2018 Nitro Z18

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Year
2018
Manufacturer
Nitro
Model
Z18

Overview

Description

America’s best-selling fiberglass bass boat and the official boat of Major League Fishing®, The NITRO® Z18 is a champion from bow to stern. It’s is based on our revolutionary NVT™ hull with Rapid Planing System™, giving you a smooth, soft and dry ride along with a brisk holeshot and precise handling when turning and at the top end. The interior of the Z18 is laid out to provide the ultimate in fishability, with all-new Z-Core seating system with Force Flex suspension for the most comfortable ride possible.

Specifications
  • Length: 18 ft. 8 in.
  • Beam: 7 ft. 10 in.
  • Bottom width: 6 ft. 3 in.
  • Max. recommended HP: 175 HP
  • Fuel capacity: 40 gal.
  • Max. person capacity: 4 persons
  • Max. person weight: 550 lb.
  • Max. person, motor & gear weight: 1350 lb.
  • Interior depth: 18.5 in.
  • Transom height: 22.5 in.
  • Deadrise: 16 deg.
  • Draft: 15 in.
  • Average weight: 1700 lb.
  • Average package weight: 3200 lb.
  • Package height: 6 ft. 4 in.
  • Package width: 8 ft. 6 in.
  • Towing length: 24 ft. 1 in.
  • Storage length: 21 ft. 3 in.
Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind
  • NMMA® certified
  • Flotation meets or exceeds NMMA® & U.S. Coast Guard Requirements
  • EPA-compliant fuel system
  • Non-skid mats bow & stern
  • 6 drink holders
  • 4 stainless steel pull-up cleats
  • Integrated fold-down stainless steel reboarding ladder, angled for allowing optional shallow-water anchor
  • 4 grab handles (1 at each seat)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Horn
  • Paddle
Console(s)
  • Flush-mounted Lowrance® HOOK-5x fishfinder w/surface temperature & down imaging
  • Hydraulic steering w/tilt
  • Removable acrylic, tinted windscreen
  • Ready to accept optional removable port console
  • Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone gelcoat
  • Veethree® multi-function instrumentation w/speedometer/fuel gauge, tach/trim gauge, voltmeter gauge & water pressure gauge
  • Dash light dimmer
  • Water-resistant switch panels
  • LED courtesy light
  • 12V outlet
Construction & Exterior
  • NEW 100% composite deck core w/superior thermal stability & strength-to-weight ratio
  • Deck & hull chemically bonded & mechanically fastened w/stainless steel fasteners every 2" (5.08 cm)
  • Gelcoated stringer/liner system
  • Foam-filled hull for optimal buoyancy & safety
  • Full-width fiberglass-encapsulated composite transom
  • Low-profile gunnels to maximize deck size & for easier casting
Electrical
  • Bow panel w/trolling motor receptacle, anchor/light switch, trim switch & capability to flush mount 12" (30.5 cm) graph
  • 1,000 GPH (3,785 LPH) bilge pump
  • LED console courtesy light
  • Bow navigation lights integrated into gunnels w/stowable stern light
  • Automotive-style labeled fuse panel w/cover
  • Interstate® 24M-RD cranking battery
  • 2 heavy-duty Interstate® Series 29 trolling batteries
  • 2-bank, 8-amp battery charger w/exterior receptacle
  • 6-gauge trolling motor wiring w/50-amp circuit breaker
  • Master Power Switch
  • Waterproof Deutsch plugin gauge connectors
  • Water/abrasion-resistant connectors
Interior
  • NEW Z-Core seating system w/Force Flex suspension & contoured, rotomolded frame (driver & passenger seats)
  • 34-sq.-ft. (3.2-sq.-m) bow deck for casting mobility w/lots of storage
  • Step-up to bow deck w/62-qt. (58.7 L) insulated cooler & removable trash receptacle
  • Bike seat w/pedestal
  • Folding fishing seat w/composite frame
  • Trolling motor pedal recess for Minn Kota® & MotorGuide® trolling motors
  • Oversized, lockable port & starboard bow rod lockers w/lift assists for rods up to 8' (2.44 m)
  • Molded-in drainage channels around bow storage compartments
  • Port & starboard bow rod hold-down straps
  • Oversized lockable center bow storage locker
  • Partner rod ramp w/rod handle organizer & hold-down strap
  • 2 lift-out, molded aft storage boxes that will each accept seven 3700 tackle trays
  • Molded utility rigging compartment for easy access to batteries & pumps & easy cleanup
  • 16-oz. (.45 kg) plush, marine-grade cut pile carpet on decks & floor
  • Lockable compression latches
  • Footrest w/non-skid mat under console(s)
  • Insulated aluminum lids w/welded corners
Livewell System(s)
  • Aft 30-gal. (114 L) Guardian™ aerated, divided livewell w/timer
  • 500 GPH (1,893 LPH) livewell recirculation/pump-out system
  • 500 GPH (1,893 LPH) aerator/fill pump
  • Rotomolded w/rounded corners
Performance
  • NITRO® Vortex Technology™ (NVT™) hull for a smoother, drier ride
  • Rapid Planing System™ for quicker holeshots & maximized speed
  • Rigging tube for organized wiring & abrasion resistance
  • Stainless steel propeller
Trailer
  • Custom-fit, single-axle NITRO® trailer w/powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection for improved durability
  • 14" (35.6 cm) chrome wheels w/radial tires
  • No Touch Vortex hub lubrication system w/6-yr. 100,000-mile limited warranty
  • Spare tire carrier (spare tire avail. at additional cost)
  • All-welded rectangular GALVASHIELD® frame
  • Space-saving swing-away tongue to reduce storage length
  • 1,200-lb. (544 kg) swing-up locking jack w/swivel wheel
  • 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
  • Submersible LED lights
  • Safety cables
Trolling Motor
  • Minn Kota® Maxxum® 24V, 70-lb. (31.8 kg) thrust, 42" (1.07 m) shaft foot-control trolling motor
Bow Graph Options
  • Lowrance® HOOK-5 (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® Elite-7 Ti (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® Elite-7 Ti (RAM mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-7 Touch w/StructureScan® (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-7 Touch w/StructureScan® (RAM mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-9 Touch w/StructureScan® (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-9 Touch w/StructureScan® (RAM mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-12 Touch w/StructureScan® (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-12 Touch w/StructureScan® (RAM mounted)
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 7 DI (flush mounted)
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 7 SI (RAM mounted)
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI w/GPS (RAM mounted)
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 10 SI w/GPS (RAM mounted)
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 12 SI w/GPS (RAM mounted)
Dash Graph Exchange Options
  • Lowrance® Elite-7 Ti (flush mounted).
  • Lowrance® Elite-7 Ti (RAM mounted).
  • Lowrance® Elite-7 Ti (uninstalled).
  • Lowrance® HDS-7 Touch w/StructureScan®. (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-7 Touch w/StructureScan®. (RAM mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-7 Touch w/StructureScan®. (uninstalled)
  • Lowrance® HDS-9 Touch w/StructureScan®. (flush mounted)
  • Lowrance® HDS-9 Touch w/StructureScan®. (RAM mounted).
  • Lowrance® HDS-9 Touch w/StructureScan®. (uninstalled)
  • Lowrance® HDS-12 Touch w/StructureScan®. (flush mounted).
  • Lowrance® HDS-12 Touch w/StructureScan®. (RAM mounted).
  • Lowrance® HDS-12 Touch w/StructureScan®. (uninstalled).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 7 DI (flush mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 7 SI (gimbal mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 7 SI (RAM mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 7 SI (uninstalled).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI w/GPS (gimbal mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI w/GPS (RAM mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI wGPS (uninstalled).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 10 SI w/GPS (gimbal mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 10 SI w/GPS (RAM mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 10 SI w/GPS (uninstalled).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 12 SI w/GPS (gimbal mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 12 SI w/GPS (RAM mounted).
  • Humminbird® HELIX™ 12 SI w/GPS (uninstalled).
Performance & Steering Options
  • Hot Foot™ (non-Verado® motors only)
  • Trim lever on wheel (not available w/Verado® motors)
Battery Charger Exchange Options
  • 2-bank, 20-amp battery charger
  • 3-bank, 30-amp battery charger
  • Battery maintenance system
  • Dual Pro® international battery charger
  • Stealth 1, 20-amp battery charger w/out gauge
  • Stealth 1, 20-amp battery charger w/gauge
Hardware & Equipment Options
  • 2 oxygen generators
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Bow tool/drink holder
  • HydroWave® electronic fish attractor
  • Keel protector (Black or White)
  • Livewell control valve
  • Loc-R-Bar® w/alarm (dealer installation not included)
  • Port under deck storage drawer
  • Snap-in sandwich tray
Cushions & Seating Options
  • 2 bike seats (exchange)
  • 2 jump seats (exchange)
  • Center seat
  • Hydraulic pedestal (exchange)
Functional Options
  • Carpet embroidery
  • Magnetic under-lid lure holder/organizer
  • Rod organizer
  • SmartCraft® gauges
  • Remote oil fill (not available w/150 OptiMax® or 150 OptiMax Pro XS)
  • Removable port console & hardware (factory installed)
  • 8" (20.32 cm) adjustable jack plate (not available w/Verado® motors)
  • 8" (20.32 cm) Atlas hydraulic jack plate (not available w/Verado® motors)
  • 8" (20.32 cm) BMS hydraulic jack plate (not available w/Verado® motors)
  • Minn Kota® 8' (2.44 m) Talon shallow-water anchor (dealer installed)
  • 2 Minn Kota® 8' (2.44 m) Talon shallow-water anchors (dealer installed)
  • Minn Kota® 12' (3.66 m) Talon shallow-water anchor (dealer installed)
  • 2 Minn Kota® 12' (3.66 m) Talon shallow-water anchors (dealer installed)
  • Power-Pole® Blade 8' (2.44 m) shallow-water anchor (dealer installed)
  • 2 Power-Pole® Blade 8' (2.44 m) shallow-water anchors (dealer installed)
  • Power-Pole® Blade 10' (3.05 m) shallow-water anchor (dealer installed)
  • 2 Power-Pole® Blade 10' (3.05 m) shallow-water anchors (dealer installed)
Trolling Motor Options
  • Minn Kota® Fortrex® 24V, 80-lb. (36.3 kg) thrust, 45” (1.14 m) shaft trolling motor w/Universal Sonar 2
  • Minn Kota® Fortrex® 24V, 80-lb. (36.3 kg) thrust, 52” (1.32 m) shaft trolling motor w/Universal Sonar 2
  • Minn Kota® Ultrex® 24V, 80-lb. (36.3 kg) thrust, 45” (1.14 m) shaft trolling motor w/Universal Sonar 2 & i-Pilot
  • Minn Kota® Ultrex® 24V, 80-lb. (36.3 kg) thrust, 45” (1.14 m) shaft trolling motor w/Universal Sonar 2 & i-Pilot Link
  • MotorGuide® X5 24V, 80-lb. (36.3 kg) thrust, 45" (1.14 m) shaft trolling motor
Trailer Options
  • 14" (35.56 cm) single-axle custom wheels w/spare tire
  • 14" (35.56 cm) tandem-axle custom wheels w/spare tire
  • 18" (45.72 cm) custom silver machined aluminum wheel upgrade & Hercules RAPTIS R-T5 spare tire (must order fiberglass fenders)
  • 18" (45.72 cm) custom matte Black aluminum alloy wheel upgrade & Hercules RAPTIS R-T5 spare tire (must order fiberglass fenders)
  • Fiberglass fenders for tandem-axle trailer
  • Retractable trailer tie downs
  • Single-axle brake upgrade
  • Single-axle spare tire
  • Tandem-axle 1 brake
  • Tandem-axle 1 brake w/14" (35.56 cm) tire/wheel upgrade & spare tire
  • Tandem-axle 2 brake
  • Tandem-axle 2 brakes w/14" (35.56 cm) tire/wheel upgrade & spare tire
Cover Options
  • Rope ratchet cover for side or dual consoles—Charcoal
  • Minn Kota® Fortrex® trolling motor rope ratchet cover for side or dual consoles—Charcoal
Motor Options
  • 150 L OptiMax® Pro XS
  • 150 L FourStroke
  • 175 L OptiMax® Pro XS

Specs

Engine

Max HP
175 hp

General

Length Overall
18 ft. 8 in.
Beam
7 ft. 10 in.
Draft
15 in.
Dry Weight
1700 lb.
Max Person Capacity
4 persons; 550 lb.
Fuel Capacity
40 gal.
Max Carry Load
1350 lb.

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