Minn Kota Electric Engines
In the year of 2019 marked the 85th anniversary of Minn Kota Motors. In 2010 the first wireless GPS trolling system (i-Pilot) was launched.
Now Minn Kota offers electric boat motors for freshwater or saltwater, in different shaft lengths, as bow mount, transom mount and engine mounts for all different boats. At Watson’s Marine we mainly fit the saltwater “Riptide” range, they are fully encapsulated electronics, sacrificial anodes and indestructible composite shafts which are impervious to the corrosive effects of saltwater. We feel this series is better for both fresh and saltwater applications with four diverse Riptide models allowing you to fish both waterways with confidence.
Not only can we sell you an electric engine, we can also fabricate the mounting bracket on your aluminium boat, fit a mounting bracket on your fibreglass boat, redesign your bow rails allowing your engine to Auto Stow in & out of the water, finally fitting up the engine and get you out on the water fishing.
MINN KOTA – Riptide Saltwater RT55 Trolling Motor – Transom Mount Unit:
The all-new- Riptide Transom Motor has been rebuilt with a new improved easy-to-use design; the 12V engine delivers from 40-55 pounds of thrust and is also available in four different models to suit your boat. With a push-to-test battery meter you get an instant state of charge reading with the push of a button, the battery-extending power of Digital Maximizer (on select models) and its unmatched corrosion protection, delivering precision manoeuvrability.
A Riptide Transom mount puts you in control. A rugged 10-position Lever-Lock bracket provides a rock-solid mount, with a quick-release lever lock and durable reinforced composite materials. Take hands-on control of Riptide Transom. All models feature a tiller that extends up to 15 centimetres for comfortable steering. Only a Minn Kota can push weeds away and take on the thick stuff without battery-draining chopping and hacking. This entry level Riptide Saltwater Transom Model has all that is needed and more in an electric transom mount engine.
MINN KOTA – Riptide Saltwater PowerDrive Unit Bow Mount Unit:
Riptide PowerDrive has been counted on for years by saltwater anglers who want reliable performance with smart boat control features. A tougher, sleeker new mount houses an arsenal of innovative options. The Deploy-Assist lever lets you get in and out of the water without breaking a sweat. Depress the lever to deploy. And when it’s time to move, it stows easily and securely.
Stay on the water up to five times longer on a single charge. Digital Maximizer controls the draw of power at variable speeds to keep you fishing longer providing more hours than you need of primary propulsion for smaller boats, meaning you’ve got enough power for a day of catching your limit. The push-to-test battery meter you get an instant state of charge reading. A robust foot pedal lets you control speed, steering, and momentary and constant on/off. Available in just 1 model RT55 SP/FP, it’s a 12v unit with 55lbs of thrust using a 54″ shaft and is the best value for money saltwater bow mount on the market.
MINN KOTA – Riptide Saltwater PowerDrive I-Pilot Bow Mount Unit;
The Riptide PowerDrive I-Pilot – has been redesigned with new technology, and to handle the workload that goes along with it – giving you a stronger mount and bigger brains in a sleeker package. Boat positioning becomes automatic with the revolutionary, GPS-powered I-Pilot. Set Spot-Locks, record paths, control speed and steering, and more, all on a redesigned remote that has a 33% larger screen, and the ability to communicate via Bluetooth.
New I-Pilot puts more options and easier operation at your fingertips, including reinvented Spot-Lock – the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever. Also Includes Digital Maximizer controls the draw of power at variable speeds to keep you fishing longer Deploy-Assist lever lets you get in and out of the water & the push-to-test battery meter you get an instant state of charge reading.
MINN KOTA –Riptide Saltwater Terrova I-Pilot Bow Mount Unit:
The all new Saltwater Terrova includes the leading I-Pilot with Heading Sensor Antenna, Bluetooth communication with a larger screen remote, its new Lift-Assist Design takes the work out of stowing, making it effortless every single time & the Lift-Assist mechanism on the redesigned Riptide Terrova carries the weight of the motor for you to make stowing easier .
Enhanced with new hardware and software algorithms, Spot-Lock works holds you tighter to your fishing spot than ever before, making it the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever. Move your Spot-Lock five feet forward, backward, left or right – just by pushing a button. ST I-Pilot systems feature a new Heading Sensor, which recognises changes in the boat’s heading due to wind, current and communicates with the I-Pilot system to minimise boat swing for a more accurate, stronger hold. The Terrova I-PILOT is available in 6 models across 12, 24 and 36volt options. Also available is the Riptide Terrova I-Pilot Link giving you control of Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim. Australia’s favourite Bow Mount motor just got even better!
MINN KOTA – Riptide Saltwater Ulterra I-Pilot Bow Mount Unit:
The Ulterra I-Pilot provide Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim, we can understand the excitement around this motor. The Saltwater Ulterra I-Pilot is available in 80lb and 112lb with shaft lengths from 60″ to a massive 72″ to cater for the off-shore angler who wants to hold on those off-shore marks. The motor comes standard with a remote control providing full operation including trim and stow and deploy. Standard features of the Ulterra include a reinvented spot lock to hold you tighter to your fishing spot, new heading sensor, I-Pilot handheld remote, power trim and an optional foot pedal. The low-profile puck design leaves the deck clear when the motor is removed.
Includes stainless steel hardware and locking pin, locking handle can be secured with padlock provision for security. Nothing makes fishing easier than Riptide Ulterra. Auto Stow/Deploy lets you get your motor in and out of the water using the included I-Pilot Remote. Once your motor’s in the water, Power Trim lets you easily adjust the motor depth for changing conditions, using your remote. Also available is the Riptide Ulterra I-Pilot Link giving you control of Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim.
Push to Test Battery
Deploy Assist Power
Auto Stow Deploy