Above is MJM Yachts Founder Bob Johnstone celebrating the layup of the first 35z on January 4, 2017 with the laminating team at Boston BoatWorks. Hull #1 completes the end of May, the first of 12 boats now on order.
Earlier on December 28th , the hull production tooling was moved into the lamination room, which is also the post cure oven, to be seasoned, fitted with door, bow thruster, and transom flange inserts, then waxed and prepped for lay-up to launch MJM into an exciting New Year. The 35z will be the first pre-preg, post-cure, Epoxy composite outboard family day boat on the market.
Here are the hull tooling halves at Symmetrix in Bristol RI in mid-December. A state-of-the-art boat design requires high-tech precision tooling, and 35z is getting the best available. Inspecting hull molds taken off the 35z hull plug in the background are (l to r) tooling builder, JB Barnitt of Symmetrix in Bristol RI, MJM Master Builder Mark Lindsay, Boston BoatWorks President, Scott Smith, MJM Designer Doug Zurn and MJM Yachts Founder/CEO Bob Johnstone.
No detail is too small. Here the team meticulously scrutinizes every inch of the deck plug. Above Once finalized and prepped, this will be used to create the precision deck mold. 35z delivers a combination of performance and comfortable all-weather family boating in a stunning design, with greater versatility of use and more usable space in class. You can see in this image just how well the available space has been utilized. With convenient privacy/sunscreen curtains, the pilothouse doubles as a 2nd Cabin at night as settees convert to twin berths in this all-weather space with optional HVAC climate controls.
The plug for the forward liner being completed, ready for molding the production tool. MJM’s builder, Boston BoatWorks, is growing at 25% per year. So, it’s new 35,000 sq. ft building on Boston Harbor is being supplemented by another 8,000 sq. ft. building next door to assemble the 35z.
MJM's stronger and lighter, high-tech epoxy construction with a long 3.5:1 Length: Beam, modified deep-V hull, 19.7 degree deadrise, delivers a smoother, more controlled and comfortable ride with no chine walking at higher speeds. But, real performance is not just speed, it's how efficiently available horsepower overcomes hull drag at a given speed. With twin 300hp outboards, 35z will have a top speed over 50 mph and a range of 350 miles from 250 gallons of fuel. Competing designs need triples and over 400 gallons to achieve the same results.
Comfort is peace of mind. 35z will have the highest rating for stability and seaworthiness possible for a boat under 40ft ISO Certified Category B “Offshore“. But, to go one step further, the boat is engineered to the more stringent demands of Category A ‘Ocean’ ... the rating of MJM 40z’s and 50z’s... the only Downeast Style designs on the market of any size qualifying.
This Eco-Smart™ design combines the graceful beauty of a classic Downeast yacht with an inviting, versatile layout... having open transom, flush deck and side boarding doors. Whether family beachgoer, serious fisherman, weekend cruiser or a combination of all three, 35z is sure to fulfill what you’ve been waiting for. Innovative aft doors can also swing open and lock in place and there is an option for two movable aft seats.
As of February 14, 2017, Hull #1 was removed from the mold! We were able to stop by Boston Boatworks and see her!