Donzi Marine delivers 33-footer with factory-direct program

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Donzi Marine said it delivered its first 35 ZFX Cuddy built through the company’s new factory-direct program.

Buyers now work directly with the factory staff to purchase, personalize and build their new Donzi or Fountain powerboat.

“What happens is a customer will call or email an inquiry and we discuss their needs for everything from performance and engine packages to hull color and custom upholstery,” Baja Marine CEO Johnny Walker said in a statement. “Between myself and engineer David Hardison, we can answer all their questions. The customer also can come down for a factory tour and meet everyone in person.”

“The entire process was great,” the owner of the new 35 ZFX Cuddy said. “We got to spec our boat with the factory and they sent us photos throughout the production process. When the boat was finished, I went and got a plant tour with Johnny Walker and got to meet the people who actually built my boat. … What an excellent group of people.”

The 35 ZFX Cuddy is a hybrid that is equal parts center console fish boat, luxuriously appointed entertainer and rugged offshore performer. With its comfortable forward seating, ample amenities and breathtaking performance, the 35 ZFX easily accommodates a wide range of on-water activities, the builder said. The cabin inside the large center console also offers a place to escape the sun or spend the night.

The 33-foot boat is powered by twin Mercury Verado 300 outboards.

“It’s one of our more popular center consoles of the Donzi line,” Walker said. “You can take 10 or 12 of your closest friends with you out boating and everyone will have plenty of room.”

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