Under Way With The 35z
35z 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 35z, as with all MJMs, has fully-opening windshields for that wonderful fresh air when desired. There’s even an electric push-button option as we find they are constantly adjusted. You have a choice of either roll-up Strataglass or tinted sliding safety glass for the side openings.
A bowrail similar to that on other MJMs with spotlight and burgee staff is an option, as are a range of fishing options for the casual or serious fisherman. The pilothouse doubles as a second cabin at night with settees converting to two full-length berths and the privacy/sunscreen curtain fully enclosing the area. The cockpit table opens up to 24”x 36” for dining and as shown has two other socket locations: the cockpit and V-berth.
Needless to say, with no diesels and/or Hamilton jet drives under the deck, the 35z has tons of storage for all the camping, golf, bicycling, diving, fishing and water sport equipment imaginable. Also available are stainless steel racks on the hard top for kayaks or paddle-boards.
The serving bar to port can accommodate an electric grill, bait well, sink, ice-maker or fridge. Twin Stidd piloting seats pivot and lower on telescoping pedestals to form “living room” side chairs to seat 6 people comfortably in any weather during cocktail hour. A full and very effective cockpit Bimini, proven at 35 knots on the 50z, is offered as an option.
If worried about a wave coming aboard from aft: That’s dealt with by a unique pair of safety doors which can be locked open or closed at any time to keep the kids and pets aboard. But when underway and unlocked in rough weather, the safety doors are designed to swing forward and be held with a spring hinge so the boat can’t be “pooped” by a wave or wash if backing down on a fish… yet they’ll still open like an automatic bailer if water should ever get into the cockpit.