Minn Kota Riptide ST Bow-Mount Trolling Motors

Minn Kota Riptide ST Bow-Mount Trolling Motors

$1,140.99 - $1,849.99
Earn 1,141 - 1,850 Reward Points   Learn More...

TD Code
Max ThrustVoltsShaft LengthCoPilotAutoPiloti-Pilot Link /
Riptide ST 80/i-Pilot Link
80lb2454''NoYesi-Pilot Link$1,839.99 USD
Riptide ST 55/i-Pilot Link
55lb1254''NoYesi-Pilot Link$1,249.99 USD
Riptide ST 55/i-Pilot
55lb1254''NoYesi-Pilot$1,249.99 USD
Riptide ST 80/CP
80lb2454''YesNoNo$1,140.99 USD
Riptide ST 112/i-Pilot
112lb3672''NoYesi-Pilot$1,849.99 USD
Our rugged saltwater powerhouse features better performance, standard CoPilot and a foot pedal option. The easy-to-use handle and fallaway ramps on the stow/deploy mechanism let you effortlessly move your motor in and out of the water.

We put it to the test, because we know you will. For more than three years we researched and field tested the Riptide ST until it was tough enough to withstand the most extreme conditions and intelligent enough to put you in a better position to catch more fish. Saltwater-resistant and tailor-made for the fisherman who won’t settle for “good enough.”
Stow & Deploy
Ready, willing and able.

Simply depress the handle and fallaway ramps effortlessly deploy the motor into the water. The balanced motor design makes stowing easy, and a special master cut-off switch automatically turns the power off when stowed.

Go remote with standard CoPilot.

One of our most popular accessories is now a standard feature on the Riptide ST. CoPilot gives you control of speed, steering and On/Off controls, along with a high speed bypass control for instant full power. You can also now activate your AutoPilot from anywhere on the boat – including the platform!

Digital AutoPilot
Riptide ST’s digitally controlled AutoPilot delivers infinitely variable steering adjustments for smoother course corrections and tighter heading accuracy. Point the motor to your desired heading, turn AutoPilot on and experience the ultimate boat-control advantage. Available on select models.

Digital Maximizer
Digital Maximizer. Up to five times longer run time on a single charge.

Conventional speed coil technology wastes energy by delivering a constant, steady flow of power to the motor – regardless of the speed setting – resulting in wasted energy.
Pioneered in 1985, Minn Kota’s innovative Maximizer technology delivers the precise amount of power needed at any setting, along with variable speed control. Now, our advanced, digital microprocessing optimizes draw to extend battery life and reduce damaging heat. Get up to five times longer run time on a single charge.

Advanced Corrosion Protection
Riptide features premium-grade marine alloys, including aluminum upper arms that are virtually impervious to oxidative corrosion (rust). 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 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder coat paint.

Fully Encapsulated Electronics
Riptide control boards (1) are fully encapsulated in marine-grade urethane (2) to protect the electronic circuitry. All electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight heat shrink tubing to form an impregnable barrier against the destructive effects of saltwater.

Sacrificial Anode
A patented sacrificial anode protects the motor from galvanic corrosion. Saltwater attacks the zinc anode (discretely located on the prop hub), which can be easily replaced when necessary. The result is better protection and longer motor life.

Cool, Quiet Power
Nothing runs cooler or more quietly than Minn Kota. Extra large windings and commutators are used to dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power and longer motor life. A unique bearing system produces low rpms/high torque to cut down on fish-spooking noise – so quiet they’ll never hear you coming.

Indestructible Composite Shaft
The standard of the industry since 1991! Pound for pound, our ultra high-yield composite material has been tested to be three times the strength of stainless steel. Virtually indestructible, it flexes on impact and then returns to its original position. Unlike stainless steel, will not kink, break, rust or corrode – guaranteed for life!
5 Stars based on 2 reviews
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Best trolling motor
May 5, 2015
very fast and the i-pilot link offers many great features like anchoring and going over a track
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
best trolling motor
April 29, 2015
I pilot and spot lock are awesome features
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Alf Fischer
from Merritt Island, FL asked:
September 24, 2014
What is th e difference between the ST and the less expensive SP models? I see that the ST has a "Stow and Deploy Mechanism" while the SP has only a "Deploy Assist". Could you please explain what these features are and the differences between them? Thanks in advance,
1 Answers
The ST features the power assist motor deploy, while the SP is a manual deploy lever. Also, the controls of the ST in the foot pedal have more features than in the SP model, however, with both models now being able to handle the i-Pilot system, they are very compareable in performance.
Customer Service
on September 27, 2014

from New Jersey asked:
September 23, 2014
how deep into the water does the prop have to be in order for the unit to work. What is the max height form the bow to the water for the trolling motor to work
1 Answers
In order to determine the correct shaft length for your boat you will want to measure your boat when it is fully loaded with gear and people for a regular day of fishing. Measure from intended mounting location (transom or bow) to the waterline of the loaded boat. Then add 18 inches. That's the shaft length you are looking for.
Customer Service
on September 27, 2014


Show off your fishing gear investment. Please post images and videos of your fishing gear, apparel, catches and lifestyle shots on and off the water. Let's see what you've got for a chance to win FREE gear! You can use #HookedOnTD or UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE HERE to make it onto our product pages or gallery. See something you like? You can shop directly from the images we post when gear we sell is featured!