NITRO® performance fiberglass boats are designed to be pure fishing machines, to succeed at the highest levels of tournament competition—and the proof is easy to see. NITRO pro anglers consistently land in the winner's spotlight on stage of the Bassmaster® Elite Series and the Bassmaster Classic, The Bass Pro Tour and Redcrest Championship, the FLW and more.
NITRO designers and engineers work closely with the best anglers in the world—Kevin VanDam, Edwin Evers, Ott Defoe to name a few—to constantly rethink and improve every feature of our boats, from hull design, to livewells, to rod storage. And the next generation of anglers—including new pro trail contenders and high school and college anglers—keep us on our toes with emerging trends in modern tournament fishing.
The NITRO Z19 is the official boat of Major League Fishing. The agile Z19 delivers nimble handling and versatility, and it sports many of the features of the larger bass boats in the Z Series line, like a Guardian™ livewell, a heavily-insulated cooler, dual 8’ rod locker storage, and our smooth and fast NVT hull.
The revolutionary NITRO Vortex Technology (NVT™) hull uses a series of parabolic curves, instead of traditional strakes, to provide you with a faster, smoother, and drier hull and ride. When combined with our Rapid Planing System (RPS), you also get a lightning-fast hole shot and improved turning and rough-water performance. And our Guardian™ livewell is recognized as one of the finest fish-keeping systems in the industry.
Perhaps the most important aspect of a NITRO for our Elite pros is the fishability factor. Every NITRO boat is laid out to do one thing very well—catch fish. Enormous front decks—up to 45 sq. ft. on the Z21—allow maximum mobility when battling unruly bass and feature low-profile gunnels for ease of skipping, pitching, flipping, or landing fish. With dual 8’ rod storage on most models, in-deck storage holds more rods and gear than you’ll ever need. Our exclusive Guardian™ livewells keep fish alive and healthy all day long, even on hot tournament days in the summer. Plus recessed trolling-motor pedals, heavily-insulated coolers with trash receptacles, and optional removable passenger consoles help keep you and your partner fishing all day long.
Anyone who’s been beat up on a long run across the lake knows how important the comfort features of a boat can be. NITRO boats are equipped with NASCAR-style seating to keep you comfortable and secure, and the NVT hull moderates the felt impact of chop, even on rough water. The Z20, Z21, and ZV21 also feature a padded, anti-fatigue bow deck to relieve the foot and ankle strain of long tournament days.