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The Alumacraft MV TEX has a 16’ (4.88 m) LOA, and a 6’2" (1.87 m) beam, meaning it is very easily transported. But it’s the 675 lb (307 kg) hull weight that allows the MV TEX to be towed by practically anything.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what Alumacraft boats are made of, and it isn’t fiberglass. In this case, the hull is formed from a single piece of aluminum, for the maximum in strength. All welded construction gives them strength when the going gets rough, but there is a small downside to this method over riveted construction. It adds weight. But with a hull weight of only 675 lb (307 kg) I don’t think anybody’s going to be complaining anytime soon.
Even still, Alumacraft doesn’t skimp when it comes to weight saving. We've seen companies use three longitudinal ribs in their construction process, and while that may be strong enough, the five that Alumacraft uses will certainly be better. Like most others in the aluminum boat building business, the Alumacraft MV TEX transom contains a pressure treated 2.5” (6.4 cm) thick wood center core. You can order your MV TEX in any of five colors including black, blue, red, gray, and white.
And while we’re on the subject of construction, Alumacraft manufactures the MV TEX with a 6-degree deadrise shallow-V hull. While this may not give you rough water performance, it will get you into those little hidey-holes where other boats fear to enter due to the skinny water.
The transom livewell is separated into two sections, so you can use it as a baitwell and a fishwell. Note the full length piano hinge holding the hatch in place. The deck is fabricated from pressure treated wood with heavy duty carpeting. We would like to see the livewell feature all aluminum construction rather than the pressure treated wood bottom.
Alumacraft is confident enough in their construction process to stand behind their boats with a five year warranty on the hull, and one year on accessories. And of course accessories does not mean things like engine or trolling motor, but it does include items such as the windshield, the console, wiring harnesses…things that are made in house.
The MinnKota Edge 45 trolling motor comes as part of the “special” package. Note the non-skid added to the gunwale for better security when fishing or stepping on and off the boat.
The MV TEX has a very functional layout. A single console is on the starboard side, with two single seats on either side that are resting atop storage compartments. A third seat sits atop a pedestal at the bow casting platform with ample storage just behind. A second raised casting platform lies at the stern with another pedestal seat, a livewell, and fourth storage compartment that is shared with battery storage.
When things are kept simple there are fewer things to go wrong. With a basic helm consisting of three gauges, and three rocker switches, there will be few worries. We like that Alumacraft includes circuit breakers underneath each switch which saves you having to stock your tool kit with fuses. We also like that there is ample leg room under the console.
MV TEX Special
Alumacraft does not offer their boats as package deals. They build boats, send them to the dealers, and utilize the buying power of their extensive dealer network to put the best package deals together. In this manner, you’re able to get a turn-key boat, ready to go right out of the box. Alumacraft refers to the MV TEX package as the MV TEX special, and it is special indeed.
These are some of the features available when purchasing the MV TEX as a complete package.
The complete package includes a 25-hp four stroke Yamaha outboard, a MinnKota Edge 45 trolling motor, a Humminbird fish finder, four seats, and a trailer. But the best part of this entire package is the price of $9,995. If you’re not inclined to pay all of that up front, $1000 down, and an 8.5% interest rate will leave you with payments of just over $110/mo. No matter how you slice it, that’s a great boat and a great price, and it’s no wonder that most of the customers purchasing the MV TEX are first time boat buyers who remain happy with their purchase.
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