HULL #: DMRCE067K990
- YEAR: 1991
- SIZE: 16
- MOTOR: 4.3L4bbl
- OUTDRIVE: OMC
- OWNER: Chris, Williamson
- LOCATION: VT, Shelburne
This boat purchased at the Hartford, CT Boat Show, January 1990 right off the show floor. A total impulse purchase except when one takes into account that I have wanted a 16 Classic since I was seven years old.
Used regularly on Lake Champlain, my speed antics compelled my older brother to buy a 1987 Z21. So now are fairly well known around the central part of Lake Champlain as "those brothers from Cedar Beach who own the Donzis."
Excessive water ingenstion forced a repowering in 2000 with an upgrade to a 43.L 4bbl witht he roller lifters and 235 hp. Top speed is off the guage (past 55 mph) and under the right conditions the needle sometimes skips the peg and heads back toward 0. That seems to be more fun than replacing the speedometer and really knowing how fast it goes.
As far as I'm concerned, I've always wanted a Donzi, now I own one and will never live without one!