Trolling Motor Thrust Chart + Links To Corresponding Motors

Below you’ll find our trolling motor comparison chart, and links to motors which match what you need. We’ve also included instructions for how to measure your boat in order to get the proper shaft length for the motor you buy.

Boat WeightBoat LengthMinimum ThrustBatteries
1,500 lbs14 Feet30 lbs1 (12 volts)
2,000 lbs17-18 Feet40-45 lbs1 (12 volts)
2,500 lbs20-21 Feet50-55 lbs1 (12 volts)
3,000 lbs23 Feet70 lbs2 (24 volts)
3,500 lbs24 Feet75 lbs2 (24 volts)
4,000 lbs25 Feet80 lbs2 (24 volts)
4,500+ lbs25+ Feet101-112 lbs3 (36 volts)
  • Add 5-10 lbs additional thrust to account for strong wind/currents when choosing a trolling motor.
  • Measure from the bow of the boat to the waterline. Add 20″ to this number for freshwater, and 25″ to this number for saltwater for the shaft length you need.
  • Insufficient thrust can lead to inefficient motor operation and will cause your batteries to drain faster than they should
  • Motors over 55lbs thrust require more than one battery

Links To Top Motors With Thrust Requirements

Minn KotaMotorguideGarminLowrance
30 Lbs.EnduraR3
36-40 Lbs.Endura
Endura Max
R3
45-46 LbsPower Drive
Endura
Endura Max
Edge
Traxxis
Xi3
X3
R3
50 LbsEndura
Endura Max
55 LbsTerrova
Power Drive
Endura
Endura Max
Edge
Traxxis
Maxxum
Xi5
Xi3
R3
X3
70 LbsPower Drive
Edge
Traxxis
Maxxum
Xi3
X3
R5
80-86 LbsTerrova
Ulterra
Ultrex
Fortrex
Vantage
Traxxis
Xi5
R5
Tour
Tour Pro
Force
100-109 LbsVantageXi5
R5
Tour
Tour Pro
Force
112 LbsUlterra
Ultrex
Terrova
Fortrex
120 LbsGhost

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