2019
Z18
Z18
Boat, Motor, and Trailer - all included!
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Photos may show optional equipment.
Specs and features subject to change without notice.

Description

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. NEW for 2019, we’ve tweaked the design with an angled flush bow graph panel, more leg room under driver console and integrated net stow behind seats.

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 Z-Core seating system with Force Flex suspension for the most comfortable ride possible.

  • America’s best-selling fiberglass bass boat & the official boat of Major League Fishing
  • NITRO® Vortex Technology™ (NVT™) hull w/Rapid Planing System™
  • NEW Z-Core™ seating system w/Force Flex suspension & contoured, rotomolded frame for driver & passenger seats, designed in collaboration w/Kevin VanDam
  • 34-sq.-ft. (3.2-sq.-m) bow deck w/100% composite deck core w/superior thermal stability & strength-to-weight ratio
  • Unitized hull, foam-filled stringer system & deck for superior durability & flotation
  • Room at the bow & console to flush-mount fishfinders
  • Step up to bow deck w/62-qt. (58.7 L) insulated cooler, removable trash receptacle & optional sandwich tray
  • Oversized, lockable port & starboard bow rod lockers w/lift assists for rods up to 8' (2.44 m) & large, lockable center bow storage locker
  • Aft 30-gal. (114 L) Guardian™ aerated, divided livewell w/timer
  • Factory rigged w/a Mercury® outboard, Minn Kota® trolling motor, Lowrance® fishfinder & custom-fit trailer w/GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection for improved durability

Specs & Layout

SpecificationsSpecifications
Transom height 22.5"  Length 18'8"
Deadrise 16 degrees  Beam 7'10"
Draft 15"  Bottom width 6'3"
Average dry weight 1700 lbs.  Max. recommended HP 175 HP
Average package weight 3200 lbs.  Fuel capacity 40 gal.
Package height 6'4"  Max. person capacity 4 persons
Package width 8'6"  Max. person weight 550 lbs.
Towing length 24'1"  Max. person, motor & gear weight 1350 lbs.
Storage length 21'3"  Interior depth 18.5"
 
Move pointer over boat to open/close compartments.

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
Livewell Systems
  • Aft 30-gal. (114 L) Guardian™ aerated livewell w/divider & timer
  • 500 GPH (1,893 LPH) livewell recirculation/pump-out system
  • 500 GPH (1,893 LPH) aerator/fill pump
  • Rotomolded w/rounded corners
Trolling Motor
  • Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 70-lb. (31.8 kg) thrust, 42" (1.07 m) shaft, foot-control trolling motor
Console
  • Extended leg room under console
  • NEW Lowrance® HOOK2 5 Combo flush-mounted fishfinder
  • Hydraulic steering w/tilt
  • Removable acrylic, tinted windscreen
  • Ready to accept optional removable port console
  • Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone gelcoat
  • Veethree® multifunction 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
Interior
  • 34-sq.-ft. (3.2-sq.-m) bow deck for casting mobility w/lots of storage
  • Bike seat w/pedestal
  • Folding fishing seat w/composite frame
  • Z-Core™ seating system w/Force Flex suspension & contoured, rotomolded frame for driver & passenger seats
  • Trolling motor pedal recess for Minn Kota® & MotorGuide® trolling motors
  • Port & starboard bow rod hold-down straps
  • Molded-in drainage channels around bow storage compartments
  • Oversized, lockable port & starboard bow rod lockers w/lift assists for rods up to 8' (2.44 m)
  • Oversized lockable center bow storage locker
  • Step to bow deck w/62-qt. (58.7 L) insulated cooler & removable trash receptacle
  • Partner rod ramp w/rod handle organizer & hold-down strap
  • Footrest w/non-skid mat under console(s)
  • NEW designated net storage behind seating
  • 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
  • Insulated aluminum lids w/welded corners
  • 16-oz. (.45 kg) plush, marine-grade cut pile carpet on decks & floor
  • Lockable compression latches
Performance
  • NITRO® Vortex Technology™ (NVT™) hull for a smoother, drier ride
  • Rapid Planing System™ (RPS™) for quicker holeshots & maximized speed
  • Rigging tube for organized wiring & abrasion resistance
  • Stainless steel propeller
Construction & Exterior
  • 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
  • NEW angled bow panel w/trolling motor receptacle, anchor/light switch, trim switch & capability to flush mount 12" (30.5 cm) Humminbird® Helix™ 12 graph
  • 1,000 GPH (3,785 LPH) bilge pump
  • LED console courtesy light
  • Automotive-style labeled fuse panel w/cover
  • Interstate® 31M-AGM 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
Trailer
  • Custom-fit, single-axle NITRO® trailer w/powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection for improved durability
  • 7-pin connector
  • 14" (35.6 cm) chrome wheels w/radial tires
  • No Touch Vortex hub lubrication system w/6-year, 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
  • 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

Additional Accessories