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(w/ 1 x 175-hp Mercury Pro XS 4-stroke)

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Brief Summary

NITRO® says the previous versions of the Z18 are the best-selling fiberglass bass boats, so it would be easy to understand if the manufacturer didn’t want to make changes. But NITRO® has upgraded the official boat of Major League Fishing with an angled panel to mount the bow fishfinder, more leg room under the helm console, and integrated net stowage abaft the seats. A 175-hp Mercury Pro XS outboard adds 3.4-liter V-6 4-stroke power and numerous features that help make the engine easier to manage and maintain. The boat, motor, and trailer remain among the most complete turn-key bass packages available.

Key Features

  • NITRO® Vortex Technology (NVT) hull with Rapid Planing System
  • 175-hp Mercury Pro XS outboard
  • Aft 30-gal. (114 L) Guardian aerated, divided livewell with timer
  • Lowrance HOOK2 5 Combo flush-mounted fishfinder
  • Hydraulic steering with tilt
  • Custom-fit, single-axle trailer with powder-coat finish and GALVASHIELD corrosion and chip resistance
  • 2-bank, 8-amp battery charger with exterior receptacle
  • 34-sq.-ft. (3.16 sq. meter) bow deck for casting mobility with lots of stowage
  • Bike seat and jump seat with pedestals
  • Recessed trolling-motor pedal area for Minn Kota and MotorGuide trolling motors
  • Oversized, lockable port and starboard bow rod lockers with lift assists for rods up to 8' (2.44 m)
  • Step to bow deck with 62-qt. (58.67 liter) insulated cooler and removable trash receptacle
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 18' 8''
    5.69 m
    Beam 7' 10''
    2.39 m
    Dry Weight 1,700 lbs.
    771 kg
    Tested Weight 2,300 lbs.
    1,043 kg
    Draft 15''
    0.38 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 16-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity 1,350 lbs.
    612 kg
    Person Capacity 4
    Fuel Capacity 40 gal.
    151 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 175-hp Mercury Pro XS 4-stroke
    Opt. Power 1 x 150-hp Mercury FourStroke
    1 x 175-hp Mercury Pro XS FourStroke

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.6 3.1 0.6 5.9 5.1 213 185.2 57
    1000 5.1 4.4 1.0 5.1 4.4 182 158.1 66
    1500 6.5 5.7 2.1 3.2 2.8 114 99.3 75
    2000 7.7 6.7 3.5 2.2 1.9 79 68.4 73
    2500 22.5 19.6 3.7 6.2 5.4 222 193.0 85
    3000 29.3 25.4 5.1 5.7 5.0 206 179.5 83
    3500 35.2 30.6 6.3 5.6 4.9 203 176.3 83
    4000 41.6 36.1 7.5 5.5 4.8 199 173.4 90
    4500 49.5 43.0 10.3 4.8 4.2 173 150.4 88
    5000 57.2 49.7 14.1 4.1 3.5 146 127.3 88
    5500 61.6 53.6 15.9 3.9 3.4 140 121.7 88
    5800 62.5 54.3 16.2 3.9 3.4 139 120.8 89
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 185.2 343 5.80 2.27 2.51 57
    1000 158.1 293 8.20 3.79 2.17 66
    1500 99.3 183 10.50 7.95 1.36 75
    2000 68.4 127 12.40 13.25 0.94 73
    2500 193.0 357 36.20 14.01 2.64 85
    3000 179.5 332 47.20 19.31 2.42 83
    3500 176.3 327 56.60 23.85 2.38 83
    4000 173.4 320 66.90 28.39 2.34 90
    4500 150.4 278 79.70 38.99 2.04 88
    5000 127.3 235 92.10 53.37 1.74 88
    5500 121.7 225 99.10 60.19 1.66 88
    5800 120.8 224 100.60 61.32 1.66 89

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.2 sec.
    0 to 30 7.3 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 23P Fury
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 89 deg., 72 humid; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: light chop

    Captain's Report

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Nitro Z18 (2019-) is 62.5 mph (100.6 kph), burning 16.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 61.32 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Nitro Z18 (2019-) is 35.2 mph (56.6 kph), and the boat gets 5.6 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.38 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 203 miles (326.7 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 175-hp Mercury Pro XS 4-stroke.
    • Time to plane for the Nitro Z18 (2019-) is 4.2 sec. seconds.
    • Time from 0 to 30 of the Nitro Z18 (2019-) is 7.3 sec. seconds.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Standard
    GPS/Chart Optional

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard

    Warranty

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