Boat Test Videos
Content courtesy ofWithin Tracker Marine's extensive model line-up, the Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 is one of the most popular. Each year Tracker has focused its design efforts on providing the fishing features pro and amateur anglers expect. Further, the boat's modified V-hull and new power-Trac transom design will deliver quick hole shots and a smooth, comfortable ride. Tracker even goes so far as to "guarantee" a smooth ride. Our test video shows how comfortable this boat is and a few other features you will want to know about.
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.
Captain's Report by Capt. Dan Armitage
More Tracker Pro Team 175s have been sold over the years than any other boat model. The Pro Team TXW is built with the cost and comfort-conscious multi-species angler in mind, a fisherman with a family who needs a boat with all the right features that’s built to stand-up to some abuse and provide years of service.
The 175 TXW’s modified-vee hull is built of welded .100” aluminum that is backed by a longitudinal stringer system that is welded-in and injected with foam. The gunwales are four inches wide and constructed from a single-piece of extruded aluminum surrounding a deck built of marine-grade plywood covered in cut-pile carpeting. The deck carries a limited lifetime warranty.
Bass Pro Team 175 Performance
The boat can be rigged right from Tracker with Mercury four-stroke outboards from 25 to 60-hp, and is rated to accept engines up to 75-hp. During our test we were impressed with how nimble the rig was at WOT, cruising and trolling speeds. Rigged with a 50-hp Mercury four-stroke, the boat we tested reached plane in 4.4 seconds, hit 30 mph in 10.1 seconds and attained a top speed of 34.3 mph. The boat's close-quarters maneuverability when powered by the bow-mounted electric motor was world-class. The motor is positioned perfectly for precise turns and straight-ahead tracking without having to compensate for an offset mounting location. To see our complete testing data click on "Test Results" at the top of this page.
Tracker Marine offers Mercury outboard motors as exclusive power on most of its boats. Prices range from $12,695 powered by a Mercury 25-hp ELPT four-stroke, to $16,195 equipped with a Mercury 75-hp ELPT OptiMax.
We were impressed with the comfort and the quality of the components found aboard the new Pro Team 175 particularly given its low price-point. The fit and padding of the upholstery and the finish of the carpeting and trim materials was well executed and we found very little to criticize. The Tracker spokesman we talked to said the Pro Team 175 model continues to be the world’s best-selling boat because it appeals to such a broad audience of anglers. Compared to boats twice its price, the Pro Team 175 should hold its own in performance, construction and features, and we think represents an exceptional value.
Test Result Highlights
Pricing Range: $14,995.00Prices, 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.
Test Results - Change Measurement Unit
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.