A company that takes its name from the iconic Don Aronow, the “King of Thunderboat Row,” Donzi arguably introduced the world to the concept of a sleek, fiberglass speedboat. From the 1964 introduction of what’s now known as the “Sweet 16,” to today’s popular ZF models, offshore speed, performance, and style have been brand trademarks. Though the financial crisis took its toll on the brand, Baja Marine acquired the assets of Donzi in late 2012, and production of these high-performance powerboats has resumed full-force.
The 29 ZF Cuddy offers the same speed, handling, and smooth dry ride as Donzis larger ZF models, in an easy to trailer, easy to manage 29-foot package. Far from a bare bones fishing boat, the 29 ZFs deep and roomy cockpit boasts a boatload of standard fishing features as well as luxurious Donzi touches throughout. The 29 ZFs roomy cockpit features the same richly upholstered drop-down bolster seats and wraparound cockpit coaming bolsters as Donzis larger ZF models. Theres a head compartment with porta-pottie concealed inside the center console. A curved, tempered-glass console windshield offers protection as well as a distortion-free view, and the aluminum T-top includes an electronics box, forward and aft spreader lights & integrated overhead PFD storage. The forward cuddy cabin features a fiberglass liner for easy cleanup. Theres a full-length padded v-berth with storage beneath, while the large, locking companionway door and adjustable cabin lighting combine to give the cuddy an open, airy feeling.