The Riptide SM bow mount trolling motor from Minn Kota was built with reliability and durability as key objectives. It seems they have succeeded. The Riptide SM is a highly respected, powerful trolling motor that stands the test of repeated saltwater usage with fully encapsulated electronics and a sacrificial anode mounted to protect the motor from destructive corrosion.
Minn Kota’s Riptide SM is mounted either via the Latch & Door design or Bowguard 360 depending on the model you choose (see list below) but the most popular 80lb thrust models are available in both, leaving the choice up to you.
Prices for Riptide SM
Thrust levels for Riptide SM:
55lb, 70lb, 80lb, and 101lb
Riptide SM Specifications:
- Manual Tilt/Extend Tiller Control
- Available in 42″, 52″ and 62″ shaft lengths
- Available with Weedless Wedge 2 propeller
- Composite Shaft Construction
- Digital Maximizer included on some models
- Bowguard 360 mount available on some models
Model Volts Shaft Mount Speeds MSRP Riptide SM 101/BG/H 36 62" Bowguard 360° Variable $1019.99 Riptide SM 80/L&D/H 24 52" Latch & Door Variable $889.99 Riptide SM 80/BG/H 24 52" Bowguard 360° Variable $909.99 Riptide SM 80/BG/H 24 62" Bowguard 360° Variable $939.99 Riptide SM 70/L&D/SC/H 24 52" Latch & Door 5/Multiple $679.99 Riptide SM 55/L&D/SC/H 12 42" Latch & Door 5/Multiple $569.99 Riptide SM 55/L&D/SC/H 12 52" Latch & Door 5/Multiple $599.99 Riptide SM 55/L&D/H 12 52" Latch & Door Variable $679.99