LOWELL, Mich. – MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of experience engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, announces the worldwide delivery this fall of its innovative Xi5 wireless electric-steer trolling motor to customers. The Xi5 is the first in a series of reliable trolling motors that feature sought-after angler-focused characteristics, including quiet operation, rugged construction, precision control and easy-to-stow-and-deploy features.
“The Xi5 is the result of listening to our customers and delivering a product based on their needs.” said Ben Curtis, category director for MotorGuide. “Xi5 provides reliable, quiet power in a way that allows the angler to navigate precisely while spending more time fishing and less time worrying about controlling his trolling motor.”
Wireless operation is not an add-on for the MotorGuide Xi5 – it’s built in. Freshwater models come standard with a wireless foot pedal featuring intuitive heel-toe steering control. Controls are positioned to provide easy trolling-motor navigation that allows the angler to focus on fishing.
Saltwater models come standard with an easy-to-use wireless handheld remote. The remote, along with included lanyard, provides a lightweight and convenient method to precisely control the trolling motor. Both the foot pedal and handheld remote are available as optional accessories for users who prefer multiple sources of control.
The Xi5 is built tough with features such as fully encapsulated digital electronics, stainless steel hardware, and a virtually indestructible composite shaft. MotorGuide is so confident in the ruggedness and reliability of Xi5 that it is backed by a two-year factory warranty and an impressive lifetime warranty on the composite shaft.
Quiet operation is an understatement with the Xi5. From its smooth-spinning two-blade Safari weedless propeller, to the ultra-quiet steering motor and solid locking linkages, the Xi5 is one of the quietest trolling motors ever built – above and below the waterline.
The Xi5 is offered in 12, 24 and 36-volt models with thrusts ranging from 55 pounds to 105 pounds in freshwater and saltwater versions in a variety of shaft lengths.