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Old 05-18-2008, 08:58 PM
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first time poster here, looking at express cruisers, under 200k, I can get an 01 donzi 39 zsc or an 06 fountain 38 express cruiser, both around 200k...both powered by merc 496 mags. I like the wider beam of the donzi, but I like the fact that the fountain is 5 years newer. any input is appreciated, thanks, Mark
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Both are very tough resale. I'm 51/49 Fountain vs. Donzi resp'. Both will do the same job equally well. 200K seems strong for those boats
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thanks Dolla..those are 'asking prices"..if anyone has either of these boats for sale, let me know, the 01 donzi is 199 asking, the 06 fountain is asking 185..what shoud i pay..both have around 100 hours..
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Mark - Mike Flanigan of Lightning Bay Performance Marine in St. Pete has a 39 Donzi ZSC. I would call him and ask him his opinion of the boat - from what he has told me, he loves it. Mike would be able to give you the positives and negatives of it. Lightning Bay's telephone no. is 727-578-0880.
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The Donzi Resale is bad because they never made very many of them if you look the Fountain express is a sweet boat I think I know the boat you are looking at and its very very nice. Those guys have had th boat for a bit and they have it priced very aggressive.
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thanks Dolla..those are 'asking prices"..if anyone has either of these boats for sale, let me know, the 01 donzi is 199 asking, the 06 fountain is asking 185..what shoud i pay..both have around 100 hours..
Where are you located? There is a donzi for sale in san diego. Let me know if you need details.
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Buy a Formula 370SS or 400SS.... better resale and very nice...

I'm getting ready to put my 400SS on the market if you are interested??
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I currently have a customer who may be trading in a 38 Fountain Express. If you would like more info, let me know.
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400ss is the way to go. some speed and plenty of comfort and it is not hard to trailer
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400ss is the way to go. some speed and plenty of comfort and it is not hard to trailer
Not hard to trailer with a Kenworth but how about a F150?
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