The award-winning 38 ZR was cut from the same cloth as Donzi's world champion 38 ZR Competition race boat, and offers the same speed, handling, balance, and rough-water ride. With its user-friendly design, Donzi's 38 ZR offers an ergonomic layout emphasizing comfort, accessibility, usable space, and overall driver/passenger enjoyment. With a total length of nearly 39 feet, the 38 ZR offers more heft and accordingly a smoother ride than competitive offerings, some of which fall surprisingly shy of a true 38 feet. With its aggressive styling, smart design, and blistering performance, the Donzi 38 ZR sets a new standard for performance boats in its size range.
Since its introduction, the 38 ZR has received rave reviews from critics far and wide. Motor Boating Magazine said, "This ZR is beyond go-fast; it's pure performance." Poker Runs America added, "When you tell someone you own a Donzi, no further explanations are necessary." The prestigious Robb Report bestowed the 38 ZR with its coveted "Best of the Best" award, and Powerboat Magazine gave the 38 ZR its "Award for Outstanding Offshore Performance", proclaiming, "The 38 ZR does everything right!"
The Donzi 38 ZR's exterior styling has been designed to elicit a powerful visceral response from the onlooker. Featuring a lowered stance and sleek lines that suggest agility and speed, the 38 ZR incorporates numerous embellishments from Donzi's ZR race boat, combined with classic Donzi flair. The net effect is a look that is at once both evolutionary, yet distinctly Donzi. A long, low-slung bow enhances visibility and inspires driver confidence, while at the same time reducing drag for increased aerodynamic efficiency. A recessed, centerline deck rail adds style while facilitating foredeck access.Side-by-side flush-mounted deck hatches and recessed navigation lights provide function without detracting from the stunning simplicity of the 38 ZR's wind-cheating design. The clean simplicity of the bow is offset by remarkably curvaceous stern quarters. The 38 ZR's fluid profile rises gracefully to accommodate an ample engine compartment beset with custom rigging and the power of your choosing, concealed beneath a low-profile engine hatch with recessed air intake scoops and integrated sun pad.
The 38 ZR's efficient cockpit layout is a study in focused design. Seating surfaces have been designed around driver and passengers to an extent not before seen in boats of this type. There are concealed grab handles for all passengers, so everyone aboard can enjoy the ride. Foredeck access is a breeze, thanks to large molded-in steps in the port helm. There is plenty of cockpit storage, including a port glove box, an aft seat storage compartment (with insulated, self-draining cooler) and recessed pockets in the coamings with deep storage wells.
Down below the theme is practical, yet comfortable. A lightweight galley module featuring an innovative compact refrigerator provides convenience while also saving weight. An enclosed head compartment offers a freshwater sink with shower, as well as a porta-potti or optional vacuum-flush head. The main cabin salon consists of two facing love seats that create an inviting conversation area, and 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 38 ZR's cabin.
The 38 ZR's cockpit offers all the features one would expect from a boat of this caliber and combines them in a dynamic fashion most commonly associated with high-end sports cars. The helm area is decidedly driver-oriented, with controls smartly arranged and placed within easy, intuitive reach. The focal point of the cockpit is the dramatic instrument cluster situated around a color GPS Navigation system. Tachometers and GPS/ Speedometer sit directly above in unique automotive-style pods. This layout allows for easy monitoring of all onboard systems, even at high speeds in offshore conditions. This driver-friendly design carries forth to include the ideal placement of throttles, trim switches, steering wheel and armrest to make the thought process of managing the 38 ZR's systems secondary to the actual thrill of driving it.
Beneath the 38 ZR's gleaming gelcoat skin lies lightweight Kevlar laminate with vacuum-infused coring for extra strength and the ideal resin-to-glass ratio. A glassed and chemically bonded hull-to-deck joint holds it all together and assures that there will be no flexing while underway. The 38 ZR's state-of-the-art running surface, aerodynamic design, near-perfect balance, and weight-saving lamination processes all add up to a boat that is built to fly.