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HULL #: DNAZ

  • YEAR: 1996
  • SIZE: 32'6"
  • NAME: Freedom II
  • MOTOR: 2x502MPI
  • OUTDRIVE: Bravo
  • OWNER: Matthew, Howard
  • LOCATION: VA, Stafford
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"Freedom II", a 1996 33ZX, is powered with stock 502 ci MPI Mercruisers coupled to Bravo One drives. K-planes, silent choice exhaust, McLeod power bolsters/power footrests, Ritchie Powerdamp compass, zero effort controls, hydraulic steering are some of her mechanical equipment. Interior, a very weekendable comfortable space, features a fridge/freezer combo, Uline icemaker, microwave, sink with hot/cold pressure water, 10 gal hot water heater, vacuflush head with ensuite shower, direct and indirect lighting, Clarion receiver w/6 CD changer, plenty o' speakers and a subwoofer under/beside co-pilots seat :), and plenty of storage space. Graphics were removed from the hull and replaced with white Imron, only graphics on topsides are traditional Donzi logos in dark blue at the quarters, giving her a very clean look. There is a dark blue stripe down her foredeck. A close look at the lines of her hull speak of her Jim Wynne/Don Aronow heritage. Her no nonsense, 22 degree deadrise, longitudinaly straked deep V hull combined with a fueled/iced/provisioned weight over 10,000 pounds makes this a very confident vessel in a seaway at speed. 1996 was the last year ZX hulls came without steps (I think), which means there is plenty of friction on the hull at speed, which reduces top end. This is fine by me. The "unstepped", straight run hull is very predictable with gobs of lateral stability. There is no wobble or skip or chine walk tendencies at top end in a chop. Re-entry is smooth. (I don't run her hard enough to make her come completely out of the water 99% of the time, but every now and then...) Top end is 66 mph, thats with just me in her and about a half a bag of fuel. Visibility is excellent from the helm, a few degrees of downplane minimizes bowrise up to planing speed. Minimum planing speed is about 28 mph@2900 rpm. WOT is 4950 rpm (I'll include prop data and full hull number ASAP). She is a documented vessel, No 1070016, which practically speaking doesn't mean all that much to the recreational boater BUT I like not having to plaster hull numbers over her topsides. (I really like the clean look) Semper Donzi Digger