Like Tree0Likes

2007 Donzi 27 Zr

Old 03-20-2007, 11:09 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: massapequa, NY
My Boats: 2001 24 SUPERBOAT 300XS, 2007 FERRARI F430 SPIDER F1
Posts: 153

Originally Posted by Shanghied Again View Post
On the 27 ZR MSRP is: 496 Mag/HO is $97,831 On the 525 th MSRP Is:$130,134 thats a little more the $16,000 there is a little more involved then just changing the engine on a single boat. Instead of trim tabs the 525 comes with K-Planes, full hydraulic steering, headers, my thought on this is how fast do you want to go and can you run the speed in the water.
The 525 package on the ZR will run 10mph faster then the 496/HO thats runs 72-74 mph. Kevin it all comes down is it worth the extra speed.

what will the difference be in acceleration and cruise speeds????
K-WELLS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:11 AM
cosmic12's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Syracuse N.Y.
My Boats: Dreaming of a 32 AT
Posts: 4,951

I would also ck Ins.difference. Is the 10mph really worth the cost over time? 130k?? is that with or without trailer? Seems high to me. I would also ck out 28 A.T. alot more boat for that money with about the same speeds, but then I am just alittle bias on that.

Last edited by cosmic12; 03-20-2007 at 11:14 AM.
cosmic12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:22 AM
bluellama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: 1000 Islands/Ottawa Ontario
Posts: 1,224

10 MPH now and a blue motor, or a longer warranty and 10 MPH later. Either way not a bad choice to have.

Last edited by bluellama; 03-20-2007 at 11:35 AM.
bluellama is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:46 AM
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Further South East of Dome Island
My Boats: 1996, Donzi, 22 Classic 502
Posts: 1,856

You can get it for less than $130. I was quoted $117k with no negotiating and I hear that is still high. $110k is doable.
Pismo10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:50 AM
JC Performance Engines
Gold Member
Stormrider's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
My Boats: 2003 28 Pantera - SOLD
Posts: 8,810

Originally Posted by bluellama View Post
How come every thread that someone posts asking about a new boat somebody always chimes in trying to shill Active Thunders ?????
Proud owners, proud past owners, and some tight ties to the company.
28AT is a great boat.

How about this question pertaining to the engines... what will each give as far as cruise speed and range(or mpg).
Plus, after a few yrs w/ the 496 you can up it w/ a raylar kit.

But, then again... i would still get the 496 w/ ext steering and better trim tabs(ie, kplanes or tricks.)

Last edited by Stormrider; 03-21-2007 at 03:52 PM.
Stormrider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:53 AM
Registered User
Shanghied Again's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toms River NJ
My Boats: Shanghied! 2004 Donzi 33 ZX
Posts: 1,422

This is an MSRP price we are not allowed to post sale price on web sites on 2007 models. Kevin the 525 has more punch out of the whole, mid range and top end. remember she is built by Mercury Racing division.
Shanghied Again is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:56 AM
DaveP's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Toms River, NJ
My Boats: 2004 36 Concept
Posts: 2,740

Either way the 27zr is an awesome piece!
DaveP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 12:02 PM
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
crb76's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Houston, TX
My Boats: Boatless in Htown
Posts: 1,140

Originally Posted by UNSANE View Post
Remember that the 525 only has a 1 year warranty. I've read you can buy an extended warranty for some big$$$. The 496 can be warranteed longer for less and all the new Merc engines run off of 87 octane now (I was at their website recently). The 525 will have a whole lot more fun factor though once it's out of warranty, it's expensive. I know. I ended up buying a boat with a messed up engine to begin with(unbeknownst to me) and 8000 dollars later, it's still not running. (almost done) Also, valve springs should be replaced every 100 hrs, it's the one weak link. That is usually a 2k+ bill as well. Just do the research on how much it costs to own vs the 496 and see if your yearly budget fits the bill. That's my recommendation. Keep us updated with the boat!!!

The 525EFI Extended is about 5K. Loan Ranger on OSO is a dealer. He would be good to talk to about that.

How does the 27 Donzi handle with a 525 EFI vs 496HO?
crb76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: So MD
My Boats: 2005 Velocity 290SC
Posts: 213

Yeah, if you do go the 496 route, just make sure you get the XR drive and ext hyd steering, then you will only have to do engine mods later...
suntimes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Gold Member
Gold Member
omerta one's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LOTO
My Boats: 2009 Lip-Ship Gladiator; 1995 Cig 20
Posts: 2,865

Originally Posted by crb76 View Post
The 525EFI Extended is about 5K. Loan Ranger on OSO is a dealer. He would be good to talk to about that.

How does the 27 Donzi handle with a 525 EFI vs 496HO?
You should be able to buy the 5 year extended warranty (transferable) for $3-4K. (I paid $6k for (2) 525's 11 months ago) I also included the wear upgrade.
omerta one is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
03-06-2008 02:46 PM
Shanghied Again
09-10-2007 11:58 AM
General Boating Discussion
04-30-2007 11:28 AM
Shanghied Again
03-08-2007 09:51 PM
Poker Runs and Boating Events
01-17-2007 01:37 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.