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2012 MJM Yachts 36z Downeast

  • 36 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Harpswell, ME, US

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  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - Under Power
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - Under Power
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - Under Power
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - Under Power
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - On Mooring
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - On Mooring
  • MJM - 36z - Apogee - On Mooring


    "While the MJM 36z’s looks are classic, construction is high tech, with a hull of wet prepreg, vacuum-bagged epoxy/Kevlar/E-glass with Core-Cell foam for strength with the lightest overall weight. The boat is designed with a low center of gravity, which also helps it achieve the unlikely pairing of great fuel economy with a good turn of speed." ~ Passagemaker
     Apogee is a beautiful example of this spectacular design that features the preferred centerline berth and a 900 mile plus cruise range at 7 knots. Regularly updated with many upgrades including new electronics, electric opening windshields, new cabin sole, solar panels etc... this vessel offers fantastic value in todays market. Currently in indoor heated storage in Brunswick, Maine this boat is ready for viewing. 


Basic Information

MJM Yachts
36z Downeast
Harpswell, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Deep Vee
Hull Color:
Doug Zurn
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

36 ft - 10.97 meter
39 ft - 11.89 meter
11 ft - 3.35 meter
Draft - max:
2 ft - 0.61 meter
Bridge Clearance:
9 ft - 2.74 meter
Dry Weight:
13100 lbs


D3A 2.4 Litre
Cruise Speed:
24 MPH - 20.86 KTS
354 MI
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Stern Drive
Fuel Type:
220 (Individual), 440 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
200 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
98 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
18 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
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Captains Cabin:
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MJM 36z
     "36z is ideal for a couple downsizing from larger power or sail or a young family needing a bit more cruising space. 36z is large enough to seat 3 couples in protected all-weather comfort and for safe passages in offshore waves, yet light and narrow enough for unassisted docking and single-handed operation. 36z is so easy to use; it will keep people boating together through shared adventures, on an almost daily basis. Thanks to narrow beam and low height, 36z is readily shipped by road (with permits but without excess width & height surcharges) between winter and summer residences." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
Recent History
     The owners bought the boat in Charleston, SC and brought her up the ICW to her new hailing port of Manchester-By-The-Sea. After two seasons exploring the coasts of New England, they had her trucked back to Charleston so they could head south for winter. They cruised down to Key West and then up the length of the ICW, before moving to Maine for the summer season. Having cruised the entire east coast, they are now looking forward to a new vessel for transatlantic adventures. 
     "A length to beam ratio greater than 3:1 provides a better transition from modified V-shaped hull with knife-like entry to a 13 foot planning surface with 18-degree deadrise, producing a softer entry into waves than is possible with wider boats. 36z’s bow flare, apart from directing airflow out and away from the pilothouse and cockpit, keeps guests in the stern seat dry and keeps the bow up when running fast down into the backside of waves, eliminating severe yaw (bow steer)... a problem with many Downeast designs. 36z gets up on a plane without the bow-up, climbing-out-of-a-hole behavior of heavier boats and will stay on a plane at over 10 knots. There is a level of joy found driving a 36z, atypical of powerboats with any cruising comfort…it steers with the secure, predictable touch of a good sportscar, intuitively leaning into turns at your command.
     A primary design goal was to offer the ease of joystick control when docking. Another was to create a boat that could be moored close to home in shallow tidal waters. 36z is one of the first boats to offer Volvo Penta’s IPS computer control maneuvering technology in sterndrives. The joystick system only activates when twin-engine controls are put in neutral. A button is then pushed on the base of the joystick to activate. It’s two-finger control. Each drive unit is independently operated by computer for direction, rpm and forward-reverse gear to maneuver the boat in the direction you move the joystick. When the joystick is not activated, the boat can be run as a conventional twin.
     The 36z is the most fuel efficient boat of it’s size. When cruising at 26.3 knots with its twin Volvo Penta D3, 5 cylinder diesels it burns 13 gallons (49 liters) an hour with a range of 360 nautical miles. For those who are put off by frequent visits to the fuel dock and high fuel prices, or one’s carbon footprint on the planet, 36z is the answer. Other than for passage-making, average fuel usage is about 5 gallons or 19 liters per hour.
     The aft seat engine cover rises 45 degrees up and aft. Wing fuel tanks are used to improve stability. Full-sized 26” mountain bikes may be stored, hidden away in pilothouse lockers. Mesh bags organize hoses, shorepower cords, life jackets, etc. Deck drains capture rain and dew that then Àows into the gray water system out through the transom rather than over the side through a gap in the toerail … streaking the topsides. There is no exposed teak on deck and if the optional teak & thiokol cockpit decking is installed, there’s a 3 part cockpit cover or Bimini to minimize weathering." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
     "36z is ISO (CE) Certified as Offshore Category B and along with other MJM models, may be the only designs of their type built to exceed international CE Mark (ISO) draft structural requirements for a Class A Ocean-Going Yacht. MJM’s licensed builder, Boston BoatWorks, has more than 30 years experience in building boats using high tech, wet pre-preg, vacuum-bagged and post-oven-cured, epoxy/Kevlar/E-glass/Corecell construction. The boat’s high strength-to-weight ratio results in lighter overall weight, lower VCG (vertical center of gravity), easier handling, superior fuel efficiency and better speed for the horsepower. Since epoxy has 3x the flexural strength of polyester or vinylester resins, the 36z will have a longer life." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Dark blue Awlcraft 2000 with 3 coats clear
  • White single boot stripe
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Prepreg biaxial-knit E-glass and KEVLAR outer skin with Gougeon slow-set epoxy to a 60:40 ratio (glass to resin ratio) layered in the mold with CoreCell closed-cell foam core and vacuum-bagged to 2116 lbs per square foot to compress the laminate and eliminate air prior to post-curing at 145F
  • Solid unidirectional E-glass/epoxy GRP centerline keel/backbone with structural grid to minimize damage from grounding and to exceed CE Mark (ISO) structural standards for an Ocean Category A vessel
  • Solid glass or high-compression Penske-Board coring with rebated outer/inner skin bonding in way of thruhull fittings or thru-bolted hardware
  • Black Micron Extra anti-fouling bottom paint
  • Access Doors to cockpit (Port & Starboard)
  • PVC guardrail with high-polish stainless rub strip
  • Molded quarter-guard with stainless steel rubstrake
  • Swim platform
  • Armstrong 37” stainless telescoping ladder
  • Scandvik hot/cold shower
  • Stainless steel transom grab handle
  • High-tech composite construction under vacuum using oven post-cured epoxy impregnated, stitched biaxial Eglass and water resistant 1” AIREX C70 foam core
  • Solid glass or high compression Penske Board core in way of all thru bolted hardware and over-sized epoxy G-10 pressure- laminated composite backing plates for all cleats and stanchions
  • Hull to deck fused together as monocoque structure with cyano-acrylate adhesive with shear strength of 1.5 tons per square inch and with mechanical fasteners of the gunwale guard on 8-10” centers
  • Fully-molded (inside and out) and gelcoated windshield frame/posts with hardtop
  • Cook “Armor Flex” off-white gelcoat deck with sandtextured non-skid in buff
  • Stainless 1-1/4” bow rail with ITT Jabsco 400,000 cp halogen spotlight and 16” teak burgee staff
  • Muir windlass, polished stainless bow guard, bow roller, self-launching Lewmar claw anchor with 250’ rode/chain and high-pressure fresh-water, chain/rode washer operable from helm
  • Deck drains divert dirt/soot/dew/rain into gray water system and out transom…rather than onto topsides
  • (2) 12" Custom 316L stainless custom bow cleats
  • (4) 10” Side-deck and stern cleats with matching bow chocks (2) having 22mm opening
  • (6) Pairs 316L stainless steel 1” handrails on cabin trunk, pilothouse roof, side windshield frame, aft of pilothouse for boarding and under pilothouse roof aft of piloting chairs and companionway entrance
     "Volvo Penta’s D3 in-line 5-cylinder, common-rail, turbo-charged diesel engines with electronic controls comply with the world’s most stringent Tier 3 emission standards. Their lightweight (363 kg with drives) aluminum block helps achieve new levels of performance, smooth operation and fuel efficiency compared to the earlier cast iron D4 and D6 models. These are marine adaptations of the successful 2.4 litre diesel used in Volvo’s XC70 luxury station wagon in Europe. Standard on the 36z are the new OceanX sterndrives with a titanium-ceramic coating and counter-rotating stainless DuoProps. ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Twin Volvo Penta D3 - 220A-F 220 HP engines
  • 1.78 Gear ratio
  • Engines are mounted atop glass reinforced plastic longitudinals on forward flexible isolation mounts and transom
     At Helm
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7616 16" Multifunction display with US Blue Chart
  • Garmin remote controller for Garmin GPSmap
  • Garmin 4" multifunction display 
  • Raymarine EV-DBW autopilot
  • Garmin Marine VHF 215 radio with remote mic
  • Ritchie compass
  • Volvo Penta engine data display
  • Jabsco spotlight controller 
  • Sidepower bow thruster joystick
  • Volvo Penta joystick
  • Lenco trim tab controllers
  • Volvo Penta throttles
     Pilot Salon Roof
  • Garmin Fantom 24" radar dome on mast
  • Garmin AIS 800 transceiver
  • Garmin GXM 53 SiriusXM satellite weatherTwin trumpet horns
  • (3) Garmin antenna pucks
  • (2) Whip antennas
  • Garmin PANOPTIX PS51-TH LIVEVU forward looking transducer
Electrical System
     Field serviceable electrical system with bundled/numbered harness with Deutsch O-ring waterproof connectors.
     120 Volt AC 
  • Custom built MJM hinge-out, backlit AC electrical panel with stainless breaker guards and digital AC monitor and Blue Seas battery combiner
  • 60-Amp Pro Safe FS60 galvanic isolator
  • (2) 50' 30 Amp shore power cords
     12 Volt DC
  • Custom built MJM hinge-out, backlit electrical panel with (25) 12-volt DC breakers, stainless breaker guards and digital AC monitor and Blue Seas battery combiner
  • 610-700 Ampere hour absorbed glass-mat battery capacity
  • (2) Group 4D 198 AH AGM house batteries
  • (2) Group 27 92 AH AGM engine-start batteries
  • (1) Group 27 92 AH AGM generator-start battery
  • Constavolt charge
  • (2) Engine driven alternators
  • Solbian SR+ 175 watt walk-on panels
  • Victron Blue solar charger controllers 
  • Northern Lights 6 KVA genset with 601 hours
  • (2) Florida Marine Tanks aluminum 100 gallon saddle tanks
  • Tank top and cross over
  • Racor 500 MA fuel filters for each main engines
  • Parker 21P fuel filter for genset  
Fresh Water
  • 98 Gallon polyethylene tank located below forward centerline in cockpit
  • Jabsco 12 volt DC pump
Hot Water
  • Isotemp 10.5 gallon hot-water tank
  • 115 Volt AC engine flow through
  • 18 Gallon polyethylene tank located in generator compartment
  • Sealand 12 volt DC macerator pump
    "Side opening doors are an MJM innovation for easy boarding access or to exit when handling dock lines. This is a welcome change from climbing up insecure boarding steps or having to jump down onto a float … easier to get aboard when carrying packages, more secure for children or elderly friends, so all may enjoy a day on the water. Openings are also at the perfect 24” (61 cm) height above the water to board from an inflatable dinghy." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Heavy-duty latch and retainer magnet on side-opening doors port and starboard
  • Molded side-deck access steps port and starboard in cockpit
  • Large storage compartment under cockpit sole with hinged lids, overboard drains and lockdown seals
  • Aft cockpit seat doubles as engine cover, hinging upward 45 degrees on power screw lifts for engine access with bolstered UltraLeather bottom and backrest cushions
  • (2) Aft facing cockpit seats with storage lockers and bottom cushions
  • 3x5 American flag with teak staff and retainer pin
Pilot Salon
    "The all-weather pilothouse has 6’5” (1.98m) headroom and comfortably seats 6…plus another 6 in the cockpit... all on the same level! This layout, with the table moved to the outside cockpit socket for drinks and hors d’oeuvres, opens up the space nicely for guests at a party. When anchored out for a picnic, the pilothouse can be completely opened up like a flybridge (without the ladder). Front windshields fully open and it takes seconds to unzip, roll up and store the Strata-Glas side curtains in place. Good airflow and a sense of being “outside” are keys to comfort on a warm day. If rainy, foggy or cold, no problem: Button her up in cabin cruiser mode for air-conditioned comfort with diesel heater or reverse-cycle air-conditioner. Piloting seats swivel around and lower to become side chairs for après boating moments. At night, settees (see picture at left) convert to 6.5’ (1.98m) berths with privacy curtains completely enclosing the area." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Convertible pilothouse enclosed by clear, weather tight, zippered roll-up in place, StrataGlass windows
  • Window in aft entry door has combo window/screen
  • Dual fully-opening hydraulic windshields with remote switches, safety glass and electric wiper/washers
  • Stidd 500N Low-Back Admiral Recliner Piloting Seats on adjustable pedestal that lowers to allow chairs to swivel 360 degrees for living room setting
  • Removable teak single-leaf dining table
  • Systems compartment with hatch under pilothouse sole
  • 20”W x72”L x40”H pilothouse settee lockers port and starboard with piston-activated lockable lids. Lockers have vinyl flooring and mesh storage
  • Teak storage drawers (2) under piloting seats
  • Pilothouse settees with UltraLeather cushions and backrests
  • Settees convert to 6.5’ berths with natural latex memory foam cushions.
  • (2) Lewmar 15”x20” vent hatches in pilothouse with Ocean screen/shades
  • Gloss-varnished teak bi-fold companionway door and 4-section hinged cover
     "The galley is located at the companionway for ventilation, so the cook is never left out of the conversation, and to serve double duty as a sideboard and wet bar. Shown is the option with 5-way microwave/convection oven, single burner Princess ceramic stove, deep polished stainless sink (under a cover), and General Ecology water purifier. Behind sliding cabinet doors is plenty of dry goods storage and a secondary spice and canned goods shelf. A full-size trash bin is located behind the flip-lid access in the upper panel of the door under the counter. Flatware, utensil and rolled-goods storage drawers are more than adequate with additional pot storage on a lower cabinet shelf. 
     The 5 ft cubic (0.5 m cubic) refrigerator/ice-box/freezer has a unique dual opening system. By pulling out the drawer, a large refrigerated space is accessible for use in preparing meals without disturbing the countertop or loss of cold air typical of front opening fridges with basket type containers. Raising the lid, one can access the freezer section and ice trays, bottle storage outboard of the drawer and supplementary freezer space for a 5 kg. bag of ice under the open drawer." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Overhead lighting
  • Opening overhead deck hatch
  • Port light outboard
  • Shelf storage above cabinets
  • Panasonic 800W High Power microwave oven
  • Sliding door storage cabinet with shelf outboard above counter tops
  • Corian countertops
  • Kenyan cooktop
  • Polished stainless steel sink with removable Corian cover
  • (3) Storage drawers below countertop
  • Top-loading and sliding drawer 5.5 cu ft. ice box with dividers and 12 volt Seafrost refrigeration 
  • Storage locker for pots/pans and cleaning supplies under sink with flip panel in locker door for trash
  • Water purifier
     "The Island Berth option is offered for those who prefer to have an elegant berth always made up and who plan to do their dining or socializing in the pilothouse. We found this layout to be particularly attractive to cruising couples. With a memory foam mattress and 2m width, it’s the most comfortable berth ever found on a boat." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Island berth (78”) with 6” memory foam covered in quilted UltraLeather
  • Marine Air VTD16K reverse cycle air conditioning
  • (3) Drawers
  • Large forward storage area under berth
  • Satin-varnished cherry planked hull siding
  • Forward bulkhead with bookshelves, storage shelves above berth
  • Push latches on doors & drawers w/handles
  • Gloss varnished teak and holly cabin sole
  • Satin-finished cherry bureau and entertainment center
  • Off-white, foam backed vinyl headliner and hull liner
  • Hanging locker with outboard storage shelf
  • (3) Stainless double-hooks for clothing
  • Teak companionway steps with tool storage
     "The head is large enough to towel off and change in. The shower utilizes a pullout soft-spray nozzle that allows you to take a shower without soaking the walls, cabinets or hanging towels. A second hot/cold Scanvik shower is located on the swim platform. A VacuFlush head utilizes only a cupful of fresh water per flush and is odorless. In addition to the 18 gallon (68L) holding tank and shore pumpout outlet, a macerator pump with overboard discharge is installed. 36z is equipped with dock hose inlet, 100 galloon freshwater tank, 13m dock hose and wash down faucet in the port cockpit locker." ~ MJM 36z Brochure
  • Overhead lighting
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Opening port light
  • Shelf storage above vanity locker
  • Vanity locker with slide doors
  • Corian counter tops
  • Single basin sing with pullout shower
  • Vacuflush electric head
  • Tank monitor with locking overboard discharge
  • Head door, when open, serves as large dressing mirror
Recent Maintenance/Upgrades
     New electronics installed
  • 16" GARMIN chart plotter
  • AIS
  • VHF radio
  • GPS antenna
  • Electronic compass
  • XM weather
  • GARMIN forward looking sonar
  • GARMIN radar
  • Secondary MFD
  • New autopilot control head
  • 2 walk-on solar panels
  • St. Croix model 350 removable davits
  • Starboard outdrive rebuilt
  • Port outdrive replaced
  • Trim tabs replaced
  • isinglass enclosure port and starboard
  • Cabin sole replaced
  • New Stidd seat and arm cushions for captains and copilot seat
  • Spotlight rebuilt

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