The nimble NITRO® Z17 is a fiberglass bass boat that’s easy to fish, easy to tow and priced just right for first-time owners and amateur tournament competitors. It shares many of the features of the larger Z Series boats, including our revolutionary NVT™ hull, an insulated cooler, lockable rod storage, tackle storage and custom seating.

The deck is optimized for tournament angling with a lockable center rod organizer for rods up to 7’ 6”, as well as carpeted, lockable port and starboard storage boxes for tackle and rods up to 7’. Plus, a massive 23-gallon NITRO-exclusive GUARDIAN™ aerated, divided and timed livewell to keep your fish healthy all the way to the weigh-in.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Nitro
Model: Z17
Year: 2021
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 17'4 ft
Beam: 7'6 ft
Min Draft: 1'3 ft
Bridge Clearance: 6'2 ft
Dry Weight: 1,450 lb
Deadrise: 16 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Type: Outboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 gal

Other

Maximum Number Of Passengers: 3
Boat Class: Bass Boats
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Additional Details
  • Length:17' 4" 
  • Length: 17' 4" 
  • Beam: 7' 6" 
  • Bottom width: 6' 0" 
  • Max. Recommended HP: 115 HP
  • Fuel Capacity: 24 gal.
  • Max. Person Capacity: 3 persons
  • Max. person weight: 460 lbs.
  • Max. person, motor & gear weight: 1100 lbs.
  • Interior depth: 16.25" 
  • Transom height: 20.5" 
  • Deadrise: 16 degrees
  • Draft: 15" 
  • Average dry weight: 1450 lbs.
  • Average package weight: 2650 lbs.
  • Bridge clearance: 6' 2" 
  • Package height: 5' 3.5" 
  • Package width: 7' 11.5" 
  • Towing length: 23' 8" 
  • Storage Length: 20' 9" 
Standard Features

Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind

  • NMMA® certified
  • Flotation meets or exceeds NMMA® & U.S. Coast Guard requirements
  • EPA-compliant fuel system
  • Non-skid bow & stern mats
  • 4 stainless steel, angled cleats flushed w/gunnels
  • 2 grab handles (1 at passenger, 1 at transom)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Horn
  • Paddle

Livewell Systems

  • Aft 23-gal. (87.06 L) GUARDIAN™ aerated livewell w/divider & timer
  • 500 GPH (1,892.71 LPH) livewell recirculation/pump-out system
  • 500 GPH (1,892.71 LPH) aerator/fill pump
  • Rotomolded w/rounded corners

Trolling Motor

  • Minn Kota® Edge® 12V, 55-lb. (24.95 kg) thrust, 45" (1.14 m) shaft foot-control trolling motor
  • Trolling motor pedal recess

Console

  • Custom-molded modular console w/2-tone gelcoat
  • Lowrance® HOOK2 4x flush-mounted fishfinder
  • Single cable, no feedback rotary steering w/tilt
  • Removable acrylic, tinted windscreen
  • Ready to accept optional removable port console
  • Veethree® multifunction 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
  • Room to flush-mount optional, exchanged 9" (22.86 cm) fishfinder

Interior

  • 32-sq.-ft. (3.0-sq.-m) bow deck for casting mobility w/lots of storage
  • Bike seat w/pedestal
  • Folding fishing seat w/composite frame
  • Driver & passenger bucket seats w/molded-in storage below
  • Bow port & starboard rod hold-down straps
  • Molded-in drainage channels around bow storage compartments
  • Oversized, lockable bow port & starboard rod lockers for rods up to 7' (2.13 m)
  • Oversized lockable bow center storage locker w/lift assist & organizer for 4 rods up to 7' 6" (2.29 m)
  • Step to bow deck w/42-qt. (39.75 L) insulated cooler
  • Partner rod ramp w/rod handle organizer & hold-down strap
  • Footrest w/non-skid mat under console(s)
  • Step to aft deck w/polymer lid
  • 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
  • Insulated aluminum lids w/welded corners
  • 16-oz. (.45 kg) plush, marine-grade cut pile carpet on decks & floor
  • Lockable latches

Performance

  • NITRO VORTEX TECHNOLOGY™ (NVT™) hull for a smoother, drier ride
  • RAPID PLANING SYSTEM™ (RPS™) for quicker holeshots & maximized speed
  • Rigging tube for organized wiring & abrasion resistance
  • Stainless steel propeller

Construction & Exterior

  • 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
  • Integrated fold-down stainless steel reboarding ladder, angled for allowing optional shallow-water anchor

Electrical

  • Bow panel w/trolling motor receptacle, anchor/light switch, trim switch & capability to flush mount 9" (22.86 cm) fishfinder
  • LED console courtesy light
  • Automotive-style labeled fuse panel w/cover
  • Interstate® cranking battery
  • Heavy-duty Interstate® trolling battery
  • 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

Trailer

  • Custom-fit, single-axle NITRO® trailer powder-coated w/GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection for improved durability
  • 7-pin connector
  • 13" (33.02 cm) chrome wheels w/radial tires
  • Spare tire carrier (spare tire available at additional cost)
  • All-welded rectangular GALVASHIELD® frame
  • Space-saving swing-away tongue to reduce storage length
  • Fold-away tongue jack
  • 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

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