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New for 2018, the MotorGuide Xi3 55 Saltwater is an exciting response to the Minn Kota PowerDrive series. The Xi3 SW offers basic and advanced wireless features in an affordable package.
Notably, it offers some key improvements to current wireless offerings in this price range. First and foremost, all motors feature wireless or GPS remote control right out of the box. Second, the Xi3 features the new SecureStep stow and deploy, which claims to be 50% easier to use than the PowerDrive. Third and finally, the Xi3 is the quietest electric steer motor in its class.
These are really great motors, offered with a standard remote for speed and steering, or the more advanced Pinpoint GPS remotes that feature anchor locking and route-recording. The Xi3 is a welcome and competitive addition to entry-level electric-steer motors and gives Minn Kota a run for their money! Features Lowrance connectivity; composite shaft with lifetime warranty; advanced corrosion protection; aluminum double-anodized mount; digital power management; Machete III prop and a two year warranty. To learn more, grab our FREE Trolling Motor Buyer's Guide.
Xi3 55 SW Full Details
Small to medium sized freshwater v-hull, pontoon, jon and general fishing boats up to 21'. The 55 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 2,750 lbs For more help picking the right thrust level - or to learn how much your boat weighs - please refer to our thrust guide.
How It's Unique
The Xi3 series is the affordable younger brother to the Xi5 series. The Xi3 comes wireless out-of-the-box and can be ordered with PinPoint GPS. The Xi3 is available with thrust options of 55 and 70 lbs.
Saltwater and Freshwater
Shaft lengths of 54" and 60" are available for Xi3 55 SW motors. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
SecureStep Stow and Deploy, Composite Shaft, Machete III Three-Blade Prop. (Learn about these features)
This motor is bolted directly to the bow of the boat using the included mounting hardware, and requires drilling into the boat for installation. Ideally, it's best to have access to the underside of the mounting platform in order to secure and fasten the bolting hardware. However, if accessing the underside is impossible you can use no access bolts to secure the motor from the top. For more information see our compatibility and mounting guides.
Xi3 55 can be wired directly to the batteries, and can also be used in conjunction with a plug and receptacle for a cleaner, more professional installation that's easy to remove. To protect your motor from damage, a circuit breaker is also recommended but is not required for installation.
Motor Voltage and Batteries:
The Xi3 55 is a 12 volt motor and requires (1) 12-volt marine battery. For more information, see our articles on battery selection or battery wiring diagrams.
Power Lead Length:
Pedal Cord Length:
What Is Included:
- Xi3 55 SW trolling motor
- Wireless remote
- Power leads
- Mounting hardware
- Owners manual
What Else Is Required:
1 Marine Battery, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)
42 amps at maximum speed
Motor Run Time:
Important Note: As you likely won't be running your trolling motor perpetually, the actual amount of on-the-water time a motor should allow will be substantially longer than times listed. Actual motor run time can vary depending on conditions (winds, waves, etc) and the type of battery used. Listed below are run-time estimates assuming a 100 amp hour rated battery. To learn more, please see our article on calculating motor run time.
- 20 Hours: At slow, trolling speeds that draw 5 amps or less
- 4.8 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
- 2.4 Hours: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method:
Xi3 motors feature the new SecureStep stow and deploy mechanism.
Motor Steering Method:
The MotorGuide Xi3 series motors are electric-steered via wireless remote.
An adjustable depth collar makes it easy to set how deep the shaft and propeller sit in the water.
All MotorGuide Xi3 motors are variable speed. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.
MotorGuide motors carry a 2 year warranty against manufacture defects and a lifetime warranty on shafts, all supported by hundreds of local MotorGuide service centers across the country.
Box dimensions and weight vary by motor: