For five days from last Thursday I was immersed in the razzamatazz of the Sydney boat show on the Torqeedo Australia stand. One of the founding partners of Torqeedo, Christoph Ballin, was visiting from Germany and helped out on the stand as well as dropped by to my new office at Newport. Christoph was enthusiastic about what I’m doing here and its interesting that this business is the world’s first dedicated Torqeedo shop.
The proper signs for the shop will be coming soon but in the meantime its still easy to find the shop on the waterfront at Princes Street Marina – just look for a Torqeedo in a clear water tank out the front of the shop.
It was good to spend some time with Christoph over a few days and to get good feel of how Torqeedo operates. I really feel more comfortable than ever dealing with Torqeedo now – I like their business ethics. Christoph is refreshingly open and honest about their business and even though he is the ‘marketing’ partner he’s not full of bullshit.
I had a chance to ask about some features that I’d like to see on the Torqeedoes in future, and to resolve some mysteries about things such as regen. I’ll write more about what I’ve found out in the next few days – but right now I need to do a demo of a Travel 1003 for use on a yacht tender…