The Cruise R outboards come with a remote throttle, and connecting rod for remote steering, which makes them suitable as the main motor for a small yacht or river boat. The Cruise 4R is similar in thrust to a 10hp petrol outboard and I use this type as the main engine of my trimaran. The Cruise 2 is equivalent to about a 6 HP petrol outboard.
Running on 24v (Cruise 2) or 48v (Cruise 4) DC power it comes with a basic kit to connect it to the batteries of your choice. The smart throttle display can estimate the charge status of your battery bank whether it is the traditional lead-acid type or the latest lithium cells.
Because it includes a built-in GPS and it monitors the power consumption it can estimate the range remaining in the batteries and display this as distance or time—whichever you prefer. For more information you can download a flyer in pdf format here
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