Love the performance of outboards? You’ve got it, along with protection from the wind, sun and spray. Drive a 35z and get to know the responsive power and stability of her Doug Zurn hull and the open layout that brings the party together. 35z has side boarding doors for easy access and exit at floating dock height… the ultimate set-up for running the boat without crew. 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 bowrail 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”x 36” 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 35z has tons of storage for all the camping, golf, bicycling, 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, proven at 35 knots on the 50z, is offered as an option. If worried about a wave coming aboard from aft: That’s dealt with by a unique pair of safety doors which can be locked open or closed at any time to keep the kids and pets aboard. But when underway and unlocked in rough weather, the safety doors are designed to swing forward and be held with a spring hinge so the boat can’t be “pooped” by a wave or wash if backing down on a fish… yet they’ll still open like an automatic bailer if water should ever get into the cockpit.
A sense of elegance and being on a real boat for civilized cruising is not lost when going below. A clear Awlgrip-finished teak and holly sole is combined with satin-finished cherry battens on the hull, 6-foot 2-inch headroom, Ultraleather upholstery and beautiful cherry joinerwork 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, portlights and deck hatches bring in lots of light and air. There are a pair of very adequate, almost 7-foot-long berths with optional “filler” for a double berth conversion.