The 43 ZR is a 43-foot, 13-meter high performance engine hull built by Donzi Marine. Since 1964, with its numerous world-wide and national offshore championships, this company builds boats for those people who are mainly looking for competitive performance.
In particular, on 43 ZRs, all the developments and experience accumulated in the creation of the 38 ZR were transferred to Donzi’s winning offshore model with six national championships and four world championships.
A super fast hull that lifts on the water at a single speed, thus reducing the wet surface to the benefit of performance. The impressive speed that the boat can handle with balance and despite having the same geometric and surface characteristics of the competition, the manufacturer assures that there is no need to be a former racer to safely and comfortably drive this boat at maximum speed.
The latest version of the Donzi 43 ZR compared to the previous versions is characterized by a larger hull width to increase stability at high speeds and to ensure a better smooth running on the water.
Another novelty is that the windscreen is inserted into a slim fit to provide better airflow on its surfaces without compromising the hull fluid profile. Obviously, the 43 ZR was built by processes and research of the most technologically advanced materials and through an optimal gradation between resin and glass to ensure lightness and strength without any bending during racing.
The hull layout has been designed to foster performance without sacrificing space and comfort. There are numerous containers in the cockpit and are designed to offer maximum comfort both to the pier and in navigation, or better to say in race, driver and guests.
The front seats are well-reinforced, fully padded to wrap and protect the lucky ones that will accommodate. There are also three passenger armchairs with customized footrests and all the technical necessities to ensure absolute safety in an offshore boat. In addition, to ensure greater safety in travel, all seats are equipped with special heavy duty handles designed by Donzi.
The driving position follows the automotive style with commands arranged so that they are easily accessible and with easy control of all on-board systems, even at high speeds in offshore conditions.
Under deck, there is a compact sink and fridge, with a shower and toilet, two facing sofas that join V on the bow and two doors that illuminate and air the entire cabin.
For the 43 ZR propulsion you can choose from a wide range of options. One of these is the one with two Mercury Racing 1075 Sci Engines of 1,075 hp each.
The 1075 Sci is a high-performance V8 engine controlled by a microprocessor, is the world’s most advanced and the latest innovation in Mercury Racing, which together with its parent company, Mercury Marine, is the first marine engine manufacturer with ISO 9,001 certification : 2000.
The 1075 Sci has a pair of Lysholm double screw battery chargers with multi-fuel fuel injection (two injectors per cylinder). This combination offers turn-key nautical sports, high quality gear and quality even at a mini- mum engine speed of 800 rpm. making the attack to the moles much easier with less chance of stopping and other low speed bikes. which you normally have with powerful engines.
You can also drive through two Mercury Racing in-board engines from 700 hp Sci for a total power of 1400 cv. The famous 700 Sci offers great performance throughout the engine operating range. You can also opt for other solutions like that with the three engines.
This combination of hull and engines makes the 43 ZR, a truly sought after boat. In addition, the 43 ZR is equipped with a motor silencer that delivers a sound with a low but decibel tone.
Close with some widespread indication of speed for a motorized solution chosen with three engines: Around 3,500 rpm. the 43 ZR reaches a speed of 61 mph, (miles per hour) pushing a little more at 5,350 rpm. you get to touch always with great visibility and with the race totally dry the 97 mph of about 84 knots.
The sales price is around $ 420,000, and it also depends on the choice of engine that, considering the features, the quality and the performance, does not even look so expensive for anyone looking for an offshore boat.
LFT Length overall: 13.06 m; Width: 2.69 m; Draft min: 0.76 m; max .: 0.97 m
Cabin height: 1.52 m; Net weight: 5,669 kg
Hull: Material FiberglassFiberglass
Engines: 2 x Mercruiser 1,075 HP;
Engine Brand: MERCRUISER
Engine Type: In-board-EB
Engine / Fuel: Petrol
Engine Power: 700 HP
Engine Brand: MERCRUISER
Engine Type: In-board-EB
Engine / Fuel: Petrol
Engine Power: 700 HP
Total Power: 1,400 HP
Fresh water tank capacity: 37 Liters; Fuel Tanks Capacity: 1,189 Liters
Number of bathrooms:1; Indoor facilities: Air conditioning; Electric toilet; Fridge.
Electrical Equipment: Generator; Ground socket; Outside Equipment: Swimming ladder.
The Strider 13 is an impressive 13.35 meter long inflatable boat constructed by SACS, one of the world’s most renowned companies for the production of rigid large rigid inflatable rubber boats called RIB or rigid-hulled inflatable boats. This type of configuration in addition to retaining all the advantages associated with the presence of rubber tubes such as stability and the utter omission, allows to lay undercover, cabins and comfortable environments such as luxury yachts.
The Strider 13 is a gigantic special dinghy where greatness and power are perfectly integrated.
Built for those who love to enjoy the sea in the company of many friends always in contact with water. Unlike other larger RIBs built by the same SACS where the interior is highly developed, the underbody design of this inflatable boat is reduced to the essentials with the presence of a cabin and a bathroom.
With low weights and low center of gravity, V-high performance hulls, this RIB has an outstanding seasiness and stability that makes it really special.It is still very large, but it is easy to maneuver and drive
The deck is enormously cleverly divided and set up to enjoy all the marvels of the sea, both in navigation and when it is stationary.
On the stern sundeck can sleep up to 4 people and the presence of a large platform allows easy access to water. The entire bow deck is covered with large teak slats on which to lay mattress pads. There are at least 8 people in the cockpit sofas who can dine around an extensible tech table.
An awning with an easily removable cover repairs from the most intense sun of the day the whole living area and part of the aft sunbath. In the cockpit there is space for a kitchen cabinet that includes a fridge, sink and fires to prepare something to eat. Below the cockpit there is a large stand with accessibility from different doors. All the outside areas of the boat are easily accessible through wide side passes around the deck.
Underneath the Hard Top is the control station with two secure ergonomic armrests complete with side shingles and head resting with a powerful console with all controls and control equipment. The construction of the boat was accomplished through technologically advanced materials such as multiaxial fabrics and vacuum resin infusion to create a light and durable solid product.
The RIB propulsion is open to various solutions and can be achieved through diesel or gasoline engines with outboard or sterndrive versions. For an off-road version, proper propulsion is achieved through two Mercury 8.2 HO MAG DTS 8-cylinder V engines capable of delivering 430 hp each. The engine compartment bulkheads are lined with sound absorbing material to reduce noise. To spin on the water and gain greater reliability of the propulsion system, the vehicle utilizes racing tactics.
From widespread rendering on Strider 13 tests with this configuration, it is found that planar already starts at 13 knots; at 2900 rpm the speed is 25 knots, while always very soft on waves at 3400 rpm the speed reaches 30 knots.
Usually for all other types of cruises the cruising speed stabilizes around 25 knots for the RIBs, but cruising speed is closer to the 35 knots while always maintaining exceptional comfort.
With a cruising speed of 35 knots this super tire advances 0.37 miles with a consumption of about one liter of fuel. The boat’s advanced comfort remains constant at speeds of up to 38 knots at 4000 rpm even with very fast turning speeds.
The boat’s driveability is unique and the water pipes and tubes themselves are designed so that the splash of the trail goes away without any recoil so that the entire inflatable boat even on the sundeck will remain dry during the navigation.
Given the gas and acting on the trim, all V-hulls get up, only the central part touches the water and comes to touch a maximum speed of 44 knots. Certainly, if you modify the design of the exterior area of the raft, removing for example Hard top we would have a big improvement for aerodynamics and lightness. So there would be a considerable increase in speed.
As mentioned above, there are other RIBs in the SACS series which undoubtedly have a great indoor habitability, where there are luxuriously appointed cabins, bathrooms, kitchens and dinette, the same type of interior as we usually find in luxury yachts. All this usability will always have to keep track of it, so if it’s used, it will always be otherwise we will have a useless weight gain on the whole boat. While often, in fact, on holiday what we really need is the large outdoor areas for sunbathing, sailing comfortably in the company, and staying constantly in contact with the sea, so a light and agile means that allows fast and safe travel such as the Strider 13, a truly unique pneumatic vehicle.
Length FT: 13.35 mt
Approval length: 11.98 mt
Overall width: 3.83 mt
Tubular width deflated: 3.00 mt
Draft: 0.80 mt
Number of compartments: 8
Tubular diameter: 68 cm
Dry weight without motors: 5.2 tons
Weight with standard engines: 6.5 tons
Fuel tank capacity: 1000 lt
Water tank capacity: 170 lt
Maximum installed power: 772 kW / 823 kW (EFB)
Certification Category: CE – B
Person carrying capacity: 16
Sleeps: 2 + 2 Opt
Design: Christian Grande
Package 2 x 350 hp
Package 3 x 300 hp
Package 3 x 350 hp
2 x Mercury 8.2 HO MAG DTS – 430 hp Bravo Three X
2 x Mercury Diesel TDI 4.2 V8 – 370 hp Diesel – Bravo Three XR
It’s not uncommon for passionate sailing shipowners after traveling around the world with their own boat do not content themselves more and want something more, such as taking part in sailing competitions not only to make numbers but to struggle to win.
Usually it is the sailboat who experiences a strong emotion when setting a route, manages to manage the boat reaching the maximum possible course for certain meteoric conditions, having the awareness then that more than that gait can not proceed. Or simply for those who love the speed that you feel at sea with the sailboat that is far higher than the one you are recording on the ground, inside a car with the sky as a roof.
In order to win it is necessary to have a sailboat that has particular characteristics, so for many it remains a dream but not for a wealthy sailor who has a very wide budget, already owning a boat Wally has asked to develop a powerful boat that has all the requisite requirements for affirmation in the most important international races. From this specific request is being realized Wally 93.
For this project, the biggest big companies in the sector were involved. The architect responsible is the famous designer Rolf Vrolijk of Judel / Vrolijk & Co.
Judel / Vrolijk & Co is a company founded in 1978 with a study associated with an international reputation formed by highly qualified designers and experienced experts in the design of sailing yachts for competition and beyond. In addition to taking care of their projects, they also work for outside customers, where a perfect combination of shapes and functions is required to achieve aesthetic performance and product performance.
Wally is developing the external profile, while the interior company will collaborate with the construction site of the Milanese company San Tabù with its craftsmanship, expertise and design Made in Italy. This boat should blend the main features of Wally with the unmistakable naval architecture of Judel / Vrolijk.
From the first information or if you want from the first rendered differs, it is evident that the boat has been designed to ensure comfort and performance, so it is competitive for racing and comfortable for cruises. 93 feet tall at 28.30 meters and 6.65 meters wide this boat also follows the Wally style style, the deck floor will be very clean with free living spaces on board well separated from those intended for maneuvering.
The project definitely benefits from the Wally 107 Open Season (former Wallycento Hamilton) lineup, the current leader of the Maxi72 World Wide Multiplayer Welsh class, also designed by Judel / Vrolijk. It is recalled that this boat is distinguished by the presence of a latest generation hull constructed with the latest technology available at launch.
Wally 93 under construction will be made with composite materials that use unidirectional high-modulus carbon fibers to reduce weight and increase rigidity. The 503-square-foot sail is particularly powerful for its displacement of just 35.5 tonnes so that the sail / displacement ratio is better than that of Wallycento. The architecture has been designed to become the most competitive of the Wally class that is very powerful and optimized for medium to light wind conditions, able to start planing with 16 knots of wind and to exceed the speed of real wind with ease.
Sailless propulsion is ensured by a single 255 hp Steyr diesel engine. A lifting keel will allow you to increase the draft from 4.5 meters to 6.2 meters to optimize the straightening moment.
Interior furnishings are still under construction. Of course we know that the cabin will be on the bow to increase privacy while the two guest cabins at the stern. A disengagement should divide the area of the shipowner from the crew area.
Choosing to make only three cabins is to provide a lot of space for guests but also privacy, thanks to the clear separation between work areas and relationships from those intended for cabins.
The debut is scheduled for the summer of 2018, in one of the most important races in the world, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
I conclude with the summary of the main statements made by the two owners of this boat.
“Wally 93 fully reflects Wally’s DNA to unite exceptional cruise capabilities and exceptional performance. Also, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living spaces.
It’s so beautiful to fall in love at first sight! “
“Wally 93 benefits from the Open Season experience , Wally’s leader, Maxi72 world champion winner, also Judel Vrolijk’s project. Wally 93 is very light and powerful with a displacement of just 35.5 tons and a sail-space ratio that is even more powerful than that of Wallycentos. “
Rolf Vrolijk of Judel Vrolijk & Co., Naval Architecture Manager Wally 93, declares:
“Very powerful, Wally 93 is streamlined for the Wally Class racing circuit (a series of spectacular regattas) Performance is optimized for light and medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start planing with 16 knots of wind and easily able to overcome the true speed of the wind. “
Length overall ; 28.30 m
Width : 6.65 m
Draft : 4.5 to 6.2 meters
Displacement : 35.5 tons
Surface of sailboat : 503 mq
Carrying surface area : 1059 sqm
Naval Architecture : Judel Vrolijk