Pittman Innovation: Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid

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Torqeedo, the same company that made a name for itself building viable electric outboards, now appears ready for the big-time with its new Deep Blue Hybrid system for boats from 40ft to 80ft. Employing the same motors found in the company’s larger outboards, Deep Blue represents a fully integrated system of high-end components of 18 different types connected by four different types of circuits. Although custom systems of this type have existed for a while, the advantage to Deep Blue is that boatbuilders and owners now have the benefit of a hybrid drive comprised of “carefully matched and integrated components with a single company responsible for the functionality of the installation and its compliance with regulatory standards.” In other words, what Torqeedo is offering is a reliable turnkey system with the backing of a single, established manufacturer, eliminating what has thus far proved to be a major hurdle to this kind of technology truly going mainstream.

Price upon request. Torqeedo, torqeedo.com

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