MJM Launches New 43z For 2018
The 43z follows the successful 35z, making MJM Yachts the leader in the rapidly emerging category of Outboard Express Cruisers.
In its new 43z, MJM Yachts offers the cruising comforts of its unique, high tech designs along with the sporty handling, enhanced speed and shoal water versatility of outboard power. The launch of the 43z, and its sistership the 35z, represent the development of a new category of boat, the outboard express cruiser. Boaters who now own outboard-powered center consoles, but are looking for more comfort underway and at anchor, can have both in MJM’s two new entries. The new 43z with triple outboards features speeds to 50 mph, go-anywhere shoal draft, responsive handling and low maintenance. That formula, proven so successful in the center and dual console market, is now paired with those features MJMs are noted for: all-weather cruising comfort in an offshore capable, quality-built yacht. The result? Going to the beach now becomes a whole new family weekend experience. Anchored bow out, engines up, with stern beach anchor, the new 43z becomes a virtual beach cottage with all the comforts just a few feet from the sand.
Boaters will love the technological and control advances of the 43z’s triple Mercury 350 hp Verados with joystick piloting, Skyhook, autopilot, low maintenance costs, easy pre-flight checks, and quiet running. This bundle of owner benefits is enhanced further by the optional, roll-stopping Seakeeper 5.
The longevity and quality of an inboard boat is often defined by engine life, while that of an outboard boat isn’t, because it’s no big deal to clamp on a new outboard. That says the epoxy composite 43z, built lighter and “Boston Strong” by Boston BoatWorks, will hold its value and be around for a long time. A Zurn- designed hull provides a smooth 3.5:1 length-to-beam running surface you will appreciate from the moment you take the helm until the moment someone pries your fingers from the wheel.
MJM 43z is the outboard version of what many say is the best all-round express cruiser on the market, the IPS-powered MJM 40z. To create the 43z, the proven hull was extended to 42’ 7” with a robust outboard propulsion platform. LOA with engines and anchor roller is over 46 feet.
Like all MJMs, the 43z is well and functionally outfitted. On deck, all finishes are kept hose-and-go simple. The Esthec decking feels great underfoot and while adding a warm styling element, adds nothing to maintenance requirements. There are side boarding doors at floating dock height for easy access onto a flush deck that is without obstacles from stern to helm. Opening windshields, windows and hatches are there for the times you want to feel the wind in your hair. When enclosed, the bridgedeck has great lounging space with a view from every seat—heat or air conditioning to your heart’s content.
Belowdecks, there is a good working galley, a big comfy island berth for two and a head to port with separate shower and seat to starboard. You can actually imagine having a long, hot shower. The entire cabin is in classic Herreshoff style, accented in cherry that will remind you fondly of the brand’s New England roots.
The 43z made its debut in November and is quickly following in the footsteps of the very successful 35z launched in July. She is available through the company’s dealer network. Click here to see the standard specifications.