Minn Kota Powerdrive Motors
New Riptide® PowerDrive® shown


Minn Kota® Introduces New PowerDrive® Motors for 2017

Racine, WI (August 12, 2016): Minn Kota® announces the introduction of new PowerDrive® motors. Rugged and reliable PowerDrive® and Riptide® PowerDrive® trolling motors have been made even better with a host of improvements, including new aesthetics, redesigned foot pedal* and Bluetooth® wireless communication.


New PowerDrive®shown

Bluetooth enables compatibility with the new i-Pilot system featuring a redesigned remote and reinvented Spot-Lock, the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever and also extends trolling motor controls to a phone app.

New PowerDrive and Riptide PowerDrive* motors are available in 12- and 24-volt models, with 45-, 55-, and 70 lbs. thrust, and 48-, 54-, and 60-inch shaft lengths. The new product launch also includes two models specifically designed for pontoon use with 48-inch shaft length, and either 54- or 68 lbs. thrust. Product will be available in late fall, 2016.


PowerDrive MSRP: $529.99 – $1349.99

Riptide PowerDrive MSRP: $869.99 – $1369.99

*Riptide PowerDrive models come standard with CoPilot, foot pedal sold separately. PowerDrive and Riptide PowerDrive models with i-Pilot pre-installed are not available with foot pedal.


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About Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.

Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Minn Kota®, Humminbird® and Cannon® brands. Minn Kota is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Humminbird is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products. Cannon is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.