After thousands of hours of research and field testing, Minn Kota made the ST quiet enough to give you the drop on fish and tough enough to withstand the most extreme conditions.
Easy in. Easy out. Everyday. That's the thought behind the innovative stow/deploy mechanism on Riptide ST. The balanced motor design makes stowing easy, and a master cut-off switch automatically turns off the motor when stowed.
i-Pilot Link Accessory
i-Pilot Link allows Riptide ST to communicate with your Humminbird fishfinder and LakeMaster digital GPS maps for unprecedented navigation control. Using your Humminbird or the full-color LCD screen on the Link remote, choose where you want to go. You can store and return to waypoints, spots, and paths, follow depth contours, lock onto a spot, and more. All with integrated, automatic GPS power.
Digital Maximizer controls and optimizes power to extend battery life and reduce damaging heat. You'll stay on the water up to five times longer on a single charge.
Digitally controlled AutoPilot locks onto any heading you choose and delivers you there. Infinitely variable steering adjustments provide smoother course corrections and tighter heading accuracy against wind, waves, and current.
Fish from anywhere on the boat with CoPilot. Only the Riptide ST's wireless CoPilot lets you activate AutoPilot or reach maximum power at the push of a button. You can also control speed, steering, and prop on/off from anywhere on the boat.
Weedless Wedge 2 Prop
Pushs weeds away and takes on the thick stuff without battery-draining chopping and hacking.
Advanced Corrosion Protection
Riptide motors are impervious to saltwater's corrosive effects, thanks to premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms. Metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating. All components are then finished with a durable 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder-coat paint.
Full Encapsulated Electronics
Marine-grade urethane fully encapsulates Riptide control boards to protect the electronic circuitry. Also, all electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight, heat-shrink tubing to form an impregnable barrier against saltwater.
Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into electrical contact through saltwater. Riptide fights back with a patented sacrificial zinc anode, a composite shaft, and properly balanced materials that are close in electrical potential.
Cool, Quiet Power
Nothing runs cooler or more quietly than a Minn Kota. Extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life.