Back in 2003, ecological issues in Lake Starnberg, Germany, resulted in the introduction of restrictions which essentially banned the use of internal combustion engines. Doctors Christoph Ballin and Friedrich Böbel took up the challenge of creating a viable electric alternative to the outboard motor. The result was the Torqeedo travel range. Since then, Torqeedo has moved from strength to strength, fully focused on developing a comprehensive range of electric outboards that provide a genuine alternative to petrol motors. As environmental concerns grow, their mission to deliver an alternative to fossil fuels for the outboard industry has become increasingly important. At Bill Higham, we’ve been supporting this mission for over a decade and stock a wide range of electric outboards.
Torqeedo electric outboards and inboards for sailors
Torqeedo now provides a range of electric propulsion solutions for sailors. The Travel range is a light, clean and quiet option for small dinghies and day-sailers, while the Deep Blue Saildrive range can power larger sailboats and catamarans. There’s also a range of pod drives, suitable for sailboats up to 10 tons and a powerful range of inboards. No matter the size of your boat, Torqeedo has an electric solution for you.
Torqeedo electric motors for motor boaters
Transform your motor boating into a green, quiet, powerful and efficient experience. Torqeedo’s Travel range provides a lightweight option for smaller boats while the Cruise range is suitable for those in need of a little more power. These outboards come in variations up to 20hp and are fed by super dense battery solutions. For larger vessels, the Deep Blue range is available in 40hp or 80hp options. These outboards, usually coupled with BMW iDrive battery solutions, come with a nine year warranty that promises 80% residual battery capacity with a nine year daily use cycle.
Torqeedo electric motors for kayaks
The Torqeedo Ultralight system weighs just 8.9kg, including the remote control and battery, making it perfect for a lightweight boat like a kayak. Whatever you use your kayak for, the Torqeedo Ultralight will completely transform the experience.
Torqeedo and Bill Higham Marine
We’ve supplied Torqeedo electric outboards since 2007 when the brand was still in its infancy. We’ve been firm supporters of their mission and products ever since and we’re well versed in the strengths of each product. We can help you find the perfect electric outboard to suit your needs, providing you with an excellent alternative to petrol and diesel engines.