I bought a 1995 Zodiac Hurricane 733 from the Government a short time ago, and am in California now to pick it up for return to Iowa where I will recondition it for sale. This is the exact boat the CZ7 is patterned after.
As is typical, I wasn't sure of it's condition while bidding. I was able to inspect it yesterday and found every aspect better than expected. It does not have tubes, engine or drive - consisting of hull, console and storage, fuel tank, deck fittings, and sits on a triple axle trailer. It appears in very good shape structurally, requiring tubes, power and cosmetics to be ready for use. The trailer also appears strong, with disc brakes, requiring cosmetics, a wheel, and and winch/post to be fully operational.
My intention is to convert the original I/O to outboards by installing the aluminum transom extension as seen on the CZ7 - I have plans provided by Zodiac for this purpose. In the end, I hope to have a boat that closely resembles the CZ7, but could be priced at a fraction of the cost - and offer it for sale on eBay and through other contacts. I know where a used set of tubes can be found for $3k, or a new set for about $7.5k.
Unfortunately, there have been unforseen delays in processing the paperwork so I cannot pick up the boat now, and am returning to Iowa without it. If you have an interest in this boat I might consider selling as-is to avoid another long drive out for pickup. I you would like to discuss the possibilities please let me know by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or cell phone at 641-455-9955. I'm on the road at the moment so there will probably be a delay before I can reply. bryan.