View Full Version : 18 Outboard

10-20-2010, 02:36 PM
I just picked up one at least I think. Does anyone have any pics that I can use to compare?

fogducker III
10-20-2010, 02:43 PM
I would hazard a guess that at least the transom should look like this?


Hard to tell in the pictures from the C/L ad but that transom doesn't look factory to me.....:confused:

10-20-2010, 03:02 PM
Legend has it that there were 2 18 factory outboards made. Niether are currently accounted for. If yours is a factory 18 outboard, then it is a very rare Donzi.

Congratulations on the purchase.

10-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Well hopefully this will be the first. Im searching for literature from 1972 to try to find something to validate/compare this boat to. If anyone happens to know any of the Donzi employees or reps from that era please let me know. Someone has to have some info on paper somewhere about this boat.

10-20-2010, 03:32 PM
Hin # ?

10-20-2010, 05:32 PM
and pictures

10-20-2010, 06:21 PM
Dl206 654

10-20-2010, 06:43 PM
To clarify that's DL at the beginning of the hull #. I was told that it's not a Donzi. I can't post pics from my iPhone but if you look in classifieds there's a link to the original craigslist add. It has a few pics on it.

10-21-2010, 06:58 AM
Xmetal, I have seen an old ad somewhere that had a pic of an 18 outboard on it. It was one of the two produced. Trying to remember where I saw it.

10-22-2010, 09:06 AM
Yep, there was an old ad with a pic. Jim H. & I were talking about it the other day. Maybe he will post it when he finds it. It is one of the few pics I cannot find currently in my stash..

There were supposedly 2 of the boats made, Supposedly one of the 2 were crushed & the other one's whereabouts are unknown according to Jim.

After seeing the pics of the red boat & its' #'s it is not the true 18' Donzi OB. However it does have some Donzi influence in it, even if only with some of the hardware placement & deck body rolls.

Jamie / Lakeside

10-22-2010, 09:12 AM
I do have the pic's at home, they were NOT red... in fact I think they were yellow and white... nonetheless the pic's are now .ORG library property and are/will be watermarked as such, so they will be found over there..

10-22-2010, 09:41 AM
I do have the pic's at home, they were NOT red... in fact I think they were yellow and white... nonetheless the pic's are now .ORG library property and are/will be watermarked as such, so they will be found over there..

I know that the boat in the ad was not red. I meant the boat he looked at was red.. ;)
Im still looking to see I have a pic of an 18ob from an old ad yet. I have not gone thru all of my old ads that I have from various magazines & old literature. I know the one I sent you the other day was from an old Evinrude ad, but that was a 16 as we discussed.. :)

I will take a look at the other site & shoot him a link to it if I see it there on your site, so he can see what it should have looked like.. :) :) Jamie / Lakeside

(below are the pics of the Red non donzi he was looking at)

10-22-2010, 09:47 AM
Here are some more pics & this is the link to the CL ad..


Arie S
11-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Check out the ad in CL north jersey Posting ID 2053854668 Someone is Looking for your 18 Donzi outboard and has info on it

Ed Donnelly
11-12-2010, 10:47 AM
An old member on this board... Ken Wallis had an 18 outboard..
It was stolen and painted black.. Last I heard it was still in the Pefferlaw area

That is Lake Simcoe Ontario Canada

I will try to get in touch with him soon..........................Ed

Greg Guimond
11-12-2010, 10:58 AM
Was that a confirmed Donzi 18 OB that he had? Wow, pretty rare piece if so.

11-13-2010, 03:34 PM
I'm the one who posted the ad on cl looking for this boat. XMetal if you could call me I would really appreciate it 2019822759. I have been looking for this boat for YEARS there is no doubt in my mind that this is the boat the belonged to my father

11-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Tony, you do realize that this boat is not a Donzi?

11-13-2010, 07:19 PM
its not about what it is for me it has sentimental value to me and my family. it may not be a donzi but it is the boat in all my home movies

Greg Guimond
11-13-2010, 07:58 PM
We can all relate to that. Good luck hunting it down :yes:

11-27-2010, 03:03 AM
could anyone possibly get in touch with xmetal for me i guess he doesn't come on here to much. it would really help me out alllloooootttt