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Morten
05-31-2017, 09:50 AM
Hello.This weekend im going to look on a Donzi f14, the owner dont know anything about identifying it. Can you help me to tell if this is a real donzi, i posted some pictures. And where do i find the hull number?

Hope you can help

Best regards Morten

jl1962
05-31-2017, 10:14 AM
There wouldn't be an HIN stamp on a boat that old and any handwritten mark likely long gone by now.

If it's not a splash, one day it may have looked like this.....
http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/donzi-14.pdf

Pretty much just an oddity now, you either like it or you don't.....

Rob M
05-31-2017, 03:34 PM
I would wager it is definitely real. But it's been heavily modified away from original configurations. You are unlikely to find a serial number from original on that boat now.

Scott Pearson
05-31-2017, 07:29 PM
Well someone ruined that boat....

mattyboy
05-31-2017, 08:00 PM
volvo ?

Morten
06-03-2017, 07:01 AM
Thank you so much guys. Ive bought the boat, ive Got the number from Volvo 270 drive is there any oppertunity this Can confirm wich nummer of the 34 this is?

Rob M
06-03-2017, 09:07 AM
That boat very likely had a Mercruiser 0 drive (handcrank trailer tilt) mated to a Renault Mercruiser 80hp. I don't believe any of them would have originally had a Volvo 270. Brochures would tell you the original specs on F 14s. I think the current drive serial number would not tell you anything traced back to that boat.

http://www.allardmarine.com/1967%20catalogue.htm

mattyboy
06-04-2017, 06:28 AM
They only made one 14 with a Volvo and it was not an f14 it was a baby you will never know what hull that is too much work done plus a 270 came out in early 1970s well after the end of 14 production

Morten
06-05-2017, 08:54 AM
Okay thank you guys, maybe i can track some parts of it back to the previous owners. Need to know what number this one is.

Morgan's Cloud
06-05-2017, 01:02 PM
Okay thank you guys, maybe i can track some parts of it back to the previous owners. Need to know what number this one is.


My 66 (maybe even a 65) St T hadn't been bastardized like your boat when I got it and there was positively NO numbers anywhere .
I'd let go of the dream of finding a number somewhere . There wasn't many produced , just be happy that yours still exists .

bertsboat
06-23-2017, 06:16 PM
Your only hope to ID this would be to see if the original gel is hiding under there. That would help. Maybe it was a special color. Cool little boat though..then