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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Minn Kota® Announces Raptor™, Sets a New Standard for Hydraulic Shallow-Water Anchors
Global leader in
boat control for over 85 years and maker of the Talon shallow water
anchor Minn Kota® announces the upcoming release
of Raptor shallow water anchor. With a host of new innovations and
unmatched anchoring and durability, the Raptor is engineered to stand up to
the harshest conditions, giving anglers the ability to confidently hold
their boat securely in place in more fishing situations than ever before.
Hydraulic anchoring systems currently on the market have lacked the ability
to adapt to changing conditions on the water. Once anchored, waves,
current, tide changes and different bottom compositions can negatively
affect the anchors’ ability to hold a boat in place. Raptor is the only
shallow water anchor to feature Active Anchoring™ and Auto-Bottom Mode™,
which enable these shallow-water anchors to automatically monitor the water
and bottom conditions to keep the boat anchored firmly in place no matter
what the fishing situation.
Active Anchoring continuously monitors anchor hold and adjusts
automatically to changing conditions while Auto-Bottom Modes senses bottom
hardness to ensure the right amount of force is delivered for a more secure
hold every time.
“Developing real fishable features for our consumers has driven every new
Minn Kota innovation for nearly nine decades. Today we are bringing that
spirit of innovation to our Shallow Water Anchors,” said Minn Kota Brand
Manager Brad Henry.
“Raptor was designed to hold more reliably than any other anchor of its
kind utilizing patented smart technology to analyze water and bottom
conditions keeping you where you want when you want. It is the anchor that
relentlessly works to keep you on your spot.”
benefits, Raptor also produces twice as much retraction force as anchoring
force to ensure spike removal in all bottom conditions, meaning no matter
where you choose to deploy your Raptor, it comes back up every time.
Features like a wide profile and heavy-duty pivot points help to reduce
wear and maintain longer stability. Its unique pump design keeps Raptor
holding tightly when stowed, eliminating the need for special covers or
bungee cords to keep your anchor secure while running or trailering. An
extruded aluminum mounting bracket not only adds strength while reducing
weight, but dramatically simplifies installation. Raptor also boasts the
lightest on-transom weight of any 10-foot shallow water anchor.
Giving anglers more options for control than ever, Raptor comes equipped
with a wireless remote and optional footswitch. As part of
the One-Boat Network™, anglers can utilize i-Pilot® Link™
to control the anchor from their Humminbird® unit, the
Raptor mobile app or the i-Pilot remote.
Minn Kota’s new
Raptor shallow-water anchor will be offered in 8- and 10-foot lengths as
well as a variety of options and colors. Raptor models will be
available mid-July from authorized Minn Kota retailers starting at
$1,499.99 up to 1,899.99. Minn Kota’s shallow water anchors are backed by a
comprehensive 5-year warranty plus a lifetime warranty on the spike for
years of reliability anglers can count on.