Top: The queen-berth option includes a thick Memory
Foam mattress; the cabin features warm cherry ceilings
and a teak-and-holly sole. Above: Aboard the 36z, every
inch of space is used—the TV cabinet conceals a wine locker
and storage compartment.
windows so they stay dry and can be quickly rolled
into a storage tube.
This is the first stage of un-cocooning the 36, which
leaves the full side and rear curtains in place for all-weather use. The pilothouse is both heated and air
conditioned, and the aft entry has a screen for
protection against no-see-ums, as do all the hatches.
But, if you want, the pilothouse can have “all the fresh
air of a flying bridge,” as Johnstone says. The curtains roll
easily out of the way, and even the forward windshield
hinges open to provide a flow of fresh air.
The seating also benefits from MJM thoughtfulness.
Stretched across the transom is a settee as comfortable as
an Adirondack chair; two more seats face aft, and, in the
pilothouse, two lounges run along each side. The two
2' 6" (props down);
1' 6" (props up)
13, 100 lb. (half load)
200 U.S. gal.
100 U.S. gal.
18 U.S. gal.
5k W Northern Lights
Twin 170hp Volvo Penta
D3As (standard); 220hp
Volvo Penta D3As (optional);
300hp Volvo Penta D4s
MAXIMUM SPEED 34 knots
CRUISE SPEED 10–25 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 423nm at 10 knots
DESIGNERS Doug Zurn; Bob Johnstone
BUILDER Boston BoatWorks
BASE PRICE $493,500
89 Pinckney St.
Boston, MA 02114
Stidd pedestal chairs revolve and lower, and—voilà!—
there’s seating for a dozen people without crowding. If
you want to sleep two more guests or a couple of kids,
the pilothouse settees convert into full-length berths.
Immense bins are under the pilothouse seats, with
enough space to tuck a couple of folding bikes for
shore transportation, and mesh bags organize life
jackets and other gear. This is true throughout the 36z:
every possible space has been utilized for stowage.
Bookshelves are inset into bulkheads, shelves fill the
dead airspace in hanging lockers, and polyurethane
bins are under the bunks.