Donzi History - The Ferrari of the Powerboat World
A detailed look a the illustrious history of Donzi Marine & Don Aronow.
Founded in Miami in 1964 produces over 25 fiberglass powerboat models from
16 to 43 feet. Today, with models ranging from 16' to 43', Donzi boats
produces a more diverse range of boats than at any prior point in its
history. What's more, each of today's Donzi's has been designed and is
built with the company's original mandate of outstanding performance,
quality construction, and enduring style. Over 40 years since its birth,
Donzi continues to expanding its horizons and build on its hard-earned
reputation as an innovator. Whether winning tournaments with the acclaimed
ZF models, stirring nostalgia with a Sweet 16 that's virtually identical to
its 1964 predecessor, or pushing the performance envelope with its new ZR
series, Donzi Boats are leading the pack today just like it was in 1964.
Some things never change!
Donzi 43 ZR powerboat floated and fired-up at Penarth Marina
The Donzi 43 was lowered into the water by Penarth Quay Marina staff and
prepared for service by Wigmore Wright
Her twin supercharged Mercury racing engines are installed in staggered
formation powering twin NXT SSM racing outdrives.
Special additives were added to the tanks before the tanks were each filled
with around 560 litres of gasoline. The boat has to be spun around to
refuel the port-side tank..
Careful with the audio levels when owner Paul Smith calls"Fire in the hole"
and starts the engines . The twin 700 SCi units are equipped with the
Mercury Propulsion Control Module (PCM) 07 microprocessors. Each has a 3.3
Litre Lysholm screw-type Supercharger,
roller camshaft and sequential fuel injection . The engines deliver peak
performance between 4800-5200 rpm and the boat is capable of speeds in
excess of 100 mph.