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The Temo 450 is a Portable Powerplant

Weighing less than 11 pounds, the Temo 450 is an easily portable motor for dinghies that offers speeds up to 3.5 knots.

July 22, 2021
Temo portable electric motor
Temo describes its electric motor as being reminiscent of Thai long-tails. Courtesy Temo

The Temo 450 is a portable, battery-powered motor for dinghies. It weighs less than 11 pounds and can silently deliver speeds approaching 3.5 knots for up to 80 minutes.

Users control the Temo 450 using a progressive trigger on the electric drive’s ambidextrous handle. A button changes the motor’s transmission from forward to reverse. The Temo 450′s telescoping design allows it to collapse from its 5-foot-7-inch operating length to just over 4 feet for transportation or stowage in its protective case.

Temo 450s are waterproof to IP67 standards and employ magnetic keys that attach to a user’s wrist via a safety lanyard and act like circuit breakers when detached. The motors can be handheld; however, Temo supplies them with an oarlock-style stern mount.

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“The hardest parts for us have been bringing the product to market in this year of a global health crisis,” says Justine Perussel, Temo’s marketing and sales director, adding that the production plant was closed for two months and access to the water was forbidden, even for R&D work. “The team reorganized all the tasks according to their importance and successfully delivered its first unit during summer 2020.”

Temo 450s use high-efficiency propellers that reside within hydrodynamically neutral nozzles with integral blade guards.

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