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Katie Mitchell

Jack Wlezien

2500 E. Kearney
Springfield, MO 65898
Joining the NITRO® Family: the NEW Center-Console NITRO® Z-9

Contact: Amy McDonald, Publicity Manager
Office: 417-873-5949
Joining the NITRO® Family: the NEW Center-Console NITRO®Z-9
          Outstanding performance and handling characteristics, as well as its extraordinary array of fishing features, has made the NITRO® Z-9 the boat of choice among many of the nation’s top competitive bass fishermen. Why stop there? New for 2008 is the NITROZ-9 CDC – a center dual console configuration that’s sure to please the open-water angler.
            Like the other models in the Z9 lineup, the Z9 CDC is built on a 21-foot, hand-laid hull with foam-filled fiberglass stringers that are chemically bonded to the hull for strength and durability. The boat’s 96-inch beam makes for a stable fishing platform and the center console allows 360-degree access for fighting and landing big fish that just don’t want to leave the water.
            Four-across seating provides anglers a comfortable ride. Two seat pedestal positions on the bow deck enable the user to choose the most efficient arrangement. There is also a folding fishing chair on the aft deck. Beneath the bow deck are storage compartments and a large aerated, timed livewell with an oxygen-generation system and a pump-out feature. The aft deck mounted Guardian livewells also include an oxygen generation system.
There are two lockable rod boxes and a “partner rod storage” feature with a rod-handle organizer and retractable rod-holder strap. Plus, storage lids are insulated and backed with welded aluminum plate for strength. Anglers will find sun-resistant, plush, 22-ounce marine-grade carpet covering the floor and decks.
            Stainless-steel hardware throughout, including grab bars and pull-up cleats and a sturdy bow plate, will give many years of corrosion-free service in harsh marine environments.
            A 24-volt, 82-pound-thrust MotorGuide trolling motor with a sturdy Gator Mount is standard and its foot pedal fits neatly into the recessed area, making trolling motor operation easier in rough water and on the angler’s back.
A slide-away easily seat creates a step to the aft deck and built-in steps give easy access up onto the bow deck from the cockpit.
            Complete instrumentation includes an array of gauges, even a digital alarm clock. The NITROZ9 CDC has Hydraulic Tilt steering with through-deck hose fittings.
            A variety of Mercury Outboard power options are available and outboard performance is enhanced with a 10-inch jack plate and rigging tube that is standard equipment.
            Anglers will find navigation easy, even in the dark or on a foggy day, with the Lowrance X25c sonar unit with built-in GPS.
            The Z-9 CDC even comes standard with an integrated, fold-down boarding ladder. Fishing features include rod organization and lots of gear storage, plus it is generously equipped with drink-holders and other comfort and convenience features.
            The NITROZ9 CDC raises the bar for center-console fishing boats in 2008. For more information on the Z9 CDC, contact a NITRO dealer or visit the website Simply click the “Find a Dealer” button to locate a dealer nearest you.