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Behind the Scenes at MJM Yachts By Kate Fincham N estled under an old iron bridge spanning Boston's Mystic River lies a modern glass and concrete-paneled building, seemingly incongruous with the surrounding 1930s factory structures. This is the new facility of Boston BoatWorks, the exclusive builders of MJM Yachts. The location is an apt metaphor for the incredible yachts produced in this space; MJM combines old principles of boat design with modern techniques and materials to produce extremely light, stable, fuel-efficient yachts. It was at this facility that Captain John Armstrong and I were invited for a tour on a snowy day in January. We were greet- ed by Scott Smith, the co-founder of BBW and Christopher Hughes, strategic marketing partner at MJM, and led to a bright conference room with a large window overlooking the historic Charlestown Navy Yard. In this auspicious space we were given an enthusiastic briefing on MJM Yachts, from their initial pro- This is the split mold for the hull of the MJM 50z, getting detailed and polished after the post curing process. To the left is the deck after removal from the mold and prior to having the companionway and hatch openings cut out. The blue is a protective covering removed after final assembly. 40 C a n a d i a n Y a c h t i n g MAY 2016

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

Vantage Point: Wood you ever go back?
Waterfront: Marine News
Club Profile: Midland Bay Sailing Club
Boat Handling: Embarrassment-free Docking Tips - Docking your boat is not rocket science but it also can be intimidating. Follow these clearly outlined techniques to improve your docking performance. By Brenda and Doug Dawson
Shafts and Propellers: Props Part 2 - Part 2 focusses on the other parts of your drive system that can be critical to either maximizing your propellor’s effectives, or robbing it of the ability to perfom its best. By Rob MacLeod
Destination: Azores - The Shards take sabbatical in the Portuguese islands of the Azores in the middle of their transatlantic crossing. Offering stunning landscapes steeped in history, this traditional provisioning waypoint for pilots and sailors is now a blossoming charter destination. By Sheryl Shard, Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
Behind the Scenes: MJM Yachts - Made exclusively by Boston BoatWorks, learn how MJM combines old principles of boat design with modern techniques to produce, light, stable and extremely fuel-efficient yachts. By Kate Fincham
Sail Review: Marlow-Hunter 31
Power Review: Jeanneau Leader 46
Power Review: Everglades 230 CC
Crossing the Line: The 180-second Workout

Canadian Yachting May 2016