New bass boat

Ladys man

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Ok guys need some input. My dad is getting ready to trade in his bullet and has it down to 2 new rigs Nitro z9 or Phoenix. Anyone with expierence with these rigs have any input.
 

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If money is a factor then the Nitro. The Nitro does have the fit and finish. Not bashing as I own a Nitro and love it but if I could choose it would be the Phoenix.
 

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I don't think that he can go wrong either way. If I were buying, it would be the Phoenix. I know some guys that have them and have not heard anything bad about them. Just about everyone that I know that has bought a new rig in the last 6 months has bought a Phoenix. I would recommend that he test drives both and picks the one that fits him the best. The Z9s are super nice too.
 

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For the smart dollar its Nitro hands down. While I like the layout of the Phoenix and how everything is set up and laid out inside, the extra 10-15K is WAY more than its worth for the difference!
 

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Get a Phoenix if you can afford it. My tournament partner has a Phoenix and I have a Stratos but only because I cannot afford a Phoenix. They are awesome boats and well designed. The main thing is you do your homework and make sure you get the boat you like and will be comfortable with.
 

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I haven't been in either but have looked at both in depth. Nitro would be my pick. You hear a lot of crap about them but I'm yet to see anything wrong with them.

I have a friend with a Phoneix and he loves it but my question is why give away money?
 

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Nitro has a lifetime transferable warrany also. I told him id get the z9 just for the warranty and spending the extra 15k wouldnt get the justice cuz we both work 6-7 days aweek 100 miles apart so we couldnt even meet up after work to get couple hrs in to make it worth it.
 

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Phoenix. I've spent enough time around fiberglass shops to know those two boats aren't even in the same class. Seen several newer z9 with cracks. As a matter of fact, I will never own a bass tracker, grizzly or nitro. To each his own. Good luck!
 

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