| Model # 1358954
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Your time on the water is sacred and you want to spend it hooking into serious fish, not wrestling with your trolling motor. Maybe you’re also getting a little older and you’ve finally earned the right to stop pulling your motor out of the water all day long. Or you simply want the best, most advanced product on the market. Whatever the case, the new Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra is revolutionary.
The Riptide Ulterra features innovative Automatic Stow/Deploy and Power Trim, along with the legendary i-Pilot control system, redesigned for 2017 to include more accurate GPS and additional functionality. Want to stow or deploy your motor? Push a button on the remote. Want to raise or lower the depth of your motor? Push a button. Want to “anchor” against the wind or current? Yep, just push a button! The features list goes on…
Make no mistake, we know a lot of us like things the old fashioned way, and when Minn Kota first released the Riptide Ulterra we had some doubts, concerned that the motor might have too many moving parts. But after testing the motor ourselves, and dozens of phone calls with early customers, we are excited to give it our full endorsement. The Riptide Ulterra is rugged and reliable with only a few moving parts where absolutely necessary. Minn Kota cut no corners, even using a kevlar belt and brass gearing in the power lift assembly.
Comes standard with i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link (handheld remote), Digital Maximizer, Heading Sensor, Bluetooth Smartphone App, Weedless Wedge 2 prop and a two-year warranty. To learn more, grab our FREE Trolling Motor Buyer's Guide.
IMPORTANT!: In order to combat part shortages, Saltwater (aka Riptide) Ulterra Models equipped with i-Pilot will not ship with Heading Sensors. Applicable models will include a Heading Sensor Redemption coupon (QR Codes) in the packaging (shipping late fall or early 2023). QR codes for redemption can also be accessed at the link below. Models with i-Pilot Link will still ship with Heading Sensors.
Riptide Ulterra 80 Full Details
Medium to large saltwater v-hull, flats, bay boats, center consoles, and general fishing boats up to 23'. The 80 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 4,000lbs. 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 Riptide Ulterra series is the flagship motor from Minn Kota and a step up from the Riptide Terrova line of motors. Only the Riptide Ulterra line offers Minn Kota's revolutionary new Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim technology. Additionally, the Riptide Ulterra comes standard with i-Pilot and is available in 80 or 112 lbs thrust. We recommend the Riptide Terrova trolling motor for fishermen who are looking for a top-shelf motor that is compatible with AutoPilot/CoPilot/i-Pilot/i-Pilot Link accessories but does not need Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim. Riptide ST is available in 55, 80 and 112 lb thrust levels.
Saltwater and Freshwater
Riptide Ulterra 80 motors are available in 54" or 60" shaft lengths. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Variable Speed Motor, i-Pilot, Ulterra Handheld Remote, Digital Maximizer, Built-In Battery Gauge, Heading Sensor, Bluetooth Smartphone App, Weedless Wedge Prop, Composite Shaft. (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 or download motor installation instructions and heading sensor instructions. Quick Release Bracket: RTA-17.
13.94" length x 8.52" width
Motor Voltage and Batteries:
Power Lead Length:
Pedal Cord Length:
What Is Included:
- Riptide Ulterra 80 trolling motor
- i-Pilot (or i-Pilot Link) Ulterra remote
- Heading Sensor
- Power leads with battery terminal leads
- Mounting hardware
- Owners manual
What Else Is Required:
2 Marine Batteries, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)
56 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
- 3.6 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
- 1.8 Hours: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method:
Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim. Use your handheld remote or foot pedal to automatically deploy, trim and stow your motor - all at the touch of a button!
Motor Steering Method:
The motor is steered via the included i-Pilot Ulterra handheld remote and Ulterra foot pedal, both of which can control motor speed and direction.
Power Trim. Use your remotes to trim your motor up and down to your liking. Ulterra software even remembers your most recent trim depth.
All Riptide Ulterra motors have a variable speed motor. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.
The motor's composite shaft caries a lifetime guarantee. If it's ever broken - regardless of the circumstances - Minn Kota will replace it at no charge. The rest of the motor caries a two year warranty backed up by hundreds of local Minn Kota service centers across the country. View Details Here
Box dimensions and weight vary by motor:
- Model 1358954 - 10"H x 17"W x 78"L WT: 70.00lbs
- Model 1358955 - 10"H x 17"W x 72"L WT: 62.00lbs
- Model 1358956 - 10"H x 17"W x 75"L WT: 65.00lbs
- Model 1358958 - 10"H x 17"W x 75"L WT: 65.00lbs
- Model 1358959 - 10"H x 17"W x 78"L WT: 70.00lbs