Classic. Donzi Power Boat Speed Boat. Holman Moody 351. for sale
Welcome to my sale for very special USA built, Donzi Hornet 19. Please take time to read the full description to apreciate how special this boat is:- A very original1968 boat with the original Holman Moody (Ford Mustang) 351W engine, Volvo Stern drive and lefthand helm position. The boat, confirmed by the Donzi Restoration Society isHull number 19H-37.Only about 90 Hornet 19’s were made, and this boat was the very firstwith 2+3 seating. Laid down in 1968 and consigned in 1970. She has only twoprevious owners and prior to arriving in the UK has always been used on Bear Lake(freshwater), Virginia USA, have short Video of her last run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD8wCPeITEkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_7N-dcJ9IThe Hornet was conceived and built on “Thunderboat Row” in Miami, andwas one of the “Original 3” in DonziMarine’s model line-up when Don Aronow, Jim Wynne, and Walt Walters beganbuilding Donzi’s back in the mid 60’s.At the time, she was described as “Gentleman’s Racer” – “A SpectacularRough Water Boat” and “Modern Classic” Hornet’s competed many ocean races,like the Miami Key West often finishing ahead of larger twin engine boats.My Hornet has all new (same as original) Donzi upholstery (>$4000)and since arriving in the UK has been mechanically upgraded to meet modernsafety standards by myself (a retired senior marine engineer). have verythick file of the boat’s history and details of all of the work done and havespent over £4000 on parts during the past 18months.Just some of the items – New exhausts and risers, New 316 stainlessexhaust tips, New Bennett Trim tabs, All new Instruments (like original), New twinbattery system with splitting diodes, for safety, the Fuel and BatteryIsolators are relocated with cockpit access, complete rewire with circuitbreakers, New stainless steel deck hardware, Two Rule automatic bilgepumps, New Vetus engine blower, new 110mm High Speed compass, plus Much!Much! More.............. You will see all of the equipment is high quality; refuseto use any cheap eastern imports.
The boat sits on nice Eagle hydraulic braked trailer with new tyres, spare wheel, newand spare wheel bearings plus new LED lighting board, she comes with newtonneau cover, an older overall cover and heavy winter cover and frame. Thefuel tank is good and clean with new sender unit and gauge. The engine and drive have received fullservice new oil filter, plugs, leads, Holley carb overhaul, new fuel pump,impeller, belt and new duel fuel filter system, new gear oil, anode andbellows. The engine bay has new auto fire extinguisher plus two newextinguishers in the cockpit.Although called the “Hornet19” she is in fact, 20’ 6.1/2” overall and 7’ 10.½” beam There is so much to say about this boat – andmore pictures are available on request, would love to keep it, but as theyears creep on, am looking for boat more suitable for the River.I will not be looking at any silly offers, she is seriously for sale,and have been around power boats and the marine industry for over 50 yearsand know this is very special, “one off” boat at realistic price. Collectiononly from near Oxford (OX13). Viewing is essential before committing to buy.Initial enquiries via eBay email, Cash or Bank Transfer only, cannotship or deliver.
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