Alumacraft Prowler 175

If you are looking for a budget aluminum bass boat with all the basic features, you might want to consider the Alumacraft Prowler 175. Allot of us cannot or will not spend big money on a tournament ready aluminum rig. For the rest of of us, boats in this price range will work. I really like the simplicity of this boat, and you can upgrade everything as you want it or as much as the funds allow.Alumacraft Prowler 175

2017 Alumacraft Prowler 175

Alumacraft has Nationally advertised pricing on this boat and on the website the price is $13,765. What do you get for that money? How about this:

BOAT: 2017 Prowler 175
MOTOR: Yamaha F40LA
GRAPH: Humminbird, Piranha 197C
TROLLING MOTOR: Minnkota, Edge 45-45”

This price doe not include the standard Dealer freight, prep, & taxes, but that goes with saying. A boat ready to fish, on the water, for under 14 Grand? Sign me up.


The Specs on this boat are pretty standard for a 17′ boat.

Length 17’ 0” 5.2 m
Beam 84” 2.1 m
Transom Width / Height 84”/21” 2.1 m/0.5 m
Max. Horsepower 75 hp 56 kW
Max. Depth 8” 0.2 m
Max. Hull Thickness 0.102” 2.6 mm
Freeboard Thickness 0.102” 2.6 mm
Weight 895 lbs 406 kg
Max. Capacity 4/1,300 lbs 4/590
Fuel Capacity 12 gal. 45 L
Livewell Aft 20 gal. 76 L
Livewell Bow 0 gal. 0
Instruments speed, tach,
Seats 4

Standard Features

  • Passenger Grab Handle
  • Seats 4
  • Gauges Speed Tach
  • No Feedback Steering
  • Switch Panel
  • Aft Storage
  • Bow Storage
  • Underseat Storage
  • Port Side 8′
  • Trolling System 12/24 V
  • 4 Cleats
  • 4 Keel Breaks
  • Aluminum Transom
  • Center Hard Keel
  • One Piece Hull
  • Single Stage Metallic Paint
  • Stainless Steel Bow Eye
  • Stainless Steel Transom Eyes
  • Aft Aerated Livewell
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Navigation Lights
  • Portable Fuel Tank 12 Gal

Optional Features

  • BRP Engines
  • Honda Engines
  • Mercury Engines
  • No Engine Brand
  • Suzuki Engines
  • Yamaha Engines


One thing I did notice that you might want to consider is that this boat lacks a little storage. While it does have storage in the front, and storage under the seats, that’s pretty much it. The boat does have a rod locker, but as bass fisherman, we need to keep all our lures and baits with us at all times. This might be an issue for some, for me, I will always bring my tackle box anyway. I get it though, Alumacraft is trying to keep the boat at a certain price point and some of the extras we take for granted are just eliminated.

Alumacraft Prowler 175

Final Thoughts

Remember, these are my thoughts and opinions and not word of God so please take what I say as just that, an opinion. Buying a boat is a big deal, especially if it is your first one. This boat having everything you need already setup is a perfect step into the bass fishing world. I like the fact that you can upgrade the electronics and motors, and I also like the fact that you can choose any outboard manufacturer you want. Not that many boat manufacturers do this.

Alumacraft is a dinosaur when it comes to building boats. They have been around forever. There is a reason for this, and that is because they build a quality product that stands the test of time. Do you want to get an idea about how Alumacraft builds their boats? Click here to find out. Lastly click on this link to get 10 Reasons to Own an Alumacraft.

Link: Alumacraft Prowler 

As always, leave your thoughts and comments below.

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