Bass boats are increasingly popular today among anglers. Before you decide to go bass fishing, it is recommendable to know how much the bass boat you are towing will weigh, along with the trailer weight to ensure you aren’t overloading your truck.
That being said, here are some of the most popular bass boats and their weight:
Common Bass Boat Weights
Here are the weights of some of the most common bass boats:
(1) Lowe 18’ Catfish
This bass boat weighs 1327 libs. It is made of aluminum, which makes it lightweight and sturdy.
The capacity of its live well is 60 gallons with rod holders of about 8’6”, making it quite ideal for fishing.
(2) Tracker Boats Pro Team 190 TX
Tracker Boat weighs 1048 lbs., lighter than most boats. Its storage is at the portal side and can hold up to 16 fishing rods.
(3) Nitro Z17
With a dry weight of 1450 lbs., the Nitro Z17 is quite easy and convenient to move around. It can accommodate up to three persons with a total weight of 460 lbs. cumulatively. Its live well has a capacity of 23 gallons, which means it can store a lot of fish.
(4) Sea Ark Boats BC210
This boat weighs 1800 lbs. It can accommodate up to 4 people, with a total cumulative weight of 588 lbs. It has a special lockable storage box that allows it to hold up to 22 rods. Its live well has 43 gallons, which also makes it ideal for fish storage.
(5) Ranger Boats 1880 MS
This boat has a dry weight of 2290 lbs. Most people use it for recreational fishing because it
comes with drink holders and rob holders. It can accommodate up to 7 people, and its hand-stitched seats make it so comfortable. It is not the best in terms of storage since its live well can
only accommodate 27 gallons.
(6) Bass Cat Jaguar
With a total dry weight of 2150 lbs, this brass boat is guaranteed to give you smooth rides. It has a capacity to hold 55 gallons with additional boxes that can hold rods of up to 8 feet. With 3 fuel tanks, you can use this boat for a long time after a single refill.
Weight of Bass Boat +Trailers
Trailers come in different weights depending on the size and model. The following table shows the common trailers, their weight, and towing capacity.
|Type of Trailer||Weight (in lbs)||Carrying Capacity (in lbs)|
|The McClain Single Aluminum Jon Boat Trailer||150||150|
|The Karavan Single Axle Pound Drift Trailer||400||1500|
|Load Rite Tandem Axle Catamaran Trailer||1000||6000|
|Karavan Single Axle Roller Trailer||630||3100|
Karavan Tandem Axle Roller Trailer
Venture Aluminum Boat Trailer
Best Vehicle to tow a Bass Boat
Mid-size pick-ups and SUVS are the best for towing bass boats. However, any vehicle can be used as long as its towing capacity ranges between 4000 to 5000 lbs. To ascertain whether your truck can pull a specific bass boat, you should subtract the weight of the trailer from your truck’s towing capacity.
For example, if you are using a light-duty Ram truck with a towing capacity of 4000 lbs together with The Karavan Single Axle Pound Drift Trailer that weighs 400 lbs, the truck can carry a bass boat weighing 3600 lbs (4000-400).
Conclusion: The Average Bass Boat Will Weigh Between 1000-2000 lbs.
Bass boats can weigh anywhere from 1000-2000 pounds. Taking into account the weight of the trailer, you’ll need to add 400-1000 pounds. That’s light enough for a full-size truck to tow without a sweat.
If that’s too much weight, you could always use a fishing kayak. They don’t weigh much. Happy fishing!