The torqeedo is a very light weight motor. It weighs only 19 pounds by itself and only 28 pounds total with the battery. It has a GPS speedometer that works even when you’re sailing. Battery life varies from 3 hours at full throttle to almost 24 hours in idle. For shipping, the battery is considered a hazardous material, which can add a small amount of time and money to the shipping. BACKODERED FROM TORQEEDO UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST.