A bright and beamy daycruiser alternative from Zodiac

Product Overview

Overall rating:

80%
Overall score:80%

Pros:

  • Affordable, masses of deck and cabin space for its length

Cons:

  • The N-ZO deserves more power and it will get it

Product:

Zodiac N-ZO

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£54,500.00

The N-ZO is a straightforward daycruiser alternative, and comes in three levels of fitout all running single outboard engines: Base, Optimum (as tested) and Premium. You also have a choice of blue, grey and olive tubes.

Even at only 22ft 7in in length, the N-ZO’s cabin feels quite roomy and inviting, and is definitely not your standard, pokey cuddy.

Light oak panels are used to create a sitting-room-only electric flush toilet compartment with a small sink just outside its door.

With the neutral upholstery working with the oak to create a very clean space, you won’t mind spending a couple of nights on board this RIB.

On deck, this RIB is simple, ordered and very tidy, with huge tubes offering a feeling of protection.

On a choppy test day, the RIB performed well, but something bigger than the standard 225hp outboard is needed to get the best out of this hull.

Tested September 2009

Verdict

This could be the boat that takes cabin RIBs mainstream. It has everything a 23-footer has but does most of it better.

Details

Top Speed:34 knots
Cabins:1
Beam:10ft 5in (3.2m)
Length Overall:22ft 7in (6.9m)
Engines:225hp Honda 6cyl outboard
Boats for Sale:Zodiacs for sale