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Triton Tr-21X DC (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 225-hp Mercury Optimax)

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Brief Summary

The Tr-21X is tournament-ready and incorporates refinements and innovative designs revolving around safety and recreation. In addition to the unique characteristcs of this bass boat, the Tr-21X also comes with a good list of standard features and a sleek new console.

Key Features

  • All composite construction
  • 3-year limited warranty on most factory installed components
  • Full instrumentation and padded dash
  • 2-750 gph aerator pumps
  • 2-750 gph recirculation pumps
  • Lowrance X-51 depth finder
  • Boarding ladder
  • Port side rod-rack with 12 rod capacity
  • Trailer
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 21' 0''
    Beam 7' 10''
    Dry Weight 1,750 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft ~
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom ~
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance ~
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 54 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Various outboards
    Tested Power 1 x 225-hp Mercury Optimax
    Opt. Power Various outboards up to 250-hp

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 2.9 2.5 0.4 7.3 6.3 365 318 64
    1000 5.1 4.4 0.9 5.7 4.9 286 248 71
    1500 6.6 5.7 2.4 2.7 2.4 138 120 74
    2000 7.3 6.3 4.6 1.6 1.4 80 70 78
    2500 8.2 7.1 5.3 1.5 1.3 78 67 83
    3000 29.3 25.5 6.1 4.8 4.2 242 211 88
    3500 36.0 31.3 8.5 4.2 3.7 213 186 89
    4000 41.8 36.3 10.0 4.2 3.6 211 183 89
    4500 48.4 42.0 12.5 3.9 3.4 195 170 91
    5000 56.1 48.8 15.9 3.5 3.1 178 155 92
    5500 65.3 56.8 19.8 3.3 2.9 166 145 92
    5700 67.9 59.0 22.6 3.0 2.6 151 132 94
    650 318 587 4.70 1.51 3.08 64
    1000 248 460 8.20 3.41 2.41 71
    1500 120 222 10.60 9.08 1.16 74
    2000 70 129 11.70 17.41 0.68 78
    2500 67 126 13.20 20.06 0.64 83
    3000 211 389 47.20 23.09 2.04 88
    3500 186 343 57.90 32.18 1.80 89
    4000 183 340 67.30 37.85 1.78 89
    4500 170 314 77.90 47.32 1.65 91
    5000 155 286 90.30 60.19 1.50 92
    5500 145 267 105.10 74.95 1.40 92
    5700 132 243 109.30 85.55 1.28 94

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 6.7 sec.
    0 to 30 8.9 sec.
    Ratio 1.75:1
    Props 25 Tempest 3-blade stainless steel
    Load Load: 2 persons, Fuel: 56 gal, Water: none, Gear: all boxes loaded w/tackle
    Climate Temp: 70 deg., Humid: 65 %, Wind: 4 knots, Seas: light chop

    Captain's Report

    Tested by Capt. Bob SmithI have been after Triton for some time now because I knew there was a lot of interest in test results on their fishing boats. New FeaturesI had alsoread about their award winning design for reboarding without help and was anxious to see it before launching the Tr-21X. Although I have been in the water during a test, I wasn’t interested in proving how this device worked. Staying dry and warm was important to me. Stating that although more anglers now wear a life jacket and can stay afloat after falling overboard while fishing, it is a difficult task to get back on board a bass rig without help, often resulting in more injuries from hitting the prop, slipping off the outboard or overstressing themselves and others trying to help a fallen fisherman. The National Safe Boating Council gave Triton a Special Life Saving Award for the innovation which is a folding ladder that slips out of a slot on the stern and the steps fold out so you can easily hoist yourself back aboard. Simple idea that will save lives!ConstructionTriton boasts wood free construction and lots of foam filled areas within their boats for better floatation and hull noise dampening. All this allows Triton to offer a lifetime warranty on their hulls. The X-series of boats has added more room up front for the larger trolling motors used today, and they have extended the forward casting deck to become “the roomiest front deck in bass boating.” A full seven inches has been added at the seat pedestal mounting width and the front deck is now 90 inches long. LayoutUnderneath the forward casting deck I found plenty of room for rods in the rod lockers and gear lockers for lures and supplies. The 24-volt trolling motor has a recessed foot pedal control for a cleaner deck and pop up cleats keep the sides clear while working a fish around the deck. The buddy console and seat has an area for keeping your rods tucked away from hole to hole called a rod ramp. When your buddy needs a little more security in choppy water, there is also a grab handle underneath the seat. Both seats were very comfortable. The padded dash had full instrumentation and a nice wind deflecting screen. The back casting deck is also large enough to be comfortable working the big fish aboard with storage and access lockers as well as a removable divider for its livewell.SpecsThis Triton Tr-21X was 21’0” in length and a beamy 94” wide. She sports a hull weight of 1,750 lbs before adding gear and the motor. Speaking of engines, she is rated for up to 250 hp. Our test boat sported a Mercury 225 Optimax that had her screaming across the lake just fine. She can hold about 56 gallons of fuel for a full day of fishing or hanging out on the water. Her livewell capacity is 43 gallons with a baitwell capacity of 21 gallons. Performance and HandlingWe tested in choppy conditions with a front coming through on a fresh water lake. She handled the chop well and stayed glued to the water, even with a helicopter flying alongside at very low altitude producing a lot of cross winds. She seemed to have more bow rise out of the hole than I was expecting, but that could be due to the way she was loaded. I felt a little cramped at the wheel with a float coat on, but you want the space out on the casting decks where you spend most of your time, not at the wheel. There was plenty of room to operate the boat safely behind the wheel. We found best cruise to be around 3000 rpms which equaled about 29.3 miles per hour. At this speed, she burns 6.1 gallons per hour and gives a range of 242 miles of fishing and fun between fill ups. We registered a top end at 5700 rpms of 67.9 miles per hour. At this speed we were burning 22.6 gallons per hour and producing a range of 151 miles on a full tank. Keep in mind that we had this boat loaded with fuel and all the fishing gear a professional fisherman carries for a tournament. Sound levels were good for an outboard motor driven boat. Idle levels were at 64 dBa, cruise produced 88 dBa and top end 94 dBa at the helm.If fishing tournaments or fishing in tournament style with a keen eye for safety and quality are important to your fishing future, Triton’s Tr-21X is one of the boats you need to be checking out.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Triton Tr-21X DC (Not in Production) is 67.9 mph (109.3 kph), burning 22.60 gallons per hour (gph) or 85.54 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Triton Tr-21X DC (Not in Production) is 29.3 mph (47.2 kph), and the boat gets 4.80 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.04 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 242 miles (389.46 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 225-hp Mercury Optimax.
    • Time to plane for the Triton Tr-21X DC (Not in Production) is 6.7 sec. seconds.
    • Time from 0 to 30 of the Triton Tr-21X DC (Not in Production) is 8.9 sec. seconds.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Optional
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard


    Full Canvas Optional


    NMMA Certification Yes
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