The new MJM 50z is the most technologically advanced production powerboat available. It is the first yacht to incorporate as "Standard" the innovative Seakeeper gyro-stabilizer to virtually eliminate roll in waves for optimum comfort (see video here). And, that's on a vessel that otherwise rolls less than most. MJMs are unique in the industy... built of environmentally clean, stronger and lighter epoxy composites in the USA. Owner benefits are significant: A smaller carbon footprint with 50-100% better fuel efficiency; a top speed with optional triple IPS 600's of 40 knots (and cruise of 35 knots); a more responsive enjoyable driving experience; and greater safety offshore. Stability in waves is greatly improved by a lower vertical center of gravity (VCG) to the point where the both the 50z and 40z, are the only two down east designs ISO Certified Category A Ocean. No competing boats of any size among MJM's "dark blue" competitors are certified higher than ISO Category B. When it comes to a responsible boat purchase with optimum functionality, diversity of use and minimal long term investment risk, MJM Yachts go to the top of the class. Click here for Soundings article- The Art of High-tech Powerboats- July 2010**.
MJM Yachts LLC was founded in 2002 by Bob Johnstone, who 25 years earlier had co-founded J Boats, Inc., the leading brand of performance sailboats worldwide with over 12,000 sailing. His focus on seaworthiness, performance and ease-of-handling carry over into MJM Yachts. MJMs burn approximately half the fuel for boats their size while cruising at 25+ knots. This "Made in the USA" innovation allows the 170+ owners of MJM Yachts to significantly lower operating costs. TWICE THE FUN, HALF THE FUEL has been MJM's mantra from the outset. Unlike automobiles, this goal can be achieved without sacrificing style, comfort or performance. The answer is higher quality construction. Competing powerboat builders use dated, low cost and/or heavy fiberglass construction methods. They've left the door open for MJM. The 40z gets 1.2 nmpg at 30 knots with a pair of 370 hp Volvo Penta D6 IPS 500s. The 36z gets 2 nmpg at 25 knots with a pair of 220 HP Volvo Penta, 5-cylinder D3s... as does a 34z with a single 440 HP Yanmar diesel. The 29z hits 31 knots with a single 4-cylinder 260 HP Volvo D4 diesel sterndrive, getting 3 nmpg at cruise speed.
Highest Quality - Pre-Tested to "0" Defects
MJM Yachts licensee, Boston BoatWorks (BBW), is the one American boat builder, power or sail, having a 30+ year track record using advanced materials such as epoxy, Kevlar, carbon and Corecell. In their pursuit of excellence, BBW uses a proprietary wet epoxy pre-preg, vacuum-molding and oven post-cure method. Master Builder, Mark Lindsay has Olympic Medal, World Championship and America's Cup winning racing yachts to his credit because they're lighter, stronger and faster. In terms of long-lasting strength and stability? All systems and finishes are "builder installs". Leaving nothing to chance, each MJM yacht is launched in Boston Harbor for sea trials before delivery. Tests of systems and calibration of instruments are conducted to ensure "0" defects. This extra attention to detail costs more. Customer service, quality of construction, top-of-the-line hardware and performance are not compromised to meet a price. The MJM Yachts philosophy is that today's buyer won't be satisfied with anything less than the absolute best in terms of timeless design, the latest technology, functionality and performance. Such a strategy offers the best guarantee for daily enjoyment and long term investment value.
Stable, Dry Running, Offshore Planing Hulls
Apart from their stunning good looks, MJM Yachts take offshore performance to another level with Doug Zurn modified deep-V hulls, which allow instant response to the helm without bow steer or bury in large waves... and keep guests dry. A low center of gravity and narrow beam with chine flats redirect wave and wake energy outward and downward to dampen roll in a seaway. The narrower hull shape slices through waves instead of slamming. By not having to lug around more engine weight and fuel tanks, by having shoal draft, and less than 12' bridge clearance: MJM designs are easier to maneuver around docks, fit in more slips, wait for fewer bridges and, except for the 50z, are readily trucked between seasonal homes. All MJM yachts comfortably seat at least 3 couples in the pilothouse, protected by a hard-top in all weather conditions... or in summer-porch, fresh-air with fully-opening windshields and roll-up side curtains. See more under PERFORMANCE above.
MJM 40z - Solo Docking a Yacht is Now Easy & Safe
Before introducing the 50z, we were frequently asked whether a larger MJM was on the design board. MJM's Bob Johnstone was reluctant to even consider a larger boat because he believes the 40z is the world's best all-round powerboat and in many ways superior to the 48 footers being offered by Hinckley, Sabre, San Juan and Palm Beach. The boat is easier to dock than the 29z, yet comfortable enough for a couple to spend the summer...or good part of the winter living aboard. The 40z seats 14 people in comfort on the same flush deck plus 4 at a dinette below. So, bigger is not necessarily an advantage in terms of entertaining friends. 40z's top speed of 38 knots is 8-10 knots faster... and she throws a lot less wake when trying to make time on the IntraCoastal! Belowdecks... not to mention sipping fuel. There's a sense of openness and brightness with fewer walls and more overhead hatches and ports. Side access doors are uniquely hospitable and reduce dependence on dockhands. Handling the boat alone with Volvo-Penta IPS joystick and the DPS (Dynamic Positioning System) couldn't be easier. 40z's unique "flybridge without ladders" (as a main deck) is more sociable for the driver and avoids long bridge waits of towering upper decks. The low center of gravity and propulsion system make handling a 40z in waves pure joy. 40z is the only boat in Class and one of only two 40 footers in the world, certified a ISO CE Mark Category A Ocean. MJM has set a new standard in joinerwork and finish while giving up nothing in the design layout in terms of sleeping 6 when needed by converting dinette and bridgedeck into guest cabins. There's no wood to varnish on deck and it takes 10 minutes to wash down. No wonder owners put 3 the hours on their 40zas their previous boat.