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POWER REVIEW | MJM 50Z Down East Tradition Plus High-tech Construction Equals Amazing Performance By Andy Adams and John Armstrong Our first time aboard the MJM 50z was in the Yachts Miami Beach show where we had the privilege of interviewing Bob Johnstone, founder of MJM Yachts. He created MJM to offer a focus on fuel efficiency, performance and "greener" yacht-ing. Earlier in his distinguished career, Johnstone was the co-founder and major stockholder of J Boats, Inc, the world's leading performance brand of sailboats. Johnstone is obvi-ously a sailor and a racer - MJM Yachts was born of his knowledge and experience. Johnstone partnered with noted designer Doug Zurn, who Johnstone felt had the best eye for creating beautiful fast powerboats. Zurn designed the patented signature look of the MJM brand. Then, feeling that there was no power- 44 Canadian Yachting boat builder available with the advanced laminate construction experience needed, they turned to a custom racing sailboat master builder, Mark Lindsay and Boston BoatWorks as the builder. Mark has 30 years of experience building America's Cup and World Championship winners. The superior structural and laminate engineering skills of Steve Burke completed the team. However, to start with the key points, the goal for the MJM 50z was to create a fuel efficient ocean powerboat that was easy to handle even for a cruising couple, featured comfortable living quarters and that used advanced epoxy construction to be both more environmentally benign than regular fiberglass yachts and also, lighter and stronger. JUNE 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2016

Vantage Point: Buy Your Boat Fuel At A Marina
Waterfront: Jeanneau BVI Owners’ Rendezvous, Readers’ Stories, Green Boating Guide
Club Profile: Charlottetown Yacht Club
International Boat Show Feature: BOOT Dusseldorf - Described as the largest boat show in Europe, the BOOT show packs 17 buildings full of every kind of boat and boating accessory that you an imagine. Walk through with John Morris and enjoy a glimpse of this massive event. By John Morris
Destination: The Magnificent Thousand Islands - Cruising in the middle of Manitouana, a wonderful land of plenty in the St.Lawrence River on a C&C 30’ bareboat charter. By Mark Stevens | Photographs by Sharon Matthews-Stevens
Salty Dog Rally: The Call of Dawg - The Dawgs convene in Hampton, Virginia each fall ahead of their journey to the BVI’s. Rich in Can Con and with equal parts partying and preparedness, the author joins this jovial group as they get ready to cruise down the Intracoastal. By John Morris
Power Review: Neptunus 650
Power Review: MJM 50z
CPS Port Hole
Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley
Confident Sailor/Reluctant Sailor: Cruising as a Couple: Part 1 of 3 - “Our first trip to the Bahamas was ”Living his dream – on her terms”. We did it. There was no mutiny. No divorce. This is our story – that of the very reluctant boater who actually left the dock and Toronto behind. ” By Rob MacLeod
Crossing the Line: Does Racing Still Exist?

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