The Motorguide isn't currently running, it's a BruteForce 80 ftlb, I couldn't tell you a year.. Took it to the shop to have it looked at because when plugged in it would continuously run.. The guy at the shop said it needed the control module in the motor housing due to water getting in the housing and shorting it out. When I picked it back up from the shop it was in a box but however I cleaned all the parts and components and put it back together hoping that maybe it just needed to be cleaned.. I haven't plugged it in to see if it works properly.. The MinnKota that I have is right at a year old and still being used on the boat. I could throw some cash in the deal or even give you full price if you don't want to trade.