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Newport Vessels 55 Pound Thrust 8 Speed Electric Trolling Motor
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- 55lb thrust
- 30 inch composite fiberglass high-strength shaft with heavy duty nylon mount
- 8 speeds (5 forward & 3 reverse) - DC 12V
- Durable all aluminum head w/6-inch telescoping handle
- Stainless steel hardware for saltwater use
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About Newport Vessels
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- Motor weight: 22 lbs.
- Shipping weight: 24 lbs.
- Type: transom mount.
- 6 inch telescoping handle
- Durable nylon mount
Newport Vessels 55lb Thrust Electric Trolling Motor
Adjustable 30-inch Shaft - Saltwater Resistant
This versatile all around use trolling motor is constructed with the highest quality materials and design concepts. With an adjustable 30-inch shaft length, the Newport Vessels trolling motor is built to fit all Newport Vessels inflatable boats as well as all other inflatable boats, kayaks, dinghies, tenders, fishing boats, aluminum fishing boats, and almost all fixed transom small boats. This motor runs smooth with any 12-volt Deep Cycle battery or Marine battery (not included).
- 55lb thrust
- Adjustable 30 inch shaft length
- Saltwater Resistant
- 8 speeds (5 forward & 3 reverse).
- 5 point LED battery meter.
- DC 12V
- Lightweight & portable.
- Fits almost all small boats & kayaks.
Main Product Features
One of the largest differentiators from the competition is that this trolling motor is constructed with Zinc, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel components allowing dependable performance in saltwater.
LED Battery Meter
No need to guess how much battery life you have left. Utilize the 5-point LED battery meter that's built directly into the head of the motor.
Indestructible Motor Head
This motor is built to take a licking and a keep on ticking! The durable (all aluminum) fully encapsulated motor head is designed to withstand all the rigors of hardcore boating. This motor is flat out, built to last.
Eight Speeds (Five FWD & Three REV)
The Eight-speed control system (Five forward speeds and three reverse speeds) makes for a smooth and easily controlled ride. The boating world continues to talk about the amazing power of the fifth speed.
|55lb Thrust Trolling Motor||62lb Thrust Trolling Motor||86lb Thrust Trolling Motor|
|Shaft Length||30 Inch||40 Inch||40 Inch|
|Voltage & Battery Required||12V DC||12V DC||24V DC (Two 12V DC Batteries)|
|Motor Weight||22 lbs||23 lbs||25 lbs|
|Number of Speeds||8 Speed (5 Forward & 3 Reverse)||8 Speed (5 Forward & 3 Reverse)||8 Speed (5 Forward & 3 Reverse)|
|LED Battery Meter||✓||✓||✓|
|Shipping Dimensions||46 x 20 x 6 inches||55 x 20 x 6 inches||55 x 20 x 6 inches|
|Motor Type||Transom Mount (fits all fixed transom boats)||Transom Mount (fits all fixed transom boats)||Transom Mount (fits all fixed transom boats)|
|Newport Vessels Product #||23M1000096||23M1000097||23M1000098|
Top Customer Reviews
UPDATE: After using this motor for about 50hrs, I have an update - I still hold firm on the inability to turn to zero and knowing which speed you're actually on, this should really be addressed by Newport Vessels. Unfortunately after only 6 weeks of use, the sleeve collar that is underneath the motor direction clamp, broke - while I was on the water, rendering me to have the motor 2ft+ in the water at all times. I tried duct taping it, but it would not hold.
I called, and subsequently filled out a warranty claim, with Newport and I'll find out what the outcome is. The entire assembly that mounts the motor to the transom is rather cheap and flimsy, I think. With my old 30lbs thrust motor, it was all metal and held up after many years of use amazingly well. I don't see that longevity with this motor - although, I do have to say, and I don't know if this is because I'm coming from an old 30lbs motor, but the motor on this is awesome. The motor seems to be well made, it's powerful, and has pulled me through weeds often.
I will update this review with the outcome of my warranty claim. Lastly, I will say that the person who answered at Newport was professional, knowledgeable and polite. The will be sending me the replacement parts I need to fix it, along with instructions on how to do so.
The summary: Upon receiving and unpacking the motor you must attach the prop which took about five minutes. No problems. Transporting and setting up on the boat, no problem. After attaching the leads to a 12V battery the LEDs lit up as expected from 1 through 10.
Using the motor some problems or irritations were noted. When selecting forward or reverse there is no firm click or confirmation that you have reached that specific selection. This happened when selecting, forward, stop, or reverse. When I was running forward and wanted to switch to stop the selector would easily turn past stop and to the first position in reverse. This may take some getting used to, but after a week of fishing I could not get the right feel and I may be used to controlling my older Minn Kota.
When running the motor, the control handle would on occasion slide out another 4-5 inches unexpectedly. It would happen when I was running the motor and possibly (unintentionally) pulling the handle out as waves and wind were going by. I could not find a locking mechanism to keep this from happening.
The LED display was confusing at times and I don't think that accurate. After using the motor for about a week, short uses, perhaps 5 hours of run time, only an estimate. The LEDs continued to display all 10 lighting up. Only once did I see them decrease while running the motor momentarily to 8, but then displaying 10 fully lit LEDs.Read more ›
Mount only so-so
Not a smooth increase in power.
Got this a few weeks ago, took it out once. The motor has functioned well, the battery meter is a nice feature. At full speed it pushed an 8'6" dinghy along at about 4 mph. The downside is that the step from level 4 to level 5 is a bit abrupt - "turbo". This can make the mount pop out, which is a bit annoying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Newport vessel 55lb thrust is what I purchased. It was the perfect motor for my boat. It was easy to install and easy operation. I would recommend this motor to anyone. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Randall L.
The Newport Vessels I brought has a problem it drains t very littlehe battery in about 20 minutes. I tried two difference marine batteries with a full charge still
drain down... Read more
I bought this unit in july ,2015 because of good reviews and and a great price for 55 pound thrust. We live on a small lake and love to fish and cruise in the evening. Read morePublished 19 days ago by hugh reilly
Use it on my 13 ft Wasatch emotion canoe. Helps get through wakes from douch bag boaters amd jet skiers. Read morePublished 22 days ago by JR