Iconic Marine Group—parent company of Donzi, Fountain and Baja—is planning to have its first-ever catamaran ready to display at February’s Miami International Boat Show.
The Donzi 44, an all carbon-fiber tunnel hull with a 12-foot beam, is currently being assembled at Wilson Composites of Fort Pierce, FL, according to Iconic Marine sales and marketing specialist Billy Moore. Wilson Composites spearheaded the design and construction side of the build, which was then seen by Iconic COO Joe Curran, who acquired the boat’s molds.
Moore told Powerboat Nation that Donzi’s addition of a catamaran hull is part of the company’s desire to try something unique, innovative and different. “A lot of manufacturers say they build a carbon boat, but none of them are really 100 percent pure carbon fiber. We’re trying to do something that’s very classy-looking. The first one out of the mold isn’t going to have a wild paint job, although if you want one, you can have it. We’re going for the classic type of styling that’s classy but sporty at the same time.”
The 44 was designed to be powered by four Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboards, and offer a more open-cockpit type of configuration, with six bucket seats with a lounge area. Moore said the boat will be unique in several different ways. “Nobody has built this type of boat in this type of configuration,” he says. “The cockpit layout and just the overall difference of the boat is going to really stand out.”