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Triton 206 Allure (2019-)

1 x 250-hp Mercury XL Pro XS



Key Features

  • All composite construction
  • High capacity rear insulated livewell with divider
  • Oversized rod lockers
  • 1 front pedestal fishing seat location
  • 2 folding aft jump seats

Test Results

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
600 3.7 3.2 0.7 5.2 4.5 267 232.6 71
1000 5.5 4.8 1.2 4.8 4.2 245 213.3 72
1500 7.5 6.5 2.3 3.2 2.8 166 144.5 74
2000 8.8 7.6 3.7 2.4 2.1 123 106.9 79
2500 16.1 14 4.8 3.3 2.9 172 149.2 82
3000 24.9 21.6 6 4.2 3.6 214 186.3 85
3500 31.8 27.6 8 4 3.5 204 177 88
4000 37.6 32.7 10.1 3.7 3.2 191 166.1 84
4500 44.4 38.6 12.9 3.4 3 177 153.5 87
5000 51.2 44.5 17.9 2.9 2.5 147 127.6 90
5500 57.1 49.6 21.3 2.7 2.3 137 119.5 91
5900 59 51.3 22.7 2.6 2.3 133 115.9 91
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Specifications

Length Overall 20' 6'' / 6.25 m
Beam 100'' <b> 2.54 m
Dry Weight 2,626 lbs.
1,191 kg
Tested Weight 3,688 lbs.
1,673 kg
Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity 990 lbs.
449 kg
Person Capacity 6
Fuel Capacity 57 gal.
216 L
Water Capacity N/A
Total Weight 3,688 lbs.
1,673 kg

Price

Base Price $49395.00
Price Range
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.

Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 3.1 sec.
0 to 30 6.6 sec.
Ratio N/A
Props 21p Tempest
Load 2 persons, 3/8 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 68 deg., 45 humid; wind: 10-15 mph; seas: light chop

Engine Options

Tested Engine 1 x 250-hp Mercury XL Pro XS
Std. Power Not Available
Opt. Power 1 x 225-hp Evinrude G2 E225XH
1 x 250-hp Evinrude G2 E250XH
5 Mercury 4-stroke engines from 200-hp to 250-hp

Captain's Report

Contents of Report

seating

The middle seats give the Triton 206 Allure an unusual layout, but with the middle seats removed and the jump seats flipped down to create an aft casting deck, the 206 Allure crosses over from family fun into a fishing machine.

running

Captain Steve tested the performance of the Triton 206 Allure with a Mercury 250-hp Pro XS outboard.

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The Triton 206 Allure was designed with fishing and family fun in mind.

Triton 206 Allure: Mission

The Triton 206 Allure is a versatile family boat with dedicated fishing features – casting decks, livewells, trolling motors, and rod storage standard. The fishing and performance heritage of Triton has the company focused on being “America’s favorite fishing boat.”

Triton 206 Allure: Distinguishing Features

• Drain plug mechanical remote

• “Dry chine” design

    Triton 206 Allure: Major Features

    • Seating for 6

    • SeaStar hydraulic steering

    • Trolling motor with foot pedal

    • Rated for up to a 250-hp outboard

      Triton 206 Allure: Design

      deckplan

      The optional kicker motor, shown bottom right, can be located on either side of the main engine. The flexible design allows for a swap between the kicker and the reboarding ladder.

      chines

      The chines of the 206 Allure are designed with a downward roll.

      The 206 Allure has a V-hull with Triton’s “dry chine” design that provides lift and deflects spray.

      Triton 206 Allure: Performance

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      The 206 Allure achieved a WOT speed of 59 mph (94.9 kph) at 5900 rpm from the Mercury 250-hp 4-stroke.

      Triton says the majority of these models are sold with the Mercury 250 Pro XS outboard. Our test boat had the motor mounted on a 6” (15.2cm) jackplate and it was equipped with SeaStar hydraulic steering.

      outboards

      Triton’s recommended power range for the 206 Allure is between 175 – to 250-hp. Both Evinrude and Mercury engines are available choices from the factory to power the boat.

      The 206 Allure measures 20’6” (6.2 m) long with an 8’4” (2.5 m) beam. Empty weight is listed at 2,626 lbs. (1,191 kg). With two people, 22.8 gallons (86 L) of fuel and test equipment on board, we had an estimated test weight of 3,688 pounds (1,673 kg).

      Our test boat’s 250-hp Mercury four-stroke outboard motor spun a stainless-steel 14 5/8” x 21” (37.1 cm x 53.3 cm) Tempest three-blade. We wound it up to 5900 rpm, hitting a top speed of 59.0 mph (94.9 kph). Best cruise came at 3000 rpm where we saw 24.9 mph (40 kph) and a fuel burn of 6.0 gph (22.7), giving us 4.2 mpg (1.78 kpl) and a range of 214 statute miles (344.4 km), while holding 10 percent of the boat’s 57-gallon (216 L) fuel capacity in reserve.

      Triton 206 Allure: Acceleration

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      Quick to plane and produce a rooster tail from a dead stop, the 206 Allure also has plenty of get-up-and-go to pull a skier on the optional ski bar.

      In acceleration tests, the 206 Allure planed in 3.1 seconds and ran through 20 mph in 4.7 seconds and through 30 mph in 6.6 seconds. When we decelerated quickly, the water didn’t wash over the transom.

      Triton 206 Allure: Acceleration Test

      Time to plane: 3.1 seconds

      Zero to 20 mph: 4.7 seconds

      Zero to 30 mph: 6.6 seconds

        Triton 206 Allure: Handling

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        Captain Steve reported no chine walk in hard turns during handling tests.

        The 206 Allure performs best when she’s running faster than 40 mph (64.3 kph) on her keel pad. When conditions call for slowing down or if the wife and kids just want to cruise, the reversed chine deflects the wake and spray. The solid ride comes courtesy of construction that adheres to ABYC guidelines.

        In turns or when crossing wakes, the 206 Allure felt predictable and solid. She’s a fun, easy boat to drive.

        Triton 206 Allure: Boat Inspection

        Triton 206 Allure: Bow

        bow

        The pedestal chair on the forward casting deck has two socket positions to best fit the individual angler with the trolling motor foot pedal. A recessed foot pedal is an option.

        Forward, the bow casting deck measures 6’9” (2.0 m) at its widest point and 4’7” (1.4 m) from the trolling motor foot pedal aft to the console.

        cushions

        When it’s time to relax, twin bow cushions are available options.

        trollingmotor

        Standard fishing features of the 206 Allure include the trolling motor.

        The 206 Allure comes standard with the Minn Kota 112 trolling motor with iPilot station keeping. In the bow, there’s a tool rack with space for an optional fishfinder with up to a 12” (30.4 cm) screen.

        To starboard are the navigation light and outboard motor trim switches.

        fishfinder

        Optional fishfinders that fit the bow are numerous.

        straps

        Tie-down straps for rods retract when not in use.

        In the starboard inwale, there is a courtesy light. On each side there are racks for rod butts aft and retractable bungees forward.

        rods

        Dedicated rod storage on the centerline can accommodate 8’ (2.44 m) rods.

        Bow storage includes a central locker with a hatch that opens on twin gas struts and has a reinforcing panel down the middle. The compartment has dedicated space for twelve 8’ (2.4 m) rods.

        baitwell

        The aerated baitwell sits just in front of the helm console. Triton boats are factory tank-tested to ensure that all pumps are performing properly.

        Outboard to starboard, just ahead of the console, is an aerated 10-gallon (38 L) baitwell with an open locker forward. The owner can opt for an insulated cooler. To port is another compartment. Both locker openings are 15” (38.1 cm) wide. The starboard side is 33” (83.8 cm) long while the port side is 47” (119.4 cm) long.

        deckplan1

        Storage on the 206 Allure includes in-deck storage and more rod storage under the cockpit gunwales.

        The 206 Allure comes standard with six 4” (10.2cm) pull-up cleats. We measured freeboard fore and aft at 26” (66.0 cm).

        windshield

        The wraparound Plexiglas windshield is 4’ (1.2 m) tall when measured from the deck to the top of the frame and the center section opens to facilitate passage between the consoles. Note the reflection of the metal flake paint from the console in the passenger side windshield.

        Triton 206 Allure: Cockpit

        cockpit

        The cockpit width allows for seating configurations to suit the activity. Note the handrails on top of the gunwales and the frame of the optional Bimini.

        The cockpit measures 6’8” (2.03 m) wide and amidships depth is 2’ (60.9 cm). With the aft jump seats and four bucket seats, there’s space for six passengers abaft the windshield.

        helmseats

        One of the things we like about the seats is that passengers can turn and sit in multiple positions.

        The snap-in carpet and stand-up fishing top are available options.

        To port, the console has a locking glovebox up top and just outboard is a 12-volt plug. Below, there’s additional storage ahead of the companion’s footrest.

        rodstorage

        More rod storage by the passenger console can be secured with the retractable bungee (green arrow).

        Outboard to port, there are forward racks and a bungee to secure four 12’ (3.7 m) rods and two 10’ (3.0 m) rods. Down low is an open tray with a drain, a cupholder, and a tool rack. The locker in the port gunwale has space for three rods and it locks. The storage compartment in the starboard gunwale has an elasticized net.

        Triton 206 Allure: Helm

        wheel

        The standard wheel for the 206 Allure is a 15” fixed base wheel. An optional tilt wheel or 17” wheels are available. Gauges will depend on engine package selected.

        To starboard, the helm has an optional 10” (25.4cm) Lowrance fishfinder with space just below for a second one up to 12” (30.5cm). The steering wheel is on a fixed helm. Instruments include a speedometer with an integrated volt monitor up top to port. Down low are water pressure and trim gauges and to starboard is the tachometer with an integrated fuel gauge.

        While we appreciate the craftsmanship behind the silver metalflake paint, it does create noticeable glare in the windshield in strong sunlight. For this reason, we would finish the console fronts and tops in flat black or gray.

        breakers

        The circuit breakers are all in a dedicated panel on the lower left. Just to the right is the panel with the ignition, accessory, and livewell switches and farther right is the shift and throttle.

        The 206 Allure also comes with dedicated space for controls for an optional kicker motor. Below the throttle control is a draining storage tray.

        Triton 206 Allure: Aft Deck

        jumpseats

        With the jump seat backs down and the livewell between them closed, the aft casting deck of the 206 Allure is nearly 7’ (2.13 m) wide.

        It’s a 15” (38.1 cm) step up to the aft casting deck, which is 6’11” (2.1 m) wide. At its narrowest in the center, it’s 15 ½” (39.4 cm) fore to aft and the sides measure 21” (53.3 cm) fore to aft.

        Aft on each side, the swim platforms are 11” (27.9cm) fore to aft and 13” (33.0 cm) wide. The three-step reboarding ladder is to starboard. We would like to see a four-step version. The ladder can also be installed to port and an optional kicker motor can be installed on either side.

        drainplug

        The mechanical drain plug control is conveniently located in the engine well. The non-skid decking on the swim platform is standard.

        To keep owners from having to crawl underneath the motor to remove the drain plug, there’s a remote mechanical control for it in the aft deck.

        drainplug2

        The optional $85 remotely controlled drain plug doesn’t get lost because it stays in the boat and is simply in open or closed position.

        livewell

        The livewell is located between the jump seats. The insulated well has a stay-full overflow system to keep it topped up.

        Beneath the large center hatch in the aft casting deck is the 206 Allure’s 30-gallon (114 L) livewell. It has a removable divider, an 800-gph (3,028.3-lph) pump, two 800-gph (3,028.3-lph) aerator pumps and two 800-gph (3,028.3-lph) recirculation pumps. We’d like to see a gas strut or a tension hinge to hold the hatch open.

        batteries

        Just in front of the livewell in the aft cockpit is in-deck storage for the three trolling motor batteries. The starting battery for the main engine is beneath the starboard jump seat.

        In turns or when crossing wakes, the 206 Allure felt predictable and solid. She’s a fun, easy boat to drive.

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        Whether racing home with a catch, cruising with the family, or towing a skier, the Triton 206 Allure can do it all and look good doing it.

        Triton 206 Allure: Construction

        zeroflex

        Triton’s “Zero Flex” composite stringer system will be tabbed into this hull providing strength and stiffness.

        The Triton 206 Allure is all-composite (no wood) construction, hand laid in female molds with a tabbed-in stringer system. Flotation foam is added to conform to USCG regulations for upright and level flotation if swamped.

        deckliner

        The pre-wired deck liner being dropped in and attached to the hull of a Triton will be mechanically fastened around the rubrail.

        abyc

        Tritons are built to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards.

        factory

        A computer-controlled waterjet saw precisely cuts openings for storage compartments at the Triton factory.

        Triton 206 Allure: Warranty

        The Triton 206 Allure comes with a limited lifetime hull warranty for the original owner and a 3-year warranty on most factory installed components.

        Triton 206 Allure: Trailer

        trailer

        The custom trailer has a swing-away tongue that reduces the overall length of the boat and trailer to 22’11” (6.99 m), enough to fit in most garages.

        The 206 Allure comes on a tandem-axle steel trailer with Road Armor finish. The step ahead of the fender is finished in diamond plate and lights up. Up front, there’s a swing-away tongue and steps up to the bow. At the stern, the trailer comes with built-in transom straps.

        The trailer comes with the following features:

        • Aluminum diamond tread plate, front, and rear step pads

        • Balanced radial tires

        • Custom aluminum wheels

        • Vault® hubs with 10-year limited warranty

        • Disc brakes

        • Ratchet trailer tie-downs

        • Seven-pin trailer plug

        • Spare aluminum wheel and radial tire

        • Spare tire mount (underslung)

        • Tandem axle

        • TRITON® lighted step pads

        • Channel steel frame

        • Swing tongue

        • LED Trailer tail and reverse lights

        • Recessed and waterproof lighting

        • Road Armor® protective finish

          Triton 206 Allure: Optional Equipment to Consider

          Family package ($2,287)

          • Snap-in cockpit carpet

          • Bow cushion set

          • Ski-tow bar

          • Stand-up top w/windshield connector curtain

            Triton 206 Allure: Other Options

            • Remote drain plug ($244)

            • LED compartment light package ($85)

            • Mercury Smartcraft gauges ($1,098)

            • Canvas boat cover ($896)

            • Custom colors ($793)

            • Hydraulic pedestal base for helm chair ($329)

              Triton 206 Allure: Price

              The base price of the Triton 206 Allure is $55,965 which includes the trailer and Mercury 250 PRO XS 4-stroke outboard with SeaStar hydraulic steering.

              paint

              A wide variety of paint and striping schemes are available standard, or the boat can be custom colored.

              Triton 206 Allure: Observations

              The Triton 206 Allure epitomizes the fish and ski breed with a strong standard-equipment list favoring the fisherman but versatile enough for the whole family. The performance and ride will keep everyone onboard happy.