It uses Garmin’s anchor lock technology and is designed with longer shafts and a pivot-style mount for installation on boats where bow space is limited.
“We are excited to build on the success of our Force trolling motor and bring new mounting options and features to even more anglers in both the saltwater and inland markets,” Garmin vice president of global consumer sales Dan Bartel said in a statement. “From power and durability to integration and innovation, Kraken has everything anglers want and need from their trolling motor and more.”
Kraken can use multiband GPS signal reception and integrated attitude and heading reference to hold position. In calm conditions, the motor can decelerate when the boat is within a meter of a user-selected location. It also can apply more speed when needed.
A Garmin smartwatch can be connected to the motor to control steering, anchor lock and more.
The Force Kraken is scheduled to debut this summer at the ICAST, which runs July 11-14 in Orlando, Fla. Suggested retail pricing ranges from $3,699.99 to $4,299.99.