When looking for a trolling motor many factors come into play, Size of your Boat, Freshwater, Saltwater, Bow-mount, Transom-mount, Auto pilot, Down Imaging, Side Imaging, and 12V or 24V. For this review we focused our research on Transom Mount Trolling Motors.

**Top Bow-Mount Trolling Motors for 2024.

Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Saltwater

Transom Mounted Trolling Electric Trolling Motor w/ LED Battery Indicator & 30″ Shaft

The Newport offers a perfect balance of power and efficiency, the NV 55lb is Newport Vessels’ most versatile trolling motor for small and medium sized watercraft. The 3 blade propeller offers near silent operation.

It has a durable nylon transom mount, and a 30-inch adjustable shaft, means this motor can fit almost all small to medium sized watercraft (variable Thrust, up to 86lbs for larger craft). High quality corrosion resistant hardware ensures this motor is ready to tackle any environment, with full saltwater and freshwater compatibility.

Ease-of-operation, quality, and craftsmanship make this motor the #1 choice in its class. This trolling motor is designed to be paired with one (1) 12-Volt Lead-Acid Deep Cycle or Marine battery (battery not included).

Based on the Thrust you purchase, 16ft and up!

Fresh & Salt

36lb, 46lb, 55lb, 62lb, & 86lbs

12 Volt

Newport Vessels Kayak Series 55lb Thrust

Transom Mounted Saltwater Electric Trolling Motor w/LED Battery Indicator (24″ Shaft)

The Kayak Series 55Lb Thrust Electric Trolling Motor By Newport Vessels Is Designed Specifically For Kayak Anglers. We Have Taken Our Years Of Trolling Motor Design And Manufacturing Experience, And Focused It Directly On Creating A Motor That Fits The Unique Needs Of Kayak Anglers. This Is The First Kayak Specific Motor To Offer Top-Level Performance In A Reliable And High-Quality Package, At An Affordable Price.

– Extended Battery Cabling
– 5 Forward and 3 Reverse Speeds
– Height Adjustable 24-Inch Shaft
– 3 Blade Propeller, Reduce Drag, Balancing Efficiency, Optimal Performance

Kayak Series

Fresh & Salt

55 lbs

12 Volt

Watersnake T24 ASP

24 Pound Thrust 12v Electric Saltwater Trolling Motor with Transom Mount

The Watersnake T24 is Light weight: 6.7 lbs. and offers 24 pounds of thrust / 12V / 24″ Shaft / 24 Amp draw at max speed.

Salt water motor with anti-corrosive paint and stainless steel external & internal parts allow you to take this motor into fresh, brackish and salt water without worry. It has a high and low speed with a forward and reverse switch (Fixed Tiller).

1 Year Warranty against manufacturer defects.

Smaller Boats, Kayaks and Canoes

Salt & Fresh

18lbs or 24lbs

12 Volt

Minn Kota Endura

C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30″ Shaft)

MinnKota Endura Freshwater Trolling Motor is the most popular trolling motor on the water, built to explore, built to last, and trusted to reliably. 5-Speed with 2-Year. Indestructible Composite Shaft — Guaranteed for Life

FEATURES: Lever Lock Bracket: This solid 10-position bracket features a quick-release lever lock and reinforced composite material that resists flexing, warping, and UV damage. It has a six-inch telescoping tiller with 5 Forward and 3 reverse Speed Settings.

Power Prop: this prop delivers extra power to push throw heavy vegetation. Includes prop pin, nut and washer. Indestructible Composite Shaft — for Life.

Based on the Thrust you purchase, 16ft and up!


30, 40, 45, 50, 55 lbs

12 Volt

30″, 36″, 42″

Cloud Mountain 36/40/46/50/55/60/86 LBS Thrust 8 Speed

8 Speed Electric Trolling Motor for Fishing Boats Saltwater Transom Mounted with Adjustable Handle

Reinforced Nylon Bracket ensures high strength, good ablation resistance and good dimension stability. Durable all aluminum head increase the service life of the motor.

8 Speeds and 6-inch Telescoping adjustable Handle (5-sp forward & 3-sp reverse) puts total control at your fingertips for a smooth and easily controlled ride.
28-inch Fiberglass Composite Shaft

10-Point LED Battery indicator

Stainless steel Hardware: Runs perfectly in saltwater or freshwater.

Perfect for larger fishing boats, kayaks, inflatable boats, dinghies, tenders, etc

Fresh & Salt

36/40/46/50/55/60/86 LBS

12 Volt