Travel 1003/1003C


For tenders, dinghies and daysailers up to 1.5 tonnes


The Travel 1003/1003C delivers over 1,000 watts of input power. In terms of propulsion is comparable with 3 HP petrol outboard.

With the Travel 1003/1003C 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.

Compared with the Travel 503, the Travel 1003 has higher overall power and offers over 60% more battery capacity. The Travel 1003C model offers 3 times the battery capacity of the 503, enabling a greater range.

Both motors are suitable for inflatables and other small boats. The Travel 1003/1003C will also easily propel tenders, dinghies and sailboats up to 1.5 tonnes.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Travel 1003 : Integrated battery with 530 Wh Li-Ion / Travel 1003C :  Intergrated battery with 915 WH Li-lon
  • Total weight kg : 1003 – 14.4 (S)/ 15.0 (L) / 1003C 14.9 (CS)/ 15.5 (CL)
  • Shaft length: short 62.5 cm / long 75 cm

Equipment included: Travel 1003/1003C with battery and charger

Warranty: 2 years

+ On-board computer with GPS-based range calculation + Magnetic emergency kill switch
+ USB adapter: use your Travel battery to power your smartphone, lamp etc.
+ Charging socket: for recharging from a standard power outlet, a solar charger or from a 12 V connection
+ Lithium high-performance battery: high energy density, excellent high-current capacity, safe
+ Available in long and short shaft versions
+ Maximum-efficiency propulsion



Travel 1003 with Integrated Battery (29.6 V / 18 Ah)
Speed in knots (km/h) Range in nm (km) Running time in hours:
Slow 2.0 (3.7) 20.0 (37.0) 10:30
Half throttle 3.0 (5.5) 10.5 (19.4) 03:30
Full throttle 5.0 (9.2) 2.8 (5.2) 00:35
Travel 1003C with Integrated Battery (29.6 V / 31 Ah)
Speed in knots (km/h) Range in nm (km) Running time in hours:
Slow 2.0 (3.7) 35.0 (64.8) 17:30
Half throttle 3.0 (5.5) 18.0 (33.3) 06.00
Full throttle 5.0 (9.2) 4.6 (8.4) 00:55


When travelling through water, displacement increases power required in proportion to the cube (third power) of the speed. This means that doubling water speed increases the power required eightfold.

Conversely, it also means that only a slight reduction in speed will increase the range attainable significantly. Simply reducing speed by even half a knot has a considerable effect on the remaining range.

As mental arithmetic to the power of three is quite tricky, the on-board computer of the Travel constantly calculates the remaining range for you. To do this, it combines the consumption data from the motor with the charge level of the batteries together with the speed over water obtained via GPS. This means you can read the remaining range in real time from the Travel’s display. Using the TorqTrac App you can even read the remaining range from a map on your smartphone.

Note: Speed and Range are indicative only. Actual results may vary depending on hull design/configuration and on-water conditions.


Travel 1003 S/L Travel 1003 CS/CL
Input power in watts 1000 1000
Propulsive power in watts 480 480
Comparable petrol outboards (propulsive power) 3 HP 3 HP
Comparable petrol outboards (thrust) 4 HP 4 HP
Maximum overall efficiency in % 48 48
Static thrust in lbs* 68 68
Integrated battery 520 Wh Li-lon 915 Wh Li-lon
Nominal voltage 29.6 29.6
Final charging voltage 33.6 33.6
Total weight in kg 14.4 (S) / 15.0 (L) 14.9 (CS) / 15.5 (CL)
Motor weight without battery in kg 8.9 (S)  / 9.5 (L) 8.9 (CS) / 9.5 (CL)
Weight of integrated battery 4.5 6.0
Shaft length in cm 62.5 (S)  / 75 (L) 62.5 (CS) / 75 (CL)
Standard propeller
v = speed in km/h at p = power in watts
v9/p790 v9/p790
Alternative propeller options v8/p350 v8/p350
Maximum propeller speed in rpm 1,200 1,200
Control Tiller Tiller
Steering 360° lockable 360° lockable
Tilting device Manual with grounding protection Manual with grounding protection
Tilt angle 70° 70°
Trim device Manual, 4-step Manual, 4-step
Integrated on-board computer Yes Yes
Stepless forward/reverse drive Yes Yes

Travel 1003 FAQ

Which Travel for which boat
Both models are suitable for inflatables and other small boats. For sailboats up to 750 kg we recommend the Travel 503. The Travel 1003 easily propels up to 1.5 tonnes. Both models provide similar performance on the same boat at the same speed. However, the Travel 1003 has a higher maximum power and offers over 60% more battery capacity, providing longer range.
When the battery is empty – how does it take until I can be on the move again?
This depends on the solution you have opted for. You could take a spare battery with you. This will ensure you can be on the move again immediately. Alternatively, you could connect a solar charger (accessory) and charge it while you’re on the move. You could also charge from the 12 V on-board power system direct. Or you could connect the battery to an electric socket using the charger provided – it will take approx. 5 hours to fully charge a Travel 503 or approx. 7 hours to charge a Travel 1003.
How does solar charging work?
Unfold or unroll the solar charger, apply its waterproof connector to the Travel and get started. You can use it while being out on the water and while operating the motor or you can use it on land. Two different solar chargers are available for the Travel, depending on the model year.
What is the life expectancy of lithium batteries?
The life expectancy of lithium batteries in recreational use is, more or less, independent of charging cycles. There is no memory effect either, i.e. you can fully charge them 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. Capacity loss will, however, accelerate if the battery is permanently exposed to heat. Also storing the battery always fully charged will accelerate ageing. 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. To maintain your battery, it must be returned to a Torqeedo Service Centre for service 8 years after the date of manufacture.
Heat – don’t batteries suffer damage at high temperatures?
No, because we’ve integrated a temperature protection mode. Motor power is automatically reduced before the battery gets too hot until the temperature returns to a level where there is no risk of damage to the battery. This function is represented in the display with a thermometer.
What capacity does the integrated battery provide?
The Travel 503 battery has a capacity of 320 Wh (11 Ah at 29.6 V). For the Travel 1003 this is an impressive 520 Wh (18 Ah at 29.6 V).
How safe is the Travel?
With its emergency kill switch – very safe. The motor only runs when the emergency magnetic stop key is placed in the prescribed position on the remote throttle or tiller. The magnetic pin should always be attached to your wrist or to your life jacket. Should you fall overboard, the magnetic key will go with you and the motor will stop immediately. This prevents the risk of injury from the propeller under water.
What is the warranty?
There is a two-year warranty on the Travel from the date of purchase.

CodeProductAUST RRP
(inc. GST)
(inc. GST)
1142-00Travel 1003 S$TBC$TBC
1143-00Travel 1003 L$TBC$TBC
1149-00Travel 1003 CS$TBC$TBC
1150-00Travel 1003 CL$TBC$TBC
1147-00Spare Battery Travel 530WH$TBC$TBC
1148-00Spare Battery Travel 915WH$TBC$TBC