OUR HISTORY

1996

Triton Boats is founded with the brand mission to build the first true tournament-ready, high-performance bass boat. 

1997

Triton is the first to build a wood-free, 100% composite bass boat with a concave running pad, an industry first, that produces the legendary soft dry ride of a Triton bass boat. 

The TR21 is introduced and becomes a top choice of the pros for its unmatched performance, nimble handling and maximum fishability. 

2000

The first Triton Owners Tournament is held on Old Hickory Lake outside Nashville, Tennessee. 

2001

Triton emerges as the nation’s leading fiberglass bass boat manufacturer in units sold. The brand’s slogan is “America’s No. 1 Fiberglass Fishing Boat Manufacturer.”

Triton completes a 65,000 square-foot expansion to increase production capacity. The Ashland City, Tenn., facility spans 270,000 square feet.

Triton enters a partnership to build aluminum boats in Aberdeen, Miss. Bass, crappie and waterfowl boats are the first models to be built.

The B.A.S.S. Nation Alliance program is introduced for grass roots B.A.S.S. members. The program is the first contingency program to pay cash bonuses to bass club anglers.

2002

Triton introduces a rolling self-contained maintenance shop with the Tournament Support Team Trailer, a first for tournament angling. A Peterbilt tractor pulls the custom 53-foot custom trailer.

Triton introduces the 190 FS, a fish & play model designed with an emphasis on tournament fishing features.

Triton Gold is introduced as the most lucrative cash bonus program in the sport. When introduced the program paid $500,000 to anglers in Triton-sanctioned tournaments. 

2003

The LTS 240 becomes the latest addition to the saltwater lineup. The boats are built on the same platform as Triton’s legendary high-performance bass boats.

The X Series is introduced with ground breaking features for tournament bass boats. Those include the revolutionary Res-Q built-in and retractable boarding ladder.

The Res-Q ladder earns a Safe Boating Award from the National Safe Boating Council.

2005

Brunswick Corp. acquires Triton Boats.

2007

Triton holds the first Triton Owners Tournament West.

2010

The first fully enclosed rod storage systems for bass boats are introduced. 

The first bow panel in the industry is introduced allowing large fishfinders to be flush mounted.

Platinum Equity purchases Triton from Brunswick Corp. Manufacturing and is moved from Tennessee to Arkansas. 

2011

Triton introduces the first removable passenger console in a bass boat. The feature allows the same boat to convert between a single or dual console. 

2014

Triton introduces the TRX series with 21TrX.

2015

Triton adds 5 models to the TrX lineup; 179, 189, 18, 19, 20 and 22.

2016

Triton Boats celebrates its 20th Anniversary. 

Triton introduces the 206 Fishunter and 206 Allure as well as the 260LTS Bay Boat

Triton partners with key industry option manufacturers to create the Patriot package, offering a complete tournament-ready package at an exceptional value.

2018

Triton moves into a dedicated, state-of-the-art production facility in Midway, AR.