Nitro Z19

Nitro’s Z19 pro package bass boat features a NITRO Vortex Technology hull that carries a 10-year warranty.

The Z19 is a latest offering from Nitro, a member of the White River Marine Group built in Clinton, Mo. Nitro specializes in high-performance freshwater fishing boats. At 19-foot-4, the Z19 is the smallest of their Z models available in the pro package for a package price that should be in the range of many budgets and exceed expectations.

Nitro performance is a combination of innovation, fishability and comfort. The revolutionary NVT™ (NITRO Vortex Technology) hull uses a series of parabolic curves, instead of traditional strakes, to provide a faster, smoother and drier hull. When combined with their Rapid Planing System (RPS), it ensures a lightning-fast hole shot and improved turning and rough-water performance. The Guardian livewell is widely recognized as one of the finest fish-keeping systems in the industry.

The Z19 is laid out to do one thing very well: catch fish. A big, front deck with low profile gunwales gives freedom to move around for a better casting angle or to put pressure on a hooked fish.

Storage begins with locking, dual 8-foot rod lockers. A huge, center-locking storage compartment and two aft tackle lockers that hold seven 3700-class lure boxes each give plenty of places to store rods, tackle, foul weather gear and more. The trolling-motor pedal is recessed, and the coolers even have trash receptacles. Everything combines to make it easy to fish.

The Z19 has NASCAR-style seats to keep fishermen comfortable and secure while running. The hull design not only improves performance but reduces hull slap in chop and makes the ride easier in all conditions. The Z19 comes with a bike seat and folding fishing seat. A passenger console is also an option.


Length: 19-foot-4

Beam: 94 inches

Bottom width: 74 inches

Maximum recommended HP: 200

Fuel capacity: 50 gallons

Maximum capacity: 4 persons, 500 pounds.

Maximum weight capacity:1,375 pounds.

Interior depth: 181/2 inches

Transom height: 23 inches

Dead rise: 16 degrees

Draft: 15 inches.

Approximate weight: 1,850 pounds

Approximate pkg. weight: 3,249 pounds

Package width (includes trailer): 8-foot-6

Storage length: 22-foot-71/4

Lifetime hull warranty to original purchaser with 10 years from date of purchase to second owner, if transferred within 5 years from original purchase.

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