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Offered for the first time, a Torqeedo electric outboard is now available as an optional electric propulsion upgrade for W. D. Schock Corp.’s Harbor 20 daysailer.  The Torqeedo Travel 1003 and Shock Harbor 20 pairing is ideal for anyone who sails in areas with large tidal changes, strong currents or high average wind speeds with choppy water conditions.

“We’ve manufactured over 600 electric-powered sailboats, so it’s safe to say Schock stands as the most experienced boatbuilder in this area.  After extensive testing, we found Torqeedo’s Travel 1003 electric outboard to be lightweight, high-quality and high-power,” said Alexander Vucelic, W.D. Shock Corp. president.  “The 1003 is a perfect fit with the Harbor 20.”

The Torqeedo Travel 1003 provides the equivalent horsepower of a 3-hp outboard.  At full speed, the motor can push the Harbor 20 at 5 knots for about 35 minutes.  If the user powers down to 50% throttle, then the battery and motor would have over 2 hours of run time at 3 knots.

This electric outboard can move vessels up to 3,000 lbs.  Fully fresh and saltwater-proof, it can be rigged for remote throttle, enabling easy rudder steering.  It also features a removable tiller arm.  A tiller display shows precise information on battery charge status, remaining range at current speed, speed over ground and power consumption.

Blending the classic beauty of a traditional daysailer with state-of-the-art marine technology, Schock’s Harbor 20 is a competitive, cost-effective and easy-to-use boat that will always be in style.  A graceful shearline counter paired with a thoroughly modern underbody and rig makes the Harbor 20 fast and easy to handle.  It can be rigged in minutes and sailed single-handedly or with a group.

W. D. Schock Corp. was founded in 1946 in Newport Beach, California.  The company has built more than 13,000 boats in its sixty-five year history, ranging in size from the ever popular 8′ Naples Sabot to the stunning Schock 55.  The company is responsible for many innovations in the industry.  In 1965, Schock introduced a Penguin that was the first production vacuum-bagged fiberglass and Unicore sandwich sailboat.  Schock has built racers and cruisers, monohulls and catamarans; and in 2001 W.D. Schock collaborated with Dyna Yachts to introduce the canting ballast twin foil (CBTF) Schock 40.

Boats currently in production are the Sabot, Lehman 12, Lido 14, Santana 20, Santana 22, Wavelength 24, Schock 35, Schock 40 and the popular line of Harbor daysailors.  The Harbor line includes the Harbor 14, Harbor 20, Harbor 25 and new Harbor 30.

Combining lithium batteries with leading-edge motor technology and propeller design, Torqeedo’s high-tech outboards have won numerous awards.  Environmentally-sound, they offer unrivalled strength and efficiency for superior range.  Committed to superior technology, Torqeedo offers 13 outboards from 1 hp to 15 hp with innovative accessories, such as solar-charging technology and high-performance lithium batteries.

        Contact Torqeedo Inc., 171 Erick Street Unit A-1, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.  815-444-8806
Fax: 815-444-8807.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Products


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