I rode in both last weekend @ LOTO.
It seems like you sit up higher in the Donzi, and you get
your share of wind....the Cig seems to have a more secure
feeling ( higher freeboard)
I only rode in the Donzi from Pointe Oasis to Dog Days,
it rode ok.....I've been in the Cig. in the crappiest conditions
down there and it never ceases to amaze me on how it rides
The Donzi is a neat boat, but I have my heart set on a Cig.
for the next boat.
The Cig does have more freeboard but the Donzi is wider; 8 feet for the Cig and 8'-6" for the Donzi as I recall.
Regarding speed I think the Donzi w/525'2 is only about 1-2mph faster at top end than the 38 Cig (86 vs 88'ish). The Donzi w/700's is about 3mph faster than the 39 Cig w/700's (both stock) 104 vs 107'ish.
The one with 6s or NXTs. As long as its not a Bravo boat.
The things we learn lol
Last edited by Quinlan; 06-28-2011 at 04:51 PM.
You should have bought that 38 Scarab AVS like I told you!!!!
I like the ZRC personally, its a beautiful boat. Ive never seen a ZR up close and personal like.
Ok, now I do own a ZRC and obviously I took that over any other 38ish boat. I like a sit down boat. It is hands down the best running, handling and rough water boat out there. Don't take my word for it, look at its racing history and the fact it dominated P1 offshore last year....in a 7 year old boat!
That aside and price not a factor, a 38zr Donzi vs. a 39 Cigarette, I take the Cigarette.
The Donzi is faster on top end w/ equal power and it will run as well in almost all conditions. It is also quite a bit cheaper. The down side is the cabin is short and the bathroom is just about useless for anyone who is tall or portly.
The Cigarette has more bling, simpler yet more user friendly cabin and rides great through all conditions.
Honestly it is like comparing a 599GTO Ferrari to a GT2 Porsche. Both are great and run within a fraction of each other just one is more custom than the other with a higher $$.
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