Torqeedo added a new direct-drive,1,100 W clean, emission-free and lightweight alternatives to small petrol outboards to the globally successful Travel series. The Travel 1103 C is the quietest motor in its class at just 33 decibels, the same noise level as a human whisper, while also boasting an even more rugged design.
The top-of-the-line Travel 1103 C combines the whisper-quiet direct drive motor with the high-capacity 915 Wh battery, which extends the range to a 73% increase in capacity compared to the Travel 1003. Moreover, the 1103 C delivers 10% more power from 1,000 to 1,100 W, instantaneous throttle response, a stronger aluminium pylon for increased protection from impact damage and an upgraded transom mount. Just like the proven Travel 1003 outboard, the new 1103 C delivers equivalent propulsive power to a 3-horse power combustion outboard and is suitable for boats up to 1,500 kg.
All Travel motors, including the Travel 1103 C, come with a lightweight, high-performance lithium-ion battery that simply clicks on top of the motor, has an integrated USB port for charging a mobile phone or camera, and is easy to remove for charging. The removable battery and tiller make the Travel incredibly convenient to handle and store onboard – the heaviest piece of the Travel 1103 C weighs just 11 kg and the total system weight is just 17 kg. The motor is fully waterproof to IP67 and has a 2 year warranty for recreational use.
The Travel 1103 C can power a small inflatable at 2 knots (3.7 km/h) for approximately 20 hours for an astounding 74 km max range. At a speed of 5.5 knots, (10 km/h), owners can expect a range of at least 10 km – more than enough for most dinghy and tender applications.
Like all products from Torqeedo, Travel motors are offered with a full suite of high-tech accessories. It’s easy to add a spare battery or a remote throttle for operating the motor from the helm instead of the tiller, or owners can choose the TorqTrac smartphone app. With the optional Bluetooth dongle installed, TorqTrac turns your compatible smartphone into a bright, easy-to-read onboard computer with a number of useful motor and battery readouts. A stylish bag set is also available for easy, safe storage and transport of motor and battery.