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 or at anchor. Hull #1 ZINNIA just went from Bahia Mar (Ft. Lauderdale Boatshow) around the tip of Florida, 202 nautical miles in 6 ¼ hours burning 198 gallons with 52 gallons to spare, averaging 32.3 knots. And finally, the MJM 35z has the highest rating for stability and seaworthiness for a boat under 40′– ISO Certified Category B “Offshore.” So how does company founder Bob Johnstone feel about the company’s first foray into outboard power? Glad you asked.
Q: What is the top reason for the overwhelming success of the 35z?
A: 35z captures what other outboard brands are moving toward- versatility and yacht-like all-weather comfort for family boating.
Q: What does “ISO certified Category B “Offshore” really mean?
A: It’s primarily a measure of stability and seaworthiness which are important factors in one’s sense of confidence in the boat to handle rough conditions.
Q: In using the new 35z yourself, any surprises?
A: The sense of luxury and space both in the pilothouse and below compared to our earlier boats under 40 feet. After all, it is built in the same way as the MJM 50z… just smaller.
Q: In January, you’ll be on FL’s Gulf Coast with the 50z. What’s your favorite place to sneak off to?
A: We start in Mary’s favorite spot, the Naples YC, where we will be hosting the 11th Annual MJM Owners Luncheon Rendezvous on Friday, January 26. Then we’ll see friends in Sanibel and Boca Grande and we will take aboard about 25 members of my college class for a lunch at the Marco Island YC. All this before heading across state on the Okeechobee Waterway for the run down into the Miami Boat Show, stopping in Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.