By: BoatBlurb Staff
North Carolina builder MJM yachts has unveiled an impressive cruiser for the East Coast market.
The all-new MJM 42 is a performance cruiser that will be offered with significant power in both outboard and inboard configurations.
The 42'8" LOA and 12' beam will need the added push generated by either twin 600 hp Mercury outboards or either twin Volvo 400 hp or 440 hp inboards with DPI drives.
Top speeds are expected to be about 44 knots (50 mph) depending on the power configuration.
The company refers to the 42 as the "Evolution of a Dream" that will offer a "luxury, cruising oriented performance yacht with striking exterior lines and a dynamic interior designed for liveaboard cruising."
The boat was designed by renowned engineer Michael Peters, who has an extensive portfolio with other notable brands including Chris-Craft, Bertram, Valhalla, and more.
Standout features include an impressive all-weather pilothouse, a large helm sofa and lounge (by doing away with a co-pilot station), a U-shaped dining area with a topside galley, and an oversized beach deck and transom gate.
The area below deck is highlighted by extended hull and trunk cabin windows that create generous ambient light, as well as a spacious forepeak stateroom. An open floor plan is also notable with impressive storage capacity, as well as a midship berth.
The overall design is bred from MJM reputed MJM 40 model but offers greater room, more amenities, and an enhanced hull design that further showcases the company's unique "Carolina Downeast" flared lines, minimal tumblehome, and raised trunk cabin.
You can get the first look at the new 42 in the video below: