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Zurn Yacht Design at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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Zurn Yacht Design to announce two new outboard designs with MJM Yachts at FLIBS 2017
Zurn Yacht Design to announce two new outboard designs with MJM Yachts at FLIBS 2017

Zurn Yacht Design – together with MJM Yachts – is pleased to introduce their new MJM Yachts 43Z at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (1-5 November). The show is also the occasion to visit the MJM 35Z. This outboard model debuted at the 2017 Newport Boat Show and over 20 hulls have already been sold.


This outboard model made its debut at the 2017 Newport Boat Show. The MJM 35S has side-boarding doors for easy access and exit at floating dock height. Better than any center console or cabin cruiser, the 35Z, as with all MJMs, has fully opening windshields for that wonderful fresh air when desired. There’s even an electric push-button option as we find they are constantly adjusted. You have a choice of either roll-up Strataglass or tinted sliding safety glass for the side openings

A bow rail similar to that on other MJMs with spotlight and burgee staff is an option as are a range of fishing options for the casual or serious fisherman. The pilothouse doubles as a second cabin at night with settees converting to two full-length berths and the privacy/sunscreen curtain fully enclosing the area. The cockpit table opens up to 24”x36” for dining and as shown has two other socket locations: the cockpit and V-Berth.

Needless to say, with no diesels and/or Hamilton Jet Drives under the deck, the MJM 35Z has tons of storage for all the diving, fishing and water-sport equipment imaginable. Also available are stainless steel racks on the hard top for kayaks or paddle-boards. The serving bar to port can accommodate an electric grill, bait well, sink, ice-maker or fridge. Twin Stidd piloting seats pivot and lower on telescoping pedestals to form “living room” side chairs to seat 6 people comfortably in any weather during cocktail hour. A full and very effective cockpit Bimini is offered as an option.

A sense of elegance and being on a real boat for civilized cruising is not lost when going below. A clear Awlgrip finished teak & holly sole is combined with satin-finished cherry battens on the hull, 6' 2". headroom, Ultra-leather upholstery and beautiful cherry joiner-work on door frames, drawers, fiddles and cabinets. Storage shelves over the berths are perfect for duffel bag weekending.

The galley has plenty of storage above the counter and below. There are two lockers in the cabin sole, a hanging locker and head with shower, plus a deck shower on the transom. Seven hull ports, port-lights and deck hatches bring in lots of light and air. There are a pair of very adequate, almost 7 ft. long berths with optional “filler” for a double berth conversion.

Joystick docking w/Skyhook Station Keeping
Roll-up Strataglass or sliding glass sides
Triple Mercury 350 hp Verado power
Flush deck with side boarding doors
Full length Yacht Bimini option
Fully-opening windshields
Bowrail and spotlight
All-weather comfort + HVAC option
Certified ISO CE Category A OCEAN
Seakeeper 5 Gyrostabilizer option

With the new 43Z, MJM Yachts continues to grow in the outboard cruising model market. Zurn Yacht Design has perfectly blended the elegant lines of the hull with the sporting performance guaranteed by three Mercury Verado 350 hp engines that push the MJM 43Z to her top speed of 53 mph. The placement of the fuel tanks amidships gives the 43Z a perfect center of gravity.

MJM's Yachts have gained a reputation for their exceptional stability, ease of driving and sea-handling. These qualities do not come about by chance, but by design and advanced engineering and have become part of MJM’s DNA. All MJMs are built to scantlings of the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) so as to be certified at the highest possible rating for safety and seaworthiness: the MJM 43Z is ISO Certified Category A OCEAN.

This Doug Zurn design model also features some of the characteristics that defined the fortunate 35Z such as the side-boarding doors that provide direct access to the cockpit when you come aboard. The completely flush main deck also features lateral sliding glass windows that completely disappear, providing the maximum in ventilation even on the hottest days. Another of the many optionals that the yard offers is the bimini-top that completely shades the cockpit creating a single living area in all seasons.

Interior layout features the owner’s cabin forward, maximizing the hull’s design and including spacious storage. The salon comes not only with a transformable dinette but also with a fully equipped kitchen with counters perfectly designed to prepare meals with the greatest of ease.

The bathroom, to the left, has access from both the owner’s cabin and the salon, increasing on-board privacy.

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