View Full Version : Lowe vs Triton

03-07-2015, 09:58 PM
Thanks for all the replies comparing 4 strokes vs 2. Really helped me out. Now I am down to picking the boat. I want lot of storage and no wood structure. Lowe Stinger 175 and Triton TX 17 look to meet my needs and I am sure there are others. How do these two brands compare for those of you that have experience or knowledge of them. I have no near-by dealers of these brands to go look.

eagle 1
03-08-2015, 12:10 AM
duracraft and war eagle are the only kind I have owned . three total and I am 59 years young .If I buy another I doubt that a change would be made .If I bought a large boat a f/f would be in the mix as well .:twocents

03-08-2015, 07:41 PM
Lowe my 2 cents. Seems the triton was pricy I've had sea nyph monarch polar raft and 3 lowes

03-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Polar Raft is correct. Lmao

03-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Xpress of Ranger. JMHO

03-08-2015, 09:01 PM
Ranger and Triton aluminum boats are built in the same building. just diff stickers and consoles, and Ranger is $1500 to 2000 higher, Find a Triton Dealer and he can order you a triton in ranger colors, the only thing I have to say is when I got my Triton 1657 panfish in 2014 used from a Triton dealer, it came with a life time hull warranty. Im not sure about the Lowe warranty. something to look into,

03-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Haven't owned any of them, but like the layout in the Triton 18' a guy has where I sometimes fish. Offered to trade him the other woman but he said no. I think he's crazy!

03-09-2015, 09:03 AM
I have the triton 18c and as moose364 said it is the same boat as the ranger. It has good storage and rides well.

03-09-2015, 06:53 PM
I have a stinger 175..i like it ..seems very stable while fishing because of its wide beam..rides like any aluminum in its price range. fishes 2 up front comfortably..large livewells. I havent fished a triton though but im sure they are nice as well.

03-09-2015, 08:14 PM
Best thing to do is sit in both. Have a good walk around dry run. If your lucky some dealers will let you test drive. Or find a couple CDC members near you that have these boats and go for a ride fish them try them out Best of luck to you

03-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Just an FYI. We ordered a new war eagle 2072 in 2013 and we literally started with an empty hull and we could basically build the boat how we wanted it laid out using any of the options they offered. Crappiehabits would agree there has been zero regrets with the war eagle. Lowe was another brand they looked at and they were about 4000 cheaper for a 2072 but we were limited to the layout they had already produce according to the Lowe dealer we dealt with. Good luck.

brush pile
03-10-2015, 07:03 AM
Triton aluminum is now duracraft if that makes any difference

03-10-2015, 09:38 AM
Triton, Ranger and Stratos all were bought by Bass Pro ,so I don't think it's going to make much difference in the future.

crappies nightmare
03-10-2015, 09:55 AM
I prefer a glass boat, but a buddy bought a Triton TX 17 and I went fishing with him and think it is a excellent boat.

brush pile
03-10-2015, 10:00 AM
I have a triton aluminum I use only for catching shrimp 3-4 times a year. Where the transom and the bottom meet started to rot out. Called triton to ask about the lifetime warranty and they told me to call duracraft because that is who now owns their aluminum side. Called them and what a PITA. I decided it would be easier for me to just fix it myself. So if basspro owns them now then they are changing hands a lot and I would steer clear. And for anyone's info I was told the reason my boat rotted. Lumber is treated with arsenic and will bleed through the carpet on your bunks. That is one chemical aluminum can not handle. Not a problem if you use the boat often but for me letting it sit a year at a time is not good at all

crappies nightmare
03-10-2015, 10:17 AM
From what understand Bass pro bought Triton, Ranger and a few other companies. Supposedly they will just own these companies but not change how they operate.

03-10-2015, 10:47 AM
I owned a War Eagle 2072 and sold it to buy a Triton TA 196 and loved it, lots of room and very comfortable ride, but I could not take the Triton places that the War Eagle went and not to mention the fuel savings due to a lighter boat. I bought another War Eagle 860 due to the resale value and the customer service! Look at War Eagle before you drop your money down!