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Torqeedo Travel 1003 S Electric Outboard Engines
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Join the environmentally friendly electric revolution today -our special Torqeedo Travel outboard engines prices !
 
A new Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric outboard engine for 2017 -  just 1,280.00 including VAT. Free UK delivery (direct from Germany)
 
The "new for 2017 model", a Torqeedo Travel 1003 SC - the "C" meaning "extended range battery". This complete electric outboard engine is now just 1,550.00 including VAT.
 
(This "C" model battery, new in 2017, has the new longer range battery, where Torqeedo have packed in more lithium ion cells into the same space. Thus yet more mileage, in silence, and less "range anxiety"! )
 
Pennine Marine's sale price on these amazing electric outboards is the complete boxed unit of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 S electric outboard engine.
 
Each Torqeedo Travel 1003 engine box set is sold complete and ready to use:

  • The Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor itself: complete with propeller and driveshaft.
  • One Torqeedo Travel 1003 lithum-ion  530Wh battery (OR higher power of 915Wh on the "C" model extended range unit).
  • One locator pin for holding the Torqeedo battery to the top of the engine shaft
  • One Torqeedo Travel 1003 tiller handle - complete with the built-in screen and reversible throttle grip.
  • One Torqeedo safety line / kill cord fob (magnetic).
  • One Torqeedo Travel battery charger unit and a continental/Uk adaptor (very similar to a laptop charger) .
  • All other minor accessories and instructions.

 
This is everything "in the box" which you will need get your Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard out on the water. All you need to do on arrival is unpack the Torqeedo box - read the simple instructions - put the first charge on the Torqeedo 1003 battery - then assemble the Torqeedo Travel outboard engine. Then fix the Torqeedo on the back of the boat - and away you go - whilst looking down wondering why you are moving along without making any noise.
 

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Torqeedo - Environmentally Friendly Mobility and Portability
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This small electric outboard engine - the Torqeedo Travel 1003S - is definitely our customers' favourite engine. On the back of a small inflatable boat, the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric engine behaves and feels almost exactly the same as a conventional 4hp petrol outboard. There is no noise (and we mean none); no fumes and absolutely minimal vibration. The environmentally friendly nature of the Torqeedo is an eye-opener.The are no oily residues and no "nasty wiffs" of petrol fumes - and no stale fuel problems. After all, have you ever heard of electricity going off?
 
The primary reason for the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard electic engines sucess is very simple. This Torqeedo electric outboard motor is incredibly lightweight. The total weight of the Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric outboard engine, including the integral battery, is just 14.4kg. This makes the travel 1003 the same weight as a Suzuki DF2.5 outboard engine, the UK's lightest and most portable petrol powered outboard engine. The Torqeedo Travel 1003 L (long shaft) is only 0.6 kg heavier, at 15kg, which is the longer shaft length (note: the L is 4 inches or 100mm longer)
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This lightweight of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine has made it very popular with a number of different types of boaters.

  • On yacht and motor-cruisers tenders, the incredibly lightweight Travel motor and also the well-designed grab handle means that it can be easiliy lifted on and off a tender up onto (and down from) the main boat.
  • Then with the portable outboard market - cars caravans and motor-homes - the light weight (and lack of fumes) make The Torqeedo Travel very easy to carry in and out of the vehicle for a day trip.
  • Then there is the growing market of the auxillary (back-up) engines for small yachts and racing dinghys. When the wind dies the yachtsman just pulls out the Torqeedo out of a locker, then dips it in the water and presses the button to turn it on. The high torque of the Torqeedo (hence the name) is ideal for moving the larger and heavier yachts (up to 3 or even 4 tons) to get them back into harbour.
  • Even the fire brigade have purchased some Torqeedo Travel 1003S engines from us, to speed up deployment of their rescue operations (Note: Pennine Marine is the only UK dealership to have sold Torqeedo electric outboards to and UK fire brigade: and these have saved lives).

 
Quite simply this Torqeedo Travel 1003S  electric outboard engine was the best selling 4hp outboard engine model - of all types and sizes - that we have sold here during the last six years. The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine is now a well proven product that has now "gone mainstream" in the last two years. Even the southerners down in the Solent are now beginning to catching up with us northerners (once again we have the situation where Yorkshire has led this industrial revolution = just like the last industrial revolution)
 
Lets be clear about this, we here at Pennine Marine have always liked the Torqeedo Travel 1003 engine, ever since we were one of the first dealerships in the UK to start selling these proper electric outboard engines. However the one and only reason the Torqeedo Travel 1003 S outboard has sold really well here is simply because our customers think it is a great outboard engine; lightweight; portable; clean and easy to use.

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 Electric Motors Sophisticated Battery Technology
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The sophisticated lithium ion battery on the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine has now been developed to the point where even the standard Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard motor model has sufficient range that it will equal the effective boating range of many equivalent sized small petrol engines when they are running just on their small inboard petrol tanks. Therefore, for almost all normal boating applications,  you will not need to worry about "range anxiety". Lets be clear here - everybody asks us "the range question"  before they buy a Travel 1003S electric engine. However, our customers experience means that in practice very very few customers have ever had a problem with the range of a Torqeedo Travel 1003S (like about 1% of all our Torqeedo customers over the years). 
 
There is no separate "car battery" needed on the Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor. What you see in these photo above is the complete Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor unit complete with the entire battery. The battery is attached to the top of the shaft on the electric engine. The photo here on the left shows the Torqeedo Travel 1003 battery completely separated from the engine and being easily carried in one hand, using the integral grab handle. Therefore the Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric engine is a completely self contained unit, not needing a separate battery to run.When using the standard Torqeedo Travel 1003S outboard with standrad battery at half to three-quarter throttle - which is in practice a realistic setting to use on an outboard engine - the Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard motor's intergated battery will last up to eight hours. When using the Torqeedo Travel 1003 at these revs this will give you an effective range of very approximately 10 to 20 miles.
 
However the "new for 2017" Torqeedo extended range battery - the "C" model - has an astonishing power level of 915W. This compares incredibly well with the standard 530W Torqeedo Travel battery - which is the same size. The two batteries, standard and extended range "C" are (unbelieveably) the same size and weight as the standard Travel battery. Thus the new for 2017  "C"  extended range battery offers boaters another 70% improvement of range and duration. The standard 520W Torqeedo battery and the extended range "C" 920Wh Torqeedo battery are interchangeable (within one minute) on the top of the standard Torqeedo engine. Thus it is possible  to go for 17 hours with the new extended range battery.
 
However with flat-out, full-throttle power, only forty to fifty minutes is possible when running the standard Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard at full speed. Frankly we do not recommend the standard Torqeedo Travel 1003S  battery if you need long-range full power settings at all times. However we must stress it is very unusual for your boat to need this "constantly-high" throttle setting. However Torqeedo users needing higher power for longer periods are recommended to buy the "C" 920W extended range battery Therefore if you think need to use the Torqeedo 1003 electric engine for longer journeys, then the 920W battery is extremely useful when either doing long "ferry trips" or when running against strong tidal streams, (say above 5 knots) . Please contact ourselves for advice if you need a high power and long-range Torqeedo application
 
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engine clamps onto a small boat’s transom in exactly the normal way. There are two conventional threaded toggle bolts, with very nice orange levers, which hold the Torqeedo motor to the boat's transom (and I have to say that for once in your life you can actually see the Torqeedo contrasting toggles colours in the dark after going to the pub - all without needing to live on a diet of carrots. They think of everything, these clever German engineers). However the neat trick is that with the Torqeedo Travel motor still in place on the back of the boat, the Torqeedo battery itself can be removed. Thus you can stop somebody theaving your pride and joy - or you can just take the Torqeedo Travel battery of the shaft (and charger) with you to charge it in the pub! Please asking the barman - or barmaid - nicely first.
 
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric motor needs no separate battery. What you seen in the pictures of the whole motor includes the battery, which is sold with the engine in the box set. The Torqeedo Travel 1003S engine's battery is fully intergrated into the top of the main motor - all as shown in the  main pictures. The Travel 1003 outboard engine actually has the battery as the top half of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engine. The Torqeedo's carrying handle is fully integrated into the removeable battery (all as seen in our images and pictures of the Torqeedo). The Torqeedo Travel battery itself is shown alongside this paragraph. The "prongs" in this photo of the whole battery clip seamlessly and easily into the channels on top of the Torqeedo engine shaft. The Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor's battery is secured in position by an incredibly "simple to use" set of lugs and one simple large pin. It is far easier - and less messy and smelly - to change a Torqeedo battery than it is to refuel a petrol engine (and you don't have the risk of spilling nasty petro-chemicals into the nice clean blue sea).
 
The first battery is included in the Torqeedo Travel engine sale price - please order either the standard battery OR the extended range battery. Spare (extra) Torqeedo batteries can be purchased at anytime.

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 - Simple Starting
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The Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engine's tiller controls are very straightforward to use, especially by anybody who is familiar with any other brand of outboard engine. For novices, using the Torqeedo outboard engine is simplicity itself!
 
However experienced outboard engine owners might have to unlearn some old tricks - like multi-tasking. You know the one task you spent years perfecting = standing up in a rocking boat whilst swearing at the outboard engine; whilst simultaneously telling your wife "its always a temperamental like this (the engine, not me!)" and whilst you are pulling the bit of string (also known in our engineering workshop as the rotary starter cord) as hard as you possibly can - all whilst trying not to fall either backywards onto the wife, or overboard to one side.
 
With the Torqeedo electric outboard engine the starting procedure is easy. You get in your boat, you then sit down, you then relax, you then speak nicely to the wife. Then you simply press the small starting button. No mess, no spilling petrol into the boat; no swearing and - believe it or not- no string to pull.
 
All in all, starting the Torqeedo outboard engine is very 21st century. The Torqeedo is so simple I bet even your wife can carry it, assemble it and use it (oh my god - did I really say that in the 21st century ?).  Sorry, I didn't mean it. What I meant to say that was and is the Torqeedo is so simple that even your eight year old can use it.  That's better -we here at Pennine Marine are very politically correct - after all, we know who holds onto the purse strings in a Yorkshire household !. 
 
When compared with all the petrol driven competition - the Torqeedo's Travel engines design is very “clean” . Overall the Torqeedo is therefore incredibly simple to use. When out on the water, the tiller on the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard  is very ergonomic and therefore very intuitive to use for all boaters, both young and old (or like me, those boaters less young than they used to be).
 

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 - Simple Operation
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Occasional boat users - especially inexperienced adults, teenagers and children - will  find the Torqeedo electric outboard engine controls incredibly simple and easy to use. There is absolutely no need to get an eight year old grandchild who is "IT savvy" to come along on a day trip to show you how to use this electric outboard engine. The Torqeedo Travel outboard engines is in practice so simple that you almost don't need to read the instructions (which being written by those German engineers, the Torqeedo instructions are very thorough).
 
The tiller is positioned in the middle of the Torqeedo Travel electric engine, therefore no matter what side of the boat the helmsman (or to be politically correct - helmswomen) is sitting on, the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard is equally easy to use from either side of the boat. This is a definite advantage of the Torqeedo engine over traditional petrol outboards, where the tiller handle will always be offset to one side.
 
One feature of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard which is really easy to miss at first glance is reverse gear. To go backwards with a Torqeedo engine all you do is turn the tiller throttle control in the opposite direction, thus giving you the ability to go backwards at full speed. Please note that the safety pin does need to be locked before going in reverse. 
 
The kill switch on the Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor is simplicity itself – a magnetic disc fob which sticks on the top of the tiller. The kill switch is secured by a short lanyard to your wrist.

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Torqeedo Motors - Eco Friendliness
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Customer reviews and feedback on of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 engines sold here at Pennine Marine have always been brilliant.
 
Everybody has loved the Torqeedo's lightweight, lack of noise and fumes, good propulsive power, cleaniliness, lack of fumes, no fire risk and general ease of use that are all inherent features of the Torqeedo electric outboard motor. This set of features make the most environmentally friendly outboard engine THE most environmetaly friendly outboard engine sold anywhere in the world today
 
Therefore  the Torqeedo Travel 1003 engine is all-round "eco friendly", which is a major plus point when you are either wildlife watching or exploring sensitive marine environments.
 
We have even sold Torqeedo Travel outboard engine to one of our regular customers, who is a company who carry out scientific research into protected aquatic species which live on protected Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI's). So environmentally friendly are these Torqeedo 1003 electric outboard engines that the scientists are able to use the Torqeedo Travel 1003 in such an environment - when the only other permitted alternative is called "manual rowing".

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 Easy Dismantling
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Torqeedo Travel 1003 S - our own picture - showing all the well-engineered Torqeedo parts completely dismantled and laid out on a white sheet.
 
On the right of this image is the main Torqeedo motor shaft, which is complete with the propeller at one end and the outboard transom mounting bracket at the top (here shown sideways on). The cable linking the battery to the propeller is shown protruding out of the top
 
In the middle of this dismantled Torqeedo is the orange battery securing pin and also the magnetic Torqeedo kill cord fob. Centre bottom in this Torqeedo image is the tiller handle -with the black twist grip shown at the bottom.
 
Top centre of this image is the Torqeedo lithium ion battery - shown here with the locating "prongs" shown pointing upwards.
 
All of this dismantled Torqeedo Travel 1003S outboard engine will easily fit into a small car boot or the Torqeedo carry bag - or it can be stowed loose in the boat's locker.
 
Please note that there is no oil to drain out and nothing to leak when taking the Torqeedo Travel 1003S outboard engine to pieces.
 
The simplicity is in the German design. When we here at Pennine Marine arranged this entire photograph - from a standing start with a complete and working Torqeedo Travel 1003S unit - it took us no more than two (yes - 2 minutes = 120 seconds) to get to this stage - no tools required!.
 

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 - GPS & digital readout
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On the top of the tiller handle on the Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor is a really niffty digital readout, which links with the fully integrated - and unique - Torqeedo GPS system. This photo is a close-up image of the Torqeedo Travel 1003S tiller handle - showing images of both the digital readout and the safety kill cord. The Torqeedo Travel 1003S  GPS digital readout is quite unique for any small outboard - quite simply it is a brilliant little feature.
 
This GPS readout on the Torqeedo engine tells you you’re speed, remaining range (distance) and even your remaining battery charge. This readout on the Torqeedo is so sensitive that if you accelerate hard the remaining range you have left, as shown on the digital readout, drops down quite markedly and extremely quickly.  This feature gives Torqeedo users a high degree of confidence when using this engine and it preventsyou having “battery range anxiety”. Next to the GPS readout on the Torqeedo tiller handle is the essential "kill switch", an orange magnetic fob which instantly cuts out the Torqeedo motor when pulled away from the top of the Torqeedo engine. 
 
Taking the Torqeedo's safety features first - as always with us here at Pennine Marine - safety at sea comes first. The Torqeedo kill cord is unique to this outboard engine, it being a bright orange and magnetic kill cord fob. This Torqededo kill cord fob simply adheres magnetically  to the tiller handle and - when pulled - stops the propeller immediately. It is easily reattached - at which point the Torqeedo Travel 1003's electric motor can be restarted immediately in the normal way.
 
The power button (shown bottom right in this image) turns the Torqeedo electric engine on and illuminates the unit's screen. The four panels on this little screen show - reading froom top to bottom - battery charging status (a fully charged Torqeedo is 100% - no prizes for guessing empty!); the remaining range; the speed over the ground and the input power (i.e. - how hard the engine is working).
 
The really remarkable feature of this Torqeedo unit is - because it is linked into the integrated GPS receiver - that it adjusts very quicky and is incredibly responsive to both your boat handling and environmental conditions.  therefore when you accelerate - the input power will start to rise and the remaining range will start to reduce - all the Torqeedo readouts adjusting within about 30 seconds. This remarkable little feature means that you - our customer - does not have to worry about "range"- as the engine will tell you this as you go along. All we can say here is that it beats hands-down opening the fuel cap of your petrol engine and shaking the engine to see how much juice is left in it!
 

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Torqeedo Travel - Three Advanced Batteries
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The sophisticated Torqeedo Travel 1003S lithium-ion battery is the heart of this Torqeedo electric outboard engine technology. It is the advances in lithium-ion battery technoogy over the last decade that have made environmentally friendly boating possible.
 
As the Torqeedo range has expanded in recent years, we thought that it would be a good idea to explain how the three different Torqeedo Travel battery sizes work;.
 
The standard battery unit is the Torqeedo Travel 1003 - a 530W battery -  29V and 19amp/hours. This is the standard travel motor battery and the one we recommend for many marine applications.
 
The low-powered battery is the Torqeedo Travel 503 - a 320W battery - 29V and 11amp/hours. This is the low powered battery. Only really suitable for inland and small boats (i.e. it is a trolling motor for fishing).
 
The longer-range battery is the Torqeedo 1003 "C" - a 915W battery - 29V. This higher powered battery is a new Torqeedo model for 2017. These exteneded range batteries can be purchased either new with the engine (the Torqeedo Travel 1003C or as a spare Torqeedo battery
All three batteries are fully interchargeable with either of the other two batteries.  

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 S (short) and L (long)
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This image shows the Torqeedo Travel 1003 S propeller hub and blades.
 
Torqeedo make two different versions of the Travel 1003 outboard engine;
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 S outbiard engine (standard short shaft)
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 L outboard engine (long shaft).
 
The short shaft Travel 1003 model is by far and away the most popular Torqeedo Travel outboard engine, quite simply because it fits straight onto the stern of almost all modern inflatable boats and smaller rigid boats. There are however some applications where the Torqeedo Travel long shaft engine is required - this is usually when the Torqeedio is being used as an auxillary engine on a larger sailing craft.
 
The only differences between the short shaft (S model) and the long shaft Torqeedo Travel 1003 (L model) models is the length of the aluminium oval shaped vertical motor shaft and the power cable inside it. All other aspects of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor are identical between short and long shaft versions.
 

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 S two bladed propeller
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Close up image of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 propeller - the orange two bladed propeller.
 
This Torqeedo Travel two-bladed propeller is a high-torque unit optimised for low and medium speeds, making it idea for most applications. There are a few alternative propellers available. Toqreedo propeller spare parts kits are held in stock (for those occasions where the score-card say "underwater rock vis you = 1 - nil).

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Torqeedo Travel 1003S = Lightweight
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Torqeedo Travel 1003 S dismantling process - after having removed the two cable connectors - is simply remove the pin. The battery can then be easily separated.
 
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine - weighting in at a total of less than 15 kg - makes it an incredibly lightweight and portable 4hp outboard engine.
 
The nearest petrol-driven outboard engine competitors to the Torqeedo look positively obese by comparison. The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine can therefore easily be lifted by lazy teenagers, petite women and grand-parents.
 
Therefore the total lifting weight of each section of the Torqeedo Travel 1003 is halved, down to three sections -  the battery; the shaft and the tiller handle.
 
In 2015 we sold the first-ever Torqeedo Travel outboard engines (anywhere in the world) to one of our local Yorkshire fire brigades - who use them on their rescue sleds. The fire brigade extensively tested the Torqeedo before buying it from us here at Pennine Marine. The proof of the portablity and speed of assembly and ease of use and lightness was such that - so impressed were they with the Torqeedo that fire brigade adapted their fire engines to fit these electric outboard engines into them.

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 - Dismantling
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The next stage of dismantling the Torqeedo Travel 1003S motor is simplicity itself.
 
Simply lift up and remove the Torqeedo tiller handle and lift it clear of the battery - which takes about 10 seconds.

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 dismantling by removing the Torqeedo battery
 
The Torqeedo battery (shown here with an adult hand) is actually the top part of the entire engine shown in all the brouchures. Here the battery is just being slide out from the top of the motor. This removal of the Torqeedo Travel battery takes about 5 seconds.
 
In practice removing the Torqeedo intergated battery is child's play - if an eight year old can set the video and eight year old can dismantle the Torqeedo Travel 1003S engine

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Torqeedo Battery - hand portable
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The Torqeedo Travel motor battery is easily hand-portable.
 
This Torqeedo battery is approximately half the total weight of the entire Torqeedo Travel 1003S outboard engine. However with its fully integrated carrying handle the Torqeedo battery it is extremely easy to carry by one person. The other advantages are that it is completely clean and with no oils or battery acid to leak. This allows it to be carried by hand safely and sensibly.
 
Many of our Torqeedo electric engine owners simply take their batteries home from the boat and plug them into the mains.
 
SAFETY NOTE - please note that this Torqeedo lithium-ion battery cannot be taken on a aeroplane as hand or hold luggage. Nor can it be sent as normal airfreight. If you do have an unusual requirement for transporting or using your Torqeedo lithium-ion battery  please contact ourselves for advice and also to obtain the Torqeedo manufacturers safety data sheet. 
 

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Torqeedo - Battery Charger Unit
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The Torqeedo Travel 1003S outboard engine charging unit - this Torqeedo unit is supplied in with the engine box and is included in our Travel engine sale price. This Torqeedo charger is almost identical to the type of charger unit you would find on a laptop or tablet computer.
 
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine can be charged from a variety of electricity sources. Normally it would be charged off the mains, however the Torqeedo's charging system is so flexible it can be charged from an an on-board marine generator, car lighter socket or even a solar panel. Basically almost all electrical sources of the correct voltage or higher are all capable of being easily used to charge the Torqeedo Travel 1003. If required, the battery can be completely removed and then charged and stored separately from the main body/shaft of the Torqeedo motor.
 
The easiest way of describing this Torqeedo electric outboard engine charging unit is that this charger is almost exactly the same size and weights as your laptop / palmtop computer's connection into the mains. There is an ample length of cable supplied with this standard Torqeedo charging unit. The Torqeedo chargere will run off any 240V supply. Please note that it needs a "continental" adaptor to change the two-pin Torqeedo "continental" plug to a three-pin UK unit (these adaptors are not supplied - however available from any electrical retailer).
 
It is easily possible to arrange alternative methods of charging the Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engine. Any variety of electrical systems can be used other than using the mains electricity. We have had numerous Torqeedo Travel 1003 customers who have used on-board yacht-based generators or even car cigarette lighters or camping generators or works generators. In these cases, the various different adaptors (available from most electrical retailers) should allow the Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engines to be charged "on site and in-situ" in a wide variety of situations. (adaptors are UK/Continental standard, so available at ordinary nationwide electrical retailers, such as City Electrical CEF and Maplins)

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Torqeedo Accessories
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Torqeedo genuine accessories for sale at Pennine Marine are;
Torqeedo carry bag set (one each for motor and battery) - 125.00 
Torqeedo TorqTrac smartphone app - 100.00 
Torqeedo Travel 1003 spare battery (battery rated 520Wh) - 500.00
Torqeedo spare propellers (one of six different models) - 90.00
Torqeedo remote throttle kit for Travel engines (complete control box with display, lever and cable kit) - 170.00
Torqeedo spare magnetic kill cord fob - 16.00
Torqeedo solar charging panel (waterproof roll up type - amorphous silicone - 45W0 - 800.00 (special offer)
Torqeedo cable extensions and connectors (various types and lengths for motor and controllers) - please contact ourselves for advice
 

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Torqeedo Travel 1003 - Demonstrator Loan Engine
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Pennine Marine  has a demonstrator Torqeedo 1003S outboard engine unit based here in Skipton. This Torqeedo Travel 1003S demonstrator can be borrowed by you for up to one week. This  allows you to test these innvoative electric outboard engines on your own boat, to see how suitable for this Torqeedo electric outboard engine is in parctice.
 
Please note that Pennine Marine is one of the few UK dealerships to have a Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor as a loan/demonstrator unit. This Torqeedo Travel 1003  demonstrator engine is available to bona-fide Northerners who want to try out this exciting new electric outboard engine technology. The Pennine Marine Torqeedo Travel 1003 demonstrator unit can be borrowed from us for a short period (usually a week) , after most people have tried out this exciting electric motor technology on the back of their own boat - the doubters are usually silenced
 
Terrms and conditions obviously apply for use of our demonstrator, namely the payment of a deposit and proof of identity / address. However the deposit for this Torqeedo demonstrator engine is fully refundable, even if you ultimately choose not to buy a new Torqeedo engine from us.

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Torqeedo - Extending the Range - "C" battery or Spare battery
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There are two easy wasy to extend the range of your new Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric engine.
 
Option 1 - buy the "new for 2017 C battery"  which is the extended range "C" model battery. This new Torqeedo battery simply packs in far more battery cells into the same sized battery as the standard Torqeedo Travel 1003 battery - thus giving an highly extended range. The "C"  battery for the Torqeedo 1003 is a 915W battery, when compared with the standard battery of 520W. This increase the range of a small infltable at 2 knots from 20km to 35km (approximately).
 
Option 2 - One very neat trick, used by the few Pennine Marine customers who have needed longer ranges and more full-power settings, is to buy a spare Torqeedo Travel 1003 battery and simply swap them over when the first battery "on the motor" has depleted, thus replacing it with the second fully-charged Torqeedo battery. This Torqeedo battery swap can be done, with the engine still in position (but turned off), in about one minute. In practice this "spare battey" has only been needed by a few customers, usually those with larger boats and/or needing full power settings. Buying a spare Torqeedo 1003 battery is a very easy way of extending the range of the engine and  ensuring that you will always have the range and power to get you home under all circumstances.
 
If you are unsure as to whether you will need a second Torqeedo battery for your Torqeedo tarvel motor, our advice is always buy the engine with one battery first and see how it works out. We keep spare Torqeedo Travel batteries "on the shelf".
 
The range of the Torqeedo's batteries has, in practical terms, proved to be excellent, with only a very few customers (those wanting an exceptional long range) even needing to buy a second battery (usually as a back-up). However the extended range Torqeedo battery is proving to be popular with boat owners who are needing to reguarly "punch the tide"
 
The customer consensus throughout the reviews of this Torqeedo engine is that it has been easier to charge this outboard engine with electricity, rather than trying to find a petrol station to fuel a conventional outboard (because which marinas nowdays have petrol on tap for you on the quayside?).
 

The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine is sold with all necessary parts so that you are ready to use it out on the water.
 

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Torqeedo Electric Outboards - The "Charging & Range " Questions
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Everybody who thinks about a new Torqeedo Travel engine asks us "The Charging question - how easy is it to charge?".
 
In reply we say that all the feedback we have had from our Torqeedo Travel 1003 engine customers over the last few years is quite clear. The consensus of Torqeedo owners is that it is easier  to "refuel" a Torqeedo electric motor than it is to refuel a conventional petrol engine.
 
Most Torqeedo Travel 1003 owners simply take the battery off (in about a minute) and take it home to charge it. Enterprising blue-water yachties doing liveabaord cruising often take these batteries into the nearest restarunt or taverna
 
Unlike a petrol engine there are no fumes and no mess in the car (so no moaning the smell clashes with her latest French perfume). However with a petrol engine, one has to find the nearest petrol station to refuel, which often means a drive. It has also been pointed out by Torqeedo customers that very few marina's now have petrol at a quayside - therefore a petrol driven outboard owner will have to drive to the nearest petrol station. The Torqeedo Travel engine also has a major advantage in that there is no need to store a smelly petrol can on board your bigger yacht or motorcruiser, thus reducing both the smell and the fire risk.   

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Us Northern Trendsetters = Experience
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Down on the backwaters of the Solent this little Torqeedo electric outboard engine is still being seen as being a novelty. Can you believe that - this year in London - I met somebody who had never heard of Torqeedo ! (even with the new-fangled interweb thingy it is sometimes quite staggering how far behind the times they are down South. Probably something to do with southerners receiving too many rays from the Sun).
 
However having had five years of selling Torqeedo's here at Pennine Marine and with us knowing that the Torqeedo Travel 1003S outbord is now being used by over 50,000 Torqeedo customers worldwide - we here UP NORTH just know that Torqeedo electric outboard engines are now mainstream outboard technology.
 
Therefore Up North - in and around the dark mills in Northern England inhabited by matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs - we have always appreciated the latest modern and most advanced engine technology. Therefore as we are now in the 21st century we think it is a bit like the start of the last industrial revolution - the North leads, the South eventually follows on several years later. I will however admit that - even after four years and hundreds of happy Torqeedo customers - the advanced engine technology of the Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric outboard motor still turns heads around here. Passers by stop and stare and wonder what is moving the boat along through the water so effortlessly, quietly and without generating clouds of steam. After that, they them look down and wonder where the coal bunker is....! 
 
Some people even think - I kid you not - that the Torqeedo Travel 1003S it needs a separate battery!!!! .... No it doesn't - those clever German engineer's at Torqeedo have built it into the top of motor

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Electric Auxillary Engines for Yachts
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We do have quite an amount of expertise with regards to fitting these long shaft Torqeedo electric engines onto sailing craft. All our sailing boat customers for the long-shaft Torqeedo engines have been surprised as to how effective theses electric engines have been at moving their vessels along. The largest sailing boat with a Torqeedo Travel 1003 being used as an auxillary was heavy clinker built yacht, approx. 25 foot long, of  just under 4T dry weight. 
 
If you require further addvice, please contact ourselves for advice about using Torqeedo long shaft electric engines on sailing craft. We will need to know boat type and (for certain makes) the well size into which the electric outboard will fit.  These Torqeedo engines on sailing boats often need the remote throttle kit.
When used as a yacht auxillary engine, the standard Torqeedo Travel 1003 engine and battery is great for all non-tidal areas (such as the Lake District) and short distances in tidal waters, i.e. dropping the sails outside the harbour returning to berth; or the boat moving out to the race start line. However please note we recommend the Torqeedo Travel 1003 with the extended range "C" battery as an auxillary engine for extended distances and/or use in stong tidal areas.
 
These Torqeedo Travel electric engines are great as auxillaries - but for high-power and long-distance travel on big sailing vessels we still recommend either good old-fashioned fossil fuels - or the Torqeedo Cruise or Hybrid engines (see separate entry)
 

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Electric or Petrol - Comparing Power Outputs
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The lighter weight and higher torque of the Torqeedo Travel 1003S outboard motor easily compensates for the slightly lower nominal power output. The Torqeedo Travel 1003S  electric outboard motor has therefore received great customer reviews for its lightweight alone. However the Torqeedo Travel 1003 S electric outboard engine has further attributes attributes of absolute silence in use; it is extremely easy to use; even a eight yeat old can carry it and above all else is electricity's wonderful advantages of silence, lack of pollution and general all-round eco-friendliness.
 

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An Electric or a Petrol 4hp Outboard?
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We at Pennine Marine know all about this lightweight advantage of the Torqeedo Travel 1003S motor. We here have the Yamaha F4 outboard, the Suzuki DF4 outboard and the Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engines all on display here side by side in our Skipton showroom. Therefore if you are reading this article and you are not sure about the lightweight of the Torqeedo outboard engine, then please come and try it for yourself. 
 
Come and try the Torqeedo Travel 1003 S practicality test for yourself - simply split it and lift it - with no mess. You are more than welcome to lift any of the other 4hp portable engines to compare weights and practicalities of petrol verse electric.
 
The Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard engine now for sale here at Pennine Marine is the direct equivalent of a small conventional 4hp petrol outboard engine - say a modern Yamaha F4 or Suzuki DF4 outboard.  The Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engine has a power rating of between 3hp to 4hp capacity/output - this is when the power is measured at the outboard's propeller. With its nominal horsepower of 3.5hp, a Torqeedo Travel 1003 is rated at slightly below the total power output of a conventional petrol 4hp outboard engine.
 
However the high trust / high torque propeller and also the very low engine weight of the Torqeedo easily make up the difference. Put on the back of a typical small inflatable boat, the Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric outboard engine works the same as a 4hp petrol engine. 
 
Therefore the Torqeedo electric outboard motor - complete with its intergrated battery - is approximately half  (yes, we did get that right - half !) the weight of the "best-in-class" 4hp petrol outboard engine sold on the UK market today, the Suzuki DF4. The Suzuki DF4 outboard engine weighs in at 25kg. All other petrol powered outboard engines in the 4hp outboard engine class generally weight in more, usually at about 30kg.
 
The clean and lightweight features - and therefore inherent portability - therefore makes the Torqeedo Travel 1003S electric outboard engine ideal for several categories of small boat users. The Torqeedo electric motor is very suitable if you have to carry your outboard engine a long way, or if the main boat's stern is very high up out of the water. In short, the Torqeedo is ideal to carry anywhere where the height or distance makes it difficult to handle a heavy outboard engine.
 
The other key feature of the Torqeedo is that it can be very quickly dismantled - therefore this lightness is even better. Therefore if you now quallify for a free bus pass (which I don't) and you also worry about grey hairs (which I do)  this Torqeedo engine is even better. Simply taking the Torqeedo Travel 1003S to pieces means that it is even easier to lift up up onto the deck of a moving boat. 

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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.