At 18'8" (5.68 m) the Z-7 is a scaled down version of Nitro’s premium bass boat, the Z-9, and designed to meet the needs of bass anglers who don’t need the size or the higher price tag a bigger boat brings to the table. The Z-7 is 25'' shorter and carries two inches less beam than the larger Z. The major compromises most anglers might note between the two Nitros end there. In fact, the Z with the lucky “7” designation is both more frugal with fuel and more nimble on the water than her larger kin. Take a look at our test and you'll see what an affordable bass boat can give you.