HULL #: unk_Osaffell

  • YEAR: 1966
  • SIZE: 17
  • NAME: The Donzi
  • MOTOR: Ford 302 slightly tweeked
  • OUTDRIVE: Merc Type 1
  • OWNER: Owing , Saffell
  • LOCATION: MD, Annapolis
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This Thunderbird/Formula Jr. is the parent design of the Donzi 16. It was designed by Jim Wynne for the Paris Endurance race of 1963 and was to go into production just before Don Aronow sold Formula to the Thunderbird Company. This '66 example was found in a pile of weeds at a boat yard in 1991. The boat needed everything: new stringers, balsa core, gas tank, etc. The original drive was an Eaton with a Moody 289. Currently the boat runs in the low 60s.