You can trust Riptide® SP to handle anything and reliably deliver you to your next trophy fish - because when you’re on the water, your trolling motor is the last thing you should worry about. SP is saltwater engineered and tested to put more power and greater control at your fingertips, making trolling motor worries a distant memory.
- Max Thrust 55
- Volts 12
- Shaft Length 48"
- PowerDrive Mount
- Electric Steer
- Variable Speeds
- Prop Weedless Wedge 2
- Composite Shaft Yes
- Digital Maximizer Yes
- Cool, Quiet Power Yes
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.
i-Pilot Accessory for Riptide SP - NEW i-Pilot frees you up to focus on fishing. It uses GPS technology to remember paths and fishing spots on the water, activate cruise control, and give you command of speed, steering and Advanced AutoPilot. Optimize your Riptide SP with i-Pilot (available pre-installed or as an add-on accessory) for unprecedented automatic boat positioning.
CoPilot (standard) Get the freedom to fish from anywhere on the boat with the wireless CoPilot™ accessory. The versatile remote lets you control speed, steering and prop on/off; can be mounted on your lanyard, rod or wrist. CoPilot replaces the traditional foot pedal.
AutoPilot™ locks onto any heading you choose and delivers you there. Infinitely variable steering adjustments provide smoother course corrections and tighter heading accuracy against wind, waves and current. Included on select models.
Digital Maximizer™ controls and optimizes power to extend battery life and reduce damaging heat. You’ll stay on the water up to five times longer on a single charge.
Ergonomically Designed Foot Pedal (optional) Control speed, steering, and momentary and constant on/off with the Riptide SP foot pedal accessory. It features the industry’s highest IP68 waterproof rating, and is available in wired or wireless versions. Sold separately.
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.
Advanced Corrosion Protection Riptide motors are impervious to saltwater’s corrosive effects, thanks to premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms. Metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating. All components are then finished with a durable 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder coat paint. When it’s all done, you’re left with unequaled corrosion protection.
Full Encapsulated Electronics Marine-grade urethane fully encapsulates Riptide control boards to protect the electronic circuitry. Also, all electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight heat shrink tubing to form an impregnable barrier against saltwater.
Sacrificial Anode Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into electrical contact through saltwater. Riptide fights back with a patented sacrificial zinc anode, a composite shaft and properly balanced materials that are close in electrical potential. The result is a motor that’s completely protected from saltwater’s destructive forces.
Indestructible Composite Shaft Guaranteed For Life!
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 make it the only trolling motor shaft that’s guaranteed for life.
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.
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- Good Performance
- Weather Resistant
- Small Boats
Comments about Riptide RT55/SP/iP Saltwater Bow Mount Trolling Motors with i Pilot, 55 lb. Thrust, 48" Shaft, 12V:
The RIPTIDE is an excellent choice for small fisher boats, specially when used with the IPILOT. Virtual anchoring and GPS include in remote control are extremly usefull. I never expected to use it so much. A really partner for trolling and flyfishing..... Really well done Minn Kota!!!!