Rhode Island-based MJM Yachts are all about fast, shoal-draft outboard yachts with a luxury emphasis. With its low profile and narrow, arrow-like shape, the MJM 35z express cruiser may be the most diminutive model of the Z Series, but punches above its weight class.
First impressions will pick up on that vaguely Down-east style with a large, narrow, and uncluttered foredeck. The sleek cabin is almost completely glass, with both roll-up Strataglass or sliding safety glass sides. The cockpit is modest and open, with plenty of places to sit near the transom. Rod holders, 35-gallon live bait well, outriggers, twin fish boxes, and more fishing-oriented goodies make the 35z a potential derby boat.
The transom is home to the twin 300-horsepower Mercury Verado outboard engines. Performance and efficiency are two features of the 35z, and the builder proudly touts an impressive 30-knot cruising speed (35 miles per hour) with a fuel efficiency of 1.2 miles per gallon with the standard engine setup. Joystick piloting should give the skipper a fighter jet-like experience.
The interior, thanks to the big windows, has great views of the outside. With plenty of headroom and places to sit, many report feeling like they’re on a much larger yacht. The galley, enclosed head, and stateroom are all forward.
The MJM 35z could be the perfect boat for those who want to go fast, be comfortable, go fishing, play with outboards, and roll right up onto the beach. If interested in more information or pricing, check out local dealer Sail Northwest.