Yes! Good point, if framed right it's a strong selling point - an electric outboard works even after (and during!) immersion, unlike petrol ones (unless you're lucky). I've also flipped our dinghy and it was a world of pain to get the outboard running again. I also later got it trapped under a pier as the tide came in (someone moved the dinghy to make space on the pier) and the outboard was immersed - lots more hassle.A scary night for all concerned. I had a similar capsize in the strong surf in Barbuda, but in daylight, when sober and with an inflatable. However my petrol outboard didn’t work afterwards. I expect the Torqeedo worked the next morning. Shows that it is indeed waterproof!
I can't put any fault on the Torqeedo in that incident. Drunk dinghy skippers-turned-swimmers, banana boats and failure to wear a kill cord could easily have caused it to be much worse.