Unique-looking Italian cabin RIB packed with detail
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
- Cockpit options, lots of room for cruising kit
- High price for an inboard engine
Price as reviewed:
Incredibly keen to impress, and packed with detail and cruising specifications.
Beam: 8ft 4in (2.5m)
Length Overall: 23ft 11in (7.3m)
Engines: 250hp FNM 5cyl diesel
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