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What gives with Donzi anyway?

Old 01-07-2002, 06:46 PM
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I was at the NYC Boat Show (extremely lame! - except for Sy, Sunseeker and Azimut) and looked at a 38' Donzi with twin 575 SC's. They had a "special" boat show price of ...get this.... $322,000!!!

wow - such a deal!

Does anyone actually buy these things?

Who in their right mind would fork over $322k for a 38' Donzi.

There's a local 28' with a single 502 that only has 40 hours and it's been sitting for sale for (get this) 89K for two years now. I understand the guy spent over $100G's for this thing...

boy o boy... PT Barnum was right!

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against Donzi's and think they're nice boats...but their prices are Astronomical.

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Old 01-07-2002, 06:51 PM
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Apparently they have to build enough profit in to defer the warranty costs of repairing all their de-laminated hulls.
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Old 01-07-2002, 06:52 PM
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Believe it or not, I have owned a 23ft donzi.

Great boats... exceptionally well made, no...
exceptionally fast, not really.
exceptionally overpriced, yes.

Poeople do like the name though....

go figure.

I only bought mine for 12k... it was called a REGAZZA, and had 800 hours on it when I bought it (350 Small block).

Ran good though.

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Old 01-07-2002, 07:05 PM
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Nick... I used to own a 17' Ragazza...It was Yellow. Nice boat, but I only paid 4k used for it.
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Old 01-07-2002, 07:39 PM
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Jeffrey Boy, If you handled the Deal the right way you could buy the 38Zx in the 200s and that is the going price for a good 38, As far as the used 28 he is over priced especilly when you can get a 28zx for 89,000 left over. I bought my 98 22ZX for 36,000 I put another 10,000 into her over the 3years, Supercharger her and still was able to trader her in for 35,000 I paid 41,000 for a 26ZX when I traded my boat in. And also a 38 Cigarette for 450,000 and how about Outerlimits starting at over 400,000 You pay for Quality boats.
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Old 01-07-2002, 07:57 PM
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In 97 I bought a new loaded 38 Scarab w/500HP's for $130,000 and the next year or 2 later the Donzi was $205,00 with same options it was a little faster in the calm but could not handle the bigg water.
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Old 01-07-2002, 07:57 PM
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Built like a piece of tissue paper. Don't get them wet and they are OK. If I could change my name I would as I never want to see another one for the rest of my life.
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Old 01-07-2002, 08:10 PM
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Tell us about it. This sounds good!
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Old 01-07-2002, 08:12 PM
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At the San Diego boat show they had a left over 33zx. It was a very nice boat, lots of extras but only 502's and it was show priced at $165,000. It listed for $217,000. Of course they threw in a trailer for that price.

Actually, I thought it was a very nice looking and thought out boat, but I also thought it was pricy since a 28 is around 90K then jump to 217K ouch.
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Old 01-07-2002, 08:23 PM
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If I had 300k to spend I'd be sitting in a Skater....

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