Zodiac N-ZO

A bright and beamy daycruiser alternative from Zodiac

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.

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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


  • Overall score:


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


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

Price as reviewed:



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


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
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Contact: www.zodiacmarine.co.uk

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