2018 Nitro Z18

America’s best-selling fiberglass bass boat and the official boat of Major League Fishing®, The NITRO® Z18 is a champion from bow to stern. It’s is based on our revolutionary NVT™ hull with Rapid Planing System™, giving you a smooth, soft and dry ride along with a brisk holeshot and precise handling when turning and at the top end. The interior of the Z18 is laid out to provide the ultimate in fishability, with all-new Z-Core seating system with Force Flex suspension for the most comfortable ride possible.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Nitro
Model: Z18
Year: 2018
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 18.67 ft
Beam: 7.83 ft
Dry Weight: 1,700 lb
Deadrise: 16 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Type: Outboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal

Other

Maximum Number Of Passengers: 4
Boat Class: Bass Boats
More Info : Nitro Boats Website
Additional Details
  • Length:18' 8"
  • Length: 18' 8"
  • Beam: 94"
  • Bottom width: 75"
  • Max. recommended HP: 175 HP
  • Fuel capacity: 40 gal.
  • Max. person capacity: 4 persons
  • Max. person weight: 550 lbs.
  • Max. person, motor & gear weight: 1350 lbs.
  • Interior depth: 18.5"
  • Transom height: 22.5"
  • Deadrise: 16 degrees
  • Draft: 15"
  • Average weight: 1700 lbs.
  • Average package weight: 3200 lbs.
  • Package height: 6' 4"
  • Package width: 8' 6"
  • Towing length: 24' 1"
  • Storage length: 21' 3"
Standard Features

Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind

  • NMMA® certified
  • Flotation meets or exceeds NMMA® & U.S. Coast Guard Requirements
  • EPA-compliant fuel system
  • Non-skid mats bow & stern
  • 6 drink holders
  • 4 stainless steel pull-up cleats
  • Integrated fold-down stainless steel reboarding ladder, angled for allowing optional shallow-water anchor
  • 4 grab handles (1 at each seat)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Horn
  • Paddle

 

Console

  • Flush-mounted Lowrance® HOOK-5x fishfinder w/surface temperature & down imaging
  • Hydraulic steering w/tilt
  • Removable acrylic, tinted windscreen
  • Ready to accept optional removable port console
  • Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone gelcoat
  • Veethree® multi-function instrumentation w/speedometer/fuel gauge, tach/trim gauge, voltmeter gauge & water pressure gauge
  • Dash light dimmer
  • Water-resistant switch panels
  • LED courtesy light
  • 12V outlet

 

Construction & Exterior

  • NEW 100% composite deck core w/superior thermal stability & strength-to-weight ratio
  • Deck & hull chemically bonded & mechanically fastened w/stainless steel fasteners every 2" (5.08 cm)
  • Gelcoated stringer/liner system
  • Foam-filled hull for optimal buoyancy & safety
  • Full-width fiberglass-encapsulated composite transom
  • Low-profile gunnels to maximize deck size & for easier casting

 

Electrical

  • Bow panel w/trolling motor receptacle, anchor/light switch, trim switch & capability to flush mount 12" (30.5 cm) graph
  • 1,000 GPH (3,785 LPH) bilge pump
  • LED console courtesy light
  • Bow navigation lights integrated into gunnels w/stowable stern light
  • Automotive-style labeled fuse panel w/cover
  • Interstate® 24M-RD cranking battery
  • 2 heavy-duty Interstate® Series 29 trolling batteries
  • 2-bank, 8-amp battery charger w/exterior receptacle
  • 6-gauge trolling motor wiring w/50-amp circuit breaker
  • Master power switch
  • Waterproof Deutsch plugin gauge connectors
  • Water/abrasion-resistant connectors

 

Interior

  • NEW Z-Core seating system w/Force Flex suspension & contoured, rotomolded frame (driver & passenger seats)
  • 34-sq.-ft. (3.2-sq.-m) bow deck for casting mobility w/lots of storage
  • Step-up to bow deck w/62-qt. (58.7 L) insulated cooler & removable trash receptacle
  • Bike seat w/pedestal
  • Folding fishing seat w/composite frame
  • Trolling motor pedal recess for Minn Kota® & MotorGuide® trolling motors
  • Oversized, lockable port & starboard bow rod lockers w/lift assists for rods up to 8' (2.44 m)
  • Molded-in drainage channels around bow storage compartments
  • Port & starboard bow rod hold-down straps
  • Oversized lockable center bow storage locker
  • Partner rod ramp w/rod handle organizer & hold-down strap
  • 2 lift-out, molded aft storage boxes that will each accept seven 3700 tackle trays
  • Molded utility rigging compartment for easy access to batteries & pumps & easy cleanup
  • 16-oz. (.45 kg) plush, marine-grade cut pile carpet on decks & floor
  • Lockable compression latches
  • Footrest w/non-skid mat under console(s)
  • Insulated aluminum lids w/welded corners

 

Livewell Systems

  • Aft 30-gal. (114 L) Guardian™ aerated, divided livewell w/timer
  • 500 GPH (1,893 LPH) livewell recirculation/pump-out system
  • 500 GPH (1,893 LPH) aerator/fill pump
  • Rotomolded w/rounded corners

 

Performance

  • NITRO® Vortex Technology™ (NVT™) hull for a smoother, drier ride
  • Rapid Planing System™ for quicker holeshots & maximized speed
  • Rigging tube for organized wiring & abrasion resistance
  • Stainless steel propeller

 

Trailer

  • Custom-fit, single-axle NITRO® trailer w/powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection for improved durability
  • 14" (35.6 cm) chrome wheels w/radial tires
  • No Touch Vortex hub lubrication system w/6-yr. 100,000-mile limited warranty
  • Spare tire carrier (spare tire avail. at additional cost)
  • All-welded rectangular GALVASHIELD® frame
  • Space-saving swing-away tongue to reduce storage length
  • 1,200-lb. (544 kg) swing-up locking jack w/swivel wheel
  • Heavy-duty winch w/nylon strap & bow safety strap
  • Outboard motor support to reduce hull & transom stress while towing
  • Carpeted bunks & fender boards to protect hull
  • Submersible LED lights
  • Safety cables

 

Trolling Motor

  • Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 70-lb. (31.8 kg) thrust, 42" (1.07 m) shaft foot-control trolling motor

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