Torqeedo Unveils Solar-Electric Tender
February 10, 2011
Torqeedo, a leading manufacturer of electric marine drive systems, has introduced a solar-electric-powered inflatable yacht tender. Powered by a Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric motor and a Power Film solar panel charger, the new Sea Eagle 10.6 SRRIK features a drop-stitch floor, patent-pending drop-stitch keel and a weight of 93 pounds.
The Torqeedo 1003 short-shaft motor weighs 19.6 pounds, and is powered by an integral lithium battery that weighs 9.9 pounds. The Bimini-mounted Power Film solar panel weighs less than 4 pounds.
More powerful and stronger than previous models, the Travel 1003 has a 520 Wh lithium battery, which can be charged via the 45 watt, 24V Power Film solar panel on the Bimini. While under power, the solar panel continues to charge the Torqeedo battery, significantly extending the boat’s range. The motor can also be rigged with a remote throttle thanks to its removable tiller arm.
The 10.6 SRRIK’s drop-stitch keel delivers great stability and tight turning radius. The inflatable measures 10′ 6″ x 5′ 4″. Its tube diameter is 15.5″ and it has a carrying capacity of 1,200 pounds.
- $3,995 (introductory price at the Miami Boat Show)
- Murray’s Solar Chargers
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