Alumacraft Prowler 165

Boats in the Prowler Series from Alumacraft are easy to handle, easy to navigate, mid-sized boats ideal for bass fishing adventures. They are packed with storage space, large bow and stern fishing platforms, a large livewell and a modified Vee hull to make runs across choppy waters comfortable. They are actually heavyweights in a light package.

The Prowler 165 comes standard with features usually associated with larger, more-expensive, boats. On the console, there is No Feedback Steering and a switch panel to control the livewell, bilge pump, running lights and more. The electrical system includes pre-wiring for a 12/24 volt trolling motor. For stability and strength, there are four keel breaks and a center hard keel on the one-piece hull. An aluminum transom completes the build to make this one tough, little boat.

Alumacraft quality begins below the waterline where the modified Vee hulls are made from a single sheet of heavy gauge, top-quality, 5052 marine-grade aluminum. No seams below the waterline means nothing to split and leak. The hull fastens to ribs, and Alumacraft uses more ribs made from heavier-gauge aluminum, making for a rigid hull that helps keep safety and confidence high when Mother Nature is having a bad day.

Whether you are looking for a fun, small fishing boat like the Prowler 165, a 20-foot, high-performance, deep V-boat or any of the possibilities between there and a 10-foot john boats, Alumacraft has an option for you. The Prowler 165 is a great entry level bass boat that won’t break the family budget, but will provide years of bass fishing fun.


Length: 16-foot-0

Beam: 78 Inches

Side height: 23 Inches

Boat weight: 830 pounds

Persons/Weight capacity: 4/965 pounds

Maximum horsepower: 60 HP

Transom width: 78 inches

Transom height: 21 inches

Depth: 6 inches

Hull thickness: .102 inches

Freeboard thickness: .102 inches

Livewells: 20 gallons (aft),

Fuel capacity: Tank not built in

Hull warranty:  5 years, limited

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