Electric Outboard Motor for Kayaks
An Electric Outboard Motor for Kayaks
That's as Powerful as a Conventional
One-Horsepower Gas Outboard
Torqeedo's innovative electric outboard motor was specifically
designed for fishing.
Torqeedo's Ultralight 402 weighs a mere 15-pounds including
the battery. It easily mounts on most rigid kayaks and can operate when
temporarily submersed. Its thrust is equivalent to a one-horsepower gas
outboard, enough torque to move a kayak at a maximum speed of about six knots for about a half an hour. Range at slow speeds is from 12 to 15 miles.
Heart and soul of the new machine is the synergy of cutting-edge electric
motor technology, lithium batteries and advanced propeller design. An
onboard computer juxtaposes information from the motor, the batteries and a
built-in GPS in order to calculate remaining battery charge and range.
Torqeedo's new Ultralight 402 has a suggested retail price of $1,799.