Torqeedo Cruise 4.0R - The Gadget Show Verdict

Blog: Product Reviews > Torqeedo Cruise 4.0R - The Gadget Show Verdict

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:47:39 GMT

Hopefully you managed to tune into Channel 5 last night to watch Episode 4 of The Gadget Show covering the boat race. Ortis specifically ordered the Torqeedo Cruise 4.0R after losing against Suzi. In the Kayak part of the Great Outdoors challenge on Episode 1. During the first challenge of the series, Suzi was using a Torqeedo Ultralight 402 on a Kayak.

To watch the full clip of the Boat Race including the boat preparation, please watch this video below:

The Torqeedo didn't win the challenge but only lost by 5 meters! It was also attached to a catamaran that was much larger than Jason's boat. Ortis went for a catamaran that included the Cruise 4.0R attached to two Torqeedo Power's in series to give the motor the 48 volts it requires. - The Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 only requires 24 volts. It was also attached to 2 very large solar panels which took two men to lift each one, therefore adding a lot of extra weight.

Our verdict: The Torqeedo electric outboards are a great addition to marine craft offering excellent efficiency and high speeds whilst being environmentally friendly.

When Ortis slammed the throttle forward, he "liked" the speed. The Torqeedo Cruise 4.0R was a great addition to the solar powered catamaran "Look at the front coming up eh! That's speed man!"

The Cruise 4.0R is a 10Hp electric outboard that is the most powerful electric outboard from Torqeedo. It benefits from remote steering and a throttle with integrated GPS receiver offering accurate speed, distance remaining and efficiency information.

If you are interested in finding out any more information about Torqeedo or the Cruise 4.0R, please call us on +44 (0) 1493 669966 - we have some excellent technical support.

If you mention the G Comm blog and place an order for a Torqeedo motor, G Comm will supply you with a FREE life jacket while stocks last.

More importantly, the Torqeedo Cruise 4.0R is sold by G Comm for much less


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