Minn Kota Trolling Motors are the product of over 75 years of innotation. The line of Minn Kota Electric Trolling Motors goes back to 1934, when Mr. O. G. Schmidt first began developing the first electric gear-driven motor from his home in the region near the Minnesota-North Dakota border. From that first breakthrough motor came a line of quiet-running fishing motors that has consistently pushed the limits of technology and possibility. From the first electric steering control to the first GPS-controlled trolling system, Minn Kota Fishing Motors are built to respond to the needs of anglers - and sometimes bring you the products you need before you even realize you neede them. Today, Minn Kota Trolling Motors are available with a wealth of features - but at the core of each one is "Cool Quiet Power". Extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, to give your fishing motor cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. A unique bearing system reduces friction, to reduce the motor noise that can spook fish and ruin a perfect spot. Minn Kota Trolling Motors - so quiet, they'll never hear you coming.