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For couples interested in the cruising lifestyle, the MJM Yachts 40z is a vessel worth considering. The yacht’s forepeak stateroom has an island berth for weekend or longer voyages. There is a galley down to port and a dinette with opposing settees to starboard.
The 40z has a single-level deck that runs from the cockpit to the helm station. With 370 hp Volvo Penta IPS500s, the 40z burns 23 gallons per hour at 27 knots (2,800 rpm). At press time, four MJM 40z boats were available, ranging from $890,000 to $1,050,000.
From the Archive
“Response to steering input is immediate and accurate, and maneuvering in close quarters is as free of drama as you can get. …To further reduce the pains of docking or anchoring, the spring cleat on the starboard side is within easy reach of the helm, so one can lasso the cleat on the float without leaving the house. Want to anchor? Pushing a button at the helm deploys the ground tackle without any other human intervention.”
— Yachting, February 2010