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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
Designs on Greatness - By Dennis Caprio, Power and Motoryacht magazine Photos by Billy Black Modern construction, smart design, and practical engineering keep the new MJM 50z at the top of her game, and ready to make her owners very happy. Commercially driven industrial design often breeds a certain level of ennui, because the results frequently look remarkably similar.… Read More
MJM 35z Hull MJM 35: Hull No. 1 is in Production - Above is MJM Yachts Founder Bob Johnstone celebrating the layup of the first MJM 35 on January 4, 2017 with the laminating team at Boston BoatWorks. Hull No. 1, the first of 12 boats now on order, wraps up the end of May Earlier, on December 28 , the hull production tooling was moved into… Read More
MJM 35 The Shape of Things To Come: The MJM 35 - When the news broke that MJM was building a 35-foot outboard-powered boat to join its already prestigious line up of sea-proven vessels, the buzz ran through the industry and among boat owners alike with the quickness of a lightning strike. MJM is well known for its strong, epoxy composite build, best-in-class performance Category A seaworthiness,… Read More
MJM 40z Ideal Loop Boat MJM Yachts 40z – The Ideal Loop Boat - This is 40z GRATEFUL pulling into Sanibel Marina, Sanibel, FL. Some alternate routes on The Great Loop. The Great Loop is one of the best known and most rewarding cruising adventures in North America, and rightly so. Generations of boaters have enjoyed the challenge this 5,000- to 7,500-mile cruising expedition offers. For many, it is… Read More
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 variable-deadrise hull, flat aft and… 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 35 - The New MJM 35 has met with market super success. Some reasons are obvious: The MJM 35 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… 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
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