MJM Yachts has unveiled its largest model, a 53-footer powered by quad Mercury outboards. The first one will be launched in summer 2019.
“Now in the 53z, boaters can also enjoy the enhanced living space, all-weather cruising and smoother ride offshore that we all like in a bigger boat,” said Bob Johnstone, founder and CEO of MJM Yachts. “With the twin MJM 35z and triple MJM 43z introduced last year, and particularly now with this new quad MJM 53z, the term outboard cruising yacht has become a reality.”
Designed by Doug Zurn, the new model has a 3.5:1 waterline length-to-beam ratio for stability at higher speeds. LOA is 56 feet, 3 inches and maximum beam is 15 feet. Displacement with four Verados and half load is 33,669 pounds. Fuel capacity is 910 gallons and she can carry 150 gallons of freshwater.
The new boat’s predecessor, the MJM 50z, has a top speed of 46 mph when powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS 600s. Built by Boston BoatWorks, all MJMs are built with epoxy resins and composite materials, which saves weight and increases strength. MJM said the boat will also carry an ISO Category A Ocean Certification just like the 50z. Top speed for the 53z is expected to exceed 50 mph.
The 53z’s bridge deck is open with cushioned settees and move-able chairs. Sliding safety glass windows and power windshields open to let in fresh air. Belowdecks, the two-cabin layout has a master stateroom and ensuite heads with full-sized glass-wall showers.
For maximum comfort for all passengers, the boat comes standard with a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer system. Boaters coming from a center-console will appreciate the 53z’s Skyhook and joystick operating features. Engage Skyhook to hold the vessel in place while preparing lines and fenders and then ease the boat into the slip with the joystick. Side boarding doors should make it easy for crew members to move from the boat to the docks with lines in hand.