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Discussion in 'Donzi/Roscioli Yacht' started by SHAZAM, Nov 22, 2010.

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  1. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    I purchased a 65' without looking at it first, turns out I probably got the only one in existence with no master stateroom! Anyone know of any others out there with this layout?
  2. CaptTom

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    A 65' WHAT?
  3. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    Cap, as the section title says; DONZI.
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    My bad. Was looking under new posts and didn't see the section on the right.
  5. MaxPower

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    first your friend buys a lemon ... & now u do ...

    what's not right here ???

    anyone ???
  6. lovinlifenc

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    It sounds like you have purchased a rare yacht with a rare layout. two thumbs up, right?
  7. Kafue

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    So you bought a high level, semi-custom, 65 foot sportfishing boat wihout looking at it first?
    No survey?
    No sea trial?
    No research?
    If you did not know what the cabin layout is, do you know anything about the motors? Electronics? Hull, history etc. etc

    As John McEnroe once pronounced:

    "YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!!"

    Either you closed the deal on a price that was INCREDIBLY good value, in which case live with it...
    or???

    ARE YOU SERIOUS?
  8. NYCAP123

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    Not all that unusual. It sounds like you bought a boat designed for the day charter-fishing business. You're lucky if the salon was enclosed. Staterooms are wasted space if you don't carry overnight paying customers.
    That's an interesting way to buy a boat. Was it an E-bay auction?:eek:
  9. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    I purchased my last several boats without looking at them first.
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    Could that have something to do with why there were several boats? Evidently you didn't even see pictures of the boat if you didn't know there was no master SR. I've seen people who did that with cars. They were on People's Court.:rolleyes: That was only dealing with a couple thousand $'s though. Differences in condition on a boat could easily be a difference of tens of thousands of dollars at least. You have a prime example there. It's the difference between "never been fished" and "used and abused in the day-charter fleet". What would you estimate as the cost to install a master stateroom?
  11. Pascal

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    this thread is supposed to be a joke, right?
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    The only thing that surprises me at this point in life is that nothing surprises me. We can only hope that Shazam is pulling our legs, but I'm not surprised if he isn't.
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    Hi,

    I am not sure if that is how I would describe it.

    The OP is a boat builder who does not seem to know very much about the regulatory side of things given his HIN Post yesterday.

    First we have a $4m Sportfish which is older than it looks that was never checked by the Buyer at all.

    Next we have a Donzi 65 that doesn't have a Master Cabin and this was also never checked by the buyer who is a boat builder who 24 hrs previously made this statement: http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/117065-post31.html

    Make up your own mind.
  14. MaxPower

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    certainly seems that way ... as is the other one ...
  15. SHAZAM

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    Sorry, both threads are real and yes this 65 has 3 bunkrooms plus crew quarters. The other thing that I found strange was that this is the only 65 that I'd seen that didn't have a cut down galley with undercounter refrigeration. For those of you who know the boats this is the ex "timeless".
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    That's why a Donzi is considered a semi-custom SF. I've never heard of one built without a master, but someone could've ordered it that way. There are a lot of Carolina custom boats running around that were built with no master stateroom either. Some have a few rooms with bunks, some 1 room with bunks and the rest is a salon etc.

    There's a 2006 80' Hatteras MY over in Dubai right now that aside from the master stateroom, the 3 other guest staterooms are all bunks, 1 has 4 bunks, another 3 bunks, and the 4th stateroom has 2 bunks.

    I guess it goes back to buyer beware.
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    I suppose the price was VERY right?

    Mike
  18. Kafue

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    An Island for the Donzi

    Hey Shazam....

    Wanna buy an Island to go with your new boat?

    Beaut location, especially at LOW TIDE!

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    High tide, er, not so good, bit wet.

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  20. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    No doubt. I was just surprised at the layout, I should have asked.


    Correct.

    Not exactly sure what that means but whatever.

    So by the tone of the responses, was this the only 65 built without a master?

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