Minn Kota Announces EO - New Electric Outboard Motors
The new Minn Kota® EO is
an electric outboard motor designed for use in both freshwater and saltwater.
It is available in two models: EO ½ HP
which is powered by a single 12V deep-cycle marine battery, and the EO 1 HP which is powered by a
two-battery 24V system.
In the past, recreational boaters relied
on small gas outboards for pushing johnboats, canoes, kayaks, dinghies and
tenders. These motors have the necessary power, but they’re expensive, noisy and
not allowed on gas-restricted lakes.
For dependable, quiet and clean
power, the innovative Minn Kota EO is engineered exclusively for outboard
performance. The lower unit and all electronics have been built and tested to
run hard at high speeds for extended periods of time without overheating. And Minn
Kota engineers dialed in the design to make sure you get the most power and run
time out of your motor. When starting the day with fully charged batteries, boaters
will have up to nine hours of continuous run time at half speed. To ensure you
make it back to the dock, the motor’s Push-to-Test Battery Meter gives you
instant “state of charge.”
In addition to variable speed
control, the Minn Kota EO features a 36-inch adjustable shaft, a Tilt/Extended
Tiller and an adjustable clamp-on stow/deploy bracket. Manufacturer’s suggested
retail price for the EO ½ HP is $799.99 and the EO 1 HP is $899.99. Shipping
will begin in October 2015.
information, visit minnkotamotors.com,
contact Minn Kota, P.O. Box 8129, Mankato, MN 56002, or call 800-227-6433.