Within the 29-33 foot category*, the 29z reigns supreme for fuel-efficiency. Performance and "fuel mileages" per gallon are unmatched by any production builder worldwide
The 29z is the "greenest", most ecologically friendly powerboat for its size range. To match 29z's technological advantage, competitors would have to transform factories, technology, philosophies and manufacturing methods to even come close to the unmatched performance of the 29z. Simply put, a nearly 50% reduction in fuel consumption on a "miles per gallon" basis is not possible without a complete re-thinking of how powerboats are built.
It's not surprising that MJM's "green" initiative started with sailors. After all, you can't get more fuel-efficient than windpower. Bob Johnstone, co-founder and principal of J Boats, Inc., the world's leading performance brand of sailboats, created MJM with a similar goal in mind. He partnered with Doug Zurn, who he believed had the best eye for creating beautiful fast powerboats, to design the patented signature look of the brand. Then not being able to find any powerboat builder with advanced laminate construction experience, they turned to a custom racing sailboat master builder, Mark Lindsay and Boston Boatworks. Mark had 30 years experience building America's Cup and World Championship winners. The superior structural and laminate engineering skills of Steve Burke completed the team...not unlike creating a Formula One racing car team in automobiles. Only then can you begin to appreciate the know-how and experience that goes into building you the world's best 29 foot powerboat - the MJM 29z!
The chart below depicts the significant fuel-efficiency differences between an MJM 29z and various brands and types of powerboats. This comparison is based on published data from marine publications. You would be hard-pressed to find a more environmentally-friendly powerboat today.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we'd be happy to provide you more insights why the MJM line of "Z" powerboats are the greenest powerboats built to date!
* Length Overall of the 29z is 32' 5"