The 21 TRX fishing experience starts at the bow with an elevated casting platform, an impressive 7’ (2.13 m) beam, and stainless steel pull-up cleats. Directly forward we find a standard Motorguide TR82/45”/24V with a recessed space for the foot control. We like that Triton built in a pedal recess that not only accommodates the foot pedal, but also leaves room for the operator’s foot to comfortably rest on the control pedal. Optional trolling motors are available with an added thrust of up to 112-lbs. (51 kg) should one be concerned about current or wind exposure.
Bow Controls and Tools.
Directly to the right of the trolling motor, a mini-switch panel with digital touch controls allows the owner to make adjustments to trim, navigation/anchor lights, battery options and livewell controls without climbing back and forth into the cockpit. Numerous fishfinder packages are also available from the builder, including an additional graph on the forward platform, something most anglers will want in a bass boat at this level.
A standard pedestal seat with two different locations on the front platform adds to the buyer’s comfort and support when using the trolling motor.
Center Storage Box Tackle Organizing System.
Moving aft on the forward platform, a central lockable storage box comfortably holds up to ten rods as well as numerous utility tackle box racks. This type of organizational system is perfect for anglers, as it allows them to pull the necessary gear they’ll be using for the day and have it right there at hand. This eliminates the hassle of digging through the primary rod storage compartment and unpacking rods that aren’t needed for the day’s mission.
Rod and Gear Storage.
On the port side of the bow platform, the builder designed a locker designated solely for rod storage, with space for 12 rods all held securely with tube tips and butt hangers. On the opposite side an equal-sized storage compartment holds additional tackle boxes, lifejackets, toolboxes, etc. Both of these compartments feature stainless steel braces, gas assist lifts, and lockable flush latches.
A step down into the cockpit area hides an insulated self-draining cooler with dual compartments. For those who pack lunches for the day the ice could easily go on one side, while the lunch is placed on the other. This type of set-up keeps lunch cold without resulting in soggy sandwiches. On either side of the step down we have dual cup holders, as well as another tool holder that features a removable ruler for easy access and assessment of the day’s catch.
At the helm station, we find everything the captain needs to safely navigate the 21 TRX to the fishing destination of choice. The dashboard is clean and well-organized, featuring a standard Lowrance HDS 7 Touch directly in the center. A much larger HDS 12 is an option serious tournament anglers will probably want. The padded dash also includes a tachometer, speedometer, voltmeter, fuel, trim and water-pressure gauge. On the driver’s side the builder added a driver’s glove box as well as extra legroom for comfort and ergonomic support. We also like the dual removable windshield that offers wind protection at high speeds without compromising the visibility.
Digital Switch Pad.
Rather than traditional rocker switches, Triton designed digital touch pads for all necessary functions on the boat. Not only is the design resistant to water, but it also consolidates dash space and decreases the chance of equipment failure, as everything is intact in one unit rather than several exposed rockers. We think the digital panels are aesthetically appealing to buyers, and also add a level of technology and reliability that is unique to the Triton line.
Wheel and Gauges.
The deluxe 3-spoke steering wheel links to standard SeaStar hydraulic steering for safety and driving ease. The backlit, water-resistant gauges for the Triton feature orange indicators against a white background, giving the console a retro yet stylish feel. Primary gauges are located on the top left and right corners surrounding the GPS. Secondary gauges are located a tier below yet still easily visible while underway.
A feature that’s often seen as an option on competitive fishing boats is standard on the Triton line. The hot pedal allows the throttle to be controlled from a spring-loaded foot pedal mounted beneath the driver console. This type of feature is similar to that of an automobile, and allows for maximum control at high speeds. The builder also adds an extra trim switch directly to the steering column, allowing the driver to keep both hands on the wheel while easily making adjustments to trim position. If the buyer is not interested in the hot pedal, a traditional shifter/throttle combination is also mounted to the bulwark with a trim switch built in -- in general, however, because of the high speeds these boats can run, the spring-loaded foot pedal is a much better option.
Seating and Console.
In the main cockpit area we find adjustable driver and passenger suspension bucket seats. On the driver side added room is provided for the hot pedal, and the passenger side also features a footrest. An optional removable console with lockable glove compartment is available. Between the two primary seats a center console with fiberglass lid offers storage of smaller items like a cell phone, keys, or sunglasses. Optional bolsters are available for both suspension seats. Another useful option is a set of pull up stainless steel spring cleats. An additional fold down seat is available for the center console. In the area of entertainment, Triton offers an optional AM/FM stereo with MP3 jack and dual speakers, also located in the center cockpit.
Moving aft, an elevated casting deck houses dual livewells featuring top-shelf pumps and a 44.5 gallon (168 L) capacity. A “stay-full” livewell overflow system contains two-800 gph aerator pumps, two-800 gph recirculation pumps, and two-800 gph livewell pump-outs. Both livewells have soft curve edges and darker paint, hopefully keeping fish calm and reducing shadows in the tank. All wells are secured with T-H latches for added security while underway. Dual livewells are a great feature on any bass boat, offering the buyer more options out on the water in the event one system fails.
Aft Storage and Pedestal Seat.
In addition to the dual livewells, Triton has built-in dual lockers, one for general storage (84 quarts), and the other for tackle boxes (168 quarts). Organization is crucial for any seasoned angler, and the builder is clearly aware of this. Also note the additional location of the pedestal mount seat on the aft platform.
Power Pole Anchoring.
The Triton 21 TRX includes a Power-Pole anchoring system for easy anchoring in shallower areas. This electro-hydraulic system powered by a brushless motor allows for quick deployment into a depth of up to 6’ (1.83 m). (Optional models can anchor in depths to 10’/3.05 m.) The powered anchor deploys quickly and silently to avoid spooking nearby fish. The Power-Pole is electrolysis-free and finished in a corrosion-resisting powder coat. These systems also include wireless remotes and can even connect to a cell phone via Bluetooth.
A standard tandem-axle trailer is included with every Triton 21 TRX. The trailer features a steel frame, with LED waterproof trailer lights, GatorHyde protective finish, disk brakes, aluminum diamond tread plates, and a 10-year warranty on the Vault hubs. We also like the attention to detail with the attractive rims, swing-away tongue, and Triton lighted step pads. When the buyer is finished for the day, the high-end trailer will surely catch eyes at the boat ramp as well as making reloading very easy.
Options to Consider
The builder also has many of the features listed above in three different bundle packages. This includes the Standard package, Elite package, and Bass Classic package. All contain different features and configurations dependent upon the buyer's needs and mission for the boat.
Power and Price
The builder offers outboards from Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude, and Suzuki. Depending on the buyer’s preference, the horsepower can range from 200 to 300-hp. Each engine manufacturer also offers several different options between those horsepower configurations. Triton encourages any prospective buyer to reach out to a certified dealer for pricing information and configuration questions.
The 2015 Triton 21 TRX represents a high-performance bass boat designed for the serious angler. All equipment found on this boat is top-shelf, and designed with the competitive fisherman in mind. Her top speed combined with well-engineered features and mission-specific storage compartments make her an ideal candidate for any buyer looking for a serious bass fishing boat capable of tournament level competition. It’s also refreshing to see that Triton is so confident in its hull and overall design that they offer a limited lifetime hull warranty for the first owner. This alone makes a statement toward the quality and craftsmanship of the 2015 21 TRX.
Standard and Optional Features
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