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Here’s Why Outboards Are Better on the Transom of an MJM. - Considering a move to better accommodations than your current center console or sport boat? Now you can move all the way up to 35, 43 or even 53 feet without compromising performance in the new MJM Outboard Express Cruisers. The Right Stuff. MJM‘s unique design/build makes it happen. Take a Doug Zurn variable-deadrise hull, flat… Read More
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,… Read More
MJM Yachts Innovation in Layout, Entertaining and Design is Unsurpassed - Creating an open flow, spacious entertaining areas, and liveaboard comfort meant pushing conventional layouts aside. The MJM Yachts concept is to address the way owners can best use and enjoy a cruising motoryacht. First priority was a flush deck from the stern forward to the helm to create a large space encompassing two social areas.… Read More
MJM Yachts Advanced Manufacturing and Materials - To improve sailboat performance with the wind as a finite source of energy, Bob Johnstone knew that stronger, stiffer, and lighter high-tech construction with a low VCG worked wonders. Typically, powerboat builders didn't care: They just built boats heavy and cheap, then added more horsepower. This left the door wide open for some sailors to… Read More
MJM category A Category A “Ocean” Certification – What Does It Mean? - MJM made it a primary objective that all MJMs would be certified at the highest level of safety possible... which meant those models under 40 feet are ISO CE Certified Category B Offshore, while the 40z and 50z are Certified ISO CE Certified Category A Ocean. There are no other boats of their type, of… Read More
MJM 50z Spring Cruise of 50z “ZING” - Our antidote for Winter has been a pair of 3-week cruises on our MJM 50z starting out in Naples FL, visiting Boca Grande, Sanibel, Sarasota, Marco Island, et al, then going across the Okeechobee Waterway to Stuart, Jupiter Island Club, Palm Harbor (WPB), Bahia Mar, ending up at the Miami Beach Yacht & Brokerage Show.… Read More
MJM Yachts Rendezvous MJM Yachts 10th Annual Owners Luncheon Rendezvous - It was all fun, stories, and an afternoon of boating when more than 80 people attended the 10th Annual Owners Rendezvous Friday Luncheon at the Naples Yacht Club. A record turnout of 31 boats were represented. There was plenty of food, laughs, and camaraderie as new and seasoned owners alike shared tales of adventure, exploration,… Read More
Q & A On The Success Of The New MJM 35z - The New 35z has met with market super success. Some reasons are obvious: The 35z utilizes epoxy composite technology to deliver a level of Eco®-Smart Performance and efficiency not available in other outboards. Her digital joystick control, station keeping, and optional gyro stabilization, make this family day boat the new standard in all-weather comfort underway… Read More
Saltwater Runs In Their Veins - Bob Johnstone, announced in late October that his son would join the company's marketing team, commenting, "This puts the horsepower in place to sustain the company's remarkable 29% growth over the past two years." Peter Johnstone will serve as Director - New Product Development, a role for which he is particularly well suited. His distinguished… Read More
Southern Boating Interviews MJM Yachts Founder, Bob Johnstone - 7 Questions for Bob Johnstone, Owner of MJM Yachts Focus on efficiency paramount for this boat builder, who also makes time for leisure cruising Bob Johnstone, owner and founder of MJM Yachts, keeps a keen eye on the Baby Boomer market. He knows that Boomers might slow down physically a bit with age, but that… Read More
BOATTEST.COM Reviews the MJM 40z – Most Fuel Efficient Boat in its Class - BoatTest.com features the captain's report for the MJM 40z on its website as well as videos of MJMs under construction at Boston BoatWorks. There's also a walk-through of the 40z highlighting the quality of joinerwork and it's unique cruising layout. Bob Johnstone's 40z ZING was used for the shoot in Newport RI. Visit BoatTEST.com Read More
mjm yachts classic 36z Passagemaker Features Fun & Most Fuel Efficienty MJM 36z - Chris Caswell, Contributing Editor for PassageMaker magazine, captures the essence of the 36z in this excellent 8 page feature article entitled “Labor of Love”. Chris joined Mary and Bob Johnstone for a boat ride on Valentine’s Day in Palm Beach as they were enroute to put the boat in the Miami Boatshow after 3 weeks… Read More
MJMs are Wonderful IntraCoastal & Loop Cruisers - THE ICW...WHY? Bob & Dee Moore, discover the joys of shared adventure on their trip from Ft. Myers to the Chesapeake on their appropriately named 34z #48 CARPE DIEM (Seize the day!). That's what MJM's are designed to do. As Dee and I began discussing with friends the possibility of traveling the IntraCoastal Waterway from… Read More
mjm classic 36z yacht Best Island Berth in Boating - MJM announces a new feature for the 36z. A large Island Berth similar to that on the 40z  -  in lieu of the wrap-around lounge that converts with filler to a large V-Berth.  The 78" long x 60" wide island berth includes built-in bookcases and shelves. The latter also double as hand hold assists when… Read More
36z MJM Yachts Announce New 36z - Following up on the successful launch of the 40z in 2009 (Next available hull is #15), MJM announces introduction of the Doug Zurn designed 36z which makes many desirable features of the 40z available to owners who don't plan extended living aboard. Among these are twin Volvo D3, 5 cylinder, 170 hp or 220 hp… Read More
Sorensen on MJM Yachts… ‘The Art of High Tech Powerboats’ - The July issue of SOUNDINGS has a 4-page feature article that's a must read! It's a very well researched piece on Boston BoatWorks and MJM, titled "The art of high-tech powerboats". Author Eric Sorensen is a highly respected authority on the subject. He started the J.D. Power & Associates boating reviews and wrote, Sorensen's Guide… Read More
THE NEW MJM 40Z IN SANIBEL 40z Cover Story In April Passagemaker Magazine - The April 2010 Downeast Special issue of Passagemaker magazine features the 40z on the cover and in an 8 page article. The 40z has caught the attention of trawler owners interested in more speed, exceptional fuel economy, versatility of use, lower maintenance and ease of handling... all without sacrificing cruising comfort. This issue of the… Read More
March YACHTING Magazine Features MJM 40z - "Thoughtful design, finely executed, gives the MJM 40z a unique character," commented Dennis Caprio in his 3 page feature in the latest, March 2010, issue. Just how quiet running the 40z is with its IPS drives can be seen in the dB(A) readings recorded which didn't didn't get out of the 70's until the boat… Read More
An Okeechobee Tale - As we contemplated our route from the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show to Naples on the West Coast, Bob asked, “Which way would you like to go? South around the tip of Florida through the Ship Channel or North through the Okeechobee Waterway?” Memories came back of sailing around the southern tip of Florida 25 years… Read More
40z Whale of A Trip - This was quite a solo offshore trip by Bob Johnstone. 235 miles from Northeast Harbor ME through the Cape Cod Canal to Newport RI in 10 hours. Some interesting observations are made regarding the 40z's features and behaviour at 25 knot speeds in 4-6 foot seas and an incredible encounter with a large whale on… Read More
1025 Miles on ICW from Palm Beach to the Chesapeake Averaging 19.7mph - It’s hard to imagine a better boat than the MJM 40z for the 1025-mile ICW passage from Palm Beach to mile marker “0” in Portsmouth VA on Chesapeake Bay. 40z has the speed to get from one great destination port to the next without feeling confined to the boat all day long and losing walking/exploring… Read More
Motorboating Features 40z - The September 2009 issue has an excellent article by Jeanne Craig entitled "Classic Twist" written after an interview with Bob and Mary J. and sea trial on hull #1 Grateful in Stuart FL in February. The comment about an owners golf and garden club activities is not quite right. That happened after getting an MJM,… Read More
29z Boat Test Data - Chesapeake Bay Magazine's and Boating's John Page Williams put the 29z through its paces on the Bay. People continue to be amazed how much performance we're getting and how quiet the boat is with the Volvo D4 260 HP Duoprop sterndrive. 80 decibels at 23 knots and 33 knot top speed. As for fuel economy,… Read More
MJM Featured in 2 Stories with Designer Doug Zurn in Another! - The Feb/Mar issue Professional Boatbuilder Magazine features the MJM 34z in two articles: The first describes the creation of the design and the latter goes into great detail to describe why the 34z is different from all other powerboats. Download the issue as a PDF, then 'Contents' page 52 "Build it and They Will Come"; Page… Read More
Publishers Feature J Boats and MJM Yachts - Professional Boatbuilder Magazine in consecutive issues features Bob Johnstone's two companies. "J is for Johnstone" came first in the Dec/Jan issue. Download the issue as a PDF (28M), then go to page 28 for the article. Also, MBI has followed up their Herreshoff Sailboats publication with the beautifully illustrated, 156 page book "J/Boats, Sailing to… Read More
34z Front Page News at Fort Lauderdale Boatshow - On opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boatshow, the MJM 34z was the BIG NEWS for its fuel efficient design, a stand-out among the 1400 boats valued at $1.6 billion in the world's largest boatshow. Read More
MJM 34z Featured in Six Articles - It has been "The Month of the 34z" in the nation's boating press. Power & Motoryacht, Motorboating, Boating and Nor'westing all ran feature boat reviews in their March or April editions. May Yachting has a picture and description of the 34z in their Miami Boatshow coverage. And, 34z designer Doug Zurn is profiled in the… Read More
MJM Design Patent No. US D475,338 S - Washington DC - The Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent today for the "ornamental design for a motorboat" embodying the signature look of the 34z in its Down East, Express and Sportfish models as well as in extended versions. This patent number will be appear on the Builder's plate… Read More
Best Built Boat in America? - 34z is engineered to exceed Draft 2003 CE Mark (ISO) Certification Standards for an Ocean Category A offshore boat performing at 50+ knots. Click on the link below to read the structural analysis by Burke Design, detailing the incredibly high standards of construction. Picture shows the solid epoxy/glass keel and chines with "overbuilt" grid system… Read More
The New 53z - The new quad-powered 53z is well along at Boston BoatWorks and we expect she’ll splash for sea trials into the chilly waters of Boston Harbor in late April. The largest outboard express cruiser ever, the 53z is expected to be a 50mph boat. Hull number one is being built as the company’s showboat and as… Read More

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