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176 Magnum Combines Glass Boat Performance with a Tough Aluminum Hull

Posted: 3/14/2002

Most aluminum bass boats have cramped casting decks, small storage compartments and sluggish performance. But not Triton’s new 176 Magnum. This is the first aluminum bass boat to combine all the fishability and performance of a fiberglass tournament boat with a rugged aluminum hull.

The new 176 Magnum is 17 feet long with an 85-inch beam. It has a 60-inch bottom, a side depth of 24 inches and a 22-inch transom. This all-welded boat is crafted from tough .100 gauge aluminum. It rates for outboards up to 125 hp and has a 25-gallon built-in fuel tank for superior range capability.

If other aluminum bass boats cramp your fishing style, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise when you step into the 176 Magnum. Its 85-inch beam translates into incredible interior room. Casting decks are massive fore and aft, and dry storage is unprecedented in its size class. Two giant rod boxes have oversized openings for easy access to your favorite sticks, and carpeted floors and lids to protect your gear and reduce noise. There’s a large dry storage module up front designed to accept Plano 3700 tackleboxes, and two additional tackle modules in the rear deck.

Triton’s exclusive “floating console,” made famous in their fiberglass tournament boats, is a standout feature of the new 176 Magnum. The side pillar has been eliminated so you won’t bump your knee when getting behind the wheel. The sleek molded console features a tournament dash layout and unlimited legroom.

Put the hammer down and you’ll experience a level of performance previously unobtainable in an aluminum bass boat. The 176 literally leaps out of the hole, then, just like a high-performance fiberglass boat, lifts beautifully onto a running pad for breathtaking speed and enhanced fuel economy. Performance is enhanced by Triton’s set-back transom, which eliminates the need for a jack plate. It’s rated for a 125 hp outboard, but delivers outstanding performance and operating economy with engines as small as 90 horses. And the deep vee hull design means a smooth, dry ride in rough water, without the slapping and pounding typical of many aluminum hulls.

The 176 Magnum, like all Triton aluminum boats, features rugged all-welded construction. It’s crafted from premium .100-gauge aluminum and features a unique center extrusion that locks both sides of the hull together from bow to stern for the ultimate in structural integrity. Most competing brands of aluminum bass boats use wood in strategic areas such as the transom, decks and floor; wood can rot, leading to costly structural failures. But every Triton boat, aluminum and fiberglass, features 100% wood-free construction for superior strength, enhanced durability and a lifetime of trouble-free service.

Like Triton’s legendary fiberglass bass boats, the 176 Magnum comes fully-equipped for tournament fishing. It features a deluxe bow panel with 24-volt trolling motor wiring, a MotorGuide 756 foot control positioning motor, Lowrance X29 graph, two pedestal fishing chairs with locking hinges, passenger rod ramp, deluxe bench seat with storage beneath, insulated step-up cooler, divided tournament livewell, rod hold-down straps and more. It comes with a drive-on trailer with double welded bunks, swivel jack stand, spare tire holder and recessed lighting.

The new 176 Magnum is built by skilled craftsmen at Triton’s state-of-the-art aluminum boat manufacturing facility in Aberdeen, Miss. For additional information on this and other Triton aluminum and fiberglass boats, contact Triton Boats.