Team Scarab, in conjunction with Torqeedo Motors and Ruckmarine, announced the 17-foot Kona SportRIB, which it says is the first zero-emission, all-electric sportboat.
Torqeedo, of Germany, is a manufacturer of electric outboard engines for recreational boats.
Torqeedo has revamped and expanded its service center in Crystal Lake, Ill. The company said it can repair and troubleshoot eight to 10 motors a day in its new 50-foot-by-50-foot space. “Our new center and computer system is a full-circle, one-stop shop for service and parts,” Sven Kirchhoff, Torqeedo service and quality manager, said in…more
Torqeedo-powered boats won first, second and third place in the 13th annual Wye Island Electric Boat Challenge in St. Michaels, Md., sweeping the 24-mile race for the second time. All Torqeedo-powered vessels crossed the finish line after completing the circumnavigation of Wye Island, the company announced. Torqeedo motors powered five boats this year. First place…more
Electric outboard manufacturer Torqeedo named Chris Carroll as its new vice president of sales for North America. After 1-1/2 years with Torqeedo and leading the highly successful worldwide launch of the Deep Blue 80-hp outboard, Carroll joins the U.S.-based Torqeedo team with a focus on increasing sales and business development. “My goal is to continue…more