Minn Kota Riptide Salwater PowerDrive 55LB 12V Motor


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Riptide PowerDrive has been counted on for years by saltwater anglers who want reliable performance with smart boat control features. So naturally, we just made it better. A tougher, sleeker new mount houses an arsenal of innovative options. Nobody outworks a Riptide.



Introducing the Minn Kota Riptide Salwater PowerDrive 55LB 12V Motor, the ultimate companion for your saltwater adventures. With its powerful 55 pounds of thrust and 12V motor, conquer the waves effortlessly. Designed specifically for saltwater conditions, it’s built to withstand corrosion and ensure durability. Equipped with advanced features for precise control and smooth operation, the Minn Kota Riptide Saltwater PowerDrive 55LB 12V Motor offers unparalleled performance on the water. Trust in its reliability and power for an unmatched angling experience. Dominate the sea with the Minn Kota Riptide Salwater PowerDrive 55LB 12V Motor.


  • Redesigned Mount & Aesthetics: Riptide PowerDrive has been redesigned with new technology, and remodeled to handle the workload that goes along with it – giving you a stronger mount and bigger brains in a sleeker package.
  • NEW I-Pilot: 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.*Available on i-Pilot models only N.B. Will only suit Bluetooth® motors from 2017 onwards.
  • I-Pilot Phone App: Bluetooth communication allows new i-Pilot to pair with your smartphone, allowing for easy software updates and quick command of speed, steering, Spot-Lock, high speed bypass, and Advanced AutoPilot.*Available on i-Pilot models only. N.B. Will only suit Bluetooth® motors from 2017 onwards.
  • Deploy-Assist Lever: Riptide PowerDrive’s 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.
  • Optional Heading Sensor: Upgrade your SP i-Pilot motor with the Heading Sensor, which recognises changes in the boat’s heading due to wind and  current, and communicates with the i-Pilot system to minimise boat swing for a more accurate, stronger hold. The optional heading sensor will also allow the jog mode on your SP motor.
  • Digital Maximizer: 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.
  • Push-To-Test Battery Metre: Get an instant “state of charge” reading at the push of a button.

Control: i-Pilot Remote

Shaft Length: 48″ / 54″

Prop: Weedless Wedge 2

i-Pilot: Standard

Jog Mode: Optional w/Heading Sensor Fitted

Max Boat Length: 5m

Composite Shaft: Yes

Digital Maximizer: Yes

Cool, Quiet Power: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes

Universal Sonar: No


Minn Kota

Minn Kota build the toughest, most innovative trolling motors. The fastest, quietest, deepest-reaching shallow water anchors. And the most advanced battery chargers ever made. No matter what comes next, just know that it’ll keep you on the water, on the fish, and right smack in the middle of the thing that matters most to you.