The improved Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 R Electric Outboard Motor is a new, more robust and efficient model designed specifically for remote steering and throttle, with enhanced corrosion protection. The Cruise 4.0 R is a 48-volt motor that has the propulsive power of an 8 hp gas outboard and the thrust of a 9.9 hp gas outboard.
The 4.0 R motor features an integrated GPS receiver with an information system, so you always know how much battery power and remaining range you have.
Available in Short Shaft and Long Shaft models.
Spare Propeller sold separately: TOR-1915
Factory Warranty: 2 years limited
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The improved Cruise 4.0 R is the perfect choice for boats on green lakes, pontoon boats, sailboats and catamarans. It operates on a 48 V lead-gel or AGM battery bank with greater efficiency and more power than previous models. Other updates include an aluminum cap upgrade for improved corrosion protection and reduced fishing line intrusion.
The new, lighter weight Cruise 4.0 R offers further unique advantages for boaters. Each 48 V electric outboard comes standard with a cable set, fuse, main-switch, remote throttle control with integrated on-board computer and magnetic on/off switch as well as a link-arm to connect to standard steering systems.
Offering 215 lbs. of thrust, the Cruise 4.0 R has the thrust equivalent to a 9.9 hp internal combustion outboard. More importantly, the propulsive power, measured as speed times thrust after all losses including propeller losses, compares to an 8 hp gas outboard in displacement mode.
Each Torqeedo Cruise R motor includes the following parts:
Motor with pylon, propeller, shaft, transom mount (with guide tube for remote steering), connection cables for cable set and remote throttle
Link arm and small parts for connecting the remote steering
Remote throttle control with integrated display and 4 screws M4 in different lengths to mount remote throttle
Cable set with main switch, fuse and bridging cable (1 for Cruise 2.0 R, 3 for Cruise 4.0 R)
M8 screw to fix the steering (if no connection is desired to the remote steering)
Torqeedo Model Technical Data
Cruise 4.0 R (S - Short Shaft / L - Long Shaft))
Input power in watts
Propulsive power in watts
Comparable gas outboards (propulsive power)
Comparable gas outboards (thrust)
Maximum overall efficiency
Static thrust in lbs
Rated voltage in volts
Total weight in lbs
35 (S) / 37.5 (L)
Shaft length in inches
24.6 (S) / 29.7 (L)
Propeller dimensions in inches
12 x 10
Propeller speed at full power
1,300 rpm, maximum
Remote throttle control
Provision for connection to standard remote steering; lockable
Manual, with grounding protection
Stepless forward/ reverse drive
Integrated onboard computer
Inboard / Outboard:
Questions & Answers about Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 R Electric Outboard Motor:
2015-07-11RALPH SANDERS asked: How is the remote control mounted? Does the cover come off for mounting?
2015-07-13T K: It is mounted with a couple stud bolts already mounted on the controller. You have to drill holes in your dash panel to accept the studs and then with provided nuts, it is secured.
They also include some foam weather stripping to seal out water around the edges of the control.
I don't recall the cover coming off.
It has been a good overall motor and system for me to date.
2015-07-13Ralph Sanders: Thanks. Apparently the manufacturer used two screws; I'm not sure if they're square drive or star. Either one won't be any fun to remove from the console. Thanks again.
2014-04-05A shopper asked: what Battery do I use ?
2014-04-07T K: Hello.
As it is a 48 volt system, I used (4) new marine grade deep cycle 12 volt batteries.
Connect as indicated in the instructions included.
I installed an on board charger also.
The system and motor has worked very well. On an 18' pontoon style boat I get to nearly 10mph!
Very satisfied with the motor and the distributor.
2014-02-21A shopper asked: I am considering this motor as a trolling/get home engine to be mounted on a swim platform of a Dyer 29. Comments ?
2014-02-21T K: I have mine mounted on an 18 foot Tahoe pontoon boat. The unit has worked very well and the motor propels the loaded boat to almost 10 MPH!
I would think it would work well for you as a troller and backup motor although with less performance based on your bot being larger/heavier. You may need special hardware for a platform mount but the unit is not heavy and is easy to move.
2013-03-17A shopper asked: What is the largest pontoon boat that you could use with this motor?
2013-03-20Kevin V: The 4.0 can push up to 4 tons.
2013-02-09A shopper asked: What is the run time on a fully charged battery? Which battery provides the longest run time? What's the cost of each?
2013-02-14Kevin V: At low speed you will have 3-1/2 hours at half throttle you will get about 2 hours, and at full throttle you have 1 hour of run time.
2013-01-20RALPH SANDERS asked: What's the run time on a full charge?
2013-01-22Kevin V: The run time is as follows:
Slow speed 110:00 hours
half throttle 16:00 hours
Full throttle 2:00 hours
2011-10-06ALAN LONG asked: I'm replacing a 15 hp Honda outboard with pusher prop on a 5000 lb sailboat. What kind of performance can I expect from a Torqeedo 4.0 R as replacement?
2011-10-14Ryan L: There are currently no customers to answer your question. Please contact customer service at 800-423-0030 for assistance.
2013-01-10Don Arnold: It would depend on how hard you run the Honda. If you need only half throttle on the 15 hp Honda, maybe the 8.8 hp electric would serve. But if you run an electric at full throttle Puekerts theorem applies and range decreases much more than a simple proportion would indicate. Also, you would lose the effeciency of a larger prop, and that would work against you as well.
Comments about Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 R Electric Outboard Motor:
The lakes and reservoirs in our area are all restricted to electric power. My father and I purchased a 17' bass boat and were looking for a motor powerful enough to handle it. We came across the Torqeedo and it was just what the doctor ordered. It's whisper quiet and pushes the 1000+ lb boat along at a steady 6 mph at 3/4 throttle. We've gotten multiple compliments about the motor and many people asking where they can get one. At this point, we have owned the motor for 1 year and have not had any problems with it. You can tell that the German designers put a lot of research and development into creating the best electric motor possible.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend