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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
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
New 53z Express Cruiser Earns Category A Ocean - Category A Certification is the ISO's toughest standard for seaworthiness and stability. Most larger sailboats qualify, but few powerboats qualify to meet the rating’s standard for stability in seas up to 23 feet and Beaufort Force 9 (41-47 knots) winds. Happily, the MJM 53z has 50 mph speed to avoid such situations by taking advantage… Read More
53zi Under Way With The 50z - Once you've cruised at 35 knots on a windless day to make passages like American Yacht Club in Rye down the East River, around Jersey through the C&D canal to Annapolis YC in 7.5 hours you'll never be happy with a slow boat again. And why should you? Fuel efficiency comparison among 48-55 foot boats… Read More
MJM 50z Great Cabin At The Dock With The 50z - When family and friends are aboard, you’ll love the plush seating and the sociable flush deck arrangements that allow your whole group to join the fun.  On the bridgedeck, which can be fully enclosed and temperature controlled, or open to the aft deck under a full protective bimini, you can seat 12 with room for… Read More
MJM 40z Interior At The Dock With The 40z - hink of the MJM 40z layout as an airy summer porch. Opening side windows, opening windshields, an expansive bimini to shade the cockpit. Deep cushioned settees and helm/navigator chairs provide lots of seating on a flush deck that keeps everyone close.  No heavy wooden furniture to drag around. No exterior teak to fret over. Instead,… Read More
MJM 40z Underway Under Way With The 40z - From the moment you enter through the side boarding doors at dock height, until the moment you tie up with an easy lean out the side window to lasso your line to a cleat on the dock, you will enjoy easy, responsive driving aboard the 40z. Doug Zurn designed this modified deep-V planing hull with… Read More
At The Dock With The MJM 35 - A sense of elegance and being on a real boat for civilized cruising is not lost when going below. A clear Awlgrip-finished teak and holly sole is combined with satin-finished cherry battens on the hull, 6-foot 2-inch headroom, Ultraleather upholstery and beautiful cherry joinerwork on door frames, drawers, fiddles and cabinets. Storage shelves over the berths… Read More
Under Way With The MJM 35 - The MJM 35 has side boarding doors for easy access and exit at floating dock height… the ultimate set-up for running the boat without crew. Better than any center console or cabin cruiser, the MJM 35, as with all MJMs, has fully-opening windshields for that wonderful fresh air when desired. There’s even an electric push-button… Read More

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