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THE LARGEST OUTBOARD EXPRESS CRUISER. EVER. MJM YACHTS ANNOUNCES THE MJM 53Z

MJM Yachts

 

Apr 9, 2018

With quad Mercury Verados, the MJM 53z is designed to reach speeds of 50 mph while offering the benefits boaters enjoy from sport boats: shallow draft, minimum maintenance, and easy handling around the docks. In the 53z boaters can also expect enhanced living space, all weather cruising, and the smoother ride offshore characteristic of bigger cruising boats.

The Johnstones’ MJM Yachts is just the right company to deliver on the promise of performance with comfort. The Doug Zurn-designed hull has a slippery 3.5-to-1 waterline length-to-beam ratio for great stability at higher speeds. The new model’s predecessor, the MJM 50z, powered with triple IPS 600’s, has a top speed of 40 knots (46 mph,) considerably quicker than its downeast competition. MJMs are built stronger and lighter by Boston BoatWorks, the leader in advanced epoxy composite construction. The weight savings resulting from this unique design/build are reinvested by MJM to create a fast outboard-powered cruising yacht over 50 feet which, to date, has only been achieved by open center consoles.

Living spaces are generous and well appointed. Belowdeck, a spacious dual master suite layout with ensuite heads is standard. Each head has a large glass wall shower with seat. Step up to the flush bridge deck for a feeling of openness with large, lushly cushioned settees that welcome family and friends aboard. Sliding side windows and powered windshields open fully, or, when closed, allow for a climate-controlled environment.

Driving the 53z is sheer joy. The boat’s shape, speed and power give it tremendous stability and sportscar response to the wheel. And, for those who demand a peerless ride, the 53z’s Seakeeper dampens 93 percent of roll, even at the dock.

The MJM 53z is expected to carry ISO Category A Ocean Certification as does its predecessor model, the MJM 50z.

Boaters who come from the easy operating world of center consoles will appreciate 53z’s Skyhook feature. Engage Skyhook to hold the vessel in place to take your time with fenders and lines. Moving into a slip, the joystick makes landings a breeze, even singlehanded. The flush deck and side-boarding doors make it an easy move from helm to cockpit to the dock. Once there, hose and go in minutes, because MJM 53z quality exterior finishes and deck hardware keep maintenance to the barest minimum.

Johnstone sums it up, “with the twin MJM 35z and triple MJM 43z introduced last year, and particularly now with this new quad MJM 53z, the term outboard cruising yachts has become a reality.”

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