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WEST MARINE FEATURES TORQEEDO TRAVEL 1003 ELECTRIC OUTBOARD AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW – Built-In GPS Indicates Exactly How Much Power and Range Remain

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Laurie Fried
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

WATSONVILLE, CA (February 08, 2012)

West Marine, the country's largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, will feature the Torqeedo Travel 1003 Electric Outboard at the Miami International Boat Show on Thursday, February 16th.

The Torqeedo Travel 1003 delivers power and range with a built-in ultra-efficient, lithium-manganese battery pack. The motor demonstrates improved efficiency and up to 30% more power than previous Torqeedo models. Ease-of-use is enhanced by a four-function display that shows percent of battery power remaining, speed through water and range remaining at current speed - all with an integrated GPS-receiver. This clean technology preserves air, water and land from the introduction of gasoline by-products and associated noise pollution.

“The Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard improves in many ways over the original breakthrough Torqeedo motors. It provides hours of quiet power, even on lakes that prohibit internal combustion engines. The inclusion of a GPS and power monitoring display gives the owner of the Travel 1003 fascinating insight into the operation of the motor, as well as providing the ability to plan your battery use accurately. It eliminates ‘range anxiety’ by showing you exactly how much energy and range remains” according to Chuck Hawley, VP of Product Information for West Marine.

Customers can visit West Marine’s booth at the Miami International Boat Show, or online via westmarine.com to learn more about the Torqeedo Travel 1003 or any of West Marine’s 75,000 other product offerings.

ABOUT WEST MARINE

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 310 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).