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A Factual Report From Mercury Marine

Boat House Bulletin Review

Engine:

Single 225 hp Pro XS®

Boat:

Nitro - Z-8

Prop:

Tempest® Plus

225 hp
Select Units:

Performance Summary

Best Fuel Economy (MPG@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (KM/L@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (L/nm@RPM)
  • 4.7 @ 3000
  • 2.0 @ 3000
  • 1.1 @ 3000
Top Speed (MPH@RPM) Top Speed (KPH@RPM) Top Speed (kts@RPM)
  • 69.2 @ 5700
  • 111.4 @ 5700
  • 60.1 @ 5700
Acceleration 0 - 30 MPH (seconds)
  • 7.75
RPM Range Speed (MPH) Speed (KPH) Speed (KN) Fuel (GPH) Fuel (LPH) Fuel (MPG) Fuel (KM/L) Fuel (NM/L) Range (miles) Range (km) Range (nm) Sound (dBA)
1000 5.7 9.2 5.0 1.0 3.8 5.7 2.4 1.3 - - - -
2000 8.2 13.2 7.1 5.3 20.1 1.5 0.6 0.3 - - - -
3000 31.3 50.4 27.2 6.7 25.4 4.7 2.0 1.1 - - - -
3500 35.6 57.3 30.9 8.1 30.7 4.4 1.9 1.0 - - - -
4000 40.5 65.2 35.2 9.9 37.5 4.1 1.7 0.9 - - - -
4500 46.5 74.8 40.4 12.6 47.7 3.7 1.6 0.8 - - - -
5000 52.8 85.0 45.9 15.5 58.7 3.4 1.4 0.8 - - - -
5500 63.2 101.7 54.9 17.4 65.9 3.6 1.5 0.8 - - - -

Performance Curve

GPH MPH MPG
LPH KPH KML
LPH KN NML

Test Conditions

Test Date
  • 2013-11-12
Test Conductor
  • N/A
Air Temperature
  • 63 °F
  • 17 °C
Wind Velocity
  • 5 - 10 MPH
  • 8 - 16 KPH
  • 4 - 9 kts
Water Type
  • Salt
Fuel Level at Testing
  • 68 gallons
  • 257 liters
Boat Weight as Tested
  • 1900 lbs
  • 862 kg

Engine Specifications

Number of Engines
  • Single
Engine
  • 225 hp Pro XS®
HP / kW
  • 225 / 166
Engine type
  • V-6
Gearcase ratio
  • 1.75:1

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer
  • Nitro
Website
Boat Model
  • Z-8
Boat Type
  • Bass
Material
  • Fiberglass
Length
  • 20 ft 1 in
  • 6.1 m
Beam
  • 8 ft
  • 2.4 m
Max HP Capacity
  • 250
Fuel Tank Capacity
  • 68.0 gallons
  • 257 liters
Steering Type
  • Hydraulic
Dry Boat Weight
  • 1900 pounds
  • 861.8 kg
Mounting Bolt Hole
  • 2

Propeller Specifications

Part Number
  • 825866A47
Mercury Name
  • Tempest® Plus
Material
  • Stainless Steel
Diameter / Pitch
  • 14.625 / 25.0
Number of Blades
  • 3
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