Portable electric outboard supplier secures UK distribution

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Dorset, UK-headquartered maritime company Marine Components International (MCI) has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Temo, a French supplier of portable, electrically powered outboard motors. MCI will launch the Temo 450 motor at the Southampton International Boat Show in September.

Company managing director Andy Scott commented, “Temo has taken a completely fresh look at how to design an electric outboard motor. The impressive result is an innovative new-generation propulsion system. Ultra-light and compact, it combines the lightness of an oar with the effect of an outboard. Think of an electric skull or the famous Thai longtails. Temo has taken the best of both, inspired by urban mobility and electro-portability, as seen in the growth of electric scooters, and the growing drive toward decarbonization. It is very much a product for the times we live in. We believe there is a large market out there as the green drive toward electrification and carbon reduction continues to gather pace.”

Designed for dinghies, tenders and small boats, the portable Temo 450 system includes a 450W motor, 220V charger, rowlock fitting kit and security device. It weighs 4.9kg, has a propulsive power of 200W and produces 12kg of maximum thrust.

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