Torqeedo

Travel 1103 C Electric Outboard Motor

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Size Short Shaft

SKU 1151-00

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Buy the Travel 1103C and get the Travel Bag Set for FREE!

Wee Boats' special, no rebate form required. Just add the Travel Bag Set to your cart and it will be Free!

 

Travel 1103 C

 With its integrated lithium battery and its outstanding efficiency, the Torqeedo Travel is the alternative to a small gasoline outboard. The Travel 1103C electric outboard motor can do everything that a 3 HP outboard motor can. But it's lighter, cleaner, quieter and more convenient. The new Travel 1103C has an ultra-quiet motor at just 33dB and includes the high-capacity 915 Wh battery to keep your wee boat on the water longer!


The Travel easily propels tenders, dinghies and daysailers up to 1.5 tons and – when it's needed – over long distances, too.

It's also something of an expert when it comes to communication, too. It discloses its most important information to you, connects with your smartphone and can be charged from a standard power outlet, from a 12 V connection or from a solar charger.

The Travel can charge other electrical devices for you, as well. The Travel batteries are equipped with a USB adapter, allowing your mobile phone, laptops and other equipment to share the Travel's abundant battery capacity.

Its name says it all. With the Travel 1103C you can discover the world on water, completely waterproof to IP67. Thanks to the on-board computer with its GPS-based calculation of the remaining range, you always have your own travel guide with you.

The Travel 1103C is suitable for inflatables and many other small boats.  Available in short-shaft and long-shaft versions.

 

Wee Expert Tip - Need help choosing the shaft-length? 

The short-shaft Travel 1103C (24.6" shaft spec) is 19.5 inches from the inside-top-of-the-mount to the tip-of-the-prop.  The long-shaft Travel 1103C (29.5" shaft spec) is 24.4 inches from the inside-top-of-the-mount to the tip-of-the-prop. 

Torqeedo recommends keeping a minimum of 1.2 - 2.0 inches of clearance between the bottom-of-the-hull and the tip-of-the-prop.

Torqeedo propeller clearance recommendation for outboards

In order to comply with Torqeedo's minimum propeller clearance recommendation:

For the short-shaft Travel 1103C, the boat should have a maximum top-of-transom to bottom-of-hull measurement of 18.3 inches.

For the long-shaft Travel 1103C, the boat should have a maximum top-of-transom to bottom-of-hull measurement of 23.2 inches.

 

Wee Expert Tip #2 - Make sure to order an appropriate anode. The Zinc Anode 1939-00 for salt water and the Aluminum Anode 1905-00 for use in both fresh and salt water.  Either anode installs by screwing to the shaft and helps to reduce corrosion.  

 

Details

  • Ultra-quiet (33db), clean and compact with silent direct-drive
  • 10% more power than the Travel 1003 C while having improved durability
  • Stronger aluminum pylon than the other Travel outboard models for increased protection from impact damage and includes an upgraded transom mount
  • Can do everything that a 3 HP petrol outboard can, plus it’s environmentally friendlier, quieter, lighter and more convenient
  • On-board computer with GPS-based calculation of remaining range
  • Solar rechargeable – including during the voyage (optional)
  • Travel can now charge other electrical devices for you, as well. The optional USB adapter allows your mobile phone, laptops and other equipment to share the Travel's abundant battery capacity.
  • Can be easily dismantled for transport and space-saving storage
  • A clean affair: no matter how or where you store your Travel, there’s no risk of leakage or petrol smells
  • Step-less forward/reverse drive
  • Manual tilting device with grounding protection
  • 4-step manual trim device
  • Completely waterproof (IP 67)
  • Tiller control
  • Integrated battery with 915 Wh Li-Ion
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany
  • Total weight 38.1 lbs (short shaft)) / 39.0 lbs (long shaft)
  • Shaft length: 24.6 in (short shaft) / 29.5 in (long shaft)
  • In the box - Motor, 915 Wh Battery, Tiller, Magnetic kill switch, Small fixing pin (to fix the steering), Large fixing pin (to fix the battery), Charger incl. European and US mains cable, Operating manual, and Warranty certificate

 

Accessories

  • Travel Bag Set for easy carrying of the outboard and battery - FREE with purchase of 1103C from Wee Boats - Just add to cart
  • Charging Cable enables battery charging from 12V or 24V power sources
  • Outboard Protective Cover provides a cover when battery and tiller are removed from the outboard
  • Long Tiller Arm replaces the standard short tiller for more reach
  • TorqTrac accessory upgrades the onboard computer with Bluetooth to transmit information from your Torqeedo motor to your smartphone
  • Remote Throttle replaces tiller throttle and display - for applications where a rudder is used for steering and the motor is fixed in place
  • USB Power Adapter enables charging of USB devices from the Travel battery
  • Solar Charger for Travel and Ultralight batteries
  • 915 Wh Battery for Travel outboards if you need more range from a second battery

 

Parts

 

Videos

Watch the Travel series feature overview video

How quiet is the 1103C?  Watch the video below to hear it in action!

 

Specs 

Best Use Canoeing, Dinghies, Small boats
Battery Size 915 Wh (31 Ah) Li-Ion 

Battery Recharge Time

(completely discharged battery)

10.5 hours for 915 Wh battery from included AC wall charger

Running Time

(hh:mm)

Slow 20:00, Half-throttle 06:00, Full-throttle 00:50

Speed

(mph)*

Slow 2.3, Half-throttle 3.5, Full-throttle 6.3

Comparable gas outboards

(propulsive power)

3 hp

Comparable gas outboards

(thrust)

4 hp
Shaft Length 24.6 inches short-shaft, 29.5 inches long-shaft

Standard propeller

(v = speed in km/h at p = power in watts)

v10/p1100
Total Weight 38.1 lbs short-shaft, 39.0 lbs long-shaft

Motor Weight

(without battery)

24.9 lbs short-shaft, 25.8 lbs long-shaft
Battery Weight 13.2 lbs
Warranty 2 year manufacturer's limited warranty for non-commercial use
Shipping Weight -- lbs short-shaft, -- lbs long-shaft

 

* Depends on type of boat, load, propeller and conditions. Speed and range indications do not represent a legal guarantee.

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Thank you for your site, I've gotten more answers here than anywhere on the internet, including Torqeedo's site. I have three questions about the 1103c: (1) Can you lift the tiller up when you pull it toward you for stowing, without disengaging it from the unit, or is it only stable when it's perpendicular to the shaft (2) thanks so much for the link to the dimensions sheet (why can't I find it elsewhere}, but is there a more definitive dimension of how far the tiller extends from the front of the transom clamp? (3) can you use any magnet for a kill switch? Thanks again!

    Hello Karen,

     
    Thanks for your questions about the Travel 1103C.  Please see my answers below:
     
    1. Can you lift the tiller up when you pull it toward you for stowing, without disengaging it from the unit, or is it only stable when it's perpendicular to the shaft
      • There is some leeway in the tiller mount (about 30 degrees) before it disengages.  On my personal unit, if I tilt the motor up then I slightly move the tiller upwards, without completely disengaging it from the motor, so that the tiller doesn't impact the floor of our dinghy.
    2. thanks so much for the link to the dimensions sheet (why can't I find it elsewhere}, but is there a more definitive dimension of how far the tiller extends from the front of the transom clamp? 
      • From the front edge of the transom clamp to the end of the tiller handle is approximately 822 mm - 62 mm - 372 mm = 388 mm (15.3 in).  This number is taken from the drawing and is measured from the inside flat edge of the clamp bolt when fully open.  If you want the dimension from the other side of the bolt (the handle side), then please let me know and I will take a measurement.
    3. can you use any magnet for a kill switch?
      • In a pinch, such as if you misplaced the Torqeedo magnet, you can use an alternative magnet but I have found it preferable to have a spare one of the Torqeedo magnets as it fits better than any alternatives I had.  For example, I used a flashlight that had a magnetic base and that worked fine to keep the motor operating but was a little cumbersome when steering.
    Just let us know if you have any other questions and I hope you have a Happy Holiday!

  • i I currently use a 4 hp Tohatsu longshaft (25-inch) outboard to power my 19-foot Cape Dory Typhoon sailboat, which weighs 2,000 lbs. I'm assuming the Torqeedo 1103CL will meet my needs. I generally sail in Florida's Crystal River and only need 5-10 minutes of slow speed power (2-3 knots) to motor out of my canal to the river. Are my assumptions correct?

    Hello and thanks for your question about Torqeedo's Travel 1103C electric outboard motor.  Torqeedo specifies the 1103C as equivalent to a 3 to 4 hp gasoline outboard and suitable for a day sailor up to 1.5 tons of displacement.  With the included 915 Wh battery you will have approximately 50 minutes of full-throttle operation.  So even if you needed full-throttle for the entire 20 minutes of the roundtrip canal transit (due to the environmental conditions, unexpected traffic, or vessel load) you would still have 30 minutes in reserve.*

    It seems that your assumptions are correct about the Travel 1103C long-shaft being suitable for how your are using the Typhoon sailboat.

    You may also want to review Practical Sailor's article where they tested a Travel 1003 (the predecessor to the more powerful and quieter 1103C) on a Cape Dory Typhoon in their article Portable Electric Propulsion for Small Sailboats.

    If you have any other questions you can reach us at hello@shopweeboats.com.

    *Depends on type of boat, load, propeller and conditions. Speed and range indications do not represent a legal guarantee.

  • With the remote throttle kit, can the Torqeedo 1103cs be connected to a steering system?

    Thanks for your question!  The Travel 1103C is not designed to be connected to a steering system.  It does include a fixing pin so that the outboard is in a fixed (centered) location, so that an external rudder can be used (such as on a sailboat).  The remote throtttle kit is intended to be used for those situations where the outboard is mounted in a fixed (remote) position and a separate steering system is utilized.  The remote throttle then gives you control of the throttle position, fwd/reverse selection, and a display showing the status.

    If you have any other questions feel free to email us at hello@shopweeboats.com.

  • How far into the water or under the water should the propeller be to function properly?

    The tip of the prop should be a minimum of 2 inches below the surface of the water, more is fine.  
     
    Also, the outboard includes a fixing pin that keeps the motor in a straight ahead orientation.  You can then use the vessel's rudder to steer the boat.  There is also a remote throttle available.
     
    Just email us at hello@shopweeboats.com if you have any other questions.

  • Which one for a pontoon boat


    Thanks for your question about the Travel 1103C electric outboard.  To give you our best recommendation for an electric propulsion system, please email us at hello@shopweeboats.com with the make and model information of your pontoon boat.

    Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

  • I am interested in using the 1103CL on two different sailboats. On one of the boats the standard throttle/tiller will work fine. On the other I would need to remove the tiller and have a remote throttle in the cockpit. Can I use the tiller/throttle in this fashion with your extension cable? I would also like to move the battery below deck and charge it through an inverter and my onboard 12v battery. Is this possible?

    Can I use the tiller/throttle in this fashion with your extension cable?

    The 1921-00 extension cable 1.5 meters is able to extened the connection of the tiller to the outboard.  Part 1922-00 is a 5 meter extension cable if you need a longer distance.

    You could also buy the Remote Throttle part number 1918-00 instead of using the tiller remotely.  The remote throttle includes both the 1.5m and 5m cables, so you can use the appropriate length for your installation.  The Travel 1103C electric outboard motor also includes a fixing pin so that the motor does not turn and you can use the boats rudder in order to steer.

    I would also like to move the battery below deck and charge it through an inverter and my onboard 12v battery. Is this possible?

    There is a 2 meter battery extension cable part 1920-00 that is able to increase the distance between the battery and the motor.  You will need the 12V charging cable part 1128-00 in order to charge the battery.

    You can contact Wee Boats at hello@shopweeboats.com if you have any other questions regarding the Travel 1103C outboard.

  • Is Wee Boats a Torqueedo authorized dealer in the US?

    Yes, Wee Boats is an authorized Torqeedo dealer and we comply with all of Torqeedo North America's dealer requirements.

  • How long of a charge time from battery at 50% to fully charged 100%? Do you provide additional shear pins for the prop? What is the life expectancy of the OEM battery and what would be the replacement cost at todays prices? What are the long term maintenance requirements for the Torqeedo outboards? Thank you in advance for your response.

    The included AC powered charger with the 1103C is a 90W output and the included battery is the 915Wh capacity battery.  If the 915Wh battery is at a 50% state-of-charge it will be about 5 hours to be 100% charged using the included AC powered charger.

    Torqeedo does not include spare shear pins for the prop with the 1103C but they can be ordered.

    According to Torqeedo, "The life expectancy of a lithium battery does not really depend on the charging cycles. It is not subject to memory effect, either, i.e. you can fully charge it after each trip irrespective of the charge status shown in the display.  Generally speaking, a capacity loss of approx. 4 % per year is to be expected with lithium batteries. Capacity loss will, however, accelerate if the battery is permanently exposed to heat.  While there there are no concerns about using the battery in high temperatures, we recommend that you take the battery out of the sun and store it in a cool place after use. Your battery must be returned to a Torqeedo Service Centre for service 8 years after the date of manufacture."

    The current replacement cost of the 915Wh Travel battery is $945.99.

    The only long-term maintenance requirement of the Travel outboard is that the shaft seal should be replaced by an authorized service center every 5 years.

  • What is the difference between the 1103c and the 1103cs?

    The 1103CS notates that it is the short shaft version of the Travel 1103C electric outboard motor.  So the 1103CL would be the long shaft version.

  • Where is the Short shaft measured from? Where is the Long shaft measured from?

    The diagram of the measurements for both the short and long shaft Travel 1103C electric outboards are available on this drawing Torqeedo Travel 1003C (1103C) Measurements.  It also shows the other physical measurements of the outboard as well.  The propeller diameter on the drawing is from the 1003C.  The 1103C prop diameter is slightly smaller at 260mm.