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| Model # 1358956
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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.
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 1358950 - 10"H x 17"W x 72"L WT: 65.00lbs
- Model 1358951 - 10"H x 14"W x 74"L WT: 67.70lbs
Riptide Ulterra 80 Reviews
Sea Pro Bay boat 21.8
Le t me start by saying trollingmotors.net provided the very best customer service I've ever experienced. Clayton went above and beyond in answering my questions prior to the purchase and was quick to resolve the issue I encountered. Now the purchase story: After speaking with Clayton and getting answers to all my questions about the trolling motor, I purchased the new RipTide Ulterra ST 80-60 BT. and it was delivered in just a few days. Being excited about it, I mounted it on the boat the same day. After it was mounted I noticed the skeg was bent from the factory and I called Clayton. It was the fault of the factory and not trollingmotors.net but Clayton was apologetic and immediately offered either a rebate or replacement. After he reviewed pictures of the bent skeg we decided a replacement would be the best option and he immediately sent a return shipping label and ordered a new motor to be shipped out the same day. (This was a Friday) I removed the motor and sent it back the same day. Clayton called on Monday, apologized and informed me that there had been an error and the Ulterras were out of stock until May. He refunded the full purchase price. Instead of waiting two weeks, I found the Ulterras at another location. I can only say the customer service at trollingmotors,net is amazing and I appreciate the help and assistance and would have loved to purchase the Ulterra there but I'm impatient and purchased elsewhere. I will say that when I upgrade the motor on my other boat, my first call will be to trollingmotors.net.
center console 21'
Absolutely excellent service from trollingmotors.net. I received exactly what I ordered within one week of my purchase. I am just a few days away from wetting the Ulterra 80 for the first time. If it performs as smoothly as purchase and shipment I'll be a very happy fisherman.
Everything is amazing except it looks like it’s going to rip the front end off my boat the mounting should be more secure
16 foot Lund Alaskan
I installed this motor myself, and took it for a spin on the local lake…it worked awesome until I went to Stow it, and it will not stow? Had to take the boat out with the motor still up, and carefully trailer it back, and called minnkota from the lake, and they had me try several things to get it to stow….now likely will have to take it to a dealer?
Boston Whaler 190 Montauk
Overall great experience. Riptide Ulterra 80 is one awesome trolling motor and has made life easy in the bay.
Jetcraft 1825 SK 18'
Works as advertised. Great customer service help with figuring out what to order. Timely shipping too! I'm very happy with this purchase
2004 sea hunt 19’ navigator
Shipping was fast and excellent. Motor operation is excellent. Held spot on anchor extremely well. Installation was challenging because of questionable mounting plate design and poor motor sideplate construction. Mounting plate for motor was difficult to locate correctly because of its short length. To maintain the one in three-quarter inch shaft clearance from the bow the motor had to be inefficiently bolted to the boat . Starboard sideplate on the Motor had to be distorted approximately 1/16 of an inch so the sideplate screw holes would line up with the motor bracket screw holes. Luckily the sideplate did not break.
2018 Blue Wave 2000 Pure Bay
I Love it worth every penny. Quality of troll motor is the best. Trollmotor.net is the only play I will ever buy a troll motor from. Clayton was very helpful in every aspect of service after the sale. Thanks again
Hurricane 22' fundeck
Completed install. In process of learning all the features. Works great on my boat.