We have an EPropolsion Spirit, which fits in somewhere between the two lower-end Torqeedo models. It works very well for our purposes: light, reliable, simple, zero maintenance
. But it’s expensive, requires a bit more day-to-day care than an average four-stroke (e.g., instructions say to rinse with fresh water after every use in salt water
, so we end up dismounting it, wiping it down in the head shower
and storing in the aft cabin), and can’t come close to getting our 9’ inflatable
onto a plane (5 knots is about terminal velocity). Our dinghy is purely ship-to-shore when there’s no launch available in small New England
harbors. I don’t think electrics are for everyone yet.