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TORQEEDO Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft

Model # 12101846Mfg # 1143-00

$1,999.00

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Product Description

Perfect for daysailers up to 3,000 pounds, tenders, dinghies and duck boats, this motor sets a new standard for quiet, lightweight and ecologically-friendly propulsion. With a built-in ultra-efficient, lithium-manganese battery pack, Torqeedo Travel outboards deliver power and range. (Range varies depending on speed and boat type. At full throttle run time is about 30 minutes, slower speeds result in up to six hours or more!)

Improved efficiency means users enjoy up to 30% more power compared to previous Torqeedo models. Additionally, new models are waterproof to IP67 standards. 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. Speed and range are calculated using an integrated GPS receiver. An audible signal warns you when the battery charge drops to 30%. The smallest carbon footprint of any propulsion motor.

  • Input Power Watts: 1,000W
  • Volts: 29.6V
  • Output Power Watts: 480 Watt hours (3hp equivalent)
  • Static Thrust: 68lb.
  • Integrated Battery: 520 Watt hour lithium-manganese (18 Ah @29.6V)
  • Prop Size: 11 1/2"dia. x 8 1/8" pitch
  • Max. Propeller Speed in RPM: 1,200
  • Steering Type: Twist tiller
  • Gearing: F-R continuously variable
  • Shaft: 29 11/16"
  • Weight: 30.8b.
  • Waterproof Rating: IP67
  • Warranty: Two years limited

 

Battery Run Time
 Speed (mph) Range (nm/m)Run Time (hrs)
Slow speed2.320.0/2310:30
Half throttle3.410.5/12.13:30
Full throttle5.72.8/3.20:35

 

Specs

Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft

Battery Life 1 hr full-throttle 2 hrs half-throttle
Battery Type Internal
Comparable Horsepower 3 HP
Input Power 1
000W
Output Power 480W
Remote Control Yes
Shaft Length 28"
Thrust 68 lbf
Voltage 29.6V
Weight 30.9 lbs

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TorqeedoTravel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy storage (4)
  • Waterproof (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (5)
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    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    1.0

    revised review

    By ilader

    from Woods Hole MA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Storage

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

      Two failures in two years.
      First year, the supposedly waterproof controller got water inside it, despite being stored in a heated house indoors all winter, and in a dry cockpit locker during the summer. Replaced under warrantee.
      Second year, although at launch it worked, by midsummer I was unable to connect the controller cable. The tiny connector socket on the battery had corroded shut. The battery was stored in a heated house indoors both winters, and on a cabin berth in the summer.
      This motor got much better care than a gas outboard would have, which would be in an unheated garage or hanging off the stern all winter, and hanging off the stern of the boat all summer.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Broken in shipping box

      By Mike

      from Howell, NJ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Plastic

      Best Uses

        Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

        Excited to get this engine ... Opened box and the fin under the propeller has snapped off in shipment ... The shaft leading to the propeller is loose ... Mostly made of plastic ... Feels flimsy ... Very bummed ... Returning it tomorrow.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Torqeedo long shaft 1003

        By Harrison Richardt

        from Minnesota

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

        I was disappointed to see how it was assembled out of the package. The shaft was not secured well to the the prop motor. I love the simple design and overall the product. Its new so we will see.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally, a GREAT electric outboard

        By ilader

        from Woods Hole

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Reliable
        • Safe
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing

          Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

          The Torqeedo is designed to avoid the corrosion problems that plague saltwater electric outboards. It is very convenient to carry and mount, coming in three light pieces that fit together easily. It can be kept stowed, and mounted piecemeal only when needed. It is as powerful as they say, propelling my 3,000lb keelboat at hull speed for half an hour.

          1. A battery meter is needed on the battery, for owners of more than one battery.
          2. Put a "Forward – Reverse" label on the throttle shaft.
          3. Put lanyard holes on the motor, battery, and tiller.
          4. Let the motor charge the battery while sailing or moored in a current.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Customer service is very very responsive to questions. Even questions like: "Can I really use it submerged?"

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Great Choice for Certain Conditions

          By Windfall

          from Williamsburg, VA

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quiet
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • May not fit

          Best Uses

          • Kick out from marina

          Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

          I am in second season with this on my Precision 18 sailboat. Had to add 6 inches of block to motor mount so the tiller would clear my transom. Also use bungee to secure when sailing with it up, as weight of battery will cause it to rotate to prop toward water orientation. That said, it is easy to use, light weight, reliable, quiet, and range is excellent. At half throttle range doubles and boat is going almost as fast as full throttle. I would not use this if I had to go against strong tides or longer distances. Max range for me is about 4 miles at a reasonable speed. Sailing on James River (current, weak tides, usually light winds) it is perfect. Don't miss ethanol, clogged fuel systems, or pulling on starter rope!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Torqeedo tech support staff in USA is excellent, flexible, and responsive.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great dinghy motor

          By psubill78

          from Kenosha, WI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy Storage
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

            This product is great, West Marine's price match policy makes this unit not alot more expensive than your traditional 4HP outboard.

            We have this on our 9.5' dinghy, with 3 people, this motor can get it on plane, and hit about 7-8 knots... not bad... battery life at full throttle isn't spectacular, but at nominal speeds (3-4 knots) you'll see this last hours.

            A display that shows GPS calculated speed, distance to 'empty' and how much power is being used is great.

            All our marina neighbors are in awe at the speed and level of quiet this unit offers.

            Would recommend, lets hope long term use lives up to how we feel today.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So Far, So Good!

            By SteveR

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Light weight
            • Pushes my Capri 22 at 5 K
            • Simple Operation

            Cons

            • FWD REV not clear

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

            Used it three (3) times. Pushes our Capri 22 at 5 knots. Easy to operate, but could use a better indication of Forward and Reverse. Battery Locking Device is plastic and seems somewhat flimsy, but so far does the job. Using it on San Diego Bay and it looks like just the ticket to get us home if we need it. Really nice not having a gas tank!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Blown away by the time to deliver. Got to us before the email told us it was shipped.

            (30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome little outboard

            By Tom

            from Ohio

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Storage
            • Easy To Use
            • No gas or oil
            • No pulling a rope
            • Safe
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Youth

            Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Long Shaft:

            I have a 19-ft. traditional-style wooden boat. It weighs around 1400 pounds, before I put myself and any other moveable ballast aboard. This motor is a replacement for oars, which are great if you have a teenager aboard, less useful as you get older.The motor is easy to mount (I have an outboard well) because it comes apart into three major pieces. When it's taken apart, the shaft assembly is easy to lift and mount because it probably only weighs about 10-15 pounds. Once it's screwed down, you can mount the handle and battery, which simply slide onto the shaft and lock in place. Nothing to it. This is great for me, because I mount the motor at the dock, drive it out of the harbor (sometimes a mile or more) then take the thing apart and stow it when I get the sails up.It has a twist-grip foreward and reverse, with detents at multiple throttle settings. The steering can be locked at center, which is the way I use it. If you don't do that, the handle works just like a regular outboard. There's a GPS which gives constant readouts of speed and projected mileage. Very handy to make sure you don't run out of battery. Also educational - you can see how much your mileage decreases as your speed goes up.The motor will drive my boat at hull speed (about 5 knots) for about 2.5 miles. If I cut that back to 2.5-3 knots, the range goes up to 10-12 miles, which is plenty good enough for my purposes. At 1 knot, it says it will go 20 miles. That would be painfully slow, but I guess it's something you could do in an emergency.The GPS readout can be changed from Miles/MPH to NM / Knots to KM / KM per hour. There's a 'deadman' switch that's a tethered magnet - like you see on a treadmill. The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is because I haven't had it long enough to assess reliability.I spent about $2K for this motor. I had a long conversation with a local boat dealer about the Honda 2, which he sells for $1,100. He admitted to the cost and nuisance of gas, oil, maintenance, and a tricky clutch problem they have seen with the Honda. Is it worth the extra $900? For me, absolutely. The convenience of just mounting it and going, the great form factor, and not having to carry gas on the boat does it for me. You'll have to make your own choice.

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