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Garmin Launches New Force™ 
Freshwater Trolling Motor Series

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You’ve likely heard the recent industry buzz and speculation that Garmin was developing a new top-tier product to launch its way into the freshwater trolling motor market. Turns out, the rumors were true. And at ICAST in Orlando, Garmin will be making quite a splash with the unveiling of its new Force trolling motor.

More Power to Your Customers
According to Garmin, Force is now the most powerful1, most efficient electric trolling motor available to the freshwater fishing market. With Force, you can cover more water and stay on your best spots longer, even in tough conditions — without spooking the fish.

Run Silent, Run Strong
As a new player in the trolling motor business, Garmin is intent on delivering a motor that is powerful and efficient yet still supremely quiet. Thanks to its brushless motor, Force operates with nearly imperceptible sonar noise interference. So, it won’t fuzz up your sonar screen with static. It will operate at either 36 V or 24 V, conserving energy so you can fish longer. Plus, even when running at 24 V, Force delivers comparable thrust to competitors’ 36 V motors. It’s clearly the strong, silent type.

Total Integration and Control
Wireless integration with Garmin chartplotters and built-in autopilot functions provides a complete navigation package. Auto Guidance technology2 makes it easy to create routes and follow tracks to favorite waypoints on the water. Then you can use the precise GPS-based anchor lock to nail your boat onto that great fishing spot. Force also comes with an integrated transducer optimized for freshwater use with CHIRP traditional sonar as well as Ultra High-Definition ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonars — so you can see fish and structure clearly on the display.  

Kick It up a Notch
A wireless foot pedal provides instant control and responsiveness. It feels and steers just like a cable-steered pedal, with foot-actuated buttons to control speed, heading and anchor lock. The pedal resistance is adjustable, and the unit runs on AA batteries or, alternatively, can be hardwire-installed on deck with the included power cable.

Just Point and Go
For added convenience, Force can also be controlled from anywhere on the boat via an included remote. The sunlight-readable remote gives complete control of the trolling motor along with unique point-and-go gesture steering capabilities. User-programmable keys on the remote can be used for chartplotter control. And for extra peace of mind, the remote is water-resistant, and it floats. So, no worries if it takes an accidental splash overboard.

Garmin Did It Right
Available with a 50” or 57” adjustable shaft for use on a wide range of boats, the Force trolling motor is built to last. It’s rugged and durable yet easy to deploy or retract and stow with dual gas springs. It’s backed by a 3-year warranty and is available for suggested retail prices starting at $3,099. For more information, visit Garmin.com/force.

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