I was a tech at the Donzi dealer on Lake Winnipesaukee several years ago (probably the same dealer referred to earlier).
I could not believe I was actually getting paid to set up and test drive every new Donzi in our lineup! 'Not a bad job.
Anyway, I have been out of touch with the dealer for a while now, so I don't even know if they still carry them (last I knew they did, as well as Pro-Line--owned by the same parent compnay, etc.). THe Pro-Lines sold a bit more volume, because of their fishing nature (bigger market almost anywhere you go).
As far as the new Donzi's go, I did notice some minor attention to detail lacking here and there (aesthetic trim pieces needing to be refastened, and so on), but was ALWAYS very impressed with the design and performance of the boats, at least their smaller, classic models.
The 16, 18, and 22 classics were, and are some of the best handling, fastest, and most predictable boats in their class.
A 22' classic, with stock power, would run just under 75 MPH all day long, not even feeling a 2' chop.
THe BLACKHAWK 22' cracked into the low 80's, with the same rough-water and handling characteristics. 'Turned on a dime, knifed though chop, awesome boats.
As far as the larger models go, at the time, anyway, 38' or so, we had a tougher time moving those, as the local market did not support them, we were forced to compete with other dealers nationwide, etc.
I had less experience driving their larger boats, but a best friend of mine at the marina was killed in a spin-out as he test drove a brand new 38zx (their intro to stepped hulls) on its maiden run. We never actually did learn the cause of the crash, but safe to say he was not wearing his lanyard. He was NOT a lunatic driver, and was fairly experienced. Sad story.
'Wife's coming---gotta go.