Unique-looking Italian cabin RIB packed with detail

Product Overview

Overall rating:

80%
Overall score:80%

Pros:

  • Cockpit options, lots of room for cruising kit

Cons:

  • High price for an inboard engine

Product:

Zar 73

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£84,650.00

The unusual-looking Zar hails from Italy, comes with two different levels of fitout and a choice of inboard or outboard power.

It also operates in the grey area between RIB and sportsboat as its sponsons disappear into the forward sections leaving a solid GRP bow.

The Zar’s cabin packs in the detail, and is quite luxurious and comfortable for a boat of just under 24ft in length. Every part of it is lined with stitched vinyl, LED down lights are a sophisticated touch and someone has taken the trouble to fit teak locker doors to even the smallest void.

On deck, the aft cockpit offers a wealth of lounging opportunities while a teak table adds some class to proceedings.

An under-helm galley includes a proper fridge and hob.

Given its fitout and inboard diesel engine, the Zar felt a little heavy on the water, but still delivered a solid, cruiser-like ride quality that will give you the confidence to take on longer passages.

Tested September 2009

Verdict

Incredibly keen to impress, and packed with detail and cruising specifications.

Details

Cabins:1
Beam:8ft 4in (2.5m)
Length Overall:23ft 11in (7.3m)
Engines:250hp FNM 5cyl diesel