Welcome to my Sale for a very special Donzi Hornet 19. A very original
1968 boat with the original Holman Moody engine, Volvo Stern drive and left
hand helm position. The boat, confirmed by the Donzi Restoration Society is
Hull number 19H-37.
Only about 90 Hornet 19’s were made, and this boat was the very first
with 2+3 seating. Laid down in 1968 and consigned in 1970. She has had only two
previous owners and prior to arriving in the UK two, has always been on Bear Lake
(freshwater) in Virginia USA, I have a short Video of her last run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_7N-dcJ9I
The Hornet was conceived and built on “Thunderboat Row” in Miami, and
was one of the “Original 3” in Donzi
Marine’s model line-up when Don Aronow, Jim Wynne, and Walt Walters began
building Donzi’s back in the mid 60’s.
At the time, she was described as a “Gentleman’s Racer” – “A Spectacular
Rough Water Boat” and a “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 modern
safety standards by myself (a retired senior marine engineer). I have a very
thick file of the boat’s history and details of all of the work done and have
spent over £4000 on parts during the past 18months.
Just some of the items – New exhausts and risers, New 316 stainless
exhaust tips, New Bennett Trim tabs, All new Instruments (like original), New twin
battery system with splitting diodes, for safety, – the Fuel and Battery
Isolators are relocated with cockpit access, a complete rewire with circuit
breakers, New stainless steel deck hardware, Two Rule automatic bilge
pumps, New Vetus engine blower, A new 110mm High Speed compass, plus Much!
Much! More………….. You will see all of the equipment is high quality; I refuse
to use any cheap eastern imports.
The boat sits on a nice Eagle trailer with new tyres, a spare wheel, new
and spare wheel bearings plus a new LED lighting board, she comes with a new
tonneau cover, an older overall cover and a heavy winter cover and frame. The
fuel tank is good and clean with a new sender unit and gauge.
The engine and drive have received a full
service – new oil filter, plugs, leads, Holley carb overhaul, new fuel pump,
impeller, belt and a new duel fuel filter system, new gear oil, anode and
bellows. The engine bay has a new auto fire extinguisher plus two new
extinguishers 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 – and
more pictures are available on request, I would love to keep it, but as the
years creep on, I am looking for a boat more suitable for the River.
I will not be looking at any silly offers, she is seriously for sale,
and I have been around power boats and the marine industry for over 50 years
and know this is a very special, “one off” boat at a realistic price. Collection
only from near Oxford (OX13). Viewing is essential before committing to buy.
Initial enquiries via eBay email, – Cash or Bank Transfer only, I cannot
ship or deliver.
Current Price: £14995.00
This Classic 60’s Donzi Power Boat, Speed Boat. Holman Moody 351w boat is located in Abingdon, OX135LP and is being sold on eBay by goingboating15.