by Dom Wiseman

Now available in Australia, Minn Kota’s Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex unit, plus effortless Power Steering and i-Pilot features, like Spot-Lock. When paired with Steering Lock, allowing 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 break-through innovations to help anglers catch fish.  Ultrex is no exception,” says Shaun Clancy, Minn Kota Product 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.”

The Fortrex units were know for their responsiveness, spinning up to speed efficiently and swiftly. The new Ultrex combines that ultra fast responsiveness and control with power steering and GPS control. The quick pick up of the motor also enables anglers to fish more efficiently and closer to structure than ever before without running into trouble.

The units foot pedal features spot lock and AutoPilot buttons for easy operation. Spot Lock will locate and lock the boat in position using the built in GPS unit. The AutoPilot function uses GPS too. It increases your fishing time and reduces fatigue by allowing you to set the unit to follow a bank or a specific run without you having to touch the foot pedal. It will run the bank itself on a preset path and maintain the perfect angle allowing you to cast exactly where you want.

It is also Bluetooth enabled, features a composite shaft for strength and a Weedless Wedge 2 Prop.


The Minn Kota Ultrex product line-up will consist of numerous i-Pilot- or i-Pilot Link- and US2-enabled combos, including 24-volt 80 lbs. thrust and 36-volt 112 lbs. thrust versions in 45”, 52” and 60” shaft lengths.