Lowrance, announced last week the expansion of its Ghost freshwater trolling motor design with the new Ghost 52 and 60.
The new Ghost 52 and 60 models – with 52- and 60-inch shafts, respectively – bring all the benefits and features of the original Ghost trolling freshwater motor to boats with higher bows.
Lowrance says that their Ghost’s brushless motor generates thrust that is 25% greater than current competitors and delivers 45% longer run times on the same charge. The combination of precision manufacturing, rare-earth materials, and a cutting-edge weedless propeller design provides high-output thrust with long-running efficiency. The brushless motor emits no electromagnetic interference – giving anglers the most detailed sonar views possible with zero onscreen interference.
Users can steer, adjust speed, setup route navigation or anchor at a current location with touchscreen control from a Lowrance display using the SmartSteer interface. Ghost pairs easily with HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon and EliteTM -Ti2 displays via a simple NMEA 2000â connection.
Ghost offers two integrated sonar nosecone options, including HDI (CHIRP and DownScan Imaging) and optional Active ImagingTM 3-in-1 (CHIRP Sonar, SideScan and DownScan Imaging) transducers. All motors ship standard with an HDI transducer, but can be upgraded with a different nosecone at any time.
Instant and smooth fly-by-wire steering control gives Ghost the feel of a cable-steer motor, but without the mechanical cables that can wear out over time. Regardless of the brand of trolling motor used before, anglers will quickly get comfortable with the innovative Ghost foot pedal, which is completely user-configurable.
Ghost is designed to work in either 24- or 36-volt systems with up to 97- and 120-pounds of thrust respectively, and allows for future battery and charger upgrades.
Ghost 52 and 60 models will be available in December 2020 and are priced at NZD $5,939 and $6,759 respectively.