At this years Lake Dora Show, we met Bert Harris and his Donzi Baby 14 footer. On the surface, the Donzi is cool as hell..but as anything in Classic Boating, the more you dig, the cooler the story gets. And in this case, it even got knocked up another notch. BAM.. Bert loves to use his boat. And we fell for it big time. This year the gang at Woody Boater swore to get shots and stories of folks playing with there boats. And Bert was our poster child this weekend.
The Donzi Baby 14 is a true Don Aronow design, Bert owned the boat new with the mold..no motor just a hull.. He sold it a couple years later.. Then fast forward a couple years ago..Bert was down in Miami on a job so he went to go see his old boat mold at the home that he sold it to.. The guy had never done anything with it. .. Bert went by the house and it was being torn down. Bert asked where was the boat? The contractor had the boat and sold it back to Bert.. And Bert completed it and just finished it. Thats the story in bad grammar and abbreviated..
The bottom line is that Bert loves his baby, and thats what this is all about. Having fun on the water. These boats are designed to be used big time..
We asked Bert if he would like to go out and let us take some snap shots. As you can see Bert did not disappoint.. The jump is his first big jump Bert has made in his Baby… It was off the wake of Suzy.. He had been trying slowly all weekend. Woooohooody boating at its best!
Thanks Bert and Aaron for letting us take some fun photos. Happy Boating!