MJM – 36z Downeast

Maryland, United States

Only two owners and lift kept by both. She has upgrades including electronics, power windshield and pilot house cushions. Genset with AC/Heat make her comfortable in all conditions. Brisa cream cushions and canvas are in very good condition. Twin Volvo 220hp D3 diesels fully serviced in 2023. New drive seals and props tuned, new batteries.

The 36z is truly unique in its combination of comfort, performance, efficiency and good looks. Cruise in the upper 20’s achieving economies of 2 mpg. She is the perfect platform for a couple to cruise or to comfortably entertain 8 for the day.  Aria’s center line queen makes overnighting a breeze.

The 36z is a Doug Zurn designed Boston Boatworks built boat. This article in Power and Motor Yacht beautifully sums it up her characteristics.  powerandmotoryacht.com/boat-tests/mjm-36z

Aria is here in Annapolis and easily accessible. Don’t wait, you could be enjoying the rest of this season and be ready for an early spring launch.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


39.33 ft
Length Overall
39.33 ft
11 ft
Max Draft
2.5 ft
Dry Weight
13,100 lb

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Volvo
  • Model : D3
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 220 hp
  • Type : Inboard/Outboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Volvo
  • Model : D3
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 220 hp
  • Type : Inboard/Outboard
Total Engine Power
440 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
100 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
98 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
18 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cuddy Cabin, Downeast, Express Cruiser

Additional Info

Steering System
Joystick Control
Items of Note
  • Centerline Queen berth with traditional head and cabinets
  • Power Windshield 2020
  • Cockpit Enclosure StratGlass 2021
  • Wheel-House Cushions 2018
  • Axiom Pro Chart Plotter 2018
  • Batteries 2023 and 2021
  • Battery Charger 2021
  • Fusion Stereo 2020
  • Stern Painted in 2021
  • Aft Cockpit Cover 2020
  • Lift Kept Since New


Cabin Layout

  • Centerline Queen Layout berth             
  • Deluxe cherry planked hull siding, forward bulkhead with bookshelves, storage shelves with cold-molded fiddles above berths 
  • Gloss varnished teak & holly cabin sole.
  • OceanAir dual privacy pull shades & screens for all ports and hatches.
  • Corian counter-tops.
  • Off-white, foam backed vinyl headliner.
  • Hanging locker with outboard storage shelf plus clothing hooks (3)
  • Teak companionway steps with tool, pot or shoe storage compartments.
  • Hella Turbo fans on forward bulkhead


  • Polished SS sink with removable Corian cover
  • Drawers (3) for flatware w/Rubbermaid organizer, utensils & rolled goods
  • Dual (top-loading and drawer) 5.5 cu ft, 12V Seafrost ice box and freezer with two icetrays.
  • General Ecology Seagull Water Purifier.
  • Princess Single Burner Ceramic Cooktop
  • 5-Way Microwave Oven 
  • Flip panel access to large Rubbermaid trash bin, reachable from cockpit
  • Galley flatware 


  • Corian Counter 
  • Polished SS Sink
  • Vacuflush head
  • Shower handle

Hull and Deck
  • Awlgrip Majestic Blue hull w/white & buff non-skid decks,gold cove, white chine, black bottom
  • Opening windshield, upgraded too electric (2021)
  • 2 Stidd pivoting chairs w/telescoping pedestals, UltraLeather upholstery
  • Teak destroyer wheel
  • UltraLeather deck & pilot house cushions (2018)
  • Single leaf dining table with extra mount in aft cockpit
  • Teak & Thiokol decking in aft cockpit/steps
  • SS bow roller
  • Swim platform with integrated ladder
  • Port & starboard boarding gates
  • StrataGlass enclosure, roll-up side and back and door with integrated screen. (New StrtaGlass inserts 2021)
  • Fine poly mesh sunscreen/privacy curtains covering pilothouse fixed windows
  • Bimini w/turnbuckle strut tensioners
  • 3 Part Cockpit Cover 2020

Mechanical and Electrical


  • Twin Volvo D3A 2.4 liter 220 HP w/Ocean XI/O drives
  • Complete engine inspection including heat exchangers, mounts and more in 2023
  • Volvo electronic steering & joystick controls
  • Sterndrive seals S-2020, P-2023 lift kept since new.
  • Props pulled and tuned 2023.
  • Replaced flapper bilge line with proper riser in 2020 to keep engine bilge as dry as possible.
  • Northern lights 1800 rpm 5kw generator w/Sound Enclosure, 98 hours.
  • 16k BTU Air conditioner w/reverse cycle heat w/ducts to salon, pilothouse & head.  Primer installed to allow for lift storage.
  • Engine mounts serviced, one replaced. 2023


  • US 60 Cycle 110V AC shore power system
  • Northern lights 1800 rpm 5kw generator w/Sound Enclosure
  • Xantrex Freedom SW3000 Inverter/Charger
  • 6 GIFC duplex outlet
  • Custom 12V/120V electrical panel
  • LED lighting throughout (23 fixtures)
  • 700 Ampere/Hours battery capacity. 
  • House and engine start batteries (2023/2021)
  • Bonded electrical system and underwater fittings w/galvanic isolator.



Electronics and Entertainment

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12 in 2018
  • Raymarine VHF w/hinge down antenna
  • Raymarine E12200 Smartpilot X-Can system w/ST70 control head
  • Raymaine dedicated depth, Airmar Oil-Bath depth sensor
  • Volvo Penta EVC displays


  • Fusion stereo system 2021
  • 400W amplifier 
  • 2 Clarion speakers below
  • 2 Clarion cockpit speakers
  • Samsung 26" HD ready LED TV w/Clarion DVD player
  • Wifi extender 2021

Additional Information

New Aft Cockpit Cover 2020

Replaced cushions in wheelhouse 2018

Installed custom drains under cushions

Spare set of SS Props

6 Dock lines and 4 fenders

Manufacturer Provided Description

MJM’s goal for all its models has been threefold:

(1)  Create boats that can be easily operated by one person, meaning husband or wife, in the most demanding situations such as when docking or handling in rough seas.

(2)  Be sure that the boat is as comfortable for 2-person cruising for its size as possible AND fun to use with friends (e.g. 2-3 other couples) on a daily, spur-of-the-moment basis to, for example, go out to dinner, go on a short sunset cruise, watch the local sailboat races, or to take the kids to a secluded beach or island.  Boats that remain tied up to a dock except for 3-4 trips a year are not very practical unless they replace one’s year-round home.

(3)  Be easy to own, e.g. minimal maintenance, operating issues and few restraints when docking, mooring or shipping by truck between residences..

The 36z admirably fulfills all these goals: (1) Handling with a combination of a natural-response destroyer wheel in seas and it’s IPS-like joystick control with twin engines at idling speeds around docks.  (2) Welcoming for all ages with side-opening doors and single-level cockpit/ pilothouse that seats 12 comfortably on a good day, 6 in any-weather. (3) Ease of Ownership?  We know of no other boat that combines the 36z benefits of:  Having no exposed wood to maintain on deck; Sterndrives that bounce up, then back down, when striking an underwater object, which when raised are reachable from the swim platform to clear props without going swimming, which can be raised part way for shoal water navigation or all the way for mooring in 17” of water or beaching the boat; Having height dimensions to fit under all 21 bridges (under 9.5 feet) between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale; Having height and width (12 feet or less) to be trucked without need of chase cars and alternate routing at the price of a 30 footer.

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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