Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 45 Bow Mount Trolling Motor Review

Powerdrive motors are bit more powerful than normal Minn Kota motors. This motor is very good, considering all the aspects, but little expensive. Also, it has foot control, giving you full control to be in any part of the boat, not in the rear or front. A look at its technical features:

Key Specifications

  • Dimensions: 15.8 x 7.9 x 59.8 inches
  • Weight: 38 pounds
  • 12 volt motor, with thrust level of 45
  • 48 inch shaft
  • Foot control with cable length of 18 foot
  • 5 forward speeds, 3 reverse speeds
  • Indestructible shaft, 2 years of warranty.

MinnKota Powerdrive 45 V2 Bow Mount Trolling Motor with Foot Control Reviews

Minn Kota Power Drive V2 45 Review


Shaft length of 48 inch means, you can install on medium to large boat. The shaft length gives you a freedom to act according to your desires. Whole unit is black finished, which gives extra strength to the steel used for making the body. Foot control panel is there for controlling the speed. This is a better way than handle, as it gives you the freedom to move around in the boat. The whole body is light, well finished and made rigid. Motor head is indestructible, means durability.


This Minn Kota v2 motor is an excellent performer when it comes to heavy duty. In the thrust group 45, this motor has made a good mark in the market. Foot control the speed, and is very sensitive. You can have good time of boating just by your feet. Now you can do things with your hands while on board. Integrated with digital maximizer, now you can get much more amount of hours from the same battery. When you start this motor, it immediately reach the peak level of the speed. The blade doesn’t spook fish, and gives a good ride. Motor works on the voltage of 12, but you can increase the amp rating, for increasing the on board time of the motor but you got to know which trolling motor is good for your boat size.


Minn Kota Power Drive v2 45 is made to last. Every component is designed so well, with industrial grade materials, that you can expect them to last a decade. The motor head is made from composite material, making it indestructible. One of the promising feature is that it has highest waterproof rating of industrial grade present in any motor, i.e of IP68. This clearly means, no matter how harsh the water currents, this motor got your back. The blade is also indestructible, which means it can withstand heavy flows and rocks. There are no noises, no vibrations, and loose ends. This motor is a complete package of durability.


  • Black Finished Solid Body
  • Foot Control
  • Water Proofing of IP68
  • Reputed Brand
  • Indestructible Shaft


  • No Specific drawbacks have been reported by the users.


This power drive unit is a must buy if you don’t want controls in hand. Additionally, you can add GPS system for further enhancement of the motor. Overall, this Minn Kota v2  is a decent unit to buy, but a little bit expensive, but one time investment.