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2001 38 (ft.) Donzi 38 ZX

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General Information

Listing# 144400

Detroit Metropolitan, MI, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
High Performance Boats
38 ZX
38 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
500 EFI
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

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Fresh Water 2001 Donzi 38 ZX...FRESH WATER!!!

2001 donzi 38zx

Around 420hrs. Mercruiser 500efi blue motors run strong factory sealed. 71.8mph GPS with 4 guys and gear. Garmin touch screen GPS 740s w/9in screen, 502ci. full bathroom, 2 sinks, plenty of storage, fridge/ice box. A/C and heat. Sleeps 2 and seats 6 adults around table in cabin. Stereo with ipod and 2 10" sub.

** Latham Steering
** K-Plane Trim Tabs
** Thru-Hull Exhaust
** Drive Showers
** Stainless Steel Four Blade Propellers (28p)
** Tanks: Fuel - 234 gals, Water - 20 gals, Holding - 10 gals


** Enclosed head, and vanity Vacuflush Head Septic
System Passenger Side Cooler & Glove Box
** Accent Lighting
** Carpeting Cabin & Cockpit
** Under Counter Storage Locker
** Hanging Storage Lockers
** Forward Sleeping
** V-Berth Dinette table
** Refrigerator
** Stainless Steel Sink
** Microware

Electronics & Electrical :

** Gaffrig Gauges and controls w/ color matched bezels
** Gaffrig Speedometer
** Depth Finder
** Ship to Shore Radio
** Compass
** DC Panel 110v outlets
** 12v Power Supply
** Trim Tab Indicators
** Drive Position Indicators
** Dockside Shore Power
** Battery Charger Dual
** Battery Switches
** Electric Engine Hatch with Mirrors
** Silent Choice Exhaust System
** Bow Anchor Storage
** Swim Platform with Ladder
** Stand or Sit Electric Pop Up / Drop Out Bolster
** Seating
** Pop Up Cleats
** Anchor
** Fire Extinguishers


Donzi's enticingly beautiful 38 ZX is both wide and deep, boasting over six feet of headroom in the cabin. But size alone does not luxury high performance make. This beamy offshore boat is fast!
Tied to the pier, the 38 ZX looks like a performance yacht. Make no mistake about it, Donzi is proud of this ma-chine"and their logo is
With a 9 '3" beam, the 38 ZX is approximately 9 inches wider than most boats in its class. I consider it to be a performance boat that makes sense"you can eat, sleep, entertain and walk around in the cabin. Try doing that with other 38-foot offshore boats.
Luxuries include white upholstery, large storage compartments located below the seats and pads, a hanging clothes locker, stand-up private salon/dining area and a seven-foot-long V-berth. The galley comes with stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator. It's bright too, with two translucent deck hatches that let light in whether open or closed. Too hot The air conditioner will cool you down fast.
The cockpit also benefits by the extra girth. The aft bench seats four, rather than the usual three, passengers. Operator and companion are treated to adjustable electric bolster seats and power footrests. Aft standing passengers have stainless steel grab-bars securely fastened to the bolsters, and the aft bench has headrests for upper-back support.
Coolers have been installed under the bench and port-
side console, but functional stowage is limited in the cockpit. The dash, however, is very well-engineered, with Gaffrig instrumentation grouped by engine, spanning the tachometers and speedometer.
Under the soft yet supportive sun-padded hatch lie twin HP 500 EFI's with Bravo performance drives from Mercury Racing, considered the standard these days for reliable offshore power. Gusty winds had whipped up the waves on Lake Simcoe, ideal conditions for this 11,500-pound boat, so I estimated speeds in the high 60s.
In fact, the Donzi 38 ZX pulled out a top-end speed
of 75.3 mph at 5,100 rpm. The twin step, aft-ventilated Z-Tech hull has a 22-degree deadrise at the transom. Wide chines, strakes and eight-inch running pad help balance the boat when trimmed high, and helps it track with accuracy through the turns.
Accelerating to plane in 5.8 seconds with tabs level, not completely down, the boat keeps its bow low, yet the depth of the cockpit and height of the deck requires one to maintain good posture for optimum visibility. The 500 EFI's have great mid-range power and the Donzi would pull from 0 to 50 mph in 12 seconds, approximately the same time it took to accelerate from 40 to 70 mph.
Running 60 mph at 4,300 rpm seemed effortless. With tab adjustments, the hull ran straight as a die.
The 38 ZX slaloms nicely at cruising speeds and completes wide-radius turns without difficulty, strimmed level or slightly negative.
Construction highlights include Plexus bonded hull and deck joints, vacuum-bagged balsa core in the hullsides, a cockpit liner and Divinycell closed-cell foam coring of bulkheads, stringers and the transom. Donzi's 38 ZX is built tough"to be driven hard.

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Stock #46909


Owner states boat is in great condition. Sun pad and Boat Cover showing wear... BRAND NEW FULL BOW TO STERN COVER!! Boat is turn key runs great able to hit 72mph GPS. This is my second donzi and i cant say enough how impressed i am with the ride and comfort. K-planes, full hydro steering, 28p props bravo X one drives. Boat includes all alumn. trailer triple axle set up for the step hull w/ new tires. 38ft. Boat does need a new sunpad and boat cover. Price is reflection of sunpad and cover.
Navigational Equipment
- Compass - Fuel Gauge - GPS (Garmin 740s) - Navigation Lights - Satellite Radio (Subscription Required) - Sound System (Polk) - Speed/depth/gps (Garmin 740s) - Speedometer - Tachometer - VHF
- Cockpit Type (High Performance) - Composite Construction (Fiberglass) - Cooling System (RWC) - Engine Alarms - Engine Cylinders (8 (x2)) - Engine Location (Stern, Under Swim Pad) - Fuel Injected - Fuel Tank (220 US GAL) - Propulsion (Twin 500 EFI Mercs) - Starting Type (Electronic) - Steering (Hydraulic) - Trim Tabs (K-plane) - Tab Indicator
Electrical Systems
- 110v AC Outlets - 12 V DC Outlets - ABYC Color Coded Wiring - Accessory Switches - Alternator - Battery (4) - Battery Charger (Dual) - Battery Location (Engine Compartment) - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Electric Engine Hatch - Engine Kill Switch - Gauges - Horn - Night Lighting - Ship's Power (12v DC) - Shore Power - Shore Power (110v. AC - Shore Power Cords - Sirius Radio (Subscription Required) - Speakers (Polk Audio) - Stereo
- A/C W/reverse Heat - Cabin Lighting - Carpet (Cabin) - Dinette - Drink Holders - Fridge/freezer - Galley - Handbasin - Head - Heat - Microwave - Pressurized Water - Sink (2 (galley/head)) - Water Pressurized
Deck Gear
- Anchor (2) - Cockpit Cover (W/bow Cover) - Cockpit Lighting - Cockpit Seating - Cooler - Courtesy Lights - Fenders (6) - Mooring Lines - Non-skid Deck - Pop-up Cleats - Sun Pad - Swim Ladder - Swim Platform - Custom Cover (New Full Bow To Stern Storage Cover)
Safety Equipment
- Bilge Pump (2) - Fire Extinguisher (3) - Fire Suppression System - Life Jackets (9)