Torqeedo Outboard experience?

Adena-Marilyn - September 10, 2019

Does anyone have experience with a small Torqeedo outboard for a dinghy?   

Is the 1.5hp model enough for an inflatable 8-9 foot dinghy?  Realistic range, e.g., Wilderness Rally, to shore and back, or is there enough power to participate in an excursion?   Any other comments and feedback are welcomed.

Marilyn "Adena" 



JThorndycraft's picture

We bought one earlier this summer and we're happy with it's performance. We got the 1003C which is the larger one. It has done quite well for our needs. It came with two batteries - a large one and a smaller one - the latter was included free as part of a promotion. For trips around an anchorage or short fishing trips it worked great. We have solar panels on our boat so we were able to keep it re-charged when needed but the batteries lasted longer than I expected. It does make a huge difference as to how fast you go - the faster you go, the faster the batteries will run down. That might be more of a problem on the smaller model. We did find that we had to use our larger outboard for the Wilderness Rally but that was because we were buzzing all over both bays at Turnbull on a regular basis. If we had just been going to the shore for activities, it would've been fine.