2014 Nitro Z-8

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Thanks to its aggressive fiberglass hull design, sporty engine and superior ergonomics, the Nitro Z-8 has more than it needs to be considered a fairly fast and practical motor boat that can deliver first class performances each time you want to have some fun on the water.

Built for fishing enthusiasts in mind, the Nitro Z-8 is equipped with a wide range of features that were especially designed to make any angler happy.

The boat can transport up to four persons and is fitted with an oversized port and starboard bow rod lockers, molded utility rigging compartment, hydraulic steering and a set of highly styled seating with shock absorption system for helm and passenger seats.

The Nitro Z-8 is offered with a starting price of $35,595.

Hit the jump for more information on the Nitro Z-8.


Nitro Z-8

The second you pick up your new NITRO Z-8 performance bass boat is the second you’ve earned the right to brag to your buddies about how awesome your boat is. And brag you will!

Because neither you or any of your fishing buddies (or even your competition) will find a more tournament-ready boat in this size, or for this value! Inside, it packs all the features anglers on every level of competition need to fish their way up the leaderboard.

And on the outside, it sports the NITRO fiberglass performance hull needed to leave your competitors in your wake as you race your way to your destination.

2014 Nitro Z-8 Key Features:

Nitro Z-8

• Removable port console option available
• Rapid Planing System transom
• 10" (27.94 cm) adjustable jack plate & rigging tube
• Fold-down reboarding ladder
• 2 aerated Guardian™ aft livewells w/timers, recirculators & pump-out systems
• 3-across seating w/storage, steps to aft deck & handholds
• Hydraulic steering w/through-deck hose fittings
• Full easy-to-read instrumentation
• In-dash Lowrance® Mark-5x Pro fishfinder
• Step to bow deck w/insulated cooler & trash receptacle
• Bow deck w/port & starboard rod lockers
• Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 70-lb. thrust foot-controlled trolling motor
• Custom-matched trailer w/GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection, tongue step, swing-away tongue & EZ lube hubs

2014 Nitro Z-8 Features and Benefits:

Nitro Z-8

Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind:

• Horn
• Fire extinguisher
• Non-skid bow mat
• Stainless steel passenger grab handle(s)
• EPA-compliant fuel system
• Anti-fatigue, padded comfort bow deck
• 4 pull-up cleats
• Stainless steel bow & stern eyes
• 2 molded-in steps for sure-footed, easy access to aft deck
• Paddle
• Spare prop holder
• Integrated fold-down reboarding ladder
• 4 stainless steel drink holders
• Flotation meets or exceeds NMMA & U.S. Coast Guard requirements


Nitro Z-8

• Courtesy light
• Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone paint scheme
• NEW reconfigured switch panel w/soft-touch shroud
• Flush-mounted Lowrance® Mark-5x Pro fishfinder w/480x480 pixel display & surface temperature
• Dash light dimmer switch
• Full instrumentation w/speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, trim gauge, water pressure gauge & oil reservoir level indicator
• Ready to accept optional removable port console
• Hydraulic steering w/tilt
• Recess for optional Hot Foot® pedal
• Removable molded, tinted windscreen
• Switch panels w/water-resistant switches

Construction & Exterior:

Nitro Z-8

• Deck & hull chemically bonded & mechanically fastened
• Hand-laid hull
• Transverse & longitudinal fiberglass foam-filled stringer system
• Full-width fiberglass-encapsulated composite transom
• 16-oz. plush, marine-grade cut pile carpet on decks & floor
• Carpet edge trim
• Low-profile gunnels to maximize interior space & fishing decks
• Heavy-duty rub rail


Nitro Z-8

• Stowable navigation lights
• Interstate® cranking battery
• Water-resistant connectors on all pumps & navigation lights w/abrasion-protective wrap
• Automotive-style labeled fuse panel w/cover
• Bow panel w/trolling motor receptacle, anchor light switch, trim switch, room for additional depth finder & NEW soft-touch shroud
• Manual lighted bow storage
• Master power switch
• 2 heavy-duty Interstate® Series 29 trolling batteries
• 2-bank (8 amps total) battery charger w/exterior receptacle
• 1,600 GPH (6,056.66 LPH) bilge pump
• 12V outlet


Nitro Z-8

• Footrest w/non-skid mat under console(s)
• Bike seat w/pedestal
• Oversized port & starboard bow rod lockers w/lid assists for rods up to 8’ (2.44 m)
• Port & starboard bow rod hold-down straps
• Fold-down fishing seat w/composite frame
• Molded utility rigging compartment for easy access to batteries & pumps & easy cleanup
• Highly styled seating w/shock absorption system for helm & passenger seats
• Oversized lockable center bow storage locker
• Partner rod ramp w/rod handle organizer & rod holder strap
• Step to bow deck w/insulated cooler & removable trash receptacle
• Insulated aluminum lids w/welded corners
• Trolling motor pedal recess for Minn Kota & MotorGuide® trolling motors
• Lift-out, molded aft storage boxes that will accept tackle trays
• Lockable bow & aft storage compartments

Livewell Systems:

Nitro Z-8

• Max-Air™ aeration system
• Two 20-gal. (75.71 L) insulated aft Guardian™ livewells
• Rotomolded w/rounded corners
• Pump-out system on both livewells
• Dual remote drain controls


• 10" (25.40 cm) adjustable jack plate
• 16-degree variable deadrise hull for a smoother, drier ride
• Rapid Planing System transom
• Rigging tube
• Stainless steel propeller


• Color-coordinated, tandem-axle drive-on NITRO trailer
• 14" (35.56 cm) custom aluminum wheels w/radial tires
• Spare tire carrier (spare tire optional)
• Built-in tongue step for sure footing
• No Touch Vortex hub lubrication system
• All-welded tubular frame for a unitized structure w/an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
• Folding tongue jack w/swivel wheel
• Powder-coat finish
• Space-saving swing-away tongue
• Heavy-duty winch w/nylon strap w/bow safety strap
• Carpeted bunks
• GALVASHIELD II corrosion protection
• Non-skid fender platforms
• Retractable safety cables
• Submersible lights
• Tie downs
• Transom saver

Trolling Motor:

• Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 70-lb. thrust, 42" shaft foot-controlled trolling motor


Length20’ 1’’
Bottom width75"
Max. recommended HP250 HP
Package width8’ 6’’
Fuel capacity68 Gallons
Deadrise16 Degrees
Approx. weight1900 Lbs.
Approx. package weight3620 Lbs.
Max. person capacity4 Persons
Depth inside19"
Transom height22"
Max. weight capacity1850 Lbs.
Max. person weight1000 Lbs.
Storage length23’ 7’’

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