A Factual Report From Mercury Marine

Boat House Bulletin Review

Engine:

225 hp OptiMax® & Pro XS™

Boat:

Nitro - Z8

Prop:

Tempest® Plus

225 hp
Select Units:

Performance Summary

Best Fuel Economy (MPG@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (L/100km@RPM)
  • 4.7 @ 3000
  • 50.0 @ 3000
Top Speed (MPH@RPM) Top Speed (kts@RPM)
  • 69.2 @ 5700
  • 60.2 @ 5700
Acceleration 0 - 30 MPH (seconds) Acceleration 0 - 48 kts (seconds)
  • 7.75
RPM Range Speed (MPH / kts) Speed (KPH / kts) Fuel (GPH) Fuel (LPH) Fuel (MPG) Fuel (L/100km)
1000 5.7 / 5.0 9.2 / 5.0 1.0 3.8 5.7 41.3
2000 8.2 / 7.1 13.2 / 7.1 5.3 20.1 1.5 156.8
3000 31.3 / 27.2 50.4 / 27.2 6.7 25.4 4.7 50.0
3500 35.6 / 31.0 57.3 / 31.0 8.1 30.7 4.4 53.5
4000 40.5 / 35.2 65.2 / 35.2 9.9 37.5 4.1 57.4
4500 46.5 / 40.4 74.8 / 40.4 12.6 47.7 3.7 63.6
5000 52.8 / 45.9 85.0 / 45.9 15.5 58.7 3.4 69.2
5500 63.2 / 55.0 101.7 / 55.0 17.4 65.9 3.6 65.3

Performance Curve

GPH MPH MPG
LPH KPH L/100km

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

Engine
  • 225 hp OptiMax® & Pro XS™
HP / kW
  • 225 / 166
Engine type
  • V-6
Gearcase ratio
  • 1.75:1

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer
  • Nitro
Boat Model
  • Z8
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
Pitch
  • 25.0