Torqeedo Finalizes New MRAA Premier Partner Membership
Monday, February 8, 2016
Posted by: Jay Corn
The global leader in a growing electronic boat drive sector has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) as a Premier Partner.Founded in 2005, Torqeedo offers 25 different electric drives now available in more than 40 countries.
“We have seen the value MRAA provides to North American boat dealers, and we are proud to support an organization with such a long history of staunch advocacy and respected voice,” Steve Trkla, president of Torqeedo, Inc., said.
Water taxis, charter companies and boat rental operations across the globe have adopted Torqeedo propulsion systems for commercial applications in recent years. Vessels propelled by Torqeedo electric engines now extend from recreational catamarans and speedboats to barge pushers. Motors range from 1 to 80 horsepower and come in inboard, outboard, saildrive and pod drives.
“Committing to a Premier Partner Membership is just one way Torqeedo demonstrates its commitment to supporting the boat dealer community here in the United States,” says Matt Gruhn, president of MRAA. “Torqeedo plays a major leadership role in charting the course for electric power and limited access waters, and we’re excited to help Torqeedo’s fantastic team write the next chapter. “
A crucial factor in the creation of Torqeedo were the severe restrictions placed on running boats with combustion engines on Lake Starnberg in eastern Germany. Similar restrictions are being adopted in more and more environmentally sensitive areas around the world, but electric offer an advantage for users on private lakes — or anywhere fuel is difficult to access. By 2005 it was clear electric drive systems would play an pivotal role in shaping the sector’s future.
The solution to accessing these natural wonders: electric boat drives. By 2005 it was clear electric drive systems would play an important role in shaping the sector’s future.
Torqueedo joins a continually growing roster of boat manufacturers and suppliers who wish to support the dealer community through a partnership with the MRAA. A full menu of partner benefits can be found here.