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Best Saltwater Trolling Motor

If you’re looking for the best saltwater trolling motor, look no further! Using a trolling for your boat will help you navigate the saltwater bays and improve your inshore fishing success.

Top Selling Saltwater Trolling Motors

Bestseller No. 1
Minn Kota Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 55-Pound
49 Reviews
Minn Kota Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 55-Pound
  • Lever-Lock Bracket, Push-to-Test Battery Meter, Telescoping Tiller
  • Power Prop (includes prop pin, nut and washer)
  • 12v / 55 pounds of thrust / 42-inch shaft. No power trim
  • Indestructible composite shaft and advanced corrosion protection
  • 2-year warranty
Bestseller No. 2
MinnKota Riptide PowerDrive with i-Pilot Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 70/IP_BT/54-Inch Shaft
29 Reviews
MinnKota Riptide PowerDrive with i-Pilot Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 70/IP_BT/54-Inch Shaft
  • Deploy assist lever Get in and out of the water easily
  • I pilot GPS trolling System uses GPS to control your trolling motor with incredible features that keep you on the fish
  • Spot lock just press a button, and Spot-Lock will hold you in place with unparalleled GPS accuracy
  • Auto pilot automatically navigate your boat in any direction you choose
  • Digital Maximizer Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge
Bestseller No. 3
MotoGuide Xi5 54" Bow Mount 55 Lb Saltwater 12V Trolling Motor with GPS, White
  • Wireless handheld control lets you precisely operate the motor from anywhere on the boat
  • Innovative mount features easy-to-read LED dashboard that lets you quickly check the status of four key functions in any light conditions
  • Pinpoint GPS is the industry’s most accurate GPS, provides 3 times precision control and a tighter hold on your anchor point
  • High-efficiency electronics are fully encapsulated in high-tech coating, making them impervious to water and dust
  • Saltwater motor delivers 55 pounds of peak thrust and has a 54-inch-long composite shaft with a 3-blade Machete III Glass-Filled propeller
Bestseller No. 4
Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor with 72-Inch Shaft and i-Pilot Link GPS (36-Volt, 112-Pound)
  • The only trolling motor that can automatically stow and deploy itself with the push of a button, the Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra provides saltwater anglers convenient control via the included i-Pilot Link remote.
  • Trim the Riptide Ulterra up or down at the push of a button to adjust to changing fishing conditions without having to reach down to your trolling motor.
  • Using GPS to lock onto fishing spots with Spot-Lock, record and retrace paths, command speed and steering, and more, the i-Pilot Link system allows you to control your motor from the touchscreen remote or from a virtual remote (sold separately).
  • Minn Kota Riptide motors are designed with advanced corrosion protection and fully-encapsulated electronics to ensure the ultimate saltwater defense.
  • This Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra has a 72-inch shaft length, features 112 pounds of thrust (36 volts), and includes a heading sensor, mounting hardware and cabling, and i-Pilot Link GPS system.
Bestseller No. 5
Minn Kota Riptide Powerdrive with Copilot Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 55/CP/48-Inch Shaft, White
  • DEPLOY ASSIST LEVER Get in and out of the water easily
  • CoPilot The original wireless remote gives you push-button command of speed and steering of your trolling motor
  • WEEDLESS WEDGE 2 PROP With swept-back flared blades to power through anything
  • ADVANCED CORROSION PROTECTION Riptide motor lower unit housings are grit-blasted, then coated in aluminum to prevent oxidization and rust
  • DIGITAL MAXIMIZER Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge
Bestseller No. 6
Minn Kota Riptide Fortrex Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor with 52-Inch Shaft and Hand Control (24-Volt, 80-Pound)
  • The durable, saltwater-ready Minn Kota Riptide Fortrex hand-controlled trolling motor features an extruded aluminum mono-arm design that helps your trolling motor run quieter and with less wear for longer life.
  • The patented Lift-Assist design with a stainless steel, nitrogen gas-charged spring cuts the weight of stow-and-deploy, while the removable Bowguard 360 bracket breaks away on impact from any angle and resets itself to give you uninterrupted fishing.
  • This variable-speed trolling motor includes Minn Kota's Digital Maximizer feature, which allows you to dial in your exact speed, draws only as much power as you need, and provides up to five times longer run time on a single battery charge.
  • Minn Kota Riptide motors are designed with advanced corrosion protection and fully-encapsulated electronics to ensure the ultimate saltwater defense.
  • This Minn Kota Riptide Fortrex has a 52-inch shaft length, features 80 pounds of thrust (24 volts), and includes a hold down strap, stabilizer, and mounting hardware.
Bestseller No. 7
Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor with 60-Inch Shaft and i-Pilot Link GPS (24-Volt, 80-Pound)
  • The only trolling motor that can stow and deploy itself with the push of a button, the Riptide Ulterra provides saltwater anglers convenient control via the included i-Pilot Link remote, or foot pedal or Humminbird fish finder (both sold separately).
  • Trim the Riptide Ulterra up or down at the push of a button to adjust to changing fishing conditions without having to reach down to your trolling motor.
  • Using GPS to lock onto fishing spots with Spot-Lock, record paths and command speed, the i-Pilot Link system allows you to control your motor from the color touchscreen remote or from a virtual remote on your Humminbird fish finder (sold separately).
  • Minn Kota Riptide motors are designed with advanced corrosion protection and fully-encapsulated electronics to ensure the ultimate saltwater defense.
  • This Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra has a 60-inch shaft length, features 80 pounds of thrust (24 volts), and includes a heading sensor, mounting hardware and cabling, and i-Pilot Link GPS system.
Bestseller No. 8
MotorGuide Xi3 Trolling Motor 70lb Salt Water 54" STD, White, 70lb 54"
  • Wireless remote control lets you precisely operate the motor from anywhere on the boat
  • Innovative mount features easy-to-read LED dashboard that lets you quickly check the status of four key functions in any light conditions
  • Efficient motor provides best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40 percent quieter than the leading competitor
  • SecureStep system lets you stow and deploy the motor safely and easily by stepping on the release lever from a comfortable standing position
  • Saltwater motor delivers 70 pounds of peak thrust and has a 54-inch-long composite shaft with a 3-blade Machete propeller
Bestseller No. 9
Newport Vessels L-Series 62lb Thrust Transom Mounted Saltwater Electric Trolling Motor w/ LED Battery Indicator (40"" Shaft)
  • 62lb Thrust - The easy to operate, quiet, cool and powerful 62lb L Series allows you to fish all day long without overheating, or scaring away fish
  • 40-inch Composite Fiberglass Shaft - High-strength, fully adjustable shaft allows for proper depth placement in all water conditions
  • 8 Speeds and 6-Inch Telescoping Handle (5 forward, 3 reverse) - Ergonomic extendable handle, 5 forward speeds, and 3 reverse speeds puts total control at your fingertips for a smooth and controlled ride
  • 10-Point LED Battery Meter - This super bright LED display provides immediate charge reading of your DC 12V Marine Battery (battery not included)
  • Saltwater Compatible Hardware - Stainless steel, zinc, and magnesium hardware ensures the motor is ready for fresh or saltwater
SaleBestseller No. 10
Newport Vessels Kayak Series 55lb Thrust Transom Mounted Saltwater Electric Trolling Motor w/ LED Battery Indicator (24" Shaft)
  • KAYAK SHAFT: 24-inch fiberglass shaft allows for variable depth placement, while offering a lifetime of dependable performance.
  • VARIABLE SPEED: 8 speeds (5 forward & 3 Reverse) with 6-inch telescoping handle puts you in total control of your ride.
  • SALTWATER RATED: Durable all aluminum motor head w/ corrosion resistant magnesium, zinc, and stainless-steel hardware for saltwater use (Lead-Acid DC 12V).
  • EXTRA LONG CABLES: 5'6" battery cables allow for versatile battery placement for optimal weight distribution.
  • USA WARRANTY & SERVICE: Newport Vessels is based in California with a full in-house customer service team (M-F 9am-5pm PST). For any questions or concerns, contact us directly!

A saltwater trolling motor is recommended if you are boating around inshore areas with both shallow and deep waters in the bays and tributaries.

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