Donzi 43 ZR competitive performance

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 1:
Engine Brand: MERCRUISER
Engine Type: In-board-EB
Engine / Fuel: Petrol
Location: Door
Engine Power: 700 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: MERCRUISER
Engine Type: In-board-EB
Engine / Fuel: Petrol
Location: Dritta
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.

Tango prepares for the debut of Saint Tropez

Tango is the name of the last sailing yacht in the Wally100 series famous for its performance and is exactly the fourth in the series that is about to roll the sea. It was presented, as scheduled, on the 26th of September, 2017. At the beginning of August, Tango was launched at the Persico Marine shipyards in the Ligurian Riviera of Ponente in Italy and recently delivered to its owner, a yachtman expert. From the first and the longest waiting at sea tests Luca Bassani founder and chairman Wally says: “I sailed with Tango with a wind at six, seven knots and proved to be lively and responsive even with weak wind” The feel of the helm is that of a much smaller, very balanced and fast boat. Excellent visibility from driving position. The maneuver is easy thanks to the style of the new smooth bridge. The deck hardware is powerful and fast: just 6 seconds to lift the bow! What else? It’s a real Wally! “

Tango will debut at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in the Wally class from 30 September to 8 October.

We see briefly the features and the statements made by the chief executives of this boat to finished work.


The yacht is 30.48m long, it can accommodate up to 6 people and has a dining table for 10 people. The interior layout consists of a main aft lounge, the engine room and service center areas, and the entire area reserved for guests to the bow. All the interiors have been luxuriously furnished to create relaxed and comfortable cruising environments when you do not compete.

Boat propulsion is also guaranteed through a 300cv combustion engine that ensures a cruising speed of 11 knots with the sails wound. The boat can be managed and controlled by a single unit thanks to advanced Wally sailing automation systems.

All project start goals have been reached so that Luca Bassani, founder and president Wally, says: Tango is exactly as we expected when we started developing the project: extremely clean lines and a very aggressive look that expresses the high performance inherent in its DNA “, moreover,” The completely smooth Tango bridge, similar to the iconic one of Essence, reflects our approach based on the equivalence between form and function, and besides further emphasizing the purity of design, also facilitates regatta maneuvers . We therefore look forward to carrying out the sea tests demonstrating the superior performance of our new superyacht. “

The new Wallycento has been designed for naval architecture by Mark Mills of Mills Design, the interior portrays Pininfarina and Persico Marine for construction technology.

Mills on the project declares “We have developed a radical project that combines the extreme cleaning of the blanket with an emotional,” novel “interior layout. All in the box-rules of the Wallycento class, with the structure on a level never seen in a yacht of this size, “he adds.” An important technical attribute of Tango is to have the hull’s immersed volume later compared to the previous Wallycento and the stern lines are cleaner and more elongated: a hydrodynamic option I appreciate a lot. “ Concorde and enthusiastic, Luca Bassani, President of Wally Yachts: “This idea of ​​Mark, combined with the maximum permitted sailing plan, has brought considerable benefits when it comes to navigating the typical Mediterranean breezes.” Moreover, Mills finishes, “Tango is our biggest project, and we also believe the most innovative, the most refined and certainly the most satisfying to be developed in collaboration with the customer, Wally, Pininfarina and Persico Marine,” “We need our commitment to vision by Luca Bassani who suggested that we have a new mindset for the design of this Wallycento “.

Bassani’s interior emphasizes “Tango cruise comfort is equivalent to that of previous Wallycento models, while the different interior configuration further focuses on weight reduction at the center of gravity.”

The interior design is of Pininfarina, an important design brand known primarily in the automotive world, which sometimes blows into the nautical one with always great results. About Pininfarina’s Pininfarina Group Chairman Pininfarina said: “Pininfarina’s nautical division team has been challenged to develop ultra-lightweight, exceptionally high-performance interior, in line with the features of this superyacht. “The interior of this Wallycento has committed our staff to the goal of achieving the perfect balance between performance and comfort,” he concludes. “Thanks to the selection of materials and innovative solutions that combine functionality and aesthetics, we have created a true pure blood of the sea, ultra light and superperforming, perfect for both cruises and regattas. We are very proud of this result, which confirms once again the excellence of our nautical division. “

And finally, Marcello Persico, Persico Marine’s Chief Executive Officer, is world-renowned in the construction of high-tech hulls, with Tango’s collaboration with Wally, says:. “We are very pleased with our first superyacht: Tango weighs only 47.5 tons thanks to the general optimization we have been looking for since the beginning of the project. Specifically, we have worked hard to lighten the interior as much as possible, not just using carbon fiber and nomex sandwiches but also developing new solutions to build, for example, hinges and veneers. “,” Our new team combines industry experts of purely racing boats such as VOR, Mini, Maxi and America’s Cup catamarans, with those of the best cruising superyachts. “

We just have to wait for the Tango debut in Saint Tropez where the other 3 yachts of the Wally100 series will surely compete and win the best.

Main technical characteristics.

Total length 30.48 m
Maximum width 7.20 m
Draft 4.40 / 6.20 m (lifting keel)
Displacement 49.95 tons
Surface 640 m 2

Accommodation 6 people + 2/4 crew
Naval Architecture Mills Design Design
exterior Mills Design / Pinifarina Design
interior Pinifarina
MYT Project and Management Planning, Monaco
Persico Marine Construction, Italy
Germanish Lloyd Certification
Mast e Boom Southern Spars
Rigging Southern Spars EC6
Custom VM MR706LX engine 350 hp

Sailing Superyacht Baracuda Valletta

When inside a company there is the owner who also the creator of so many innovative patents in the industry where the company is definitely working, it has a greater gear than the others. A patent in itself is not a guarantee of commercial success but it surely represents a tool that increases the ability of a company to benefit from its own inventions.

This is the case with Perini Navi, which thanks to the numerous patents invented by the owner of the Company, Ing. Fabio Perini has managed to become a Leader Company in the design and construction of automated sailing ships in a few years. Perini Navi has over time made an impressive fleet of large superyachts and is the only shipyard in the world that designs and develops and builds its own boats with unmistakable lines immediately recognizable including bridge lines with curved and long windows Flight bridges. This type of boat is the trademark of the company.

Among the great achievements of the company is surely the luxury Supermacht Baracuda Valletta a 50 meter sailing yacht launched in 2008 very beautiful where the outdoors were designed by Perini team in collaboration with renowned yacht designer Ron Holland while the interior from ‘ British architect John Pawson. The hull is made of aluminum, metallic gray with tapered golden conical and deep rudder with portholes with the unusual rectangular shape.

Baracuda Valletta can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 rooms, including a master suite, two VIP rooms and two double cabins. It is also capable of carrying up to 8 crew members in 4 cabins, plus an additional cabin for the captain. Furnished to create elegant and comfortable environments, Baracuda Valletta could not miss the electric winding system, designed by the. Pearls, carbon fiber along with robust winches running a 1,418 square foot sail plan.

Other innovations on Baracuda are the aft platform with hydraulic drive that turns into a large submersible swimming platform of 20 cm below the water surface accessed by guests through a staircase on the deck, although we must say that at the time of the Taking this boat was an innovation while today this system is also found in other motor yachts. Another innovation is the keel that runs from 4 m (keel up) to 9.7 meters (keel down).

To complete the description of this luxury superyacht we can only report the designers of this wonderful boat. Ron Holland, speaking to Baracuda’s exteriors, says that “the development of the Baracuda project included a relatively long floating line; This incorporates hull lines with forward floating line angles to minimize sail strength in unlocked sailing conditions and intermediate ship sections. This hull form combined with a high-center center maximizes navigation stability. These features are not only designed to improve the speed and ability to wrap the sail under the sail, but also to create a comfortable yacht for everyone on board. “

According to John Pawson speaking of the interiors it says that “… the great challenge with Baracuda was to take a particular set of spatial principles and apply them to very different conditions … to create an environment that honored the priorities of light, space and proportion Which have characterized my work from the beginning. “

The main deck is conceived as an open, non-partitioned living space, with the aim of maintaining a much clearer and more burdened field of vision than conventional ships of this type. The wall was chosen not only for the subtle beauty of its color and structure, but also for the way it serves to dematerialize the volume of the central staircase. “

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer / designer: Ron Holland Yacht Design, Ron Holland, Perini Navi; Type / Year: Perini Navi / 2009;

Largo 10,52 m; Along 50,00 m; Guests 10; Suite 5;

Crew 8 + 1; Maximum speed: 14 knots; Cruising speed: 12 knots; Engines: CAT 3412E Generat

More Info on the Yacht:

Luxury sailing yacht

Baracuda Valletta is available for charter


The first thing that strikes seeing the luxury yacht Riva 76 Perseus is the enormous windscreen, led by a pillar built evidently in this way to offer the driver a clear view as well as having a very refined aesthetic presence.

Generally throughout the boat makes extensive use of crystal glass surfaces, in the end it was used about 40 square meters, in a hull with a sporty-elegant look of metallic silver color combined with dark gray classic, characteristic color of the Riva brand , which immediately arouses enormous admire emotion.

76 feet is the boat’s length corresponding to 23,25 meters. The boat propulsion is provided by two MAN engines to 12-cylinder V installed in the machine room with an output of 1.800 hp each.

Before bringing the boat in planar alignment is necessary that the temperature of arrivals engines on the 40 degrees. Above this temperature, you can begin increasing to accelerate the speed increases the pressure on the stern of the hull which is raised and comes into planar structure.

To reach this stage, it is necessary that the boat harbors in 1250 r / min. with a minimum speed of 15,5 knots. Found the planar arrangements the boat becomes more efficient and we can choose our cruising speed.

Choosing a cruise speed 20 knots each engine consumes 120 liters / hour. The cruising speed is up to 34 nodes while the maximum speed reaches 37 knots with a consumption of 350 liters / hour for each engine, with a total consumption of 700 liters / hour.

The boat tacking is always soft at any speed thanks to an automatic control system which tends to reduce the speed in case of turns but, as soon as the joystick returns to the center is resumed to navigate to the normal regime according to the speed the set cruise.

The boat dining area is equipped for 8 units with a sofa table and chairs.

Below deck there are three cabins including the owner’s very developed in size and comfort, which extends on both sides with central double bed with sitting area and walk-in closet. Obviously not miss the bathroom dedicated with very fine double marble sink and a long shower. The other two cabins a VIP longer moved forward with double bed and another double bed on the starboard side, both cabins have separate bathrooms. On the lower deck is also the kitchen.

The boat’s cockpit has ample space with the sofa aft with an extension that can become a large sundeck.

The stern platform can be completely immersed in the water to become an area in the sea that can, if necessary, be used to relax or to easily climb on board after swimming, or you can use it to facilitate the implementation of the tender water secure border in the garage below deck. Throughout the boat it is beautifully furnished with careful choice of furniture used, with fine leather and big stainless steel use that distinguishes the Riva brand in all its boats.

The price of Riva 76 Perseus, is around € 4.400.00

Technical data
• Length 76 ft 23,25 m
• Length of waterline 19,57 m 64 ft
• Width 5,75 m 19 ft
• Depth 1,90 m 6 ft
• Weight 52300 kg 52,30 t
• Engine MAN V 12, 1.800 hp
• Fuel tank 5.600 l
• Tank of the water 840 l