I'm no fan of either but at the same time I have nothing bad to say, between those two I'd pick the Donzi for sure! due to many factors! I'd also consiter a Powerquest 280, Pantera 28 and a Sunsation 288
I would go with the 28ZX I owned a 2000 28ZX and loved the boat, it rides great in rough water and top speed is respectable 72 MPH twin 350 MAGS. But if ya really want to own a even better Donzi I have my 2002 33ZX for sale . Good luck with your decision.
You really need a boat 30 foot or 32 for twin engines. I looked at both-plus the 290 Formula and picked the 29 Fountain. Great cockpit room, anchor locker, swim platform with built in ladder and runs 80 plus.
now i am not biased either way.
i know the fountain hull runs like a rapped ape! I think its a fun hull.........i like it even better with the windshield on the later models.
I hate driving the boat though with a left throttle, and i am left handed!
the donzi i have been on, and like. but in its own way. i have never ridden the hull so i cant help there like others may be able too.
if it was me-i would go with the fountan. sleeker lines...
thats just me though and i am an alchholic white guy hidding behind me keyboard!
That's a tough call. You probably should be comparing the 28ZX to a 29 Fever rather than a 27. I really like the 29's for the larger cockpit and cabin. Do the Donzi's have a wider beam? I know one I saw at Miami last year was very wide, it was bigger though. 33 or better. Are you looking to buy new or preowned? Price range?
Both are nice boats. The Donzi will probably hold togehter better in rough water. I know. I have one. Have heard more than one person tell me about having to screw parts back on their Fountain after a choppy day.
In Florida-the 29 would be the smallest I would go if you plan on running outside the waterway at all. If twin engines iare a requirement-there are some good buys on 32 Fountains in the 70 to 80 range.