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slick
04-11-2004, 10:39 AM
Just need some information as to the history of these 65' to 80' sportfisherman battle ships. Are they still in production ? Whats the connection to Donzi Marine as we know it today ? From Yachtworld.Com several are advertized between 65' and 80' years 90 to ? and the name Roscioli is used. Whats the skinny on these Donzi's ? Thanks .

Team Jefe
04-12-2004, 08:09 AM
Slick - Yes these are DONZI's and they are still made. However, in abour 1988 the large sport-boat group was sold off to an independent comany. That comany retained the rights to the name and logo. I think the break is at 45ft. Below is the American Marine Holdings owned Donzis and above is the other company.

We saw a 65ft and 80ft at the Miami boat show this year. SUPER nice boat rivals any other made. Hatteras, Bertram...none were better, and priced VERY competetively.

Last Tango
04-12-2004, 11:39 AM
T.J.,
Happen to have a website for the Roscioli boats? I tried a few with that name and some variations but did not find a website.

slick
04-12-2004, 11:54 AM
Found a Logo under Roscioli International & Waterside Yacht Sales.

boxy
04-12-2004, 12:18 PM
Here you go Mark, it's a pretty basic page for a yacht builder, but I bet they don't get many window shoppers .... :D


http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/donziyachts/html/donzi_r-73.html

Last Tango
04-12-2004, 01:09 PM
Thanks, Boxy! I've always wondered about those "other" Donzi's. Should we contact the "owners club" and invite them to AOTH! LOL Imagine trailering one of THOSE babies into Cumberland and launching from the hotel ramp. WHOOOSSH.
Good Grief! What kind of fishing tournament do you enter to need one of those? Whaling? Giant Squid?

Greg K
04-12-2004, 01:24 PM
You'll find them here at http://www.donziyachts.com :shades:

Fish boy
04-13-2004, 12:27 AM
Good Grief! What kind of fishing tournament do you enter to need one of those? Whaling? Giant Squid?

I'm guessing someone is a freshwater fisherman LOL ;)

Fish boy
04-13-2004, 12:51 AM
slick,
here is a thread from a couple of weeks ago with some pics and tech info on the 65'. 65 donzi (http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34068&highlight=roscioli) Roscioli is doing a fantastic job building the big donzis- first rate from stem to stern. I beleive the first 4 or 5 were built in sarasota prior to the OMC days. The rest were built in Roscioli's yard in Ft. Lauderdale and there has never been less than a year waiting list to get one of these- generally longer.

Fish

slick
04-13-2004, 09:19 AM
Hmmm, I've got several hours to spend Friday afternoon the 23April after I fly into Fort Lauderdale and the Roscioli Plant is just ONE mile away from the airport, I'm thinking Plant Tour.... :outtahere

ToonaFish
04-13-2004, 02:33 PM
My New Year's resolution was to be more organized and plan ahead.

Therefore, Slick, let me put my ride request in now!

Bunches,

Celene "thinking Slick's got twentyfootitis"

slick
04-14-2004, 11:44 AM
Hey Toona, why not go for a ride now, I know its not a Donzi but hey I saved 1 to 5 Million, think Donzi Yachts will take a trade ? :rlol:

Rootsy
04-14-2004, 01:13 PM
Hey Toona, why not go for a ride now, I know its not a Donzi but hey I saved 1 to 5 Million, think Donzi Yachts will take a trade ? :rlol:

whaaaat? no davits for the 16 on the back???? :smash:

slick
04-14-2004, 02:57 PM
Rootsy, you know I love my 16, just like you love yours, I used to take it everywhere with me but, I have been seeing a 22, so the 16 has got to go, no davits for it and no more gelcoat massages, its over. :wavey: Any takers ?

Rootsy
04-14-2004, 04:12 PM
I am sooo jealous... i wanna see a 22 too.. i even know her name ;)

Fish boy
04-14-2004, 04:22 PM
I am sooo jealous... i wanna see a 22 too.. i even know her name

ah yes... to be 13 again and dating older women... :biggrin:

ToonaFish
04-14-2004, 10:00 PM
If your boat had a different name, I might be considering that kind offer, Leo...

:shocking:

(Unless you mean the kind from Tiffany's?)

slick
04-15-2004, 12:19 AM
If your boat had a different name, I might be considering that kind offer, Leo...

:shocking:

(Unless you mean the kind from Tiffany's?)


O yeah Celene, its the Bling Bling Thing. :yes:

slick
04-25-2004, 02:57 AM
Finally made the Donzi Yacht Plant, very impressive :yippie:

Fish boy
04-25-2004, 09:44 PM
Slick,
are you still in the area? I will be at the yard tuesday and wednesday. If you are there, let me know.

Fish

ToonaFish
04-26-2004, 09:36 AM
So what size did you order and what will you name her? :smile:

Fish boy
04-26-2004, 09:40 AM
I ordered the best and the brightest of them all, and shall name her.... Toonafish :)

Budmann
04-26-2004, 09:52 AM
Is you name " Fishboy" or "Hound Dog"???

Fish boy
04-26-2004, 12:04 PM
LOL I am surprised you have to ask, I am your brother afterall.

slick
04-26-2004, 08:56 PM
Hey Fish boy, left the area today, We have a horse race here Saturday but, its Fleet Week in Lauderdale and I counted six Navy Ships and an Aircraft Carrier in Port Everglades today, way cool. :smile: :biggrin.: getting a bit crowded and they closed the Port for a long while getting these ships docked. You have a good quan. :hyper: slick

slick
04-26-2004, 09:05 PM
So what size did you order and what will you name her? :smile:

Hey Toona, just window shopping for now but I really like the 65' enclosed flybridge model. :yes: Hope to see everyone at Lake Cumberland for AOTH. :beer:

bverd
05-04-2004, 10:20 AM
Any of you guys read that story, "1000 miles of rough water" on the http://www.donziyachts.com. Holly $#!#. That is a boat I want.

--bverd

boxy
05-05-2004, 09:46 AM
The first story is wild, and the second one is crazier, after surviving a hurricane, and not wanting the crew to risk their lives trying to make port, the owner smashes the sea strainers, sends it to the bottom, and climbs back onto the freighter that came to their rescue......

Fish boy
05-07-2004, 11:36 AM
Budmann and I spent a few hours with Bob Roscioli, the builder of the BIG Donzi's on Tuesday. Man, does he have some cool stuff going on down there. In addition to the 80' Donzi, he has a 58' express cruiser that you really have to see in person to appreicate. The detail in the wood work is awazing.

I would have posted some pics, but some @*$&# employee of the hotel we were staying in decided she liked my digital camera and stole it. #@(&@($#!!!!! :mad:

Anyway, pity party over. There are some really cool things happening with the big donzi's, glad he is keeping the quality of the donzi name at the highest level.

Fish

PS: MP, sorry we could not hook up, we were slammed the whole time we were there. Might be going back in next few weeks and I will give you a ring.