MotorGuide® VariMax Great White® Saltwater Hand-Control Bow Mount Trolling Motor's digital variable speed control minimizes amp draw and maximizes fishing time allowing you to fish up to 3-1/2 times longer than a 5-speed motor allows.
Legendary Great White corrosion protection and durability
Large diameter 1-1/4'' stainless steel shaft for greater strength, corrosion resistance, and durability
Powerful 3-1/2'' diameter VariMAX Digital Motors run cooler and last longer
Rated 5 out of 5 by jrkwhaler best accessory to my boat
Recently I had to update my saltwater trolling motor. After some shopping and checking online for features, brands, and complaints I decided on the Motoruide varimax. I spend 2-3 times weekly on the water. I really like the feature of having different speeds instead of being locked into certain ones. The motor runs smooth and quite and we have been catching fish. Besides the variable speed feature it has more than enough power to push my boat around in some fast moving waters as well as extremely shallow areas. I would purchase another Motoguide after my experience.
April 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dennyt Poor Quality
Purchased for my saltwater skiff, second time out it quit and had to have the "head assy" replaced. Repair area is a one hour drive so costly to me and without my skiff for a week. Better think twice before buying this product
March 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by gbud not worth it
My 55lb is one year old and the speed control or handle is shot. Not sure which is screwed up but it work when it wants and sometimes just decides to go full speed when your just sitting there fishing. I will be taking it back to see if they will refund me but I doubt it.... Will probably have to get it repaired and deal with the same problem in the near future.
June 11, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by jerryfin don't buy
NOISE LEVEL MUCH TO HIGH AT LOW SPEED. 5 TH. TIME OUT ELECTRONICS GO OUT ENTIRE HEAD HAD TO BE REPLACED. I have owned several motor guides prior with no problems. DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT.
June 11, 2012
you can run the 50lb thrust but will be using the higher speeds most of the day in windy conditions. This will also limit the battery life for each use. If the boat is a 19ft center console I would go with the 75lb thrust.
From a coating perspective, the VariMAX SW is very similar to all other MotorGuide SW motors. There is a special coating and painting process used for corrosion protection. There is also a large sacrificial anode on the column, just above the Lower Unit for maximum protection. The columns are also made of Stainless Steel.