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Old 14-01-2021, 09:53   #1
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Electric Tender/Dinghy Outboard Motor

I am in search of a motor for a tender. It has been a long while since I looked at motor prices and thought (obviously wrongly) that prices would have fallen over time. Technology hasn't really moved on as far as I can tell, but the prices seem to just be targeted at whatever they think people can afford.

Looking at the new Electric Motors, the prices seem to be matching the conventional motor prices. Even when electric motors are simple and easy to manufacture. I am not a specialist in these things, which is why I am very confused as to why I need to spend 1200 euros on a 1.5hp electric sea water lithium-powered motor. Even the cheaper models which required an external battery (not included) that make the 800+200 at the magic 1000 euros entry-level.

In Spain the streets are full of imported electric scooters and prices which started over 600 euros are now down to 400, so I was expecting the same kind of trend on Tender/Dinghy motors in the electric market.

Am I missing something? Is there a particular import company that is breaking into the market? Surely there must be something.

Do we really need to only have to choose between ePropulsion and Torquedo?
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Re: Electric Tender/Dinghy Outboard Motor

Try these:

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Outb...tors+for+Boats

Looks like the Chinese are getting into the market. Of course, the big prices are the batteries and the charging system.
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