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MJM Yachts offers Yanmar engines on two models

MJM 40.

MJM 40.

MJM Yachts is offering Yanmar propulsion on the 36z and 40z models.

The MJM 40z is one of two 40-foot vessels certified as ISO Category A Ocean, the highest rating possible for seaworthiness. It comes standard with twin 370-hp Yanmar 8LV diesel sterndrives. The 4.46-liter, 8-cylinder engine goes from 550 rpm at idle to 3,800 rpm at the top end.

The Yanmar 8LV-370 has a dry weight of 959 pounds without gear and 272 cubic inches of displacement. Cooled by a centrifugal freshwater pump and lubricated by an enclosed forced system, it meets U.S. EPA Tier 3 standards.

Buyers of the 36z can opt for twin Yanmar 6BY3, 260-hp diesels. The inline 6-cylinder engine achieves its rated speed at 4,000 rpm. Weighing 723 pounds without gear, it has a displacement of 183 cubic inches. It features a direct-injection combustion system, a 12 V electric starting system and alternator and enclosed lubrication system. The 6BY3 meets U.S. EPA Tier 3 standards.

MJM 36.

MJM 36.

"The Yanmar sterndrive's hydraulic multi-disc clutch is a big step forward," MJM founder Bob Johnstone said in a statement. "When docking with a joystick, there's much changing of gears from forward to reverse and back again, as the computer operates the drives independently to move the boat sideways, forward or aft. The hydraulic multi-disc clutch eliminates the gear clunking for much smoother operation. Furthermore, the Yanmar drive offers superior control in joystick docking mode without need for a supplementary bow thruster.”

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