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TORQEEDOTravel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft

TORQEEDO

Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft

Model # 12101838Mfg # 1142-00

$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: 24 5/8"
  • Weight: 29.5lb.
  • 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, Short Shaft

Battery Type Internal
Comparable Horsepower 3 HP
Battery Life 1 hr full-throttle 2 hrs half-throttle
Input Power 1
000W
Output Power 480W
Remote Control Yes
Shaft Length 23"
Voltage 29.6V
Thrust 68 lbf
Weight 29.5 lbs

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TorqeedoTravel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy storage (6)
  • Safe (6)
  • Waterproof (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (5)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Casual/ recreational (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

piece of junk

By bill

from cruising east coast

Pros

    Cons

    • Battery Life Is To Short
    • Engine Junk In 2 Years
    • Flimsy
    • Recharge Takes To Long
    • Unreliable
    • Worst Marine Investment

    Best Uses

      Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

      engine is less than 2 years old, it is currently not operating at all. I don't
      think it is worth fixing

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Torqeedo Travel

      By captainbill

      from Sausalito

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

          My biggest objection is that it is slow to charge even from 12V. Batteries are too expensive and the unit isnt totally quiet.I used a trolling motor with GP27 gel batteries for several years and was sold on the electric concept. the Torqeedo has in my opinion and annoying whine during operation. I didn't get he range that I expected. Going back to a saltwater rated trolling motor. Can buy two for the same price!

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Clamps Are Defective

          By Sweet Pea

          from Tampa, FL

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

          The T-1003 flew off the transom when going over a wake. The fiberglass on the transom is ripped up, and I know it was torqued hard when mounted on my Gheenoe. The motor is in 15 feet of water, buried in black muck, so it is unrecoverable. I believe the clamps that hold the motor to the transom are defective. If you have one of these, only use in calm, protected harbors.

          (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Perfect Motor for a sleek hull design

          By tim

          from Stafford Pond Tiverton, RI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy Storage
          • Easy To Use
          • Longer Range Possible
          • Safe
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Tiller Does Not Lock In

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Personal Watercraft

          Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

          When you are tired or in ruff conditions you can remove battery first: Thus allowing you to move a motor that barely weighs 20 lbs. This also applies if you have small storage areas. Gasoline outboards are having enormous issues with current fuels making these motors, comparably, extremely reliable. My range with an 8' Avon (2 adults and 2 tots) is over 25 miles at 4 knots. Drops to about 16 at 5 knots. A canoe with a motor mount would easily go faster with a range over 30 miles. I was tempted to rate this motor a 5 but believe the new propane motors may prove to be better investment since it is easy to carry extra fuel in those 16 oz. bottles.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I love it!

          By Delta flyer

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easily Rechargeable
          • Easy Storage
          • Easy To Use
          • Eco Friendly
          • Light weight
          • No Gasoline Smells
          • Safe
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Personal Watercraft
            • Youth

            Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

            I am using the 1003 to move a Catalina 22 sailboat in and out of the marina. The marine is on lake Dillon in Colorado, a high altitude mountain lake that also serves as a water reservoir for the city of Denver. Therefore it is great that the motor does not pollute the water/air.
            The Catalina 22 is close to the recommended upper limit boat size for this motor but the 1003 moves the boat very well, and the range is quite sufficient for the purpose.
            Although some details still might be improved such as, for example, the cable connections, I strongly recommend this motor for sailors with boats up to 3000 pounds or so, just as already suggested by the manufacturer.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A good product but not rugged enough

            By Capt Smith

            from Long Island, New York

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • expensive
            • Flimsy
            • Not rugged enough

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing

            Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

            A good product whose time has come but I think it needs further development. It is efficient and quiet. I like not having to carry fuel. the GPS is a great feature. I use it for our Bauer 10 dinghy and it has more than enough power. Range is good if you keep the speed down. However it is not as rugged as a tradional outboard and it does not feel as well balanced. You have to be careful aligning the threads when connecting the plugs and this could be difficult to do on a bad weather day. The tiller has particularly light duty mounting design that I damaged on the first windy day. Fortunatly I was able to reinforce it to be stronger than original.
            The motor and accessories are more expensive than I think they need to be but I suppose there is a price to pay for leading technology. In spite of my comments I do feel satisfied with the purchase and enjoy using the motor. I have recomended it to others but with the above caveats.

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Torqueedo 1003 is unreliable

            By Mike the fisherman

            from Lewisville TX

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy Storage

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Over Engineered
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing

            Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

            I have the 1003. I love the power and battery life. I bought a second battery at West marine. However, this thing is constantly breaking down. E-30 (cable loose) or E-45 over torque. Best advise I can give is get a good paddle. You will need it.

            (13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor customer service

            By sdboater

            from san diego

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

                Motor is fine Skeg a little flimsy , Friend damaged unit , when a diagnosed problem a stripped a small screw seat on underwater motor pod, a $30.00 ?, part. when i contacted torqeedo I had 2 options buy a new motor for 1,000.00 or take it to a service center where they could replace the part. The motor is not new and iI don't feel like spending 600.00 on shipping and service for a cheep part they they could sell me. Every car dealer sells parts to the public and not just their own repair center :-( sad , now ill have to put her back in water with 3 screws instead of 4 and pray.

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cool Motor

                By Roy

                from Daytona Beach, FL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Has stress points
                • Plastic and breakable

                Best Uses

                • Dingy

                Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

                Expensive, however worth thew money. Nice to be electric and not run out of power.

                Had some stress points break off plastic but still able to use.

                (35 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic Gas Outboard Alternative !

                By Madpaddler8

                from Madeira Beach, Fl

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy Storage
                • Easy To Use
                • Light weight
                • Safe
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Limited Range

                Best Uses

                • Tender Dingy Inflatable

                Comments about Travel 1003 Electric Outboard, Short Shaft:

                Impressive quality and engineering. I use it on a Watertender 9.9 and my expectations have been exceeded. Range and speed are very good. I replaced a 4hp four stroke and really like a gas/oil free 30lb motor. I ran it several hours, approx. 2-4 miles and got home with 50% battery remaining. I am planning on adding a solar panel to extend the range and recharge while at the sand bar. Considering it's weight at 29.5 lbs and range of 2-16 NM depending on speed, no oil changes, water pump impellers, thermostats, tune-ups, flushing, not having to start & warm-up, not having to reach back to shift F-N-R, only twisting the throttle. This is the perfect outboard for 2 - 4HP applications. I Love It !

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