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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
18 foot hewescraft sportsman
We have had the riptide ulterra out three times now it is an absolute game changer for trolling the buying experience from George was a great ordered the motor on Wednesday night UPS delivered it Friday afternoon The remote does have a learning curve to it the wife says it’s the best money we’ve ever spent on fishing equipment Patrick in Tumwater Washington
i havent use it yet but the construction of the unit itself isnt that great...i expected more from minn kota
Carolina skiff 19.8 semi v
George was great at troll motors . Com I suggested he work for Amazon after getting my Ulterra in two days the other items arrived not long after.I installed the motor and other electronics myself saving a good bit of money. Took awhile to use the remote and the folks at Min Kota was helpful with my final calibration of the system Thanks for great service George I was a little scared ordering ,but I am sure glad I did.
17' Flats Boat
George of TrollingMotors.net was great. I had some issues at the beginning which were being caused by aging batteries, but he helped with the diagnosis and the problems were solved. Great guy to do business with!
Boston Whaler Outrage 17’
I purchased the Minn Kota Ulterra 80 lb thrust 24 volt 72” inch shaft. I had to fabricate an aluminum mounting bracket due to my bow rail, but the motor works great. The motor was on back order at the time I placed the order so George personally called me to make sure I was okay with that. Motor was shipped to me next day once it came in, I received it a week earlier than expected. Overall great experience and service was second to none!!!
Boston Whaler 17'
Mounted the Ultrerra offset on the front of my Whaler without problems. It replaced a Minn Kota Maxum 80 which has been problem free since I purchased it 9 years ago. At first I had problems using the remote, as I have been a ‘foot control man’ from my first bass motor. After five outings fishing I got used to the remote control, and started to forget about what I should do with my right foot! Being able to walk away from the casting deck and play with my lure selection while still being in total control was a big plus Overall the Ulterra is a real joy to use. The ‘stop lock’ feature by itself makes the unit worth every cent, and the ‘GPS controlled direction setting' is another feature that adds to the units amazing features. The remote steering control is positive and a cinch to use, with the steering response immediate on command. Having the automatic ’stow and deploy' feature seems like an overkill…….but it isn’t at 79 years of age…..I love it! The units automated-features compliment the ageing body and see the back from fatigue! The entire unit is well made, and well thought out, and I have no doubt that I made the right choice in buying it. George Catlan and Trolling Motors.net were helpful in getting the unit to me in Africa. Their website is well thought out and informative.
Scout Bay Scout 240 24ft
Very pleased with the Ulterra. Very satisfied with the shopping experience at trollingmotors.net.
Bay Boat. 24’
Shipped very quickly 2 days. Easy to install and set up. Better than expectations My. Son. Loves. He I don’t have to throw the anchor I can use my trolling motor to hold a boat I. Can all launch my boat myself Awesome product
20 ft ***** Boat.
Tickled with purchase and shipping. Have not installed it yet but looking forward to using and enjoying it. Great folks to deal with. Looking for a motor don't hesitate to deal with these folks
21” Yamaha FSH
Excellent customer service