Minn Kota Unveils Reinvented Spot-Lock at ICAST 2016

July 11, 2016

Minn Kota is excited to unveil significant enhancements to the ground-breaking Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchor, a key feature of the new i-Pilot®, and i-Pilot® Link™ systems.  Advancements in hardware, software, and communications allow anglers to remain actively locked onto their spot with the push of a button, bringing unrivaled precision to 21st-century boat control. Reinvented-Spot-Lock

“Minn Kota has consistently maintained a culture of innovation and continuous improvements to our products with the angler always in mind.  After the launch of i-Pilot, which brought the revolutionary benefits of Spot-Lock to anglers, we did not stop,” said Brad Henry, Minn Kota Brand Manager.  “Through this commitment, we’ve reinvented Spot-Lock to make it the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever.”

Anglers will immediately notice that the reinvented Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchor holds the boat in position with unmatched precision and consistency.

“One of my favorite features of both the i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link systems is the Spot-Lock feature, being able to use the trolling motor as an electric anchor,” said Jeremy Smith of Lindner’s Angling Edge TV and Lindner Media Productions. “When bass fishing, even in a stout wind, it’s easy just to Spot-Lock to land fish, change baits, or even take a photo or two. The updated Spot-Lock feature will make boat positioning easier and more precise than ever.”

The enhanced Minn Kota Spot-Lock feature comes standard in both i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link systems, factory-installed on a wide variety of new Bluetooth-enabled bow-mount trolling motors including Ultrex, Ulterra, Terrova and PowerDrive, as well as Riptide Ulterra, Riptide Terrova and Riptide PowerDrive.  Products available to ship in late fall, 2016.