Minn Kota is the pioneer and inventor of the electric trolling motor, having sold the first one in 1934. Today, they remain an industry leader for electric trolling motors and produce some of the world’s finest motors for saltwater and freshwater trolling. At Boating & RV, you’ll find many of Minn Kota’s top trolling motors that will give you the power and reliability you need for different trolling activities.
The Minn Kota Endura 30 C2 is a basic yet high-quality trolling motor for freshwater boating or trolling. This transom-mounted motor offers plenty of value for money, providing a near-indestructible composite shaft, a high-quality transom bucket and special composite materials that are resistant to warping and UV rays. It also comes with five forward speeds and three speeds astern.
Minn Kota’s Riptide SP Series is designed for saltwater performance, providing the power and features you need for high-level saltwater trolling. These units feature premium-grade marine alloy (which resist the corrosive effects of sea water) and near-indestructible composite shafts.
For general trolling and boating, the bow-mounted Riptide SP should provide the core features you need. It offers a 55-pound maximum thrust and features an electric steer control, deploy-assisted lever and special weedless wedge propeller.
The Riptide PowerDrive SP, meanwhile, offers many of the functions of the basic Riptide SP model but enhances it with new features. Aside from its 55-pound maximum thrust and a weedless wedge propeller, the PowerDrive SP also features a redesigned foot pedal, a re-engineered electric steer control and an updated deploy-assist lever.
But if you want the ultimate trolling motor in this series, then the Riptide SP i-Pilot PowerDrive is the unit for you. This motor balances power with usability, giving you 55 pounds of maximum thrust and the same core features as the other SP series units. But it’s made even better with the inclusion of Minn Kota’s i-Pilot system, which provides unparalleled control and steering for your motor. This unit also comes with a redesigned remote and a larger LCD screen, making it more accessible and easier to control.
Like the SP Series, Minn Kota’s ST series is designed for saltwater trolling or boating. But models in this range stand out because of advanced motor technologies that make them quieter than other trolling motors. Minn Kota refers to these motors as the ‘Silent Type’, providing owners with quiet but powerful water propulsion.
The Riptide ST i-Pilot Terrova is the quietest steering motor that Minn Kota has developed so far, and it’s also one of the brand’s most diverse motors. It’s available in three power levels, providing maximum thrusts of 55, 80 and 112 pounds. It also comes with Minn Kota’s i-Pilot system, a redesigned remote and integration with Humminbird’s Virtual Remote software.
But if you want a top-of-the-line trolling motor for your boat, then it’s hard to beat the Riptide ST i-Pilot Ulterra. Like the Terrova, the Ulterra features a supremely quiet motor, an updated version of Minn Kota’s i-Pilot link and integration with Humminbird’s Virtual Remote software. It also provides Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim features that make it easier to store and use.