Fans of MJM Yachts rejoice, for a new flagship build is set to launch this year. The company has announced their third and largest Outboard Express Cruiser build, the MJM 53z. Meant as both a fast sport boat and extended cruiser, the 53z has plenty of all-weather features that should make it right at home here in the Pacific Northwest, rain or shine.
The 53z is powered by quadruple Mercury Verados outboards, 350-horsepower as standard and 400-horsepower optional. This leads into one of the build’s primary attributes: speed. The manufacturer reports a 50 miles per hour (about 43 knot) maximum speed. The shape of the hull is narrow like an arrow with a 3.5:1 waterline length-to-beam ratio and designed for speed.
The rest of the exterior is straightforward with a nice-sized cockpit with seating and table. A deployable roof covers the space. Forward, one can step up and walk to the large, open foredeck which, unlike many modern sport boats, does not have a padded sun lounge or mini bar. It’s not missed here.
The interior is a major focus. The cabin is almost completely enclosed with windows for excellent visibility and the layout is conducive to family dining near the helm. Move forward and below, and one starts to understand why the foredeck has a half-dome shape, namely for headspace below. Down here is the galley, two enclosed heads, and two staterooms with berths.
If you want to go fast and be comfortable regardless of the fickle whims of the weather gods, the new MJM 53z checks a lot of boxes. If curious about pricing or want more information, you can contact the local dealer Sail Northwest.