Torqeedo debuts 40-hp electric outboard

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torqeedo1015The first installation of Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 40-hp electric outboard motor was completed on a newly redesigned Calypso Classic skiff.

The Calypso Classic hull, built and used in the Caribbean for generations, is now paired with Torqeedo’s electric propulsion.

The 80-hp Deep Blue requires two high-voltage batteries, but the new 40-hp option requires just one, the company announced. This saves money, weight and space in the boat while allowing the motor to be upgraded to 80 hp by adding a second battery and updating the software. The zero-emission electric drive insulates the consumer from gasoline costs.

The redesigned Calypso hull has a slightly wider beam. At full throttle, the Calypso can reach speeds of more than 20 mph and it achieves 12 mph on a slow plane for one hour. A 6 mph no-wake speed provides four hours of run time. A complete recharge can be obtained in four hours with common 120V AC/30-amp shore power service and uses about $1.50 of electricity.

The list price of a Calypso Classic packaged with a Torqeedo 40-hp Deep Blue is $64,900.


One comment on “Torqeedo debuts 40-hp electric outboard

  1. Jim reeves

    I am interested in turning my 26 ‘ hunter sailboat to electric. I have a 550 watt ac wind generator and would like a couple small solar panels to aid in recharging. I would like two battery banks, run off one while charging the other. Can anyone help.

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