bit fundamental! Therefore when considering the on-board charging of your new Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine, we here at Pennine Marine think your personal safety is paramount. These are high-voltage motors!
 
There are several different options for charging Torqeedo electric outboards engines. With some marina based installations (of the type found in southern England), the jetties will have electricity on the pontoon. Therefore a short connector from the jetty to an on-board waterproof charger is required. However smaller trailer mounted boats fitted with Torqeedo Deep Blue engines may just be taken well away from the water and charged in the dry in the garage at home. However several other occasions we have needed to supply fully tested and certified long lead systems – with RCD protection – so that a Torqeedo installation can be charged on board and without the long lead itself becoming a safety hazard.

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Torqeedo Deep Blue Electric Outboard Engines – Prices
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Let us start by saying that all Torqeedo products are high-quality premium products (and like electric sports cars and clean power stations) designing advanced 21st Century technology which protects the Earth’s natural environment and at the same time still performs with the power necessary to drive a big boat along, this advanced technology does come at a price. Also we have to note that The Torqeedo Deep Blue system is clearly aimed straight at the top end of the boating market (so to copy the phase used by the snobbish shop assistant speaking down to Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman twenty years ago – “is madam talking about spending obscene or seriously obscene amounts of money in this shop today”).

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However please remember that – with us being in Yorkshire – we ask you to consider the full cost and benefits of Torqeedo Deep Blue ownership. Yes, we know that buying a Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard engine is frankly not cheap. However none of the latest big new petrol engines- from the leading Japanese manufacturers Suzuki and Yamaha - are “cheap”, simply because all their new four–stroke petrol engines all have to comply with the latest environmental rules for noise, pollution and fuel economy. The key thing to remember with the Torqeedo is that electricity is far cheaper to buy than petrol and also the Torqeedo engines need no annual servicing. We heard exactly the same arguments about “cost” when the small Torqeedo Travel came onto the UK market – however that Torqeedo model is now a best seller. We expect the same debate for Torqeedo Deep Blue.
 
After you have used the Torqeedo Deep Blue or a few years, there is a payback for the savings on fuel and servicing to offset the initial higher cost. Also the indications are (from the sales of the smaller Torqeedo Travel 1003S engines over the last few years) that these Torqeedo electric outboard engines hold their preowned values well, thus reducing your long term financial depreciation.

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Torqeedo Deep Blue Electric Outboard Engines Prices
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These prices listed below for Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboard models include UK/EU VAT at 20% and include all standard Torqeedo accessories. Please note that these are engine only prices and that both batteries and connection cables are sold separately. Prices for Torqeedo Deep Blue Outboard Engines including VAT;
 

  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 - RL or RXL – our price 15,000.00
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 - RL or RXL – our price 15,000.00
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue Battery – each – our price - 12,000.00
  • Torqeedo Deep Blue charger – each – our price 1,200.00

 
For number of batteries and chargers, please see above

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Torqeedo Deep Blue Engineering Installations
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Engineering workshop installation of Torqeedo Deep Blue electric engines and/or batteries will be charged at cost. Remote steering systems for Torqeedo Deep Blue engines (the cables, helm, steering wheel etc) are separate. We will offer an substantial overall bulk discount to customers who purchase a Torqeedo Deep Blue engine and Torqeedo battery(ies) and workshop installation of these units together as a complete package from ourselves.

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Pennine Marine is the premier marine dealership for ribs, powerboats and outboard engines in Northern England. We specialise in sales, servicing and support of ribs, powerboats, outboard engines - together with boat and engine servicing and outboard engine spares parts. We also sell a full range of marine chandlery, sailing clothing, wetsuits, boat trailers, boat trailer spares and increasingly more canoes and kayaks. We offer for sale only good quality new marine brands, or good preowned boats and engines. Being based in Yorkshire we always offer you quality boating products at reasonable prices.