by Linda Carr
For those sailors interested in reducing their impact on the climate (and who isn’t?), a must see at the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival is Yanmar Wooden Boatshop’s display of the Torqeedo range of electric outboard motors.
Traditionally, to have an outboard you needed petrol to make it run, not any more. The Torqeedo range offers electric engines to suit all water craft from Kayaks through to commercial craft. Ideal for the boater who wishes to reduce the impact on the environment, electronic boating offers zero emissions when underway, no water pollution with exhausts and less noise both when starting up or travelling over water.
Come and see this important development in boating and discuss with the Boatshop guys.