Tracker has long been a leader in affordable, well built boats, and their fishing line leaves little to be desired. Case in point is this Pro Team 190 TX. As the flagship of the Pro Team lineup, this competitive-class fishing boat comes completely equipped with only a cover and brake upgrade for the trailer as the only items on the options list. For those looking for the best bang for the buck, this may be the boat of choice.
- Exclusive all-welded .100 aluminum Revolution hull with Smooth Ride Guarantee
- All-aluminum Power-Trac offset transom and full-length longitudinal stringer
- Minn Kota 12V, 45-lb. thrust trolling motor
Lowrance X-4 Pro fishfinder
- Aft 16-gal. livewell with bait bucket—aerated, timed and recirculated with pump-out
- 3-across seating with storage, fold-down center seatback with drink holders and step to aft deck and 2 fishing seats with secure screw-in seat bases
- Lockable 8' center rod box, rod hold-down straps (bow deck and cockpit side), bow/aft storage boxes with aluminum lids, aft drop-in boxes with 3 tackle trays
- Interstate cranking and trolling batteries and 2-bank, 4-amp (8 amps total) onboard battery charger
- Painted gunnel and hull sides with natural aluminum bottom for long-term durability
- Factory-matched custom trailer with heavy-duty load guides, EZ lube hubs, swing-away tongue and all-welded frame with Galvashield protection
|Length Overall||18' 7'' / 5.7 m|
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||2.5 sec.|
|0 to 30||7.6 sec.|
|Props||13 x 19 black max|
|Load||2 persons, 1/4 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear|
|Climate||89 deg., 72 humid.; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: light chop|
1 x 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke
1 x 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke
1 x 115-hp Mercury ELPT 4-stroke
1 x 115-hp Mercury Pro XS 4-stroke
|Deck Warranty Extended||Limited Lifetime|
The mission of the Pro Team 190 TX is to provide a quality all-aluminum and all-welded bass boat that represents among the best values on the market. By loading her up with most of the fishing amenities needed as standard equipment she becomes a "turn-key" fishing rig at an affordable price.
Industry-Leading Paint Job
Because Tracker Marine is the highest volume boat builder on the planet, it can afford to invest heavily in the infrastructure that it takes to build a superior product at a competitive price. All Tracker aluminum fishing boats have a baked on powder-coated finish that is unique in the industry. That paint job is even protected with a layer of clear coat. This state-of-the-art marine finish protects the aluminum from corrosion and keeps the paint job looking better longer.
Tracker has a mindset of giving the customer everything it needs to get out on the water as soon as the boat leaves the showroom floor. Some may argue that they would rather pick options for themselves instead of having them pre-packaged but judging by the number of boats that Tracker sells that sort of customer is in the minority. Besides, nothing is stopping a customer from getting another fishfinder if they want to upgrade.
This boat also includes a Minn Kota trolling motor, a battery charger, 19 gallon (71.92 L) bow and 16 gallon (16.57 L) aft aerated livewell. Of course there is also a color matched trailer with swing away tongue.
The Tracker Pro Team 190 TX has a length overall of 18'7" (5.66 m) and a beam of 7'5'' (2.26 m). With an empty weight of 1,041 lbs. (472 kg), 1/4 fuel, two people and test power we had an estimated test weight of 1,892 lbs. (858 kg).
Powered by a 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard turning a 13 x 19 Black Max propeller we reached a top speed of 42.8 mph at 6000 rpm. At that speed we were burning a total of 9.1 gph giving us a range of 89 miles.
came in at 3500 rpm and 23.5 mph. That speed reduced the fuel burn to 2.7 gph and increased the range to 164 miles.
We had a quick time to plane of 2.5 seconds, accelerated to 20 mph in 5 seconds and continued accelerating through 30 mph in 7.6 seconds.
Tracker has developed what it calls the "Revolution" hull which it claims produces an "industry-leading" smooth ride. In fact, it is so confident about its ride it gives a performance guarantee. If a customer is not happy with the ride they can return the boat for credit against an equal or greater value boat.
And during our tests, we certainly found a smooth ride well beyond expectations. In fact, several of our captains have tested Tracker boats in this class and all have reported -- unprompted -- how surprisingly comfortable the ride is. It is clear to us that the "Revolution" hull is more than just marketing hype. There is actually something to it.
Hitting the Marks.
There was no hint of a chine walk and no concern about slamming the throttle home and leaving it there on up to 42.8 mph at top speed. Sure that may not compete with the 70 mph and up boats in tournament fishing but that's not the target audience of the 190 TX either. For both, it's all about giving the best value and performance, we think Tracker has hit its mark.
On acceleration the bow comes up 10.5-degrees and doesn't stay there long with her quick time to plane. She only needs enough trim to get her on the step, and putting on too much trim will simply ventilate the propeller. She's practically at her optimal running angle sitting still which is one reason why she doesn't need a lot of trim.
When we say that this is the best handling bass boat we've ever driven it's not an overstatement. She's just as comfortable at flat-out speed in calm water as she is crossing wakes. There's no sense of instability or wobble. Where some bass boats can be hard to manage at speed this one seems right at home.
The following items are part of the Tracker Warranty --
When it comes to value, it's hard to compete against the Tracker Pro Team 190 TX. We think she has earned her position at the top of the lineup. Beginners who never thought they could handle a bass boat will be more than pleased with this one's ride. Intermediate to advanced fisherman will love the value for a fully-equipped, durable boat.