Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra Wins Innovation Award

Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra Wins Innovation Award

February 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International (BWI) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. Minn Kota® Riptide® Ulterra won the award in the “Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion” category.

The corrosion-resistant Riptide Ulterra bow-mount trolling motor features Automated Stow/Deploy and Power Trim, which raises and lowers the depth of the motor with the push of a button. These innovative functions, controlledRiptide Ulterra Awardwirelessly with the i-Pilot® remote, allow anglers to operate the motor from anywhere on the boat.

“Winning a 2016 Innovation Award is very gratifying for our team,” said Johnson Outdoors Senior Business Director Joe Brown. “It’s proof that years of dedicated research and development pay off. With a Riptide Ulterra, saltwater anglers can fish more effectively than ever before.”

Innovation Awards recognize exceptionally innovative new consumer marine products. This year’s program evaluated 77 outstanding entries across 31 categories. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners in 16 categories and three honorable mentions. The judging committee is comprised of BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products and equipment.

For more information on Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra, 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 theMinn 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.