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Travel 503 Electric Outboard Motor


Item #1141-00

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 The Travel 503 is currently on backorder.  Place you order now to reserve your Travel motor.  Shipments of the short-shaft are expected to begin October 16th.


With its integrated lithium battery and its outstanding efficiency, the Torqeedo Travel is the perfect alternative to a small gasoline outboard. The Travel 503 electric outboard motor can do everything that a 1.5 HP outboard motor can. But it's lighter, cleaner, quieter and more convenient.

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, form 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 503 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 503 is suitable for inflatables and other small boats.  Available in short-shaft and long-shaft versions.

Wee Expert Tip - Want to get more time on the water under-power?  Purchase the 530 Wh or the new 915 Wh spare battery accessory with nearly 3 times the amount of capacity as the standard battery.  Use the 320 Wh battery included with the Travel 503 package as a back-up for those extra long days on the water!



  • Can do everything that a 1.5 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 batteries are now equipped with a USB adapter, allowing 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
  • Stepless forward/reverse drive
  • Manual tilting device with grounding protection
  • 4-step manual trim device
  • Completely waterproof (IP 67)
  • Tiller control
  • Integrated battery with 320 Wh Li-Ion
  • Total weight 30.6 lbs (short shaft)) / 32.0 lbs (long shaft)
  • Shaft length: 24.6 in (short shaft) / 29.5 in (long shaft)
  • In the box - Motor, 320 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







Best Use Canoeing, Dinghies, Small boats
Battery Size 320 Wh (11 Ah) Li-Ion (530 Wh and 915 Wh spare batteries available as accessories)

Battery Recharge Time

(completely discharged battery)

5 hours for 320 Wh battery from AC wall charger

Running Time


Slow 6:20, Half-throttle 02:08, Full-throttle 00:42



Slow 2.3, Half-throttle 3.4, Full-throttle 4.6

Comparable gas outboards

(propulsive power)

1.5 hp

Comparable gas outboards


2 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)

v9/p790 (v8/p350 optional accessory)
Total Weight 30.6 lbs short-shaft, 32.0 lbs long-shaft

Motor Weight

(without battery)

19.6 lbs short-shaft, 20.9 lbs long-shaft
Battery Weight 11 lbs
Warranty 2 year manufacturer's limited warranty for non-commercial use
Shipping Weight 46 lbs short-shaft, 47 lbs long-shaft


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


  • How many pounds of thrust does the 503 electric motor have?

    The Travel 503 electric outboard motor utilizes a 500 watt motor providing 240 watts of propulsive power while producing 40 lbs of static thrust.  This is approximately equivalent to the static thrust of a 2 HP gasoline outboard and approximately equivalent to the propulsive power of a 1.5 HP gasoline outboard. Torqeedo's static thrust measurement is based on internationally accepted ISO standards. Static thrust figures for conventional trolling motors are typically measured differently, which results in higher values. To compare Torqeedo static thrust data with conventional trolling motors, add approximately 50% to the Torqeedo static thrust values.

  • How do I order the charge. I have a travel 503 . S, NR. 11200222.

    The 40W travel charger will work for the Travel 503.

  • How could I mount a torqueedo on my Rebel sailboat ( 2000) ?

    According to the old Rebel Brochure there was an outboard bracket available as an accessory.  There are a number of outboard bracket assembllies on the market today that could be thru-bolted to the transom to allow a Travel outboard to be temporarily mounted for departing/returning to the dock or boat ramp.  The travel outboard includes a fixing pin that when inserted disables the pivoting of the outboard for steering, so that you can just use the tiller/rudder of the sailboat for steering.  Also you will likely want the Remote Throttle for the Travel outboard as well.