April 22, 2013

Project: MJM 50z

MJM Yachts is a very interesting builder who came on attention in the last couple of years for the sweet traditional down East lobster boat lines of its models, high technological Kevlar construction, and very efficient running.  Now the US, Boston based boat builder embarks on a project of a new flagship the 50z which extends its five models line which starts at 29 by ten feet.  The 50z is scheduled to launch for next year 2014, and will be offered with two plans for the interior choice.  A single owners room to fore and a more open layout, or a second twin berth cabin to starboard replacing the dinette.  Interestingly both layouts are offered with twin shower heads.  Engine options are twin or triple Volvo or Yanmar 370, and 435hp.  Propulsion is stern drive or IPS pods.  The stern drive configuration is suggested to those who like to cruise in shoal draft making the 50z with less to meter of keel depth.  40 knots max speed and a cruise of 34 are estimated with a triple Yanmar 370hp couple to stern drives.