Tournament bass boats remain Triton’s core passion, as evidenced by the amenities and attention to detail in the new Triton 20 TrX.
Among tournament-grade fiberglass bass boats, few brands can match Triton’s reputation for quality construction and innovative features. The product of legendary boat designer Earl Bentz, Triton took the market by storm when it launched in 1996 and today, the company offers a full line of boats for both freshwater and salt water fishing, in both aluminum and fiberglass.
Max. Power: 250 hp
Max. Capacity: 660 lbs
With an MSRP of $52,495 complete with a Mercury 250 ProXS, the Triton 20 TrX is one serious boat for serious anglers. That’s obvious when you step aboard and take a closer look.
The focal point of any bass boat is the front casting deck, and that’s one of the 20 TrX’s high points. Large enough to accommodate two anglers fishing side-by-side, the carpeted front deck also accommodates a mountain of gear both beneath its surface – with two rod lockers and a cavernous 352-quart storage locker to starboard – and above, with two deck-mouned retractable rod buckles. The port-side in-deck rod locker holds a dozen rods to eight feet in length, while a number of tackle trays fit in the centerline rod locker. An engine trim switch, a recessed port for the trolling motor foot control and beefy 6-gauge trolling motor wiring feeding the standard Minn Kota Fortrex 112-pound electric motor round out the bow.
Triton’s attention to detail can be seen in elements like the retractable cleats, to better avoid snagging wayward fishing lines, to the built-in fish measuring board with tool holder, stainless steel cup holders and the 51-quart cooler that’s neatly concealed in the step leading up to the bow casting deck.
There’s further rod storage in the main cockpit, where the passenger gets a sidewall ramp with a retractable buckle. Both the passenger and driver ride on adjustable suspension bucket seats for optimal comfort. The driver’s console offers an extended foot well to accommodate taller builds, and the dash itself is padded for comfort and good looks. There’s a full complement of analog gauges – tachometer, speedometer, voltmeter, fuel, trim and water-pressure gauge – plus plenty of room for electronics like the standard Lowrance HDS 7 Touch Gen3 multi-function display. SeaStar hydraulic steering and a Hot Foot throttle are both standard equipment.
The rear deck is nearly as large as the one up front, concealing a huge 168-quart storage bin and a massive 41-gallon insulated live well with Triton’s Stay-Full overflow system. A four-bank battery charging system gets the boat ready for another day of tournament competition quickly.
Out back, the 20 TrX comes complete with Triton’s Res-Q retractable boarding ladder, complete with a grab handle – a nice safety feature that’s nice to have.
The Triton 20 TrX is rated to handle outboards to 250 horsepower, which mount to a custom polished, fully adjustable aluminum jack plate. With the Mercury 250 ProXS, this is an honest 70 mph boat that goes through the water like it’s on rails, offering the kind of smooth ride and predictable handling that tournament anglers value above all. This is an easy boat to like, and it explains why Triton owners tend to be so passionate about their boats. Take one for a ride and beware – you’ll probably buy it.
Triton 20 TrX Specs
- Length: 20’ 5”
- Beam: 95”
- Dry weight: 1,790 lbs
- Fuel capacity: 45 gal.
- Passenger capacity: 660 lbs
- Maximum power: 250 hp