Those numbers are very difficult to believeOriginally posted by ScalpTaker36
Just sold my 38ZX with 525's (85MPH boat)
9 1/2 foot beam make a very nice ride
6'3" head room in a beautiful cabin (which I never used)
575's will give you 90 MPH
I really enjoyed the Donzi. I don't know muck about Sonics, but I hear they are great boats also
From PowerBoat Mag.
Weight as tested
Price As Tested
Engine & Propellers
Mercury Racing HP600SC
Cubic -inch displacement/horsepower
Bravo One 15 1/4" x 31"
Acceleration Zero to 20 seconds
Top Speed At RPM Stalker Radar
83.2 mph at 5300
Donzi Marine, P.O. Box 987, Tallevast, FL 34270,
(941) 727-0622, www.donzimarine.com.
PowerBoat also did an article on the 33ZX with 575's. The first article appeared in June 2002 with follow up in July 2002. Guess Donzi was not happy with the first set of test results. The June test results were a top speed of 83.6. The re-test results were 89.3 on radar and 88.3 on GPS.
As I said, from my experience in this boat and the results I have seen in PB......78-79 in a 38ZX, which should not be confused with the ZR, with anything less than 575's, is very difficult to believe
Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to stir anything up. I think these boats are awesome. Great head room, amenities.....very difficult to beat. I would rate them right up there with Formula. But they are not as fast as the numbers being posted here would indicate.
What power was in the boats ?