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MJM New NC Factory The Perfect Combination - By Kevin Koenig, Soundings Trade Only MJM puts the Down in Down East with a new factory in North Carolina In a lot of ways, it all started with dog food. Before he became the legendary proprietor of J/Boats, and long before he founded MJM Yachts in 2002, Bob Johnstone toiled away in the marketing… Read More
MJM 3z Dual Console Tested: MJM 3z Dual Console - By Daniel Harding | Power & Motoryacht A new model, the 3z Dual Console, and a new facility in North Carolina sparks the second act of MJM, and it’s off to a handsome start. Second Generation The MJM origin story is well documented and oft told. As he grew older, famed sailboat builder Bob Johnstone… Read More
MJM 4z MJM Yachts 4z: Crossover Day Yacht Exudes ‘Hybrid Vigor’ - By Steve Griffin Biologists call ‘hybrid vigor’ the way offspring of parents of different species or varieties exhibit traits superior to either, even if they’re already standouts themselves. It’s easy to think of the new MJM Yachts 4z day yacht as exemplifying just such hybrid vigor! Credit goes to the ‘parents’ of this gorgeous hybrid:… Read More
MJM 4z MJM Announces All-New 4z Crossover Day and Cruising Performance Yacht - Washington, N.C. – October 8, 2021 – Family-owned and -operated MJM Yachts introduces its latest high-tech performance yacht: the all-new 4z. Described as the “Evolution of the Day Yacht,” the 4z made its world debut today at a press conference held at the United States Boat Show in Annapolis, Md. MJM Yachts are world-renowned for… Read More
Yachting Review of the MJM 53z Double Duty - PassageMaker By Andrew Parkinson The latest dual-capability cruiser from MJM balances the scales between small-boat exploration and yachtlike comfort. Update: Since the release of our original story (which appears below) on the 53z, the builder launched an inboard version of the popular model, the 53zi. According to MJM, the triple IPS 53zi outperforms its competition… Read More
MJM Yachts 3z Southern Boating Out for the Day - MJM HITS THE MARK WITH ITS NEW DAY YACHT THAT CAN CRUISE THE ICW AND TACKLE THE OCEAN. By Steve Davis | Southern Boating Boats are described with catchphrases From the Bottom Up all the time, but when MJM tagged its new 3z day yacht “all-weather,” it meant it. A cloudy afternoon turned to rain… Read More
35z cruising We Test the New MJM 35z with Twin Outboards. WOW! - Cruising Odyssey By Peter Janssen It was a Chamber of Commerce summer morning when we headed out of Newport Shipyard on Zinnia, hull number one of the new MJM 35Z, with a beautiful light blue sky, the wind coming in from the ocean at an easy 15 knots or so, the waves on Narragansett Bay… Read More
mjm yachts 3z Line of Succession – Breakthrough Dual Console for Todays Boating Enjoyment - By Capt. Ken Kreisler While knowing it would be making a splash with its new 3z Outboard, MJM is instead creating a tidal wave of excitement in the under 40-foot market. Inspiration comes from many places. In the case of highly esteemed MJM, and as it has been from its inception in 2002 with the… Read More
MJM 43z. Epic Performance. Now With Outboards or IPS Pod Drives. - New for 2020 MJM 43z With Efficient Volvo IPS 500 or 650 Pod Drives. Her IPS version boasts a top speed of 44.5 mph and category-leading efficiency (for half the trips to the fuel dock). For closeness and access to the water, you’ll love the large swim platform for relaxing or as an easy launch… Read More
29z Delivery Captain Rates the 29z Near Perfect After 650nm - Capt. Doug Sanders has driven just about everything during his 35 years as a delivery captain. As a professional captain of over 35 years, I have had the opportunity to operate a myriad of boats. Occasionally one stands out from all the others in its category. The MJM 29z, built by Boston Boatworks, is such… Read More
3z sea farer 3z® – Spirited Seafarer - By by Patrick sciacca With a lineup of Down East-style express cruisers from 35 to 53 feet length overall in inboard and outboard confi gyrations, MJM Yachts is now entering the dayboat market with its 35-foot 3z. Where the 3z differs from it siblings is in its dayboat functionality. The vessel is open from the… Read More
53z design driven Design Driven - Yachting By Patrick Sciacca The MJM 53z is a Down East-inspired design, accented by stainless-steel bow rails that average around 30 inches high and mirror the form of the yacht’s fine entry. The rails sweep down the vessel’s razorlike profile and resolve amidships, where a cleverly placed handrail on the hardtop takes over the safety-in-transit… Read More
MJM 53z Reviewed: MJM 53z® - MJM introduces the outboard-powered, 50-knot 53z By Patrick Sciacca | Yachting The MJM 53z is a Down East-inspired design, accented by stainless-steel bow rails that average around 30 inches high and mirror the form of the yacht’s fine entry. The rails sweep down the vessel’s razorlike profile and resolve amidships, where a cleverly placed handrail… Read More
Come Along On A Sea Trial Of The MJM Yacht 53z® - Join us onboard the MJM Yacht 53z, the world’s largest outboard-powered express cruiser, to learn how she performs in this boat test. Click Here to Watch the Video on YouTube | Video Length 5:02 By: Christopher Hughes for MJM Yachts I'm on board the 53z, this is the world's largest outboard-powered Express cruiser. And I'm… Read More
MJM 53z Front Row Seat - Soundings By Pim Van Hemmen It’s almost 10 a.m. and the 12 Metres have headed out to the racecourse for the third day of the 2019 World Champion- ships. Except for a lone tender, the docks at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, are empty. Then, MJM Yachts CEO Bob Johnstone pulls up in Breeze,… Read More
35z cruising Everything from A to Z - Southern Boating & Yachting By Peter A. Janssen Appealing design, zippy outboard performance… the new MJM 35z is even more impressive than her award-winning predecessors. Even before I stepped on board the new MJM 35z in Newport, Rhode Island, early this summer, I expected to be impressed. After all, I have teted other MJM models… Read More
35z top tender Currents > Top Tenders - Yachting Magazine MJM 35Z Note the side-boarding doors to port and starboard in the cockpit of the MJM 35z: They’re designed to be at floating-dock height, making it easy for owner-operators to walk the length of the flush-deck design and tie up the nearly 38-foot-long boat without help from the crew. Also in the practicality… Read More
35z scuttlebutt MJM Yachts – A Stunning Line For Comfort And Performance - Great Lakes Scuttlebutt by Savannah Hess It’s dark outside and you lay in bed, awake, turning each choice of boat over in your head, wondering which of them is “right,” which of them is worthy. Perhaps, instead, it’s when you step off your current boat on a beautifully sunny day after just finishing a glorious… Read More
MJM 29z: A Fast, Fuel Efficient Cruiser With Downeast Flair - By Gary Reich, Boats.com MJM Yachts, the brainchild of J Boats founder Bob Johnstone, has made a name for itself by conceiving and building high-performance, smart looking, fuel efficient Downeast cruisers such as the MJM 40z, but the boat builder’s 29z often gets left out of the discussion. That’s a shame, because even though it… Read More
How The MJM Yacht Design Makes For A Better Boating Experience - Learn about 2 of over 30 problems solved by the MJM Yachts design: Speed to outrun weather, and Overcoming rough sea conditions.   Boating is fun, exciting, adventurous; it is also relaxing and creates lifelong memories.  Like anything in life, it doesn’t always go to plan when it comes to the weather, and this seems particularly true in boating. The MJM design… Read More
MJM 50z Accommodations Versatility - Exploring the versatility of the second master suite and third cabin on the MJM Yachts 50z.   Click Here to Watch the Video | Video Length 1:46 The MJM Yachts 50z is an innovative luxury cruising yacht. Her beauty and lines come from a modern take on the classic Downey's design, along with her liveaboard comfort, one of her… Read More
5 Must Haves In An Express Cruiser - Whether you want a boat to take you from Boston to Nantucket or around the Great Loop, here are five things to look for in an express cruiser that make it up to the task..and way more fun to own. Weather protection. While we go boating to feel the wind in our hair and the… Read More
Three Strategies for Preventing the Corona Virus - You’re working remotely, monitoring the media reports-chances are you’re feeling the stress. Boating is a great escape. The stress-reducing power of fresh air, saltwater and social distance are well documented. Here are a few reasons to consider a cruise, plan one for the upcoming season or join us on the water in a new or… Read More
43zi Half the Fuel, Twice the Fun. MJM Yachts 43z IPS - When we talk about performance yachts, the emphasis is usually on speed, handling, horsepower, and inevitably focuses on models that are awkwardly narrow, cramped for space and have terrible pounding rides. For a generation it has been accepted that this is the norm, and if you want to go fast you must give up comfort… Read More
Speed and Safety When you Need Them Most - Like anything in life, boating doesn’t always go to plan when it comes to the weather. MJM design and construction address many issues that can impact your boating experience, weather included. This article will look at two- speed, as it relates to outrunning the weather, and overcoming the anxiety we experience in rough sea conditions.… Read More
Breakfast in New York, Dinner in Annapolis - It was a beautiful morning on September 27th; the temperature was at a cool 57 degrees, with a light breeze, and crystal-clear skies. My wife and I loaded up our lunch and headed down to Mamaroneck, NY to the McMichael Yacht Brokers Rushmore Yard. We boarded MJM Yachts 53z BREEZE at 0745 and started to… Read More
How to Choose The Best Boat For You - “What is the best boat for…?” Experts in the marine field, captains, dockmasters, long-time boaters, hear this question a lot. The answer really is, “it depends.” It depends on how you intend to use a boat, where you intend to go, how much time you have for maintenance and upkeep, reviews of the boat (important… Read More
The 53z Is Commissioned in Newport - On a spectacular summer evening in front of dozens of MJM owners and friends the Reverend Mary Johnstone pronounced “I christen thee Breeze,” and with a crack of the champagne bottle, CEO Bob Johnstone and his wife made MJM’s 53z the flagship of the fleet. Just days before, Mercury Marine clocked the boat topping out… Read More
Key West to Clearwater… In one day aboard an MJM 40z! - Onboard: TOM DUPONT (Owner) and DENNY OGDEN As the crow, or in this case, as the gull flies, it is about 215 nautical miles from Key West to Clearwater, Florida. And after having made the decision to voyage out on this particular trip, we outfitted GANDER, my MJM 40z with everything we would need. Given… Read More
MJM 50 Zing Timeless: The MJM 50z - MJM's 50z has classic lines, a high-tech build and a legendary builder pedigree. By Chris Caswell The MJM 50z is a thought-provoking yacht with some impressive firsts. It comes from the first builder in the world to make a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer standard. It’s also the first U.S. production powerboat with high-tech epoxy and composite construction.… Read More

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