Tracker has long been a leader in affordable, well built boats, and their fishing line leaves little to be desired. Case in point is this Pro Team 190 TX. As the flagship of the Pro Team lineup, this competitive-class fishing boat comes completely equipped with only a cover and brake upgrade for the trailer as the only items on the options list. For those looking for the best bang for the buck, this may be the boat of choice.
Exclusive all-welded .100 aluminum Revolution hull with Smooth Ride Guarantee
The Tracker Pro Team 190 TX has a length overall of 18'7" (5.66 m) and a beam of 89” (226 cm).
The mission of the Pro Team 190 TX is to provide a quality all-aluminum and all-welded bass boat that represents among the best values on the market. By loading her up with most of the fishing amenities needed as standard equipment she becomes a "turn-key" fishing rig at an affordable price.
• One piece molded console that provides more leg room
• Metallic Black or Light Charcoal paint choices
• Diamond coat powder-coated paint with clear coat
• All welded construction
• Welded and longitudinal stringer system
• Injected expanding hull foam
• Wide 4’’ (10.16 cm) extruded aluminum gunwale
• Pressure-treated plywood decks
• Welded, drained rain channels
• In deck cooler
• Three across cockpit seating
• Lockable center rod box for rods up to 8’ (2.44 m)
• Two aft drop-in storage boxes
• 19 gallon (71.92 L) aerated livewell with bait bucket holder at the bow
• 16 gallon (60.6 L) aerated and divided livewell with bait bucket holder at the stern
• "Revolution" hull with smooth ride guarantee
• Power-Trac offset transom for quicker hole shots and better overall performance
• Standard Minn Kota Edge, 45 lb. thrust foot controlled trolling motor
Industry-Leading Paint Job
Because Tracker Marine is the highest volume boat builder on the planet, it can afford to invest heavily in the infrastructure that it takes to build a superior product at a competitive price. All Tracker aluminum fishing boats have a baked on powder-coated finish that is unique in the industry. That paint job is even protected with a layer of clear coat. This state-of-the-art marine finish protects the aluminum from corrosion and keeps the paint job looking better longer.
The dry weight without the engine of the 190 TX is 1,041 lbs. (473 kgs.). The total package weight with engine and trailer is 2,296 lbs. (1,043 kgs.) which makes it easy to tow by a wide range of vehicles.
Tracker has a mindset of giving the customer everything it needs to get out on the water as soon as the boat leaves the showroom floor. Some may argue that they would rather pick options for themselves instead of having them pre-packaged but judging by the number of boats that Tracker sells that sort of customer is in the minority. Besides, nothing is stopping a customer from getting another fishfinder if they want to upgrade.
This boat also includes a Minn Kota trolling motor, a battery charger, 19 gallon (71.92 L) bow and 16 gallon (16.57 L) aft aerated livewell. Of course there is also a color matched trailer with swing away tongue.
Rods can be secured to the deck with bungee straps in order to make that quick run from one fishing spot to the next without having to work them into the enclosed storage compartments.
The lockable center storage rod compartment will hold a total of six 6.5’ (2 m) rods in dedicated tubes to either side of the compartment, two 7.5’ (2.3 m) rods in the top two tubes, and stacks of 8.5’ (2.6 m) rods in the center of the compartment. All this while sharing space with the paddle and all-around navigation light.
Tracker made sure the compartments were lockable to protect the valuables inside.
The pedestal seats are comfortable with plenty of padding and mounted within easy reach of the trolling motor foot control switch.
Tracker created a recessed well at the bow that also includes drink holder tool holders.
An outboard trim switch is located at the bow, just ahead of the full control for the trolling motor.
Removable storage bins are nestled into compartments to either side of the aft livewell. They are ideal for Plano tackle boxes.
The center seat flips down to form a step to the aft casting deck.
The aft livewell totals 16 gallons (60.6 L). It is aerated, divided, has a bait bucket holder, a recirculating pump out system and large capacity overflow drain.
A pedestal base in the aft fishing deck allows for the addition of a seat.
The bow features a 19 gallon (71.92 L) aerated livewell with bait bucket holder. This one is also timed and recirculated. To the opposite side is a large storage compartment, and notice the aluminum hatch with a reinforcing bar, all carpeted for a tight fit. The channels around the hatch openings are self draining.
Switches for the aerator timers at the livewells are all grouped at the helm.
Tracker went with a Lowrance X-4 Pro fishfinder mounted to a swivel base at the helm as standard equipment.
Specs. The Tracker Pro Team 190 TX has a length overall of 18'7" (5.66 m) and a beam of 89” (226 cm). With an empty weight of 1041 lbs (472 kg), 1/4 fuel, two people and test power we had an estimated test weight of 1892 lbs (858 kg).
The one piece molded console is more reminiscent of a racecar than a bass fishing boat. White faced gauges have chrome bezels and include backlighting. In between the upper two gauges is a phone holder.
WOT Speed. Powered by a 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard turning a 13 x 19 Black Max propeller we reached a top speed of 42.8 mph at 6000 rpm. At that speed we were burning a total of 9.1 gph giving us a range of 89 miles.
Best cruise came in at 3500 rpm and 23.5 mph. That speed reduced the fuel burn to 2.7 gph and increased the range to 164 miles.
We had a quick time to plane of 2.5 seconds, accelerated to 20 mph in 5 seconds and continued accelerating through 30 mph in 7.6 seconds.
Just ahead of the motor well is a hatch covering the fuel tank and battery.
Storage is under all three cockpit seats, the center tilts forward while the two side seats utilize lifting and hinged seat cushions.
Tracker went with a 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke to power our test boat. Options include either a 25-hp ELPT, a 90-hp ELPT, a 115-hp ELPT OptiMax, or a 115-hp ELPT OptiMax Pro XS, in addition to the standard engine.
Smooth Operator. Tracker has developed what it calls the "Revolution" hull which it claims produces an "industry-leading" smooth ride. In fact, it is so confident about its ride it gives a performance guarantee. If a customer is not happy with the ride they can return the boat for credit against an equal or greater value boat.
And during our tests, we certainly found a smooth ride well beyond expectations. In fact, several of our captains have tested Tracker boats in this class and all have reported -- unprompted -- how surprisingly comfortable the ride is. It is clear to us that the "Revolution" hull is more than just marketing hype. There is actually something to it.
Hitting the Marks. There was no hint of a chine walk and no concern about slamming the throttle home and leaving it there on up to 42.8 mph at top speed. Sure that may not compete with the 70 mph and up boats in tournament fishing but that's not the target audience of the 190 TX either. For both, it's all about giving the best value and performance, we think Tracker has hit its mark.
Trimming Tips. On acceleration the bow comes up 10.5-degrees and doesn't stay there long with her quick time to plane. She only needs enough trim to get her on the step, and putting on too much trim will simply ventilate the propeller. She's practically at her optimal running angle sitting still which is one reason why she doesn't need a lot of trim.
Best Handling. When we say that this is the best handling bass boat we've ever driven it's not an overstatement. She's just as comfortable at flat-out speed in calm water as she is crossing wakes. There's no sense of instability or wobble. Where some bass boats can be hard to manage at speed this one seems right at home.
When it comes to value, it's hard to compete against the Tracker Pro Team 190 TX. We think she has earned her position at the top of the lineup. Beginners who never thought they could handle a bass boat will be more than pleased with this one's ride. Intermediate to advanced fisherman will love the value for a fully-equipped, durable boat.
Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) Test Result Highlights
Top speed for the Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) is 42.8 mph (68.9 kph), burning 9.10 gallons per hour (gph) or 34.44 liters per hour (lph).
Best cruise for the Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) is 9.8 mph (15.8 kph), and the boat gets 5.13 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.18 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 97 miles (156.11 kilometers).
Tested power is 1 x 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels go to our Test Results section.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc
= Standard = Optional
Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) Warranty
Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) Warranty Information
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Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) Price
Tracker Pro Team 190 TX (2013-) Price
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