Average Bass Boat Cost (With 39 Examples of New and Used Boats)


Buying a boat is a big deal, and so it’s important to have a budget in mind of what you will spend because prices can skyrocket pretty quickly. In order to know that budget range though, one needs to know what the average cost of the boat will be. For any of you in the market for a bass boat, the following list will give you 39 different examples and cases so that you can best plan your budget in order from least expensive to most expensive.

The prices of these bass boats can range immensely because there are so many different things that the price can depend on. Whether the boat is designed to be affordable, to quality, to even the different sizes of boats, there will be different prices depending on each of these qualities.

2006 Nitro 240 LX

Price$10,500
Motor90 HP Mercury 2 Stroke
Livewell SizeN/A
Length16’4″
Used or New?Used

This boat is a great deal as it comes with many amenities and luxury for an insanely low price. This boat was found on Facebook in a group called Cheap Bass Boats for Under 10k.

This boat is priced at a whole $1,995 below NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) average retail value. The NADA value is $12,495. The boat is 16 feet and 4 inches and the trailer is 20 feet long. This boat has 2 brand new batteries and Bass Pro Shops battery charger.

Along with the great base of the boat, this deal comes with many extra things. Here is a list of the benefits of this boat.

  • Nitro swing tongue trailer with steps and custom chrome wheels
  • Motorguide Pro Series trolling motor with 45 pounds of thrust and foot pedal control
  • Hummingbird 597ci Fishfinder with GPS and chip on console
  • 1 pedestal fishing seat and 1 fishing seat with fold-down back
  • 2’7″ long rod lockers in the front
  • 2 storage compartments under seats
  • 2 storage compartments behind the seats
  • 2 aerated live wells with pumps
  • new seal skin boat cover

2019 Tracker Bass Tracker Classic

Price$10,995
Fuel Size6 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length16’8″
Used or New?New

Tracker boats have a No Haggle, No Hassle motto that keeps customers from spending an outrageous amount on a boat. They are known for their durable boats and sensible prices.

This boat and all other Tracker boats are protected by the Tracker Promise, which is a factory warranty. It is one of the best warranties that can be had on aluminum boats. It comes with a 50HP Mercury FourStroke outboard motor, a custom-matched trailer, and the Lowrance fishfinder.

2019 Tracker Panfish 16

Price$13,235
Fuel Size11.4 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length16’2″
Used or New?New

The Tracker Panfish is protected by the Tracker Promise. This boat is special because it is designed with a light-touch stick steering system. This system allows for maximum visibility, fishability, and precise handling. Along with this nice feature, the angler on this boat can drive, troll, fish and access storage, all without having to leave the front seat.

Other Features

  • 2 folding fishing chairs with molded frames
  • dry storage boxes below chairs
  • all-welded 1-piece hull
  • 2 top-loading 7′ rod boxes
  • 5 large storage compartments
  • 14-gallon cushion-top live well

2009 Ranger 177TR

Price$14,000
Motor115 Mercury Optimax
Livewell SizeN/A
Length17’7″
Used or New?Used

This used boat was found on Bass Boat Ads for a great deal! It only has 161 hours on it, which is quite a deal considering its 10 years old! It is a single console boat with MinnKota Maxxum 70 pound thrust with a recessed trolling motor pedal. It has only one owner, in excellent condition and was kept in the garage. All of the paperwork, services, and manuals are provided and the title is cleared and ready for the next owner.

Features:

  • custom fit boat cover
  • motor cover
  • spare tire
  • GPS

2019 Lowe Stryker

Price$17,900
Hull Material Composite
MotorMercury 50 HP, 4 stroke Outboard
Length16′
Used or New?New

This brand new Low Stryker Bass Boat found on Boat Trader is a great deal at only $17,900. This boat comes with many features including:

  • 2 aerated live wells
  • fish finder
  • motor guide trolling motor
  • batteries
  • battery charger
  • boat cover
  • spare tire

2003 21 Magnum Stratos

Price$19,000
Motor250 Yamaha
Livewell SizeN/A
Length21′
Used or New?Used

This Magnum Stratos Bass Boat was found on Bass Boat Ads for a great deal. The boat is in great condition. There are new batteries, new water pump, new plugs, and had a recent oil change. The hours on the motor are under 100 which is great for a boat so old.

2018 Tracker Pro Team 190 TX

Price$19,495
Fuel Size21.5 gallons
Livewell Size21 gallon
Length18’7″
Used or New?New

One of the best boats that money can buy, the Pro Team fits in a budget under $20,000. While it is one of the smaller boats, it can still fit four people (two in the cockpit and two on the fishing seats). That being said, this affordable and reliable boat offers all that you need for a fishing adventure.

Features

  • 6 storage compartments
  • 21 gallon aerated and divided live well that is timed and recirculated with a pump-out system
  • 115 HP outboard

2019 Tracker PT175 TXW

Price$20,925
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length17′
Used or New?New

This boat, found on the Boat Trader website promises to provide the best boat performance, as Tracker has over 100 years of boating experience.

Nitro Z6

Price$21,000 – $25,000
Fuel Size22 gallons
Livewell Size32 gallons
Length17’4″
Used or New?New

The Nitro Z6 is the shortest of these affordable options but makes up for it in many other ways. Although these bass boats usually have max seating at 2 or 3, but pushing 3, this boat has same sized seating for all three possible guests.

Around $21,000 is where the price of this boat will start. If you include extra features such as dealer prep, shipping, and accessories, the price often can get up to $25,000 but rarely more. Even considering that $25,000 is a lot cheaper than most other boats.

Triton 17 Pro

Price$21,495- $25,000
Fuel Size26 gallons
Livewell Size36 gallons
Length17’6″
Used or New?New

The Triton 17 Pro has one of the biggest livewells in the game at 36 gallons of room for your catch to swim around and stay fresh. This livewell is serviced by three 800 gph (gallons per hour) pumps, which keeps this oversized livewell clean and efficient.

According to Lenny Rudow from Boats.com, the three most affordable bass boats on the market are the Nitro Z6, Ranger Z117, and Triton 17 Pro. He claims that he views them as the most affordable because they are relatively affordable and competent for competitors and competitions.

“So, what if you want to become a bona fide bass pro? Or… you just insist on being the best bass angler you can possibly be? One of these three is probably going to be a good choice for your fishing style, your performance requirements, and your bank account.”

Lenny Rudow

2014 Triton 18 XS

Price$24,490
MotorMercury Pro 150XS
Hull Material Fiberglass
Length18 ft
Used or New?Used

This Triton 18 XS only has 122 hours and comes with a boat trailer and it is being sold on e-bay! Its service and title are all up to date, which means the boat is ready for a new owner! It is being sold at a low price so that is can be sold quickly!

2006 Bullet 20XD

Price$24,999
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length20 ft
Used or New?Used

This steal of a boat is found on Wieda’s Marine website. It comes with a Mercury ProXS motor and is made of fiberglass.

2019 Tracker Pro Team 195 TWX Tournament Ed.

Price$25,695
Fuel Size30 gallons
Livewell Size27 gallons
Length18’7″
Used or New?New

This boat is a high-quality boat for a low price, which is extremely rare. Everything about it is rethought and redesigned with professional anglers in mind. Not only is it the Pro Team but it is the Tournament Edition.

Features:

  • 5 gear storage compartments
  • lighted 27-gallon aerated livewell with divider, timer, recirculator, pump-out system, and dual overflow drain
  • Mercury outboard

2015 Nitro Z7

Price$26,750
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length19′
Used or New?Used

This boat found on the More Boats boat selling website is in great condition. It comes with a Mercury engine that only has 40 hours on it. The seller is also willing to be reasonably flexible with the price of the boat, as they encourage offers.

2015 Stratos 189 VLO

Price$27,700
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length18′
Used or New?Used

This Stratos 189 VLO is in great condition and is being sold on More Boats. It comes with an efficient Evinrude E-TEC 150 HP outboard motor. This motor has less than 100 hours on it.

2008 Triton 20 X2

Price$27,995
MotorMercury ProXSoXS
Hull TypeFiberglass
Length20 ft.
Used or New?Used

This Triton Bass Boat was found on Wieda’s Marine website. This boat comes in a sleek white and red paint job. Its hull is made of fiberglass and has it comes with a Mercury motor. Considering the age, brand, and price, this boat is a great deal!

2018 Ranger Z175

Price$29,369
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length17’6″
Used or New?New

For those who want a reliable bass boat that gets the job done and are working under a budget, the Ranger Z175 is a great option. It is slightly smaller and less powerful than some of the other bass boats on the market, but it still holds up as it’s known for providing reliable performance. This boat is available on Boats.com.

Features:

  • 8′ rod compartments
  • cockpit has generous leg room
  • responsive steering, speed, tach, fuel and trim gauges
  • Lowrance electronics
  • 115 HP outboard motor
  • LED navigation lights

Ranger Z117

Price>$30,000
Fuel Size23 gallons
Livewell Size15 gallons
Length17’8″
Used or New?New

The Ranger is built for business. The Ranger brand has been known for the sturdy and rugged construction of their boats. There is plenty of places to store things on the wide expansive deck. But, the livewell is only 15 gallons, which is the smallest livewell on the market.

2011 Triton 21HP

Price$34,000
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length21′
Used or New?Used

This boat found on More Boats is in good condition. Though she may be old and have her time out on the sea, she has character and grit. Despite the years and hours, this boat has accumulated, it still looks and works as a reliable bass boat should.

Features:

  • Mercury 250 Pro XS outboard motor with 700 hours
  • Minn Kota Fortrex 101
  • Lowrance HDS12
  • hydraulic jack plate
  • Garmin 93

Crestliner 1750 Bass Hawk

Price$35,995
Fuel Size29 gallons
Livewell Size28 gallons
Length17’9″
Used or New?New

The Crestliner Bass Hawk is a lean mean fishing machine. Crestliner is classic for its aluminum hull. While others opt for fiberglass, if you search for and crave the sturdiness and of an aluminum base for your bass boat, this is the boat for you. This boat is roomy, reliable and can run after adventure for long periods of time with the large fuel and livewell capacities.

This boat can be found on Boats.com. The powerful Mercury outboard motor can take you incredibly fast through the water as it is a 200 hp motor.

Features:

  • travel cover
  • Bose stereo
  • 36 volt upgrade
  • premium bunk trailer
  • tilt steering

2011 Ranger Z521

Price$37,949
Battery Age1 year
Motor Hours285
LengthN/A
Used or New?Used

This boat was found on Bass Boat 4 Sale and is old, but is still a great deal. It comes with a 2011 Evinrude 250 HO ETEC motor. This motor has 285 hours on it, but the battery is only 1 year old and everything has been recently serviced. Both the trailer and the boat were serviced recently, and the computer diagnostic report and complete service file are available to the buyer.

2019 Triton 18 TRX

Price$38,995
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length19′
Used or New?New

This new Triton 18 TRX boat was found on Boat Trader for a great price! Its hull is made out of fiberglass which helps it to be light and have more diversity of where it can travel. It comes with a Mercury Pro XS 175 HP outboard motor.

2016 Skeeter ZX 225

Price$42,499
Hours85
Livewell SizeN/A
LengthN/A
Used or New?Used

This relatively new Skeeter ZX 225 is for sale on Bass Boat 4 Sale. It has been kept in almost perfect condition. With only 85 hours out on the water, kept in the garage and the owner wiped it down after each use.

Features:

  • Brand New Warranty
  • 5 years left on warranty
  • Lowrance HDS9 units touch screen GPS bow and console
  • Dual Axle Trailer
  • Skeeter Spare Tire
  • custom fit travel cover

2019 Nitro Z20

Price$42,795
Fuel Size50 gallons
Livewell Size2 19 gallon livewells
Length20’2″
Used or New?New

The Nitro Z20 is built for speed and meant to turn your class fishing trip into a high-class adventure. The 2019 edition has been redesigned with a 12″ angled panel for electronics and the hull has been slimmed and tweaked to improved the fishability throughout. It comes with a Mercury 225 Pro XS FourStroke with Torque Master.

Features:

  • 2 19-gal Guardian livewells with digital timers
  • dual remote drain controls
  • rotomolded with rounded corners

2019 2075 Pro-V Bass

Price$47,713
Fuel Size49 gallons
Livewell Size28 gallons
Length20’10”
Used or New?New

The 2075 Pro-V Bass Boat made by Lund is a lean mean fishing machine. It is powerful, sleek and gets the job done.

Features:

  • min/max horsepower 150/250 HP
  • maximum persons = 5
  • max rod storage length = 9′

2017 Nitro Z18

Price$49,500
Fuel Size40 gallons
Livewell Size30 gallons
Length19′
Used or New?Used

This Nitro Z18 can be found on More Boats. Although it’s about 3 years old it is in Show Room condition and runs perfectly. This price is a deal that can’t be passed up. It is equipped with a Mercury Engine.

2018 Bass Cat Eyra

Price$51,999
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
LengthN/A
Used or New?Used

Bass Boats 4 Sale has hundreds of bass boats for sale, all different brands, sizes and ways to satisfy any of your needs. This Bass Cat Eyra comes with a Mercury 250 ProXS engine and has only 80 hours out on the water. The boat is like new condition. This is a pretty good deal considering Bass Cat is one of the top brands when looking at bass boats.

This price is especially great when looking into what amenities and luxuries come with this used boat. The electronics on this boat are extensive, from kicker media stereo with seat speakers to the MinnKota Ultrex Ipiolot with remote, this boat comes locked and loaded for a good time on the water.

Bass Cat Puma FTD

Price$52,250
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length20’4″
Used or New?Used

On Trip Savvy, one content creator, Jess MacDonald, listed out the “8 Best Bass Boats of 2019”. On that list, the Bass Cat Puma FTD came up as the number one “best overall” bass boat. And after all of my research and hunting, I can testify to that.

Bass Cat is one of the top brands in the game. Because they specifically focus on bass boats, and nothing else, they can really perfect that product of theirs. The Puma FTD specifically offers a reliable, durable and best of all, not so jaw-dropping of a price. It is made out of fiberglass and is 20 feet long. This makes sure that the boat is stable in choppy waters, but still light and maneuverable enough to get it out of tight spaces.

2019 Nitro Z21

Price$52,815
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length22′
Used or New?New

One of Nitro’s most advanced and dedicated to the sport bass boats, the Z21 has many incredible features. This boat can be found on Boat Trader for the great price of $52,815.

Jess MacDonald and her team actually named this boat Runner-Up for Best Overall Bass Boat. The reason for its success is the fact that champion bass fisherman Kevin VanDam and Edwin Evers helped with the design of the boat. Because they knew the name of the game, they knew exactly what they needed from their boat.

The Z21 holds room for four anglers on deck, and the seats use Force Flex suspension, which makes for an easy going ride.

2017 Phoenix 721

Price$54,999
Hours92
Warrantygood until 2022
Motor2017 Mercury 250 ProXS
Used or New?Used

This 2017 Phoenix was found on Bass Boat 4 Sale, and the sellers have the price set at $54,999, but it has dropped several times and might drop more. They also state that they will accept any reasonable offers for the boat, so the price is very flexible.

This boat comes fully loaded and has a fast haul. It also comes with power poles, full covers for the boat, and upgraded trailer and rims.

2019 Skeeter ZX250

Price$58,195
Fuel Size44 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length20’11”
Used or New?New

Skeeter is known for their sleek classy look. Their boats don’t only look good on the water, but they also run well. This only makes sense, as they have been in the business of bass boats since they became a thing. The 2019 Skeeter ZX250 isn’t an exception to this standard. In fact, it raises the standard.

Features:

  • max HP- 250 hp
  • beam – 95″
  • width on trailer – 101″
  • length on trailer (towing length) – 27’8″

2015 Nitro Z21

Price$58,499
Fuel Size55 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length21′
Used or New?Used

2018 Triton 21TRX

Price$58,999
Motor2018 Mercury 250 ProXS
Livewell SizeN/A
LengthN/A
Used or New?Used

This nearly brand new Triton 21TRX holds even more of its value because it has been kept in the garage, which means there are less weathering and damages. It has a Mercury Gold Warranty on the motor and the motor has less than 300 hours. All of the services are up to date. This boat comes with many features that help for maximum enjoyment of the boat.

  • 2 8′ power pole blades
  • 3 31 interstate trolling batteries
  • lighted compartments
  • LED livewell light
  • 2 oxygenators
  • 5 17″ rockstar wheels with a spare tire
  • tandem axle brakes
  • custom cover

2014 Skeeter WX 2190

Price$59, 750
Fuel Size55 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length21′
Used or New?Used

This used Skeeter WX 2190 can be found on More Boats for around $60,000.

2019 Bass Cat Caracal

Price$61,500
Fuel Size55 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length20′
Used or New?New

This Bass Cat Caracal can be found on Boat Trader for around $60,000. This boat is designed to be a throwback to the 17-foot hot rod version that was all the rage in the 1990s. Although this boat may have a bit of a unique design compared to some of the other Bass Cat boats, they retain their name and reputation as they take on this new design. And the owners of this boat testify that this floor plan works. This boat is meant to fit your needs.

“This floor plan has received accolades from its owners. Innovative features include the net scabbard in the port deck, tool rail and ruler slot, tandem (2) aft storages, off-center rod storage, and even a rod locker for your partner. A day-use box has been returned to the front like the early 1990s Caracal II model.”

Boat Trader Description

Features:

  • 2 massive triangular live wells
  • large starboard storage box
  • power pole pump easy-access
  • deeper hull
  • broad deck

2019 Nitro Z21 Elite

Price$70,040
Fuel Size55 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length21′
Used or New?New

This 2019 Nitro Z21 Elite can be found on Boat Trader for around $70,000. Its hull is made of fiberglass and it uses a single outboard motor to propel itself through the water. The motor that it comes with is the Mercury Marine 250L PXS4 TQM 1.75. This boat is also NMMA certified and it exceed the NMMA and U.S. Coast Guard requirements for flotation.

2019 Skeeter FX 21 LE

Price$72,095
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length21′
Used or New?New

Skeeter is known for providing beautiful and graceful options when it comes to boats. Although the price tag may be out of reach for a lot of us, if there was ever a good boat to splurge money on, this would be the one. The FX 21 comes with many different features that are usually viewed as options. One ride in this boat will cause you to forget yourself in the luxury, as all the storage boxes are individually lit, the livewell is completely independent and automatic, and comes with simplified loading and offloading.

2019 Bass Cat 20

Price$76,500
Fuel SizeN/A
Livewell SizeN/A
Length20′
Used or New?New

This new boat from one of the best bass boat brands can be found for sell on Boat Trader. It comes with a single outboard Mercury Pro XS motor.

2019 Skeeter FX20

Price$84,430 – $95,000
Fuel Size48 gallons
Livewell SizeN/A
Length20’1
Used or New?New

This is the boat to splurge on if you’re wanting to treat yourself. The starting price for the Skeeter FX20 is $84,430, but with the numerous accessories they have available for it, it could be closer to $95,000 by the time you have the boat made. But that is the nice thing about Skeeter boats. They build every boat specific to the customer’s wants and needs.

Features:

  • max HP – 250
  • beam – 95″
  • towing length – 26’1″

Geoff Southworth

I am a California native and I enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. My latest adventures have been taking the family camping, hiking and surfing.

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