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DIXIE Yacht for Sale

65' (19.81m)

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The Donzi Sportfisher Z65 DIXIE embodies the essence of a semi-custom sportfisher, crafted in the heart of Florida. Designed to conquer the expanses of the world's oceans, she blends comfort with style. Offering the capability to cover long distances while providing guests with a spacious and plush interior, DIXIE is equally renowned for her vast cockpit designed specifically for the art of fishing.

DIXIE underwent a comprehensive interior transformation in 1999/2000, coupled with the installation of state-of-the-art machinery. The Donzi Z65 stands as a testament to robust sport fishing craftsmanship. Modern lines and a thorough machinery upgrade elevate DIXIE into an exceptional sportfishing machine, fully equipped with top-tier fishing gear. DIXIE has recently completed a significant yard period, ensuring peak performance and condition.

The layout and features of DIXIE are designed with the utmost consideration for guest comfort, convenience and functionality. Multiple staterooms, each with en-suite facilities, coupled with dedicated spaces for relaxation, define DIXIE as an excellently designed vessel for both fishing and leisurely cruising.

DIXIE boasts a generously proportioned salon area, featuring a custom L-shaped couch on the starboard side, offering ample storage. This space is ideal for relaxation and socializing, creating a welcoming environment for guests to unwind. Positioned on the port side of the yacht, the galley is fully equipped with a comprehensive range of modern appliances. It includes under-counter refrigeration and a sub-zero wine fridge.

DIXIE offers three staterooms to accommodate six guests. The master stateroom is forward, featuring a queen-sized bed, abundant storage including closets, an en-suite head, and a shower. A custom vanity with a mirror adds a touch of luxury. The VIP stateroom is located on the port side and comprises a double berth and an additional single berth. The double-entry head includes a spacious shower and high-quality designer fixtures. The third stateroom is forward of the engine room, designed for crew or extra guests. It features upper and lower single bunks, electronics, and a private head and shower.

A capacious cockpit, complete with a custom bait tank and fighting chair, combined with a spacious salon for entertainment, solidifies DIXIE as a versatile yacht for both angling and leisure. The spacious teak-decked cockpit of DIXIE offers extensive mezzanine seating, making it an inviting space for guests. The expansive flybridge boasts three meticulously varnished helm chairs and a full array of modern electronics. It also features a custom freezer, built-in BBQ, and a custom ¾ enclosure, along with a large settee and varnished table for comfortable seating. With full bow rails enhancing accessibility, the foredeck hosts a Navtec davit and a newer Novourania tender.


  • Repowered in 2000 with desirable Caterpillar 3412C engines
  • Newer Northern Light Generators installed
  • Full tower with center entry for easy access to the tower
  • 41’ Triple spreader Rupp outriggers as well as center rigger
  • Interior remodeled and updated with modern appliances
  • Major yard period August 2023 (new shafts, shaft seals, and props reconditioned)
  • Mezzanine seating added with cockpit shade
  • Large spacious salon with huge window for great visibility and natural light


Builder Donzi
Length (LOA) 65' (19.81m)
Year 1987
Year Refit 2000
Gross Tonn. 70
Draft 5' 6" (1.68m)
Beam 18' 7" (5.66m)
Range 1,500 NM
Location San Diego, United States


Staterooms 3
Sleeps 6
Queen Beds 2
Single Beds 3
Heads 3
Crew Cabins 1
Crew Sleeps 2
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 65' (19.81m)
Min Draft 5' 2" (1.57m)
Max Draft 5' 6" (1.68m)
Fuel Tank 1,700 g (6,435 L)
Fresh Water 350 g (1,324 L)
Holding Tank 50 g (189 L)
Gross Tonn. 70
Displacement 70


Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Config modified vee
Ext. Designer Donzi
Int. Designer Donzi
Max Speed 30 Knots
Cruising Speed 24 Knots
Range 1,500 NM
Stabilizers None

Engines (x2)

Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model 3412C
Engine Year 2000
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 675
Power KW 503
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Port
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Accommodations / Walkthrough

The DIXIE features three staterooms with the master stateroom being located forward and offers a queen-sized bed, ample storage space, including closets and ensuite head and shower. The VIP stateroom is positioned on the port side and includes a double berth and an additional single berth. This stateroom also has a double entry head with a spacious shower and high-quality designer fixtures. Additionally, there is a third stateroom that can be used for either crew or extra guests. This stateroom is equipped with over-and-under single bunks, electronics, and a private head and shower. The yacht features a large salon area. The salon seems to have a custom L-shaped couch on the starboard with massive storage. This salon is beautifully designed for relaxation and socializing, providing guests with a comfortable and inviting area to spend time together. The galley is located on the port side of the yacht. It is equipped with a full range of modern appliances.

The overall layout and features of the "DIXIE" prioritize guest comfort, convenience, and functionality. The inclusion of multiple staterooms with ensuite facilities, as well as separate spaces for relaxation and cooking, make DIXIE a well-designed yacht for both fishing and cruising.


  • Large L-shaped sofa to the port with storage
  • Beautifully varnished adjustable burlwood cocktail table
  • Large windows for great visibility and natural light
  • Full entertainment center is to the starboard with Flat screen TV
  • Large bar with movable bar stools
  • Breakfast nook with table and two chairs
  • Sub Zero wine cooler
  • Electric blinds
  • Custom Carpet
  • Air Conditioning controls
  • Ships clock and Barometer
  • Sony Blu-Ray player
  • Dish Network TV box

Master Stateroom And Head

  • Queen size bed
  • Ensuite head and shower
  • Reading lights
  • Headhunter head
  • Large walk-in shower
  • Sony TV
  • Sony Blu-ray Player
  • Standard VHF Radio
  • Hanging Closets
  • Vanity with backlit mirror
  • Air Conditioning controls
  • Overhead Hatch

Vip Stateroom And Head

  • Double Berth
  • Single overhead berth
  • Air Conditioning controls
  • Sony Cd/Radio
  • Reading lights
  • Sony Blu-ray player
  • Hanging Locker
  • Ensuite head and shower
  • Head Hunter head
  • Reading Lights

Guest/crew Stateroom And Head

  • (2) Single Berths
  • Air Conditioning controls
  • Sony cd/Radio
  • Data Marine wind and speed gauges
  • Alarms System controls
  • Toshiba TV
  • Sony Blu-ray Player
  • Ensuite head and shower
  • Head Hunter head
  • Haning locker

Laundry Equipment

  • Main Laundry Washer: Bosch Washer
  • Main Laundry Dryer: Bosch Dryer



  • Length Overall:
  • Beam: 18’ 7”
  • Draft: 5’ 6”
  • Gross Tonnage: 70


  •  Fuel Capacity: 1700
  • Water Capacity: 350
  • Black Water: 50


Main Engines:

  • Main Engines: Caterpillar 3412C
  • Engine Hours: 3350/3350
  • Gearboxes: ZF-DW195A
  • Drive: Direct Drive

Generators and Electricity:

  • Output: 20kw/ 30kw
  • Generators: Northern Lights/Northern Lights
  • Generator Hours: P-3204 S-2247
  • Shore Power: 50 amp 125/220 Volt
  • Batteries: (6) 8D Wet Cell, (8) 4D Wet Cell

Air Conditioning:

  • Type: Dometic (4) Reverse Cycle

Other Machinery:

  • Watermaker: Sea Recovery
  • Stabilizers: 0
  • Bow Thruster: 0
  • Steering System: Hynautic
  • Filtration: 0
  • Sewage System: 24 VDC Macerator Pump with holding tank and overboard discharge.
  • Fresh Water System: (2) 110 AC Pump
  • Bilge Water System: Rule 24VDC Bilge Pump (3) with A/C to bilge compartment
  • Helm Control: Hynautic steering and throttles


  • Radar #1: Furuno
  • Radar #2: Furuno
  • Autopilot: Robertson AP20
  • GPS #1: Garmin GPS/Plotter
  • GPS #2: Garmin GPS/Potter
  • AIS: Garmin Class B
  • Depth Sounder(s): Furuno FCV 1000
  • Compass(s): Ritchie
  • Speed Indicator: Data Marine speed/depth sensors

Communications Systems

  • Satellite TV System: Intellian
  • Icom M502 VHF radio
  • Icom M506 VHF radio

Engine And Mechanical Equipment

  • Repowered in 2000 with “3412 C” Caterpillar engines.
  • Northern Lights 20 kw Generator
  • Northern Lights 16 kw Generator
  • Oil Change Pump
  • Air Compressor
  • Engine blowers 24vdc/220 Volt
  • Hynautic engine controls (2)
  • Sea Recovery Water maker
  • Fuel priming pumps
  • D’ Angelo custom stainless exhaust
  • (2) 20 Gallon hot water heaters
  • Dual Racor Main engine fuel filters

Electrical Equipment

  • 20kw Northern Lights Generator
  • 16kw Northern Lights Generator
  • 125/220 Volt Shore power
  • Sentry 24vdc 50 amp battery charger
  • Analytic 12vdc battery charger
  • Xantrax Freedom inverter/charger
  • Newmar dc/dc converter

Deck And Hull

  • Anchor Windlass System: Ideal Capstan style
  • Anchors: 80 lbs Plow type
  • Anchor Chain & Rode: 300’ chain
  • Davit/Cranes: Navtec
  • Spotlights: ACR Spotlight
  • Custom bow rails with pulpit

Fishing Equipment

  • Pipe Welders full tuna tower with controls and center entry
  • Triple Spreader 41’ Rupp Outriggers with center rigger
  • Fighting Chair
  • Cockpit Transom bait tank with manifold
  • Tackle Locker
  • Rod holders (14)
  • Cockpit sink
  • Double Pancake teaser reels in Flybridge
  • Transom door
  • Tuna tubes
  • Full bow rails


  • Varnished Helm Chairs (3) 
  • AP 20 Robertson Autopilot
  • Caterpillar Engine Guage clusters
  • Hynautic Engine Controls Single lever
  • Emergency engine controls
  • Trolling Valves
  • Furuno NavNet Chart Plotter/ Radar/ Sounder (2) 
  • Furuno T2000 Temp gauge
  • Garmin 8412 Chart ploter
  • Gagenau BBQ built in
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Camera monitor
  • Large settee with varnished table
  • Trim tab controls
  • Icom VHF Radios (2)
  • Custom storage and cabinets


  • Teak Cockpit
  • Fighting Chair
  • Transom Door
  • Built-in bait tank in transom.
  • Tackle center
  • Mezzanine Seating with Storage
  • Custom drink box in the cockpit step
  • Engine Room access
  • Varnished Teak Cap rail
  • Sunshade for Mezzanine
  • Beautifully varnished teak transom

Security Equipment

  • CCTV System: Panasonic
  • Cameras: Panasonic Cameras (3)
  • Monitors: Panasonics

Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Fixed FM 200 System: FE 241 Automatic fire Suppression System
  • Fire Extinguishers: (4) Dry Chemical
  • Seawater Firefighting Station: 0

Safety Equipment

  • Life Rafts: (2) 4 man Life rafts
  • Life Rings: (1)
  • EPRIB(s): 406 MHZ
  • Flares: Yes

Recent Upgrades

  • Bottom Paint (8/23)
  • Props tuned (8/23)
  • New Cutlass Bearings (8/23)
  • New Shafts (8/23)
  • New dripless shaft seals (8/23)
  • New Rudder seals (8/23)
  • Fire extinguishers suppression system serviced (8/23)
  • New Zincs (6/23)


  • 14' (4.27m) Novurania 430 DL, 50hp four-stroke Yamaha outboard engines


The DIXIE is a pedigree sport fisher with an extensive refit in 1999/2000. The installation of new machinery and a complete interior overhaul have modernized this yacht while maintaining its core features for fishing. A spacious cockpit with custom bait tank and full fighting chair and a large salon for entertainment make DIXIE a well-balanced yacht for both fishing and entertainment. She has just completed a major yard period where most of the underwater components have been replaced or serviced.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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