RIPTIDE POWERDRIVE

BORN WITH ITS NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE

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 reliable, innovative options. Nobody outworks a Riptide. 

REINVENTED SPOT-LOCK

We just took our most trusted GPS feature to the next level. Spot-lock uses GPS to lock you onto a fishing spot, and now we've reengineered it to work smarter and hold you stronger and more accurately than ever (available on i-Pilot models only). Learn more.

NEW i-PILOT

The most popular GPS trolling system now features a larger LCD screen and more intuitive control. Get the most accurate Spot-Lock ever, plus Advanced AutoPilot, track recording, and control of speed, steering and cruise control (available on select models).

COPILOT

CoPilot wireless remote system comes standard giving you push-button control of prop on/off, speed and steering. The compact remote is waterproof and floats, and can be mounted on your lanyard or wrist for easy access.

STARTING AT$869.99
    • NEW i-PILOT
    • REINVENTED SPOT-LOCK
    • COPILOT
    • DEPLOY-ASSIST LEVER
    • PUSH-T0-TEST BATTERY METER
    • DIGITAL MAXIMIZER
    • WEEDLESS WEDGE 2 PROP
    • ADVANTAGE MINN KOTA
    • SALTWATER ADVANTAGE
    • 2-YEAR WARRANTY
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      New i-Pilot

      The most popular GPS trolling system now features a larger LCD screen and more intuitive control. Get the most accurate Spot-Lock ever, plus Advanced AutoPilot, track recording, and control of speed, steering and cruise control. Available on select models. Learn More.

    • New-Spot-Lock

      Reinvented Spot-Lock

      (available on i-Pilot models)

      We just took our most trusted GPS feature to the next level. Spot-Lock uses GPS to lock you onto a fishing spot, and now we've reengineered it to work smarter and hold you stronger and more accurately than ever. Updated with hardware and software algorithms for better accuracy, Spot-Lock is the most accurate GPS anchor ever. You can see for yourself with the new "Distance to Spot" reading on the remote, to show you just how close you are. Learn more about reinvented Spot-Lock.

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      CoPilot for Riptide PowerDrive

      CoPilot wireless remote system comes standard* giving you push-button control of prop on/off, speed and steering. The compact remote is waterproof and floats, and can be mounted on your lanyard or wrist for easy access.

      *CoPilot remote comes standard on base Riptide PowerDrive models only. The i-Pilot remote replaces the CoPilot remote on motors that have i-Pilot pre-installed.

    • New RTPD Deploy Assist

      Deploy-Assist Lever


      The deploy-assist lever puts you in motion and in pursuit of fish quickly and easily. Depress the lever to deploy the motor and you’re ready to go. When it’s time to move, it stows easily and securely – ready for action whenever you are.

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      Push-to-Test Battery Meter

      The push-to-test battery meter on Riptide PowerDrive gives you an instant "state of charge" reading at the push of a button, so you can see just how much longer you have on the water.

    • Digital-Maximizer

      Digital Maximizer™

      Motors with Digital Maximizer provide up to five times longer run time on a single charge by drawing only as much power as you need, so they don't waste any energy.  These motors are variable speed, so dial in your precise speed and let Digital Maximizer deliver the right amount of power, while conserving your battery - extending your time on the water.

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      Weedless Wedge 2 Prop

      Push weeds away and take on the thick stuff without battery-draining chopping and hacking. Weedless Wedge™ 2 features swept-back, flared blades for unrelenting, reliable prop performance.

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      Advantage Minn Kota

      Indestructible Composite Shaft: Pound for pound, our composite shaft is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won’t break, kink or corrode. That’s why we’re confident enough to guarantee it for life. 

      Cool, Quiet, Power:Nothing runs cooler or quieter than a Minn Kota. Our extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. And our unique bearing system reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise.

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      Saltwater Advantage 

      Advanced Corrosion Protection: Riptide's premium-grade alloys are fortified by a multi-step cleaning process, tough-as-nails armor plating & a durable, saltwater-resistant powder coat paint.  With layers of protection, the elements are truly protected. 

      Fully Encapsulated Electronics: Marine-grade urethane fully encapsulates Riptide control boards to protect the electronic circuitry. All electrical connections are sealed with waterproof heat-shrink tubing to keep saltwater out.

      Sacrificial Anode: We use metals that are properly balanced & a composite shaft to ward off galvanic corrosion. So the only piece left for saltwater to attack is this little zinc anode, which absorbs corrosion so the rest of the motor doesn't have to.  

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      2-Year Warranty

      This motor is backed up with Minn Kota’s two-year warranty.

  •  MODELTHRUSTVOLTSSHAFT LENGTH
    Riptide PowerDrive Bow-Mount Motors with i-PilotRiptide PowerDrive 70 / i-Pilot702454"
    Riptide PowerDrive 55 / i-Pilot551248"
    Riptide PowerDrive Bow-Mount Motors with CoPilot Riptide PowerDrive 70/ CoPilot702454"
    Riptide PowerDrive 55/ CoPilot551254", 48"

AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES

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    MK 345PC

    Precision on-board marine battery charger: 3 banks, 15 amps per bank, 45 amps total output.

    Price: $449.99 Details

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    MK 230PC

    Precision on-board marine battery charger: 2 banks, 15 amps per bank, 30 amps total output.

    Price: $349.99 Details

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    HEADING SENSOR - BLUETOOTH

    Heading sensor detects boat's heading & assists in enablement of the Spot-Lock Jog feature.

    Price: $149.99 Details

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    MICRO REMOTE - BLUETOOTH

    Simplified, compact control of i-Pilot and trolling motor functions.

    Price: $99.99 Details

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    RTA-17 QUICK RELEASE BRACKET

    Composite, puck-style bracket for electric-steer motors including Riptide Ulterra, Riptide Terrova, and Riptide PowerDrive

    Price: $79.99 Details

RIPTIDE POWERDRIVE FAQs

Can I get replacement parts for my Minn Kota trolling motor?

Yes, we would be glad to help you with this. You can BUY PARTS ONLINE directly from our website. You can also contact us for replacement parts, in the READ MORE

Can I purchase additional remotes for my Minn Kota product?

Yes. You can purchase remotes for your Co-Pilot, Talon, i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link, and Micro Remote on our website or your local Minn Kota Dealer. READ MORE

Can I use a foot pedal with my i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link equipped motor?

Ulterra, Terrova and Riptide Terrova motors: When these models are equipped with either i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link you can still use your corded foot ped…

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How do I remove the propeller on my trolling motor?

Please follow this instruction sheet for correct removal of the propeller. It is recommended that you remove the propeller after every use to inspec…

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How do you program and learn a CoPilot remote?

  • The CoPilot kit already has the receiver "learned" to the ID number of the remote it is packaged with.
  • To "learn" the ID number of additional remotes,…
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How far is the remote range?

The maximum safe operating range of the Co-Pilot, Talon, i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link remotes is 30 ft.  READ MORE

How long will batteries in my CoPilot remote and wireless foot pedal last?

Typically the batteries will last one year or at least two regular fishing seasons.  READ MORE

How do I choose the right shaft length for my trolling motor?

Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler's electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb …

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What are the benefits of a bow-mounted electric trolling motor?

Boats do not tend to go in a straight line. Because of this, it is much easier to pull a boat than to push a boat. It is also easier to move the bow o READ MORE

What is the warranty on my Minn Kota product?

View Minn Kota's various warranty statements. READ MORE

What type of battery does my Minn Kota remote require?

i-Pilot remote: One CR2450 coin-cell battery (included)

Bluetooth i-Pilot remote: (2017 or later model): Three AAA alkaline batteries (included)

i-Pilot…

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Why buy a Minn Kota trolling motor with the AutoPilot feature?

Minn Kota’s patented AutoPilot system (available on Terrova and PowerDrive trolling motors) keeps you headed in the right direction by intelligently a…

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Why doesn't the plug on my CoPilot match the plug on my trolling motor?

If the plug from the CoPilot and the trolling motor don't match, you have purchased the wrong CoPilot.  READ MORE

Which quick release bracket will fit on my trolling motor?

We have created a guide to help you select the best quick release bracket for your trolling motor. Please click the link below to download the guide. …

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Which accessories are compatible with my electric steer trolling motor?

We have produced several models of electric steer models that are compatible with various accessories. Please refer to this matrix to help you select …

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