MJM has been building fast, fuel-efficient motoryachts for more than a
decade now, and it’s making a big leap
to a 50-foot model. Powered by twin or
even triple Volvo IPS, the lightweight
and slender MJM should hit 40 knots
when powered by the triples. If you’re
not in such a rush, stick with the twins
and log 0.9 nautical miles per gallon
at a 30-knot cruise speed, a significant
increase over most boats this size. But
the most striking addition to this model
is the standard inclusion of a Seakeeper
gyro stabilizer system. Seakeeper gyros
can virtually eliminate roll, and its
presence aboard should help the MJM
stand out from the competition.
Staying at the dock because you don’t
have enough crew to go sailing is not
an excuse that you’re likely to hear
aboard the latest boat from Solaris
Yachts. With a self-tacking jib and
electric winches within easy reach
of the helmsman, sailing this yacht
should be a simple, uncomplicated
affair for two people.
Built in Italy, this new model is
designed to fill the slot between existing 44 and 58 models. Sail-control
lines run under the deck in galleries,
and the spray hood folds completely
away into the deck when not required
for a thoroughly modern-looking,
clean, uncluttered, and trip-free deck.
If you can drag yourself away from the
boat, you can admire the yacht’s lines
as you motor to the dock in the RIB,
which stows in the garage below the
BEAM 16’ 1”
DRAFT 7’ 4”
FUEL 17 GAL.
WATER 191 GAL.
With typical Italian
style, this boat does
not disappoint in the
LENGTH 55’ 3”
DRAFT 3’ 3”
FUEL 520 GAL.
WATER 170 GAL.
WASTE 30 GAL.
The MJM 50 shares
with its smaller siblings: traditional style,
melded with modern