RIPTIDE SM

DON'T PULL ANY PUNCHES

Saltwater never stops attacking your motor. Riptide SM hits back, with battle-tested toughness, quiet operation and corrosion-resistant design to take you where you want to be. End, meet means.

RIPTIDE SM MOUNT

Rough conditions or treacherous stump fields should never keep you off the water. The tournament-tested Maxxum Mount plows through any obstacle. 

MOUNTING BRACKET

This product family offers 2 different mounting bracket options:  Bowguard 360° mount breaks away on impact from any angle and automatically resets itself or a Latch & Door for quicker & easier to remove for safe storage.

SPEED CONTROL

This product family offers 2 different speed control options: Digital Maximizer provides up to five times longer run time on a single charge or 5 Fwd/3 Rev provides five forward speed settings & three reverse speed settings.

STARTING AT$599.99
    • RIPTIDE SM MOUNT
    • MOUNTING BRACKET
    • TILT/EXTEND TILLER
    • SPEED CONTROL
    • QUICK-LOCK CAM DEPTH ADJUSTER
    • PUSH-TO-TEST BATTERY METER
    • WEEDLESS WEDGE 2 PROP
    • ADVANTAGE MINN KOTA
    • SALTWATER ADVANTAGE
    • 2-YEAR WARRANTY
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      Riptide SM Mount

      Rough conditions or treacherous stump fields should never keep you off the water. The tournament-tested Maxxum Mount plows through any obstacle. When you stow Maxxum, you can rest assured that our mount won’t budge, flex or vibrate.

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      Mounting Bracket

      This product family offers 2 different mounting bracket options:

      Bowguard 360° breaks away on impact from any angle and automatically resets itself - protecting your motor and your boat, so you can fish without worry. Plus, its dual bearing system eliminates noise to keep you silent on the water. 

      Latch & Door provides quicker & easier to remove for safe storage; non-binding nylon inserts and anti-seize lubricants enable years of trouble-free use.

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      Tilt/Extend Tiller

      Tilts (up to 45°) and extends (up to 6") to give you maximum control.

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      Speed Control

      This product family offers 2 different speed control options: 

      Digital Maximizer: provides 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. 

      5 Fwd/3 Rev: provides five forward speed settings & three reverse speed settings to easily choose the speed you need for simple, intuitive control that puts you in command. 

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      Quick-Lock Cam Depth Adjuster

      This easy-to-use adjuster lets you change depths simply and securely, and it locks in tight to keep your motor right where you want it.

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      Push-To-Test Battery Meter

      This convenient battery meter tells you how much battery life you have left - at the push of a button.

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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.  If we could guarantee it for longer than a lifetime, we would. 

      Cool, Quiet, Power:Nothing runs cooler or more quietly 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. So quiet, they’ll never hear you coming. 

      2-Year Warranty: This motor is backed up with Minn Kota’s two-year warranty.

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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 SM Bow-Mount MotorsRT 80 / SM / L&D / H802452"
    RT 80 / SM / BG  / H802452", 62"
    RT 70 / SM / L&D / SC / H702452"
    RT 55 / SM/ L&D / SC/ H55 12 42", 52" 
    RT 55 / SM / L&D / H5512 52"

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 220PC

    Precision on-board marine battery charger: 2 banks, 10 amps per bank, 20 amps total output.

    Price: $299.99 Details

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    RTA-19 QUICK RELEASE BRACKET

    Easily remove your Riptide SF, Riptide SM or Riptide SE bow-mount trolling motor.

    Price: $99.99 Details

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    MKP-33 WEEDLESS WEDGE 2 PROP

    Replacement propeller.

    Price: $39.99 Details

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    MKR-18 PLUG & RECEPTACLE

    Universal design for 2- or 3-wire configurations on 12, 24 or 36-volt systems.

    Price: $29.99 Details

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    MKP-32 WEEDLESS WEDGE 2 PROP

    Replacement propeller.

    Price: $26.99 Details

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    MKA-45 REPLACEMENT ROPE & HANDLE

    Features an ergonomic soft-grip design and durable, abrasion-resistant 48" nylon rope.

    Price: $9.99 Details

RIPTIDE SM 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

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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What about shaft length selection?

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

Will the CoPilot work with my cable steer or hand control trolling motor?

No, CoPilot is designed only for electric steer motors.  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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