MJM just announced that it’s entering the growing day boat market with a new 38-foot Dual Console 3z. It has the same Doug Zurn design that the company has used on all its Down East cruisers since it was started in 2002.
In a webinar introducing the new boat, Peter Johnstone, the MJM chairman, said the new day boat is designed “to address the way people boat around the country. Our outboard boats enabled more people to enjoy our brand. This is the way people are boating today. We’ll always have our express cruisers as the core of our brand, but now we’re opening up to more people.”
“This is a new concept, done in the unique Johnstone/Zurn way,” said Peter Truslow, the MJM CEO. “It marries form and function, with a clean-looking hull, some Down East tradition, and a sheerline that’s really elegant. It’s exclusively for day trips. It solves the needs of a modern boating family.”
With offices in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Zurn has designed the entire MJM line, which now has 35-, 40-, 43-, 50- and 53-foot models, both inboard and outboard. All are express cruising boats.
Like Zurn’s other boats, the 3z also will be lightweight, with advanced composite construction, a low center of gravity for stability, a low profile to reduce drag, and a relatively narrow beam for efficiency, performance and fuel economy. It also has a fine entry to part the waves, and some Carolina flare to throw water away from the boat.
The boat has three social areas, with seating and storage in the cockpit, the helm deck, and the bow. The helm deck is climate controlled, with a hardtop and a door leading forward. It can be enclosed aft. It has large windows, so visibility is excellent all around. It also has an optional grill, fridge, icemaker and sink. A full private head is below, to port, with a utility/storage room to starboard.
The 3z is now under construction, next to the 35z line, in the MJM plant in Washington, North Carolina. Truslow said the boat should be ready for the late fall boat shows.
Specs.: LOA: 38’2”; Beam: 11’0”; Draft: 2’8”; Disp.: 13,279 lbs.; Fuel: 250 gals.; Water: 58 gals.; Power: 2×300-hp Mercury Verado outboards. Read more: