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Torqeedo GmbH is the Overall Winner at the 2016 DAME Awards

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Torqeedo GmbH accepting DAME Award
Torqeedo GmbH accepting DAME Award

Torqeedo – the market leader in the fast growing electric propulsion industry – is today announced as the Overall Winner at the 2016 DAME Awards, hosted at this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE).

Renowned for its beautiful engineering, Torqeedo was awarded the category winner for the Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Fittings, as well as the prestigious Overall DAME Award, for its highly innovative Cruise FP models.

Judges commended Torqeedo for its Cruise FP models – launched earlier in the year – for the outstanding performance and competitive pricing of the engines, which offer a practical solution in a compact and sleek design. Making waves in the green boating industry and leading the way for an environmentally-friendly future within boating, Torqeedo’s Cruise FP models stood out against other entrants for its highly technical innovation.

Torqeedo’s Fixed Pod (FP) Cruise motors are mounted below the water to save valuable space aboard a vessel, boasting the highest efficiency levels within the electric outboard market – achieving 56 per cent maximum overall efficiency. Weighing under 16kg and 34kg respectively, the Cruise 2.0FP/4.0FP and 10.0FP models provide impressive performance and features such as an integrated on-board computer and up to 1400 RPM. With top speeds of six knots (11km/h) from the 2.0FP/4.0FP and 17.3 knots (32km/h) from the 10.0FP, the Fixed Pod Cruise line can provide the power for motorboats and sailboats up to 10 tonnes.

Christoph Ballin, Co-Founder and CEO of Torqeedo, comments on the DAME award win, “We are absolutely thrilled to be the Overall winner of the DAME Award for the second time. We are delighted to see the coming of age for electric mobility in the marine industry. We are proud to be a driver in this business and we are thankful to be recognised for our approach by the DAME Jury.”

Visitors to METSTRADE this year can preview the Cruise FP models on stand 01.741 and the Innovation Showcase.

Now in its 26th year, the DAME Design Award is the most prestigious international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. The independently appointed judges examine products in specific marine categories and the Awards now set the pace for new concepts and designs in the worldwide leisure marine industry.