2001 Donzi 35ZF Open


Read the Powerboat Magazine review of the 2001 Donzi 35ZF
See the Donzi web site
Check out the SKA website where the winners at Biloxi and Coral Bay were running Donzi ZFs.

Videos Cruising to the Bahamas (6M) and more videos

Twin 225 Optimax Saltwater --- Reliable, less smoke and great fuel economy. 2 new (Oct 2001) 31 series 750 CCA batteries
46mph cruise, 54mph max, 1.7 mpg at cruise 5 year (3.5 years left) transferrable Z-Care warranty covers just about all factory mechanical parts stem-to-stern including motors
34' 10" LOA, 9'2" beam, twin-stepped hull 286 gallons fuel
K-Planes 24 mile Simrad Anritsu Radar RA772 with semi-3D relief display
Garmin 235 GPS/Chartplotter/fishfinder. Accepts map cartridges for extreme map detail Intrepid VHF w/DSC
Mercury SmartCraft digital gauges. All electronics are integrated including the SmartCraft. This means the radar displays GPS coordinates, the fuel flow meters on the engines receive the GPS speed for precise fuel flow, the speedometer displays GPS speed, and the VHF radio shows GPS coordinates. In an emergency, you can press the distress button on the VHF and your GPS coordinates are broadcast digitally to commercial ships for relay to the Coast Guard.
Check out this link for more information on SmartCraft.
Digital Troll Control - allows engine RPMs to be adjusted via SmartCraft buttons - from 400 RPM to 1000 RPM using the plus-minus keys. 500W Heart inverter in console
Onboard TrueCharge 40+ battery charger Offshore EPIRB (Type A)
Remote-control spotlight (Guest, 1M candlepower) Custom Sea Hunt T-Top with observation seat on top
Private electric head with holding tank, sink and shower in console In-motion graphics. Premium Color Gelcoat on Hullsides
2 fishboxes, insulated and macerated with drains overboard Twin custom kingfish rodholders in T-Top
38 gallon livewell with circulating pump Rocket launchers and under gunwale rod storage
Raw and fresh water washdown Compass
Front and rear spreader lights Transom-mounted swim ladder
Console cooler forward Cleats - 8" Pop-Up (4), Stainless Steel, 10" Aft (2) Under Gunnel, Stainless Steel

Links to pictures of the boat

  • Bahamas trip sea-trialing the 2001 Donzi (August 2000)
  • Bahamas Trip With The Girls (September 2000)
  • Bahamas Fishing Trip (November 2000)
  • Detailed pictures of the rub rail (Jan 13 2002)
  • Some more detailed photos of the boat (Jan 13 2002)

    What I used to pull the boat:
    2001 Ford F250 Crewcab long bed with Class IV hitch for towing the boat. 4" lift, 35 BF Goodrich tires, upgraded computer chip