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Cruising Odyssey: MJM 35z Sea Trial Review

It was a Chamber of Commerce summer morning when we headed out of Newport Shipyard on Zinnia, hull number one of the new MJM 35Z, with a beautiful light blue sky, the wind coming in from the ocean at an easy 15 knots or so, the waves on Narragansett Bay just about two feet with gentle, breaking, white foam on top. Leaving the dock, Bob Johnstone, the founder of MJM Yachts (and J/Boats before that), turned the teak joystick under his left hand and walked the boat sideways, the twin 300-hp Mercury Verado outboards pushing the boat in any direction he wanted.
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Boston BoatWorks Factory Tour VIDEO

Take a tour of the MJM factory and learn about the hull construction process with Boston BoatWorks and Boating Magazine.
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The MJM Story

The story of MJM is the story of perseverance, innovation, determination, and a love of the sea that goes back to an intrepid young boy's first solo sailing experience in Stonington, Connecticut. First experiencing boat-building at age 13, helping Dad and Mom build Lightning No. 3310 in their Glen Ridge, New Jersey garage; the love of the craft and the continual pursuit of better performance eventually led to the founding of J/Boats by two brothers in 1977. It is from these roots that the worlds best performing powerboats would emerge.
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