View Full Version : Black Widow/Z-24 capacity rating & fuel tank size?

03-25-2012, 10:28 PM
My Black Widow (24) never had a capacity plate on it when I got the boat recently - but I know that a lot of the boat has been repainted, and most of the interior has been replaced. Does anyone have any clue what the capacities were, or if I can get a new plate?

Also, I'm curious how large the fuel tank is in this thing.. can someone with a similar-sized Donzi offer some insight? I was thinking ~65 gal but could be more I suppose.

03-29-2012, 09:14 PM
Right from the 1990 Donzi brochure:

Length - 23' 8"
Beam - 8' 6"
Draft to Keel - 18"
Draft (outdrive) - 34"
Weight - 4200 lbs
Fuel - 66 gallons
Sleeping capacity - 2
Standard Engine - 340hp 460 Ford

You know what? As I am looking through the brochure, the 454 Chevrolet was rated 370hp, I believe I told you 360hp. My bad. And, I also thought that the only other engine option was the 350 @ 270hp. however, also offered was a 5.7L @260hp (that had to have been a dog!).

03-29-2012, 09:20 PM
If it matters to ya, in 1990 the Options/Accessories were as follows:

Stereo - premium, 4 speakers
Cockpit carpet
Cockpit cover
Fire extinguisher - automatic halon
Exhaust - Through hull
Shipping/storage cover
Head - portable
Head pumpout


03-30-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks! I actually got a PDF of the original brochure from Donzi (black and white) that thing is a trip haha. I can't believe they were shipping 454s rated at 370hp 2 decades ago. :eek:

Still curious how many people and weight it was rated for. Oh and what's up with the table they showed in the cabin?! I want one!