Our Riptide engine mount saltwater motors can turn your recreational runabout into a bona fide fishing machine without adding a motor to your deck. You get great electric motor performance when it's time to stow the ski's and wakeboard and pull out the rods and reels. The speed is controlled by an 18' corded remote that can be handheld or mounted in your boat. It offers infinitely variable speed in forward and reverse. The motor can be steered using your boat's steering wheel or outboard tiller. This unit runs on 24 volts
If fish had eyebrows, they'd be raised looking at this Minn Kota Saltwater Engine Mounted (EM) motor, which delivers the corrosion-resistant power of the Minn Kota Riptide without cluttering your deck with a traditional mount. The EM motor mounts directly on the cavitation plate of your outboard or I/O unit, with no stowing or deploying required. Because the motor stays out of sight, it won't interfere with your I/O motor and simultaneously keeps your deck clutter-free--a convenient feature for smallish boats. The Saltwater EM is also corrosion resistant thanks to its premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms. The motor's metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating. All components are then finished with a durable 5 ml TGIC polyester, powder-coated paint. When all is said and done, the motor offers unequaled corrosion protection no matter where you like to fish.
The motor includes a Weedless Wedge 2 prop that brushes weeds aside while preserving battery power.
Fishing motors by definition must be quiet, and nothing runs cooler or quieter than a Minn Kota. The motor features extra-large windings and commutators that dissipate heat, resulting in a cooler operation, extended battery power, and a longer motor life. The motor's unique bearing system, meanwhile, reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise, so they won't hear you coming as you cruise into a channel. And the Saltwater EM comes standard with Minn Kota's Digital Maximizer technology, which helps the battery run up to five times longer on a single charge. Other features include an 18-foot corded remote speed control that lets you adjust your speed in both forward and reverse; sealed electronics housed in a fully waterproof control module mounted below the deck of the boat; a Weedless Wedge 2 prop that pushes weeds away without draining the battery power; and a two-year warranty.
- Max thrust: 160 pounds
- Volts: 24
- Mount: Dual composite
- Shaft length: N/A
- Control: Outboard/engine steering
- Speeds: Variable