Torqeedo Deep Blue
German-based Torqeedo electric engines has won the Overall DAME Award at the 2012 Marine Equipment Trade Show for its new Deep Blue 80-horsepower electric outboard. The METS, which ends today in Amsterdam, is the world’s largest marine equipment show, and every year, it is a showcase for new products. The Design Awards METS recognizes winners in seven categories and one overall winner. Some factors that the judges take into consideration are design, styling, quality of construction, suitability for its intended purpose, overall impact on the marine industry, level of innovation, cost effectiveness, and favorable environmental impact.
The jury report states that “the new Deep Blue large electric outboard from Torqeedo GmbH is an exceptional example of groundbreaking research and development – one which will bring great benefits to both the users and builders of marine craft. Through substantial financial investment Torqeedo have successfully combined two established yet distinct technologies – the large outboard engine and electric motor – for the first time. In doing so they have created a revolutionary integrated propulsion system that is striking in its styling and highly notable for its innovation. In bringing this truly original product to the marine market, Deep Blue’s designers have achieved a first-class package that offers convenience, price worthiness and performance. It also promises to provide a cleaner, quieter and more economical boating experience for many people in the years to come.”
For more about the METS and to see a list of all the category winners, visit www.metstrade.com.