Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||2.1 seconds|
|0 to 30||6.4 seconds|
|Props||15.25 x 20|
|Load||2 persons; 60% fuel; 50 lbs. gear|
|Climate||72 deg.; 10 humid.; winds: 3-8; seas: 1|
1 x 300-hp Mercury XL Pro XS
1 x 225-hp Mercury XL Pro XS
1 x 250-hp Mercury XL Pro XS
1 x 300-hp Mercury XL Pro XS
The Nitro ZV20 is a formidable multi-species fishing boat that is sure to make a splash in the fishing industry. With her new aggressive Deep V Nitro Vortex Technology (NVT) Hull with rapid planing system (RPS), the ZV20 provides a true companion to the Walleye pros looking for a boat to provide that much-needed performance and functionality.
- Anti-Fatigue matting under bow carpeting.
- Deep V Nitro Vortex Technology (NVT) performance hull with RAPID PLANING SYSTEM (RPS) transom.
- Minn Kota Terrova 36V, 112-lb. (50.80 kg) thrust, 60" (1.52 m) composite shaft, foot-control trolling motor with Bluetooth & Universal Sonar 2.
- New touchscreen switch panel with 1-touch boat controls including First Fish, Nite Mode, master power, trim, lighting, bilge, livewells and more.
- 10" (25.4 cm) R&R Design Slidemaster adjustable jack plate; 8" (20.32 cm) with 225-hp motor.
- Attwood Centric X driver, passenger, fishing, & bike seats with shock-dampening core.
- Custom factory-matched trailer with Vortex hubs, swing-away tongue & GALVASHIELD Impact corrosion protection.
Performance and Handling
The new ZV20 comes with Nitro’s new NVT performance hull with parabolic curves to the hull instead of straight strakes and the RPS (Rapid Planing System) transom for faster planing times. Based on our test, it works. With an average planing time of 2.1 seconds and passing all the way to 40 in just 8.9 seconds, she is not only fast but maneuvers like a dream. She gripped the water tightly in strong maneuvering and was very quick to respond to the throttle.
Nitro ZV20: Design
Nitro’s Vortex Technology (NVT) hull design contributes to the ZV20’s speed, lift and handling.
From what we felt, this new NVT hull helped deliver the ZV20’s fast hole shot, top-end speed and lift. The science says parabolic shapes are stronger than flat or angled surfaces, providing reduced resistance and truer tracking at higher speeds.
The bow casting platform comes with five storage compartments. The front two compartments, as well as the center, are vented with Nitro’s Ventilation system. The bow can come with an optional Garmin, Humminbird, or Lowrance graph up to 12” (30.48 cm). There is also an optional Kicker KMC1 Bluetooth stereo system for music fans who like to crank it up between runs.
The cockpit includes four pedestal seats and 25” (63.5 cm) high bulwarks for safety, 3’4” (1.01 m) long grab rails are mounted just inside the cap-rails and a mounting track system is on top. The seats are contoured, swivel and have flip-down hi-rise backrests. The seat bases are also narrowing at the back so it’s more comfortable to rotate the legs to the side without rotating the whole seat.
Options to Consider
Nitro offers many options and upgrades for the ZV20. From bow to stern, this boat can be made and customized to each individual fisherman from the numerous different options for graphs to the Bob’s Action Extreme hydraulic jack plate. The ZV20 supports 225, 250, and 300 Mercury Pro XS Fourstroke engine options for those fishermen who want more of an advantage on the water.
While she's designed to be a walleye boat, the ZV20 easily has the compacity and functionality to work for a bass or trout fisherman, making her a true multi-species boat. Standard, she comes fully loaded but the options to choose from appease any fisherman. We liked the secure feeling you got sitting in the ZV20 between its space and high gunwales, and you feel safe bringing the family out for a day. Whether it be fishing or watersports, the Nitro ZV20 is a true contender in the boating world and would be a great addition to a fisherman’s fleet.