Tracker Boats has been a part of Bass Pro Shops since 1978, when Johnny Morris, Bass Pro’s founder, decided to carry a line of boats, fully rigged and complete with motor and trailer, in the company’s catalog. Able to carry 980 pounds of people and gear, the Tracker Pro 170 is one of the latest incarnations of a boat specifically designed for fishermen whose weekend pursuits take them to America’s lakes and rivers.

  • 2015 TRACKER Pro 170
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Minn Kota Edge, 12V, 45-lb
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    50
  • Price:
    12995

Seaworthiness

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Described as “a serious fishing machine” by Tracker, the nearly 17-foot Pro 170 has a one-piece aluminum hull that goes beyond the basic john boat, with a full complement of ribs attached to both its hull and a longitudinal stringer. The corners of the transom are braced against the stresses of boating by precision-cut, welded aluminum gussets. If you spring the Mother of All Leaks, the Tracker Pro 170 will continue to float. Beneath its interior finish, the sides and bottom of the hull are filled with foam as a flotation aid. The boat is covered under the Tracker’s five-year warranty on the boat and three-year warranty on the powder-coat paint job, the outboard and the fish finder that you can transfer to the second owner if you sell the boat.

From the Captain’s Chair

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The 2015 Tracker Pro 170 retains the molded control console of its predecessors with some serious upgrades for the angler, including a sport steering wheel and a Lowrance Elite-3x fish finder with a dual-frequency transducer. The Pro 170 has an 11-gallon gas tank and is rated for a 50-horsepower engine, but the engine packages begin with a 9.9-horsepower, four-stroke Merc. Other propeller-driven options include 25-, 40- and 50-horsepower, four-stroke, Mercury outboards, and Mercury’s 40-horse jet is also an option. One caveat about the outboard you choose, though: the more horsepower you add, the higher the price for the package.

From the Fishing Chair

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The perfect fishing boat lets you sit or stand, has a live well, lots of storage and a trolling motor, and cleans up easily. The 2015 Tracker 170 has marine-grade carpet that you can hose off to remove the smells and artifacts of your fishing expedition. A 12-volt Minkota trolling motor’s 45 pounds of thrust lets you creep along without starting the outboard. The Tracker Pro 170 offers an amply sized storage box under the aft deck, storage under the passenger seat and more storage under the elevated foredeck. Also under the foredeck you’ll find a lockable storage box for fishing rods up to 7 feet, 6 inches long. At the Pro 170’s bow is a 15-gallon live well. Finally, the Pro 170 has two fishing chairs, one at the bow and another at the stern.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

• The hull is a single sheet of formed aluminum. No rivets, no leaks. The gussets reinforcing the transom against the stresses of boating are an ancient, well-tested technology that works in ships today.
• If you register with Bass Pro Shops and own Tracker boat that’s powered by a Mercury outboard, you may be eligible to enter one of Bass Pro Shops’s wide variety of fishing tournaments.
• It comes with a galvanized, custom-made trailer.
• The Pro 170 lacks the draft necessary to go beyond a quiet harbor.

Conclusions

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Tracker designed a boat that offers that many fishermen want and need. Tie a hook to your line, whether that line extends from the tip of an exotic, carbon-fiber rod or a cane pole, put the Tracker Pro 170 in the water. Go fishing; it’s good for you.

2015 TRACKER Pro 170 Key Features:

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• Backed by the Best Factory Warranty in Aluminum Boats
• Rugged, all-welded, 1-piece .100 aluminum hull w/pressed-in strakes & chines
• All-welded, corner-braced aluminum transom & full-length longitudinal stringer system for structural strength
• Marine-grade fishing-friendly carpet throughout
• 15-gal. (34.07 L) aerated bow livewell
• Minn Kota® 12V, 45-lb. thrust foot-control trolling motor
• Roomy bow & aft casting decks w/2 fold-down fishing seats
• 1-piece rotomolded console w/windscreen
• NEW Lowrance® Elite-3x COLOR fishfinder w/240x360 LED display & dual-freq. transducer
• NEW sport steering wheel
• Port rod holders w/organizer for 4 rods to 7’6" (2.13 m)
• Custom trailer w/13" wheels, Super Lube hubs, swing-away tongue & all-welded frame w/GALVASHIELD®

2015 TRACKER Pro 170 Standard Features:

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Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind

• Backed by 5-year bow-to-stern, lifetime structural and deck warranty—the best in Aluminum Boats
• NMMA Certified
• Flotation meets or exceeds NMMA & U.S. Coast Guard requirements
• Easy-fill EPA-compliant fuel tank system
• Bow & stern eyes
• 4 cleats
• 2 battery trays
• Non-skid bow mat
• Engine-stop safety lanyard
• Fire extinguisher
• Horn
• Paddle

Console(s)

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• NEW Lowrance® Elite-3x COLOR fishfinder w/bright, backlit 240x360-pixel LED display & dual-freq. 83/200 kHz transducer
• NEW sport steering wheel
• Sleek, 1-piece molded console w/tinted windscreen & built-in drink holder
• Speedometer, tachometer & fuel gauge
• Toggle switches
• Midnight Lazer instrument & switch panel
• Mercury® control box

Construction & Exterior

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• Rugged, all-welded, 1-piece aluminum hull w/pressed-in strakes & chines for structural strength & handling
• Robotically welded, all-aluminum box-beam transom w/corner braces welded in to unitize & strengthen the hull
• Expanding foam injected into hull cavities for added hull stiffening, flotation & a quieter ride
• Heavy-duty extruded 1-piece gunnel for structural strength & rigidity
• Pressure-treated floor & decks w/limited lifetime warranty
• Flush-mount, carpeted, all-aluminum compartment lids for structural rigidity, tight fit & long-term durability
• Red & Black graphic scheme

Electrical

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• 500 GPH (1,892.71 LPH) bilge pump
• Wiring system wrapped in abrasion-resistant protective conduit
• Bow & console courtesy lights
• Stowable navigation lights
• Interstate® batteries: 1 cranking & 1 trolling
• 12V trolling motor harness & receptacle

Interior

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• 16-oz. marine-grade, fishing-friendly, Midnight Star cut-pile carpet throughout
• Driver & passenger seats w/storage below passenger seat
• 2 fold-down fishing chairs w/molded frames
• Elevated bow & aft casting decks w/storage below (lockable storage aft)
• Lockable port rod box for rods up to 7’ 6" (2.29 m)

Livewell System(s)

• Molded 1-piece construction w/rounded corners for easy cleanup & to protect your catch
• Bow 15-gal. (56.78 L) aerated livewell w/standpipe overflow & bait bucket holder
• 500 GPH (1,892.71 LPH) aerator/fill pump

Performance

• Pressed-in keel & strakes for optimal performance
• Factory-matched, performance-tested aluminum propeller

Trailer

• Custom-fit, factory-matched, drive-on trailer w/color-keyed powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection
• All-welded tubular frame for a unitized structure w/exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
• Space-saving swing-away tongue to reduce storage length
• Swing-up locking jack w/swivel wheel
• Silver Metallic powder-coat wheels w/13" (33.02 cm) radial tires
• Super Lube hubs for quick & complete hub lubrication
• Outboard motor support to reduce hull & transom stress while towing
• Heavy-duty upright load guides for easy, centered loading
• Carpeted bunks to protect hull
• Heavy-duty winch w/nylon strap & bow safety strap
• Nylon tie-down straps (supplied w/boat package)
• Retractable safety cables

Trolling Motor

• Minn Kota® Edge, 12V, 45-lb. thrust, 45" (1.14 m) shaft foot-control trolling motor
• Thru-bolted trolling motor mount for durability

Specifications

Length 16’ 8’’
Beam 77"
Bottom width 54"
Max. recommended HP 50 HP
Fuel capacity 11 Gallons
Max. person capacity 4 Persons
Max. person weight 555 Lbs.
Max. weight capacity 980 Lbs.
Depth inside 15"
Transom height 22.5"
Deadrise 6 Degrees
Hull material 0.100 5052 Marine Alloy
Approx. weight 878 Lbs.
Approx. package weight 1836 Lbs.
Package height 4’ 7’’
Package width 6’ 8’’
Towing length 22’ 6’’
Storage length 19’ 2’’
Price $12,995
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