Minn Kota Announces Low-Profile Eight-Foot Talon

The new eight-foot Talon has a lower profile than ever before because of its innovative three-stage design.

Talon Group ImageTalon’s patented sequential deployment system is quick, quiet and now – because of the eight-foot model’s three-stage design – measures only 41 inches in height at the transom, shorter than the previous two-stage model by 16 inches.

Like 12-foot and 10-foot Talons which deploy in three stages, the new eight-foot Talon is virtually silent, provides multiple anchoring modes, and performs in extreme freshwater or saltwater conditions. Two waterproof, floating remotes come standard to give you push-button control from anywhere on the boat.

Anchoring in hard bottom isn’t the same as anchoring into mud. With Talon, you can choose between three user-selectable anchoring modes to ensure the right hold and fast, easy anchor retraction. Auto-Drive Mode powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits. Soft Bottom Mode is for less aggressive anchoring – and easier anchor retraction – in water with a muddy or silted bottom. Rough Water Mode is for heavy wind and chop; this mode performs three consecutive Auto-Drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a triple-strength hold.

Talon carries a five-year limited warranty, plus a lifetime warranty on the spike. The three-stage, eight-foot Talon will begin shipping in October 2015, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $1,799.99. Color options include red, blue, black, white, silver/black, silver/white and Realtree® MAX-5® camo.

For more information, visit minnkotamotors.com, contact Minn Kota, P.O. Box 8129, Mankato, MN 56002, or call 800-227-6433.

Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Minn Kota®, Cannon® and Humminbird® brands. Minn Kota is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon is the leader in controlled depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories. Humminbird is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers and premium cartography products.