When Donzi designed the 35 ZR, its mission was clear: Offer the same speed, dynamic handling, precision balance, and exceptional rough-water ride as its World Champion ZR race boat. Employ a user-friendly layout, with emphasis on comfort, accessibility, usable space, and overall driver/passenger enjoyment. Utilize a true 35-foot platform that will offer greater comfort and better handling than smaller so-called "35-foot" competitive offerings. Create an aggressive new look – fluid yet masculine, sexy, and distinctly Donzi. Design and construct this new boat to withstand the rigors of an offshore environment.
Those goals have been not just achieved, but heralded with resounding clarity.Boating Magazine said, "In the worst conditions, the 35 ZR was at it's best. Acceleration wasn't just quick, it was sudden." Powerboat proclaimed, "They aced this design. Donzi's new 35 ZR delivers a memorable ride." When it comes to performance, the experts agree: Donzi's 35 ZR delivers. The Donzi 35 ZR boasts exterior styling like nothing else on the water. With its aggressive stance and sleek lines, this is a boat that commands attention. The 35 ZR incorporates many styling cues from Donzi's World Champion 38 ZR race boat. From it's long, low bow with integrated centerline deck rail, to its ample sunpad concealing twin big-block V8 power of your choosing, with one glance there's no doubt that the 35 ZR was made to move.
The 35 ZR's styling includes many features unique to Donzi, such as its innovative recessed navigation lights adapted from Donzi's racing program. The 35 ZR also boasts Donzi's exclusive stainless steel fuel fill with exposed Allen-head fasteners – a nod to muscle-car enthusiasts worldwide. Other automotive touches on the 35 ZR include its perforated stainless steel engine vents, ample brushed aluminum trim, and optional carbon-fiber textured upholstery accents. Donzi worked extensively with many of its existing owners, prospective customers and major poker run organizations to make sure that beyond being fast, the new 35 ZR would be practical and comfortable. In addition to great looks and blistering performance, Donzi took many factors into consideration– the ways people use their boats; the things they bring aboard. In the end a very accommodating layout was designed.
The sleek foredeck is easily accessed via large recessed steps molded into the port helm. A recessed stainless steel bow rail makes it easy to get to the 35 ZR's integrated anchor locker, while at the same time adding a muscular look to the low-slung deck.There's ample cockpit storage, with a locking glove box, self-draining in-dash cooler, plenty of beverage holders, and large recessed storage wells in the coamings. Donzi has provided well-placed grab handles for all passengers, and footrests integrated into the port and starboard helm. Cockpit upholstery has been designed to comfortably and securely hold occupants in place – even at blistering offshore speeds. For those who desire extra comfort and security, the 35 ZR is available with an electric, 3-man bolstered aft seat with integrated grab handles.
Heading below, the 35 ZR is ready to entertain. A lightweight galley module includes a freshwater sink and compact refrigerator. There's an enclosed head compartment with freshwater sink and pullout shower. In the main cabin, two facing love seats create an inviting conversation area, and there's a full-length v-berth forward. Two flush deck hatches combine with direct and indirect lighting to create a light and airy feeling in the 35 ZR's cabin. Countless hours went into the development of the ZR's helm, which has the feel of a high-end sports car. The focal point is the color GPS navigation system, around which Livorsi gauges are centered. Tachometers and speedometer are housed in automotive-style pods, above the main panel. This "heads-up" layout allows for easy monitoring of onboard systems at all times. The ergonomic placement of throttles, trim switches, steering wheel and armrest put the driver in total control.
The 35 ZR was built first and foremost to perform. The ZR hull consists of lightweight fiberglass laminate, vacuum-infused coring and a composite, glass-encapsulated stringer system. Lightweight, balanced and strong, the ZRs offer incredible speed, dynamic handling, and the best rough-water ride available. All of these elements combine to make the Donzi 35 ZR the fastest, best performing, most advanced boat in its class.