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BISON 55lb SHORT SHAFT ELECTRIC OUTBOARD MOTOR

BISON 55lb SHORT SHAFT ELECTRIC OUTBOARD MOTOR

Regular price £184.99 GBP
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Bison are the leader in quality & affordable inflatable boats, electric trolling motors,  and marine accessories. Founded in 2005, Bison ships from our UK warehouse directly to your doorstep. Our experienced staff will help answer any and all questions promptly and professionally. Call or email to speak to one of expert staff today.

Thanks to the high grade stainless steel and zinc componentry, all Bison motors can be used in both fresh and salt water. All trolling motors from Bison can be used on a wide variety of watercraft including; mud boats, sailboats, inflatable boats, jon boats, bass boats, pontoon boats, tenders, dinghies, canoes and kayaks. We are proud to offer the best kayak motor and  trolling motors on the market.
Durable, reliable and more power for your money. Put one to the test and see why Bison is the best value electric motor on the market.
Designed for Salt and Freshwater use.
Low Noise indestructible Composite shaft stronger than steel, flexes on impact.
Lever Lock Transom Bracket will not break, kink or corrode. Twice as strong as conventional brackets.
True weedless power prop. Patented swept back design pushes weeds away without draining valuable power.
Battery Level Meter You'll always know how much battery life you have left with the LED power meter.
Best Power To Battery Life Ratio
Free spare prop with all Bison motors
2 Year RTB UK warranty with UK Service Center.
Extending Tiller
Now with updated and improved casings, long life switch, and high temp brushes
bison electric outboard
Model
KAYAK 18 SHORT
SHAFT
BISON 40
SHORT
SHAFT
BISON 55
BISON 40
BISON 55 BISON 68 BISON 100
Thrust in lbs
18 40
55 40
55 68
100
Voltage V
12v 12v
12v 12v
12v 12v
24v
Current Draw A
16A 34A
52A 34A
52A 64A
48A
Battery Meter
Y Y
Y Y
Y Y
Y
Output Power W
192 408
624 408
624 696
1152
Max Speed* Km/h
4.8 7.8
14.5 7.8
14.5 18
22
Gears Forward
2 5
5 5
5 5
5
Gears Reverse
2 3
3 3
3 3
3
Ext Tiller
N Y
Y Y
Y Y
Y
Shaft Length
0.55m 60cm
60cm 0.75m
0.9m 0.9m
0.9m
Cable Lenght
1.3m 1.3m
1.3m 1.3m
1.5m 1.5m
1.5m
Battery Clips
Y Y
Y Y
Y N (Quick Release Clamps)
N
Weight
2.7kg 6.5Kg
8.3Kg 7.5kg
9.3kg 12kg
13kg

*Since the speed depends on many factors such as loading, water speed, wind etc, it is difficult to describe the speed, for reference : Boat Size: 2.3m Loading: 90kg Water: Quiet water

FAQs

Why an electric motor?


  • Light weight, portable design, far lighter than petrol outboards
  • Completely environmentally friendly, no smell, no smoke, no noise .
  • CE certified & built to ISO standards
  • VERY low noise output makes electric outboards your ideal fishing companion, you can now cruise up on that big fish in virtual silence.
  • Maintenance free makes electric outboards your choice for your next auxiliary engine - no more dirty carburettors, oiled up spark plugs, stale fuel -etc.
  • Low running costs, with the price of petrol increasing at an alarming rate electric outboards are the sensible choice
bison electric outboard motor

Size or power of motor?



  • Shaft Lenght? In order to get the correct shaft length needed for your boat, you first have to measure the distance from the mounting spot on the transom, down to the waterline. Then, take this measurement and add 50cm to get the desired shaft length. If you are stuck between two sizes, err on the larger size. If you are in rough water more often, we advise adding an additional 15cm onto the total shaft length.
  • 18 lb thrust motor and the 40/55 Short Shaft motors are ideal for kayaks,canoes and dinghy to 6' and will move a kayak or canoe at 3 or 4 mph in most conditions.
  • The 40 ft /lb is ideal for fisherman in boats in sheltered locations and is the a popular motor for fishers it will move most angling type fishing boats at 3 to 4 mph in reasonable conditions.
  • The 55 ft /lb motor is again a popular choice for anglers and is suitable for larger waters and gives that little bit extra power that can be required if the wind picks up, should move most fishing type boats in the 12 to 16 size at 4 or 5 mph in reasonable conditions.
  • Bison 68 ft/lb motor is ideal for the larger waters ,sea and larger fishing boats.
  • 100 ft/lb motors are 24 volt (2x12volt batteries in series) and have a range of commercial uses and can move large boats.
bison electricx outboard

Battery choice?



To power your electric outboard you will need a DEEP CYCLE battery, also known as a LEISURE battery in our experience 85Ah is an ideal size for most applications.

As a rough rule of thumb, to calculate the size of battery you need, just take the max amps draw of your desired motor from the table, and times that by the number of hours you wish to use the motor. Then add 20% so you aren't completely draining your battery every time.

So, for the 55LB motor, 52A at max speed, We wish to run it for an hour, so: 52amps x 1hours = 52

52 + 20% = 63     therefore we would require a 65 Amp Hour battery or larger.

Also worth noting is that current consumption at slower speeds is much less, you will draw about a quarter of the charge from your battery at low speed.

We do not sell batteries, we recommend Tayna batteries. This is the battery I we use here in the shop.

Servicing?



We have sold many thousands of electric motors since we started selling electric trolling motors almost 10 years ago We have our own service center and technician here at Newmill where we repair and service electric outboards and electric fishing reels.

You can be confident that in the very un-likely case that something should go wrong that there is a fully qualified team of technicians here in the UK.

We carry a range of spare parts and our technician will always be happy to give advice on modifications and faults.

Link to Bison Electric Outboards user manual.

 Accessories



High-quality accessories that add to the flexibility and performance of your setup.

Bison Battery Box - The Bison battery power box is a unique 12 volt power station that quickly, easily and safely stores and distributes power from a 12 volt marine battery directly to your appliances and/or motor. Available here

Bison Outboard Bag - Protect your motor during transport and storage. Available here

Bison Battery Charger - Available here
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