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DAULEY
03-06-2011, 01:29 PM
what is a good proformance open bow boat or open fish with a lot of seating in a 23ft to 25 ft range

Buddyc
03-06-2011, 01:53 PM
I was looking at a Checkmate 24ft 2400 BRX 300 xs Optimax. they say it will hit 70

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silverghost
03-06-2011, 02:01 PM
Baja !

Dare I say it on this great Donzi site !
I am a Donzi guy~~~Have been since the 70s !

Baja
They make/made several great I/O performance boats with open bows in this size 23, 25, 27 range !

Baja is owned by the very same holding company that now also owns Donzi, Fountain, Pro-line, etc.

The Baja brand seems to be in production limbo at the moment ~~~
But production is expected to begin again soon ! ?

There are some great used ones out there !

A neighbor of mine owns a Baja~~~
Great family performance, all around general use & fishing boat !
Very Fast Boats~~~for what they are !

Don't forget the later open Donzi boat models also !
Very Fast too !

Greg Guimond
03-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Depends on how unique a hull you would like to own and how many degrees of deadrise you are hoping to have under you for that big lake water :idea: Buddy, if you mention a wacker again on this site you'll be sent to the woodshed.

dsparis
03-06-2011, 02:29 PM
2003 Donzi 28ZXO Mid-Cabin. Twin Merc 350 Mag MPI's, low FW hrs! - $49995 (Lake in the Hills, IL)

Date: 2011-03-05, 1:17PM CST
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2003 Donzi 28ZXO Mid-Cabin.


Twin Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI's- 300hp each, verified engine hours of 106 and 107. Bravo drives, tie bar, drive showers, skeg guards, SS 3-blade props, dual ram tabs, switchable exhaust, Sony X-Plod CD stereo with driver and bow passenger remotes, snap-in matching cockpit carpet, dual batteries with switch. Features a mid-cabin with center fill-in cushion, porta-potti, sink/faucet, and sliding and closing privacy doors. Other options include tinted windshield, open-bow with 4 cupholders and 5 grab handles, powdercoated bow rails, anchor locker, mirrored power engine hatch, drop-down swim ladder, transom wash-down shower, SS pop-up cleats, SS ski tow and grab handle. Includes a tandem axle aluminum trailer with guides. All gauges have been replaced with fresh Livorsi gauges including Tell-tale Speedo and look awesome! Fully maintained including a recent full drive service. This boat looks fantastic and won't disappoint! Consignment sale. MANY MORE PICTURES AVAILABLE!


FAST SALE AT $49,995.00! See it inside our Lake in the Hills, IL showroom, 847-458-6488.


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Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
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Greg Guimond
03-06-2011, 02:45 PM
I think he wants 23 to 25 max length

handfulz28
03-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Formula 232/252 Bowrider

BUIZILLA
03-06-2011, 09:21 PM
I had a 252BR Formula, had it had more power i'd probably still have it..

BUIZILLA
03-06-2011, 09:22 PM
2003 Donzi 28ZXO Mid-Cabin. Twin Merc 350 Mag MPI's, low FW hrs! - $49995 (Lake in the Hills, IL)

Date: 2011-03-05, 1:17PM CST
Reply to: sale-dans5-2248903407@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads? (http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/replying_to_posts)]

2003 Donzi 28ZXO Mid-Cabin.


Twin Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI's- 300hp each, verified engine hours of 106 and 107. Bravo drives, tie bar, drive showers, skeg guards, SS 3-blade props, dual ram tabs, switchable exhaust, Sony X-Plod CD stereo with driver and bow passenger remotes, snap-in matching cockpit carpet, dual batteries with switch. Features a mid-cabin with center fill-in cushion, porta-potti, sink/faucet, and sliding and closing privacy doors. Other options include tinted windshield, open-bow with 4 cupholders and 5 grab handles, powdercoated bow rails, anchor locker, mirrored power engine hatch, drop-down swim ladder, transom wash-down shower, SS pop-up cleats, SS ski tow and grab handle. Includes a tandem axle aluminum trailer with guides. All gauges have been replaced with fresh Livorsi gauges including Tell-tale Speedo and look awesome! Fully maintained including a recent full drive service. This boat looks fantastic and won't disappoint! Consignment sale. MANY MORE PICTURES AVAILABLE!


FAST SALE AT $49,995.00! See it inside our Lake in the Hills, IL showroom, 847-458-6488.


SEE MORE PICS AND OTHER USED BOAT INVENTORY @ WWW.GRANDSPORTCENTER.COM (http://WWW.GRANDSPORTCENTER.COM)



Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
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I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really like this boat

did I mention I REALLY like this boat

NJFASTECH
03-06-2011, 09:26 PM
I would agree the ZXO is awesome as well as the formula 252 just that the ZXO +3 feet has the walk through which would provide a little shelther in a squall and oh been there.

NJFASTECH
03-06-2011, 09:29 PM
I had a 252BR Formula, had it had more power i'd probably still have it..

What did she have? 454?

NJFASTECH
03-06-2011, 09:45 PM
I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really like this boat

did I mention I REALLY like this boat

And the mags are a bit of a draw back over the 6.2 @ 325HP great layout just do your homework!

BUIZILLA
03-06-2011, 10:00 PM
what did she have? 454? 454/310/b3

Greg Guimond
03-07-2011, 07:53 AM
DAULEY, do you have a slip constraint that limits you to less then 25 feet including any swim platform, whether it be integrated or added on? I would look for something more unique that not only gives you the bow ride function, but alos provides a small mid cabin area like the attached pic. Nice to get kids or the wife out of the weather or sun when needed and still easily go 60mph with a full load of peeps.

DAULEY
03-07-2011, 09:47 AM
DAULEY, do you have a slip constraint that limits you to less then 25 feet including any swim platform, whether it be integrated or added on? I would look for something more unique that not only gives you the bow ride function, but alos provides a small mid cabin area like the attached pic. Nice to get kids or the wife out of the weather or sun when needed and still easily go 60mph with a full load of peeps.

limited to total of 25ft or the zxo would be the boat
greg what is that a picture of?

DAULEY
03-07-2011, 10:04 AM
anyone near pompano

mrfixxall
03-07-2011, 02:27 PM
anyone near pompano


Buizilla and poodle are a few miles pompano..

Greg Guimond
03-07-2011, 05:58 PM
Do you want to stick with a 24 degree deadrise or would you be ok with less Dauley? That will have a big impact on what is out there :yes:

Greg Guimond
03-07-2011, 07:35 PM
limited to total of 25ft or the zxo would be the boat
greg what is that a picture of?

That is an Ultra 23XS Mid-Cabin Open Bow :yes:

DAULEY
03-07-2011, 08:15 PM
At least 23 degree 24 is better
mid cabin i realy like, was thinking worldclass mid

Greg Guimond
03-07-2011, 08:44 PM
Now that I know that is a criteria, your best bet is to find a Warlock 23 XRI. These came as closed bow, open bow, and open bow with mid-cabin. They are an excellent all around boat with a propensity for larger water due to the high freeboard and straight transom to handle a good following sea. They are the only mid-cabin 24 degree deep V that is less then 24 feet and they have a full 8' beam.

Greg Guimond
03-07-2011, 10:06 PM
And here is a Warlock 23 XRI Mid-Cabin Open Bow with low key gelcoat design by West Coast standards. This one is unusual because it has a gas saving 6.2MX which can burn any fuel you feed it I believe. If it is a family go fast boat, maybe 320HP is enough :wink: Btw, they did not make the World Class 25 in Mid Cabin Open Bow.

DAULEY
03-07-2011, 10:30 PM
and here is a warlock 23 xri mid-cabin open bow with low key gelcoat design by west coast standards. This one is unusual because it has a gas saving 6.2mx which can burn any fuel you feed it i believe. If it is a family go fast boat, maybe 320hp is enough :wink: Btw, they did not make the world class 25 in mid cabin open bow.
yes they did make them

Greg Guimond
03-07-2011, 10:39 PM
I thought you were making reference to the World Class that you were pm'ing me about, not the later World Class series.

DAULEY
03-07-2011, 10:54 PM
Would this run and ride as good as the 23rxi

Greg Guimond
03-08-2011, 07:53 AM
Depends, what year is it and what power and drive?

DAULEY
03-08-2011, 08:13 AM
2010 496 bravo 25 mid open worldclass
what year is the best in a 23 mid xri

BUIZILLA
03-08-2011, 09:01 AM
At least 23 degree 24 is better
can you REALLY tell a difference?

DAULEY
03-08-2011, 09:40 AM
can you REALLY tell a difference?
i doubt it

VetteLT193
03-08-2011, 04:28 PM
I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really like this boat

did I mention I REALLY like this boat

I almost bought this boat before buying mine, from the previous owner. When I mean almost... I had financing in place and a check in my hand, ready to drive up to pick it up when the guy called to tell me he sold it to a neighbor.

I'd still sell mine if the right buyer came a knockin'. Not because I don't like it, just financial reasons. Everything is going up but my income:bonk:

These are great boats. Family fun and performance machine in one.

DAULEY
03-08-2011, 10:58 PM
warlock mid cabin it is anyone know of any forsale

Greg Guimond
03-08-2011, 11:09 PM
Which model, the 23 XRI or the 25 World Class ?

DAULEY
03-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Which model, the 23 XRI or the 25 World Class ?
which ever one i can find a better deal on would prefer the 25 more room

Greg Guimond
03-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Well I will assume that you want to be under $25k including transportation to MI. You know about the yellow 2001 25 World Class and there is a 2000 23 XRI closed bow with mid cabin plus a 2004 and a 2000 23 XRI open bow walk through. Right now there are no mid cabin open bows though. You can always take either the 2001 25 World Class or the 2000 23 XRI and have the open bow installed. The left coast guys have it down to a science and do it all the time. It is unclear what motor that 2001 25 World Class has in it, the 502 or a 6.2 but I'd go to that one and then install a smaller open bow area into it, kinda like a critter but a bit bigger. Otherwise you have to wait for one to turn up.

DAULEY
03-09-2011, 08:57 PM
I thought you were making reference to the World Class that you were pm'ing me about, not the later World Class series.
what is the differance

Greg Guimond
03-09-2011, 09:10 PM
6'6" Beam versus 8' Beam :bonk:

DAULEY
03-10-2011, 09:56 AM
6'6" Beam versus 8' Beam :bonk:
what years are the worldclass 8 ft beam

Greg Guimond
03-10-2011, 03:37 PM
2000 was the first year

Greg Guimond
03-10-2011, 08:03 PM
Come on DAULEY, you can always stop by www.sturgisdesigns.com (http://www.sturgisdesigns.com) on your way back to MI with that Warlock 25 World Class Mid-Cabin and have them put the can opener to it :eek: Then you will have exactly what you want. Instead of a big open bow area you can just have them install a little one, like enough for 2 people and keep the front sleep area. You will be the only one east of the Mississippi to have one, that's a guarantee! Then I can buy it from you when you tire of it :yes: Look at the freeboard on that monster, plus a pad, a step, and a 25 degree bottom. Carter was not much of a marketeer, but he built some unique boats :cool: Here is a pic of a smaller open bow install. Works great.

Grinder
03-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Looks like an idea for a 27' signature I know of!

Greg Guimond
03-13-2011, 11:00 AM
Here is a 2000 Ultimate Warlock "23 XRI" Mid Cabin. Color scheme is very sedate considering what you normally see from the West coast builders. It has a Bravo 3, which was a common offering for the XRI. First shot shows how much space these 23' hulls offer. The second pic shows the simple, old school, straight 24 degree V. No better riding 23 footer out there.

Greg Guimond
03-13-2011, 11:08 AM
Here is the ad write-up ...........priced at $19,500. I have a lot of info on this boat if interested Dauley.

2000 Ultimate Warlock powerboat 23 foot , fuel injected 454 HIPO engine, new bravo 3 outdrive with dual stainless steel dual props, aprox 30 hours on drive. Boat has 260 original hours, over 100 hours of that at idle under 1000 rpm. just serviced and ready for the season, new blue bimini top, new custom drive cooler, white boat with blue graphics and racing flag at rear, Awesome powerboat, has white interior with blue accents, blue anodized components through out, cd player with xm radio, nice cuddy cabin bed with 2 chairs below. 2 boat covers. Dual optima deep cycle batteries, hydraulic hatch lift.. Fast boat with low hours, excellent condition for the year. Trailer has brakes and upgraded for easy loading, newer tires on aluminum rims and spare, private party just reduced, $19,500 (602)309-1323