July 16, 2019

Lowrance Ghost Trolling MotorLowrance, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced the next step in Lowrance’s delivery of the ultimate fishing system to the serious angler – the new Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor.

Ghost has a newly designed brushless motor and Lowrance claims it has the most thrust and the longest run time of any trolling motor on the market, plus other benefits including integrated Lowrance sonar options and waypoint anchoring.

“Because Ghost is Lowrance's first trolling motor, we started completely from scratch, which gave us a unique opportunity to ask anglers what was most important to them in a trolling motor,” said Lucas Steward, Navico’s Trolling Motor Product Group Owner. “To get the quality we needed, we had to design and build it in-house. That resulted in the production of a trolling motor that delivers exactly what our consumers want: the most power, greatest efficiency and quietest performance – the ultimate trolling motor versatile enough to fit any bass boat.”

Ghost’s unique propulsion technology in its brushless motor generates thrust that is 25-percent greater than current competitors and delivers 45-percent longer run times on the same charge – equivalent to nearly one additional day of operation. The combination of precision manufacturing, rare earth materials, and a cutting-edge weedless prop design provides high-output thrust with long running efficiency.

Ghost’s brushless motor also helps eliminate noisy operation and unlike common brush motors, has no brushes to wear out, ensuring greater reliability and longer life. The brushless motor emits no electromagnetic interference – giving anglers the clearest sonar views possible with zero onscreen interference.

Users can steer, adjust speed, set up 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 Elite-Ti2 displays via a simple NMEA 2000® connection.

Plug-and-Play Lowrance Sonar

Ghost offers two integrated sonar nosecone options, including HDI (CHIRP and DownScan Imaging™) and optional Active Imaging 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 completely user-configurable. The pedal can be customized to suit any preferences with programmable shortcut buttons and a Flip Switch that can be moved to allow the trolling motor to be engaged from either side of the pedal. The mode buttons have LED lights and an indicator beep to provide feedback when a mode is engaged. The foot control also features a battery-level indicator.

The motor weighs six pounds less than brushed-motor equivalents, making it easier to install, deploy and stow. 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.

Visit: https://www.lowrance.com/en-CA/

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