To celebrate its 50th “birthday” this year, Donzi Marine is launching its new 50th Anniversary Edition Donzi Classic series at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, according to a press release from the Washington, N.C., company. The first hull built in this “Retro Special Edition Series,” which boasts Donzi’s new 50th Anniversary logo graphic, is a “Fly Yellow” Donzi 22 Classic with a 430-hp 8.2 HO MerCruiser stern-drive engine under its Shelby-style engine hatch.
The Anniversary Edition 22-footer will be displayed in the Donzi Booth (#2043) in the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
“We’ve been hearing a lot of excitement about our new 50th Anniversary Edition Donzi 22, 18 and 16 Classic models, particularly from fans of the vintage Donzi Classics,” said Johnny Walker, the chief executive officer of Donzi parent company Baja Marine, in the release. “What’s more, for a limited time only, we are offering the 2015 50th Anniversary Edition Donzi Classic series at special promotional pricing that is well below our regular retail prices.”
From Oct. 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2014, 50th Anniversary Edition Donzi Classic models that are ordered with engines and optional equipment listed on the factory order form will be available factory-direct or through ProLine/Baja dealers. Models and their accompanying prices are as follows:
•50th Anniversary Donzi 22 Classic—base price with 8.2 MAG MerCruiser/Bravo 1: $66,000
•50th Anniversary Donzi 18 Classic—base price with 377 MAG MerCruiser/Bravo 1: $54,000
•50th Anniversary Donzi 16 Classic—base price with 4.3 MPI V-6 MerCruiser/Bravo 1: $42,000.
“This is ‘haggle-free’ pricing,” Walker said in the release. “The price is the price; we won’t go any lower. In fact, building these boats is a labor of love at these prices already. To make the 50th Anniversary promotion work from a construction standpoint, we also have to limit the options you can order.”
The hull, deck and boot stripe colors available with the 50th Anniversary Special promotion are white (standard), black, red, yellow and blue. Other options on the factory order form include removable cockpit carpet, cockpit cover, digital depth finder, Vessel View, and stereo with AM/FM radio and iPod dock. Delivery of the 50th Anniversary Edition Donzi Classics ordered through this limited-time promotion will take place from January through April, 2015.
Added Walker, “Don’t get me wrong—I’d be happy to build you a Donzi 22 Classic with pink hull or ‘off the menu’ options, but that would put the boat back into our regular retail pricing structure, which starts about $20,000 higher.”