Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor

Minn Kota Riptide SM RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor

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Riptide SM 24V-80lb-52" - RT/80/SM/BG Saltwater Trolling Motor

Fishing in unpleasant and rough waters requires an equally strong motor that endures wild waves and the most brutal oceans with ease. However many kinds of motors advance, none beats Minn Kota's bow mount trolling motor.

Minn Kota remains a long way from the group regarding trolling motors, producing quality designed for heavy saltwater fishing.

If you are an angler or someone who wants to enjoy his time while in the ocean, you have to use the Minn Kota Riptide series.

  • Operates in saltwater and freshwater alike
  • Keeps its stability reliably in the water
  • Top of the line body corrosion resistance
  • Internal electronics fully encapsulated
  • It has a large carrying capacity


Few out of every trolling motor is made equivalent to having the option to endure repeated use in saltwater settings. Indeed, even with exterior washing after use, it takes more to give long-term stability when working in saltwater. 

Surely, the features of the Riptide series are appealing for anglers who venture out into saltwater settings. The Saltwater Advantage from Minn Kota gives you the additional design, construction, and finishing that you want for your saltwater trolling motor.

Riptide SM Mount

Bring confidence with you to the water with the certainty to ride out anything. Tournament-tested, the rugged mount on Riptide SM resists corrosion and performs with intact reliability. When stowed, the SM mount won't move, flex or vibrate. The trusted powerhouse meets those challenges head-on, keeping you in a position to make the catch of the day, every day.
  • Precision maneuverability
  • Accurate bait presentation
  • Meticulous speed control. 

Bowguard 360°

The Bowguard 360° splits away on impact from any point, consequently resetting itself. It additionally detaches for added comfort. Enjoy continuous fishing and extra protection from harming your trolling motor or boat.

Quick-Lock Cam Depth Adjuster

If you need to change the depth of operations, you also need to change the focus and directions of the camera. You can do it easily and securely with the Quick-Lock cam adjuster. It simplifies depth change and secures tight to prevent your motor from swaying back and forth as it operates. 

Tilt/Extend Tiller

Get the best of both worlds on your hand control motor with the new ergonomic Tilt/Extend Tiller. It can both tilt (up to 45°) and extend (6") to fit the way you fish.

Push-to-Test Battery Gauge - Riptide SM

Get an instant "state of charge" while propelling your boat. It would be best to stay up with the degrees of batteries to work consistently. The push-to-test battery gauge exists to work with the fulfillment of this end for you. It tells you how much battery level is remaining. 

Digital Maximizer

The Digital Maximizer™ controls and optimizes power to extend battery power and reduce damaging heat. It primarily works by lengthening the motor's times moving per charge. It lets you steer the boat up to five times longer on a single charge.

Weedless Wedge 2 Prop

The Weedless Wedge 2 Prop gathers together the rundown of the many magnificent features the motor needs to radiate. It attaches to the swept-back flared blades to mutually give you adequate power through the harshest waters. While at it, it doesn't drain your batteries too much yet ensures smoother operation.

Advanced Corrosion Protection

Riptide motors are resistant to saltwater's corrosion impacts on premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms. Metals undergo an inflexible multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating. All parts are finished with a tough 5-mil TGIC polyester powder coat paint. When it's set, you're left with unmatched corrosion protection.

Fully Encapsulated Electronics

Marine-grade urethane completely encapsulates Riptide control boards to ensure the electronic hardware. Additionally, all electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight heat contract tubing to shape a secure barrier against saltwater.

Sacrificial Anode

Galvanic corrosion happens when two different metals come into electrical contact through saltwater. Riptide retaliates with a sacrificial zinc anode, a composite shaft, and appropriately adjusted materials close to electrical potential. The outcome is a shielded motor from saltwater's destructive forces. 

Indestructible Composite Shaft - Guaranteed For Life!

Pound for pound, the composite shaft is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won't break, bend or corrode. That is why it is the only trolling motor shaft that is guaranteed for life. To add, the motor is backed up with Minn Kota's two-year warranty. 
Shaft length is an extremely important parameter to get maximum performance. Its adjustable shaft length features allow ease of use for uninterrupted fishing.


    WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (dehp) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.


    • Included Propeller: Weedless Wedge 2 (MKP-33)
    • Autopilot: No
    • Control Type: Tilt/Extend Tiller
    • Mounting Style: Bow
    • Salt Water/Fresh Water: Salt
    • Shaft Length (Inches): 52"
    • Thrust (Pounds): 80 lbs
    • Built-In Transducer: No
    • Voltage - Input Range (Volts): 24v
    • Speed Control: Variable
    • Max. Amp Draw: 56
    • Series: Riptide
    • Box Dimensions: 9"H x 20"W x 68"L WT: 60 lbs
    • UPC: 029402033164

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