Winner of CA Big Winter Prize Draw goes electric with TEMO-450 outboard motor

The Cruising Association is thrilled to announce CA member Kai Rabenstein as the lucky winner of our exclusive to members Big Winter Prize Draw. Kai has won a TEMO-450 Electric Outboard, plus a kill cord, transom fitting, bag and buoyancy float, worth £1,679, generously provided by Marine Products Direct.

Kai entered the prize draw whilst visiting the CA stand at last year’s Southampton International Boat Show, where the draw was launched. By the time entries closed at 1700 hours on Thursday 14 March 2024, the draw had attracted over 800 entries from CA members worldwide.

Kai was absolutely delighted to win the prize, particularly as he and his wife Jaci, who have both recently retired, are currently having a fossil fuel free solar electric trawler cat built in Poland, due for launch in May 2024.

"We have already researched every conceivable electric propulsion option, and in this context the TEMO 450 is the perfect motor for our runabout dinghy," said Kai. "Our prize could not have come at a better time."

"Congratulations to the lucky winner Kai," said David Ellis, Sales & Marketing Manager at Marine Products Direct. "The TEMO-450 Electric Outboard is truly the ideal outboard for cruisers, offering convenience and efficiency on the water. At Marine Products Direct we are proud of our partnership with the Cruising Association, supporting its members and offering a range of products at discounted prices through the CA Discount Partner Programme."

The TEMO-450 boasts 200 watts of propulsive power, comparable to a 2HP outboard engine, perfect for slipway to mooring and boat-to-beach transfers. With a range of 60-80 minutes, it easily propels tenders and dinghies up to 500 kg in weight and 3m in length. The battery charges from empty in 3 hours from a 220V mains or 12V power source.


CA member wins a TEMO-450 Electric Outboard Motor, courtesy of Marine Products Direct


Prize Draws reward CA Members

Every year the CA runs two Big Prize Draws - Winter and Summer - which are exclusively for members to enter.

The twice-yearly Big Prize Draws are a way of saying thank you to our members. The CA collaborates with our marine partners to select prizes which will appeal to our sail and motor cruising members, adding to the many benefits of membership.

Discount Partners

Year-round Marine Products Direct supports CA members with special discounts off their vast range of products through the CA Discount Partner programme, including 15% off chandlery products and 10% off TEMO electric outboards and life rafts.

Along with Marine Products Direct, members can enjoy discounts from over 300 other discount partners around the world. Members can access these discounts and plenty more on the members' discounts page or via CAptain’s Mate, our award-winning exclusive to members app.

If you are not yet a member, you can find out more about our discount partners here.

15 March 2024