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Old 08-12-2003, 12:35 PM
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The Donzi is nice, to be sure, but I don't think there is a Donzi dealership in Michigan. This would concern me, if only for warranty work. I've always loved the Formula, but there are a few on the lake; how important is it to be 'unique'?

As for the beak boat, their styling just doesn't do it for me. I can respect the speed and reputation, but the dune buggy wheel, the wrong-side throttles, the beak, the overall styling just doesn't work for me. Plus I don't look good in gold chains and black turtlenecks. In August.

Toss up between the Donzi and the Formula. Formula will probably have better resale, at least in the Great Lakes area. Both are big boats, but a foot of beam makes for a lot of additional space. Both will run as fast as the wife will let you Can't go wrong either way...
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been there and have done that. Now back to real powerboating. Express cruisers are very nice, but slow.
All of the comforts of home and plenty of room.
The Donzi's are nice but overpriced in that market segment.
The Fountain's are too plentiful on the market, buy used and save some cash. Impressive speed though.
Go with the Formula. 5 year transferable warranty, and outstanding service. And yes, they do call you back. Carrie Davis, the service manager at the factory is top notch.
My vote is Formula.
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Why not just take it to the next level!!!!!!!



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Man .... I tried the Sport cruiser thing a couple years ago thinking it would be good with the kids and all !?!?!

You will be amazed at the amount of cleaning and upkeep needed on these things compared to a "sportboat" .... It seems that by the time you finish her up ... the end you started at is getting dirty already!!! (and I'm not the most picky guy ... if you know what I mean) And don't believe those speeds they're pushin in the reports and magazines !!!!

40 mph gets a bit tedious to say the least

"There's where we're headed over there ... Yeah , I've been looking at it for an hour !!!!!"

That said .... I'd vote Formula from that list !!!!

or keep you current rig and add this to the fleet ...
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:29 PM
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I like the Donzi the best for appearance and sportiness but the "aft " cabin has only room for one. The formula is more family oriented for sure. I like the high sides and the wider beam of the Donzi but it has less storage compared to the Formula. I think the formula has smoother lines and the new anchor setup is much better than the traditional over the top setup.

I will still have a go-fast type boat too but for trips the cruiser would be better. My ultimate wet dream would be one of these cruisers and a Donzi 38ZR for the go-fast. But they are big $$$$$ too.
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We went on a 40 SS at the boat show. I told Deb we'd get one of those when we get old.

There is an article on them in this month's PRA mag. I also read a report on the 40 SS with Whipples. I can't remember the exact speeds, but it was pretty good.

I'm on my third Formula, and each one has made me happy.
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The 40ss is just to good looking to even think about the others !!!
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Formula, nuff said....
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Formula = First Class!!!



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Been on the 37 and the 40 Formulas. Saweet. Fast, comfortable, stylish. Been on the Fountain Sc's and, um, well I like the Formula. The Donzi looks great too.

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