Torqeedo has added a new model to its line of electric marine propulsion systems. The Cruise 10.0 is a 20-horsepower-equivalent, emission-free outboard that can plane light boats at speeds up to 28 mph and move 3-10 ton displacement hulls at up to 9 mph.
The Cruise 10.0’s electronically commutated, brushless DC motor provides up to 12 kW (peak) and 10 kW (continuous) of power. The 48 V outboard is designed to easily mount to a vessel’s remote steering. It comes with integrated electric tilt, and is available in three shaft lengths.
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Like the 5 hp and 8 hp equivalent Cruise motors, the Cruise 10.0 provides a display screen that shows battery status, GPS-calculated range and speed, and remaining runtime. Torqeedo’s smartphone app, TorqTrac, allows users to view motor, GPS and mapping data in real time.
Torqeedo’s Power 26-104 marine lithium battery is a perfect match for the Cruise series of motors. These 25.9 V power packs replace two 12 V lead gel or AGM batteries, saving up to 70% of the space and weight.
“Torqeedo’s range of products encompasses systems from 1 hp all the way up to the 80 hp high-voltage Deep Blue,” said Torqeedo President Steve Trkla. “The Cruise 10.0 provides a clean, green and quiet alternative for commercial and recreational users who prefer the simplicity and easy handling of a low-voltage system, but require more speed, thrust and power than previously available.”