With speeds approaching 70 mph with the stock motor and a massive 20’1” length, the NITRO Z-8 is a ruthless and tireless fishing machine—and that’s why it shows up in major tournaments across the nation.

The 16° variable deadrise Mod V hull terminates in our legendary Rapid Planing System, which helps the Z-8 take off like an Olympic sprinter, and hop onto plane in an instant. The stepped hull also delivers an exceedingly smooth and dry ride, even at top speeds.

Continue reading for more information on the Nitro Z-8.

  • 2015 NITRO Z-8
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Minn Kota Maxxum 24V
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    250
  • Price:
    36595

Overview

2015 NITRO Z-8 Exterior
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Formidable fishing performance that your competitors will envy and fish will fear.

Huge storage areas hold everything you and your buddies need for a full day of tournament competition on the water.

New advanced features for 2015 include Veethree® multi-function gauges, console panel kit, and LED courtesy lights, plus room for 2 optional factory-mounted graphs at the console. Also new are Gem stainless steel latches and an integrated winch stand step with grab handle for easier boarding/deboarding while the boat is on the trailer. A removable port console option is available for quick set-up with a co-angler.

This powerhouse rides proudly on a custom-matched, tandem-axle trailer with GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection, tongue step, swing-away tongue and a no Touch Vortex hub lubrication system.

Check out the Z-8 Z-PRO Package to save over $4,000 off the normal upgrade price of high performance features!

2015 NITRO Z-8 Key Features:

2015 NITRO Z-8 Exterior
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  • 16° variable deadrise hull with Rapid Planing System
  • NEW Veethree® multi-function instrumentation w/speedometer/fuel gauge, tachometer/trim gauge, voltmeter gauge & water pressure gauge, console panel kit, and LED courtesy lights
  • NEW factory-installed option for 2 graphs at console (1 flush mounted & 1 RAM mounted)
  • 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
  • In-dash Lowrance® Mark-5x Pro fishfinder
  • Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 70-lb. thrust foot-controlled trolling motor
  • Custom-matched, tandem-axle trailer w/GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection, tongue step, swing-away tongue & no Touch Vortex hub lubrication system

2015 NITRO Z-8 Features and Benefits:

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Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind

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

Console(s)

2015 NITRO Z-8 Interior
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  • Flush-mounted Lowrance® Mark-5x Pro fishfinder w/480x480 pixel display & surface temperature
  • NEW LED courtesy light
  • Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone paint scheme
  • NEW Veethree® multi-function instrumentation w/speedometer/fuel gauge, tachometer/trim gauge, voltmeter gauge & water pressure gauge
  • NEW panel kit
  • Switch panel w/soft-touch shroud
  • Dash light dimmer switch
  • Ready to accept optional removable port console
  • Hydraulic steering w/tilt
  • Removable molded, tinted windscreen
  • Switch panels w/water-resistant switches

Construction & Exterior

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  • Deck & hull chemically bonded & mechanically fastened
  • Transverse & longitudinal fiberglass foam-filled stringer system
  • Full-width fiberglass-encapsulated composite transom
  • 16-oz. (.45 kg) 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

Electrical

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

Interior

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  • Footrest w/non-skid mat under console(s)
  • Stainless steel lockable compression latches
  • 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
  • Step to bow deck w/insulated cooler & removable trash receptacle
  • Oversized lockable center bow storage locker
  • Partner rod ramp w/rod handle organizer & rod holder strap
  • 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

Livewell Systems

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

Performance

  • Stainless steel propeller
  • 16° variable deadrise hull for a smoother, drier ride
  • Rapid Planing System™ stepped-hull design for super-fast holeshots w/minimal bow rise & better control as the boat gets up on plane
  • 10" (25.40 cm) adjustable jack plate (Optimax® only)
  • Rigging tube

Trailer

  • Custom-fit, factory-matched, tandem-axle NITRO® drive-on trailer w/color-coordinated powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection
  • Surge disc brakes on 1 axle
  • All-welded tubular frame for a unitized structure w/exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
  • 14" (35.56 cm) custom aluminum wheels w/radial tires
  • No Touch Vortex hub lubrication system for no-maintenance peace of mind w/6-yr. 100,000-mile limited warrant
  • NEW spare tire carrier w/matching spare
  • NEW integrated winch stand step for easier boarding/reboarding at bow while boat is on trailer
  • 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
  • Space-saving swing-away tongue to reduce storage length
  • Swing-up locking jack w/swivel wheel
  • Retractable safety cables
  • Submersible LED lights

Trolling Motor

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

Specifications

Length 20’ 1’’
Beam 96"
Bottom width 75"
Max. recommended HP 250 HP
Fuel capacity 68 Gallons
Max. person capacity 4 Persons
Max. person weight 850 Lbs.
Max. weight capacity 1850 Lbs.
Depth inside 19"
Transom height 22"
Deadrise 16 Degrees
Draft 14"
Approx. weight 1900 Lbs.
Approx. package weight 3620 Lbs.
Package width 8’ 6’’
Storage length 23’ 7’’
Price $36,595
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