This fierce contender measures a staggering 20’ 9", and with a stable 8’ beam and motor capacity up to 300HP, there’s nothing on the water that compares.

Industry-leading, tournament-dominating features include our exclusive Rapid Planing System to cut through the mightiest inland chop and launch you onto plane in an instant. The flush-mounted Lowrance® HDS-7C fishfinder w/GPS and the Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 80-lb. thrust foot-control trolling motor help you find fish and stay on top of them.

And with virtually unlimited options, including multiple graphs, custom colors, and Power Poles, you’ll be able to customize your Z-9 to your exact specifications. The NITRO Z-9 rides on a custom factory matched trailer with an all-welded tubular GALVASHIELD frame, LED back-up lights, and new fiberglass fenders. The Z-9 is offered in limited availability for 2015, so get yours now.

Continue reading for more information on the NITRO Z-9.

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2015 NITRO Z-9 Key Features:

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NITRO Z-9—the dominant force on the water. And the choice of the world’s greatest bass angler—4-time Bassmaster Classic® winner Kevin VanDam.

• Limited availability for 2015 model year!
• 16° variable deadrise hull with Rapid Planing System
• Fold-down reboarding ladder
• Two 20-gal. (75.71 L) insulated, aerated Guardian™ aft livewells w/timers & pump-out systems
• Hydraulic tilt steering w/through-deck hose fittings
• Full instrumentation w/speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, trim gauge, water pressure gauge & oil reservoir level indicator
• Flush-mounted Lowrance® HDS-7C fishfinder w/GPS at console
• Port & starboard rod lockers w/lights and lift assist
• Bow bicycle seat & aft folding chair, both w/power pedestal
• Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 80-lb. thrust foot-control trolling motor
• Custom-matched trailer w/GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection, swing-away tongue & No Touch Vortex hub lubrication system
• NEW fiberglass fenders w/integrated LED backup lights & carpet backing to protect hull

2015 NITRO Z-9 Standard Features:

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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
• Under-lid lure holder/organizer
• 5 stainless steel drink holders
• 4 stainless steel 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
• Stainless steel bow & stern eyes
• 2 molded-in steps for sure-footed, easy access to aft deck
• Built-in tournament ruler & holder
• Spare prop holder
• Tool & scent holder
• Remote oil fill (OptiMax® engines only)
• Fire extinguisher
• Horn
• Paddle


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• Flush-mounted Lowrance® HDS-7 Gen2 fishfinder w/GPS
• NEW courtesy light
• Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone paint scheme
• Reconfigured switch panel w/soft-touch shroud
• Full instrumentation w/speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, trim gauge, water pressure gauge & oil reservoir level indicator
• Dash light dimmer switch (OptiMax® engines only)
• Ready to accept optional removable port console
• Hydraulic steering w/tilt
• Removable molded, tinted windscreen
• Soft-touch waterproof digital switches

Construction & Exterior:

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• Deck & hull chemically bonded & mechanically fastened
• Hand-laid hull
• Transverse & longitudinal fiberglass foam-filled stringer system
• Full-width fiberglass-encapsulated composite transom
• 22-oz. (.62 kg) plush, marine-grade cut pile carpet on deck & floor
• Carpet edge trim
• Low-profile gunnels to maximize interior space & fishing decks
• Heavy-duty rub rail


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• Bow panel w/trolling motor receptacle, anchor light switch, trim switch, room for additional depth finder & NEW soft-touch shroud
• Manual lighted center bow storage compartments
• 1,600 GPH (6,056.66 LPH) bilge pump
• Automatic bilge
• Automotive-style labeled fuse panel w/cover
• 2-bank (20 amps total) onboard battery charger w/exterior receptacle
• Digital switching (except accessory)
• Electrical Control Module (ECM)
• Interstate® cranking battery
• Master power switch
• Stowable navigation lights
• Water-resistant connectors on all pumps & navigation lights w/protective abrasion-resistant wrap
• Automatic illuminated port & starboard bow storage
• 2 heavy-duty Interstate® Series 29 trolling batteries
• Trolling motor power distribution panel w/three 50-amp circuit breakers
• 12V outlet


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

Livewell System(s):

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


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• 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


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• 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 warranty.
• 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, 80-lb. thrust, 42" (1.07 m) shaft, foot-controlled trolling motor


Length 20’ 9’’
Beam 96"
Bottom width 74"
Max. recommended HP 300 HP
Fuel capacity 68 Gallons
Max. person capacity 4 Persons
Max. person weight 1100 Lbs.
Max. weight capacity 2150 Lbs.
Depth inside 19"
Transom height 22.5"
Deadrise 16 Degrees
Draft 16"
Approx. weight 2150 Lbs.
Approx. package weight 4050 Lbs.
Package width 8’ 6’’
Storage length 24’ 4’’
Price $39,995
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