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Minn Kota's Riptide Transom line is ideal if you need a well-built saltwater Transom mount motor. With available thrust options between 55lbs and 112lbs, Riptide Transom is suitable for medium to larger boats. Telescoping handle eases operation. Dial in steering tension with the included Steering Tension Control collar, and set your Riptide motor at the perfect depth no matter what the conditions using the Quick-Lock Cam Depth Adjuster. With ample thrust and multiple features to make life on the boat easier, Riptide Transom is a great saltwater choice.
Riptide 55 Transom Full Details
Small to medium saltwater v-hull, flats and general fishing boats up to 17'. The 55 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 2,750lbs. For more help picking the right thrust level - or to learn how much your boat weights - please refer to our thrust guide.
How It's Unique
The Minn Kota Riptide Transom is made specifically for saltwater use and features advanced corrosion protection, a heavy-duty motor mount with multiple adjustments, an extending control handle, and variable speed operation. Additionally, Riptide Transom features an integrated battery meter that allows you to monitor the charge of your battery.
The MotorGuide Great White is a heavier duty saltwater trolling motor that is available with transom mount. Consider the Great White if you have a large boat and need a motor with more thrust.
Saltwater and Freshwater
Riptide Transom 55 motors are available in 36" and 42" shaft lengths. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Steering Tension Control, Cam Depth Adjuster, Extended Tiller, Weedless Wedge Prop, Fully Encapsulated Components, Corrosion Protection, Indestructible Composite Shaft, Super Quiet Operations. (Learn about these features)
Extension Handles are available for all Riptide Transom motors
Mount the Riptide Transom motor to your boat using the heavy-duty Riptide mount. Simply place the mount over the top of your boats transom and tighten two heavy-duty clamps to secure the motor in place.
Bolting is not required for the Riptide Transom motors
Motor Voltage and Batteries:
Power Lead Length:
Pedal Cord Length:
What Is Included:
- Minn Kota Riptide 55 Transom trolling motor
- Power leads
- Mounting hardware
- Owners manual
What Else Is Required:
1 Marine Battery, 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:
Pull the motor slightly up to disengage, then rotate back for convenient stowing.
Motor Steering Method:
Steer the Riptide Transom with the included hand tiller. Riptide Transom's steering control lets you fine-tune the amount of play in the steering column. Want smooth steering for precise maneuvering? It's easy to dial the tension back using the tension collar. Need a more rigid steering column to maintain a course? Tighten down the collar to eliminate steering play and keep the motor in place. Riptide Transom's collar lets you customize tension for any situation, making motor operation more convenient.
Adjusting motor depth is fast and easy with the built-in Cam Depth Adjuster. Simply loosen the quick lock, adjust the motor shaft length, and re-tighten. The Depth Adjuster makes it possible to quickly change motor depth for varying water conditions.
The Riptide Transom 55 is available as both fixed and variable speed.
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.