35 Lightning Twin
LOA: 35' / 10.67 m
Beam: 8'4" / 2.54 m
Draft with drive down 35"
Weight, dry: 8,600 lbs. / 3,904 kgs
Fuel capacity: 164 gals. / 620 L
Recommended power: Twin 525 EFI Mercurys with XR drives - 90+ MPH
Seems there is a difference between the old and new 35 Fountain beams.
Last edited by Tom A.; 11-29-2011 at 10:57 AM.
Each to their own I guess.
To the OP. Have you considered Ilmor power? You should look into that. Check out the Merc vs. Ilmor thread.
Last edited by A.O. Razor; 11-29-2011 at 03:12 PM.
Ilmore power, staggered engines, 38's.....heck we may as well go round up a couple of #6's.
Figure out what you want to spend and work from there. Lots of good options have been presented.
For the record, I am a big Donzi fan and just bought a 35 Lightning. Would I own a 35 ZR? Oh hell yeah. Bang for the buck for the dough I wanted to spend landed me in the Fountain. I am very happy with my choice.
AO Razor and ZXXX, thanks for your kind words.
Skyyy, there is a used 2007 Donzi 38ZR for sale in impeccable condition, powered by twin Ilmors and INDY drives. The price is a steal, especially considering the engines, transmissions and drives are all new and factory warrantied. If you're interested, call Mindi Doller at Doller Offshore.... (954) 237-0332.
u may want to consider a 353 formula, 525's cranks it at 85 or better and more cabin then both mentioned, great ride also
Thanks for all the info...it's obvious people have very different opinions...so I'll reserve my judgment until after I test drive some boats
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