Torqeedo has introduced a new flagship model for its low-voltage Cruise line, the Cruise 10.0. This 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.
The Cruise 10.0's electronically commutated, brushless DC motor and carefully optimized propeller provides up to 12 kW at peak input and 10 kW continuous power. The 48V outboard delivers performance while maintaining the simple handling and installation of a low-voltage system, the manufacturer said. It comes standard with an integrated electric tilt, easily 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, which also provides a full display showing battery status, GPS-calculated range and speed, and up-to-the-minute data regarding remaining runtime.
For 10 years, Torqeedo has developed marine lithium batteries. The Power 26-104 is the end result, and a perfect match for the Cruise series. Highly reliable and safe, these 25.9V power packs replace two 12V lead gel or AGM batteries, saving up to 70 percent of the space and weight. The Power 26-104 stores significantly more energy than other batteries and performs well under the high loads drawn by the Cruise 10.0.
The Cruise 10.0 is compatible with Torqeedo's smartphone app, TorqTrac, allowing users to view all motor, GPS and mapping data in real time and in full color. A tiller-steered version is expected for 2017.