Donzi Marine anniversary boat will debut in Lauderdale


Donzi Marine is celebrating its 50th year by releasing the 50th anniversary edition Donzi Classic series at the Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The first hull, which bears Donzi’s new 50th anniversary logo graphic, is a “fly yellow” Donzi 22 Classic with a 430-hp 8.2 HO MerCruiser. The 22 Classic will make its debut at the Fort Lauderdale show at Convention Center Booth 2043.

“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,” Baja Marine CEO Johnny Walker said in a statement.

“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.”

Through Feb. 28, Classic models that are ordered with engines and optional equipment listed on the factory order form will be available factory-direct or from ProLine/Baja dealers starting at the following 50th Anniversary Special retail prices:

  • 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.

The hull, deck and boot stripe colors available with the 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 an iPod dock.


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