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Doral 260 Venezia
(w/ 1 x 320-hp Volvo Penta 5.7GXi)

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Brief Summary

When Doral began to analyze this move, they thought they were building something to replace the Monticello. The more they looked into it and got some customer response, the more it became evident it would be a new model added. The wider, 9’4” beam was well received by potential clients and they liked the option of adding a hardtop or arch. This model is offered in both the single and twin engine variety and has an option to add a generator. Seating is bountiful and performance was good with a single engine.

Key Features

  • Doral Core Guard
  • 316 grade stainless steel
  • Hull topside fixes windows
  • Stylized fiberglass deck air vent covers
  • Ergonomic upholstered cockpit seating
  • One leve self-bailing, non-skid fiberglass cockpit floor
  • Electric trim tribs
  • Hot water system
  • Sunbrella Seamark waterproof bimini top
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 5''
    Beam 9' 4''
    Dry Weight 7,000 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 13 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 8' 3''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 75 gal.
    Water Capacity 30 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 320-hp Volvo Penta 5.7GXi
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.3 2.9 0.8 4.1 3.6 278 242 68
    1000 5.2 4.5 1.4 3.9 3.4 260 226 72
    1500 7.2 6.3 2.4 3.1 2.7 207 180 73
    2000 8.9 7.7 4.4 2.0 1.8 137 119 80
    2500 11.3 9.8 8.7 1.3 1.1 88 76 81
    3000 21.5 18.7 10.8 2.0 1.7 135 117 84
    3500 28.8 25.0 12.3 2.4 2.0 159 138 85
    4000 33.8 29.4 14.2 2.4 2.1 161 140 88
    4500 39.5 34.3 20.2 2.0 1.7 133 116 88
    4900 43.2 37.6 23.0 1.9 1.6 127 110 91
    600 242 447 5.30 3.03 1.76 68
    1000 226 418 8.40 5.30 1.64 72
    1500 180 333 11.60 9.08 1.30 73
    2000 119 220 14.30 16.66 0.86 80
    2500 76 142 18.20 32.93 0.55 81
    3000 117 217 34.60 40.88 0.85 84
    3500 138 256 46.30 46.56 1.00 85
    4000 140 259 54.40 53.75 1.01 88
    4500 116 214 63.60 76.47 0.84 88
    4900 110 204 69.50 87.06 0.80 91

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 7.0 sec.
    0 to 30 14.3 sec.
    Ratio 1.95 : 1
    Props F4
    Load 3 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 74 deg., humid: 65%, wind: 10-15 mph, seas: moderate chop

    Captain's Report

    Doral 260 VeneziaBy Capt. Rob SmithThe original concept for the 260 was to build a pocket cruiser for the planned obsolescence of the Monticello. They wanted to add beam width and the option for a hard top or arch making the Monticello more attractive to a broader range of cruisers. Instead, they elected to keep the narrower beamed Monticello for that audience and offer the newer 260 as the Venezia.Entertainment SpaceThe Venezia leads all dock connections to one corner of the large swim platform play center. A deep reach four-step swim ladder and stainless grab rails across the back make it simple to get in after a dip or just hang around the swim platform.The cockpit has room to bring along the family and a few friends. Bench seating wraps around from the helm and can have fillers for a large lounger sunpad. Storage is accessed from the front of the seat bases, but I like the old fashioned through –the-seat-bottom style for easy large item stowage better. A cool option on our test boat was the drawer refrigerator and stereo amplifier with base woofer mounted under the aft seats. Along the port side was an integrated refreshment center with sink and prep station. Battery switches are inside the storage center within easy reach of the stern yet out of site of curious little ones. The engine hatch is manual, yet easy to lift. The single Volvo 5.7GXi fits easily in the mechanical spaces and proves you can squeeze twins in here.Plush Seating ArrangementForward seating includes a short aft facing lounger and a flip-flop helm bench. Even though this seemed odd, it did enhance at-anchor seating aft. The helm was orderly with three levels for gauges and a wooden tilt wheel. Center stage was room for a large display panel GPS mapping system. Lenco trim tabs balance the load for smoother, more comfortable rides.Steps to the bow are molded in the dash. On the bow, by test ride had rails for safety and an electric windlass for near effortless anchoring. Rather than applying a cover hatch, the Venezia has an exposed windlass in a well.Interior AccommodationsThe Venezia does a good job making use of the space available and crating a larger feel. The galley is situated to port with the dinette in the large forward Vee. The overhead hatch did a great job of flooding the forward area with light and air. The wood accent strip in the headliner really dressed up what is normally a dull roof. Galley equipment included an exposed power panel next to the microwave oven, single burner cooktop and NorCold refrigerator.The aft or midcabin is well lit with natural light. This crawl-in space has a large mattress and two reading lights. The kids will love this space and a couple could easily snuggle up for a night on the hook.There’s a stereo remote next to the head, along with hand-held shower, vanity faucet and toilet.Specs and SpeedThe Venezia measures 26’5” overall on a beam width of 9’4”. She weighs about 7,000 lbs. and carries 75 gallons of fuel and 30 gallons of fresh water.She took 7 seconds to reach plane and 14 to make 30 mph. Her top speed reached 43.2 mph and cruise speed seemed to be about 28.8 mph at 3500 rpm.If you are looking to enter the cruising life with a growing young family, the Venezia seems to offer comfort and the added stability of a 9 foot beam.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Doral 260 Venezia is 43.2 mph (69.5 kph), burning 23.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 87.06 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Doral 260 Venezia is 21.5 mph (34.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.00 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.85 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 135 miles (217.26 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp Volvo Penta 5.7GXi.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    VHF Radio Optional


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Windlass Optional


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Optional
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard


    Bimini Top Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional


    Hull Warranty
    10 year
    Deck Warranty
    10 year
    Blistering Warranty
    2 year
    NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes CE (Export only)
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