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VIDEO: ICAST Best in Show 2016 Minn Kota Ultrex

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The new Minn Kota Ultrex: Star of the show at this month’s ICAST in Orlando, Florida.
↑ The Ultrex foot pedal boasts power steering with Spot-Lock and AutoPilot Buttons.
↑ The Ultrex from Johnson Outdoors brand, Minn-Kota has Bluetooth enabled iPilot or iPilot Link.

Minn Kota® capped a stunning ICAST for Johnson Outdoors when it was crowned Best in Show in the New Product Showcase.

Already winner of the Boat Accessories prize at the event in Orlando, the Ultrex trolling motor also took the ultimate accolade to pull off a magnificent double in a show that saw all three Johnson Outdoors brands pick up awards.

Described as the trolling motor anglers have only dreamt about – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex® with the brains of i-Pilot®, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more.

New for 2017, Minn Kota’s Ultrex™ gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus effortless power steering and i-Pilot® features, like Spot-Lock. Paired with Steering Lock, which allows you to take your foot off the pedal without losing motor heading, Ultrex will change the way you fish.

“We continue to set the bar high for breakthrough innovations to help anglers catch fish. Ultrex is no exception,” said Brad Henry, Minn Kota Brand Manager. “We’ve combined the reliability and responsive ‘wired-to-the-water’ feel of our tournament-proven Fortrex with the GPS technologies of i-Pilot, i-Pilot Link, and Spot-Lock electronic anchoring. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Ultrex Features:

  • Power steering: Ultra-responsive control that reduces steering effort and foot fatigue;
  • Steering Lock: Take your foot off the pedal and keep your motor heading;
  • Ultrex Foot Pedal: Power steering with Spot-Lock and AutoPilot Buttons;
  • Lift-Assist;
  • Fortrex Mono Arm bracket;
  • Coated stainless steel stow/deploy adjustable cable;
  • Bluetooth-enabled i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link;
  • Digital Maximizer;
  • Universal Sonar 2;
  • Composite Shaft;
  • Weedless Wedge 2 prop.

The Minn Kota Ultrex product line-up will consist of several i-Pilot- or i-Pilot Link- and US2-enabled combos, including 24-volt 80 lb thrust and 36-volt 112 lb thrust versions in 45”, 52” and 60” shaft lengths. It will be available in late fall, 2016.

Ultrex MSRP: $2199.99-$2799.99


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