HULL #: X1872

  • YEAR: 1974
  • SIZE: 18
  • NAME: Tincup Chalice
  • MOTOR: 350
  • OWNER: Scott, Baxter
  • LOCATION: FL, Miami
  • Website:
I spotted this X-18 for sale on the web about 3 years ago. I tried to contact the owner, but to no avail. I contacted the webmaster, and he advised me that the owner had moved, and he was just keeping the ad up to get hits on his site! (Today the ad is still up. The power of the Donzi name at itÕs finest!) Recently I was cruising the boat trader when I spotted the boat again. Advertised as an 18 2 & 3, it appeared to be the same boat. I went to look at it, and sure enough, there it was! A little worse for the wear, it will take some restoration work to clean up and repair it, but the basics are here, and itÕs a sweetheart. As currently rigged, boat has TRS drive and a Merctrans. The 350 Chevy is stout, and solid. Boat runs like a champ. Coming from an 18 with the Volvo drive, while I miss the classic simplicity of my 280 drive, it sure is nice to have power steering and trim!