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Old 03 April 2014, 06:23   #1
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Who knows details about a Zodiac pro II 600 from 1999?

Hi,

since a couple of days I'm the happy owner of a Zodiac pro II 600 from 1999.

I had a Zodiac pro II 470 from 1996 which I was starting to restore wenn I got the oppurtunity to trade it for this mighty 600, which I did offcourse


It's a very nice boat but this type, at least this length is unknown to me.

I can find brochures but they only mention the following models from Zodiac Pro;

420 or 7
470
500 or 9
520 or 12
530
550

This 600 model is not mentioned to my surprise.

Here a pic of the buildingplate;


According to the hullnumber it's build in 1999.

The only similar looking model I can fid was sold as Bombard DB600 Explorer, this model at least looks very much the same but never knew that Zodiac sold it as well.

Does anyone here know this model?

Thanks for helping!
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Old 03 April 2014, 11:09   #2
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When did Zodiac take over Bombard? That may give you a clue as to the similarity between yours and the Bombard.

As to the rest, what information are you looking for?

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Old 03 April 2014, 13:10   #3
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Before I came this boat along I never knew of it's existing, so tried to find some information about it but negative,nothing mentioned on the web of a 600.

I like to know if my 600 was a "normal" model out of the standard cataloque or a special order model??

Also like to know if anyone else knows this model and has experience with it??
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Old 03 April 2014, 15:23   #4
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Just googling "zodiac pro 11 600" I get tons of hits. Appears to be a widely produced model.

e.g.
2002 Zodiac RIB Pro II 600 - Boats.com
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Old 03 April 2014, 15:42   #5
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here's the specs - http://zodiacmilpro.com/wp-content/u...00-Z803692.pdf
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Old 06 April 2014, 08:42   #6
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SRMN 600 is a completely different boat than the Pro 2 600. Srmn is a milpro/ commercial boat with glued on hypalon tubes. Pro is a recreational boat with slide on PVC tubes.
Zodiac has owned Bombard for many decades.
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Old 08 April 2014, 19:46   #7
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I have one that's similar - but not the same model number.

Mine is a Zodiac Pro 16 man. It's identical to the one shown here. SECOND HAND ZODIAC PRO 16 RHIB / SPORTS BOAT - 14,500.00

It is very similar to (and has the same tubes I believe) as your boat.

I've just checked my plate - and while the model numbers are different, all the other information is identical - with one exception - my boat was made in Spain. (By Zodia France..). I understand mine was build in 2004.

I have a Suzuki 115 HP 4 stroke on it - and it goes very nicely. I hope you get a fine summer!

The tubes are PVC - and are in super condition - I keep my tubes covered when the boat is not in use. I understand that covering PVC tubes extends their life.
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Old 09 April 2014, 11:20   #8
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Thanks for all the response:-)

A Zodiacdealer here in Holland could tell me that it was a special order boat for Holland, but definetly is built as a pleisure craft. It does indeed has te zip-on tubes made from PVC.

Also found several 600's in North-America and Australia where this model was more common then Europe.
In France were several sold but more as Bombard (is then the DB600 Explorer), both are the same apart from the signs and colour of the tubes.

Now trying to get the boat ready to sail so hunting for a nice trailer and engine.

About the engine, has anyone here experience with the Evinrude Oceanpro 90 hp V4 ???
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The tubes are PVC - and are in super condition - I keep my tubes covered when the boat is not in use. I understand that covering PVC tubes extends their life.
It does, although I suspect the glaring Irish sunshine won't do too much damage to yours...
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What do you mean captnjack we had a good summer last year.
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