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by Norris Comer

MJM-50ZConventional knowledge dictates that, when it comes to yacht design, you can’t have it all. What is stable doesn’t perform as well, what is beautiful can’t be rugged. Such conventional knowledge clearly doesn’t include the MJM-50Z, a beautiful boat that offers the best of all worlds.

The obvious place to start fawning over this beauty is her looks. Bench seating spans the length of the transom and wraps around a teak table. The nearly single-level deck leads forward to the covered pilothouse that shelters additional entertainment seating, and the helm is decked out with a Raymarine e165 Hybrid Touch multi-function display. The pilothouse easily converts into an additional stateroom with minor adjustments. A companionway leads down three steps into the full galley and dining area that can convert to a private berth. Two heads flank the way to the full-sized captain’s quarters in the v-berth. Ample storage space abounds for extended cruising.

The MJM-50Z is the first yacht to offer the Seakeeper Gyro-Stablizer as standard equipment, a piece of tech that resists the tendency for the boat to roll by spinning at 8,000 RPM to create stabilizing inertia for a smoother ride. The MJM-50Z’s fuel efficiency of .9 nautical miles per gallon at 25 knots and a top speed of 40 knots makes her an efficient machine. Part of the yacht’s performance is due to her light, but strong, construction of pre-preg epoxy, Kevlar, E-Glass, and Corecell.

MJM-50Z VitalsNot only is the design light, but it exceeds ISO Category A Ocean requirements, the highest rating for seaworthiness issued by the International Marine Certification Institute in Brussels. Additionally, the MJM-50Z features 360-degree visibility from the helm and joystick controls to make tight maneuvers a breeze.

Go ahead, have your cake and eat it too. If you’re interested, Stan Miller Yachts can give you more information. Base price is $1.7 million.

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