I've stayed out of this so far and will just say I think it's funny that you all recommend the ZR based pretty much upon speed alone.
nothing about long proven manufacturer support, all the small niceties throughout the Formula that the ZR doesn't offer, climbing over over laying across the extra tall backseat headrests to enjoy the "racy" hatch with the minimized padded area ect ect.
I wont dwell on the cabin because he says it'll be a dayboat, though I'm sure there are other circumstances under which a much nicer cabin (353) could be enjoyed!
yes the 353 is relatively slow now with all the low-slung, low cut minimized "35's" that are out now that sacrifice headroom, cockpit space, and ammenities in the name of speed...
but spend a couple hundred hours running one, and a couple hundred days hanging out on one...
and you'll know first hand it's a boat that is very easy to be aboard, use and enjoy, and does that hard to find combination of most everything very well, if not better than the others.
a day of fun on the water is much more than going fast to a large % of the market for a boat like this, and in this light there are alot of other little things to consider!
I know first hand of the EXCELLENT support from Formula and thier ROCK-SOLID dealer network.
The long term value holding and desirability of the Formula product is PROVEN...not a guess
some of the things mentioned above will negatively effect the size of the audience for the Donzi in terms of resale...especially in those situations where the other half has a voice!
and before you jump on me as a Formula cheerleader, this is far from my first boat (6th) and I pretty much do nothing but boat every summer, all summer.
This product is just plain enjoyable in so many ways, that's all.