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2012 MJM 36z Downeast

Niantic, Connecticut


SOUND INVESTMENT is a super nice 36z - one of the best examples of this fantastic design.  She sparkles everywhere one looks - exterior, interior, engine room and bilges.  

This particular 36z has had excellent ownership and care history.  And while her owners have loved the boat, she has been lightly used - showing approximately 560 hours on the engines.  In recent years the hull paint has been done, power windshield controls added, all exterior cushions have been replaced (including the helm and companion seats), the electronics upgraded (including FLIR camera), one outdrive replaced, and all new helm deck enclosure and Bimini.

Read on for more details.  This is perhaps the best 36z available today, and she represents an excellent value.  (And dare I say she is a "sound investment"?!) She is ready for the 2023 season and awaits your inspection! 

NOTE:  This listing contains a mix of photos taken in May along with some taken in 2020 (Including all in water shots).  

Basic Boat Info

Make: MJM
Model: 36z Downeast
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: EOU36Z08K112
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 39'3 ft
Length Overall: 39'3 ft
Length Of Deck: 36 ft
Beam: 11 ft
Max Draft: 2'6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 9 ft
Dry Weight: 13100 lb
Single Berths: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D3A
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 220hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 560
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D3A
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 220hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 560
Total Engine Power: 440hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Fuel Tank Material: aluminium
Water Tank Capacity: 98 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Stern
Boat Class: Cruisers, Downeast, Express Cruiser


John Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales


Stonington Yacht Sales
194 Water Street
Stonington, Connecticut, US, 06378
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.


Most people looking at the MJM 36z are familiar with the vessel - after all, this design has been lauded internationally as one of the most intelligent designs, with the absolute highest quality construction (including a pre-impregnated, vacuumed, autoclaved epoxy hull and deck).  The manufacturers description provided in this listing will provide additional details, as will your research and reading of the reviews of these acclaimed boats.

If you have not been aboard, you will find these boats to be a unique blend of incredible quality and performance, along with ease of maintenance, and presenting a layout that suits the way most people use a boat of this type.  The cockpit living is fantastically spacious, the visibility is exceptional, and the ability to open the boat up to the world around it creates an ambience that put you and your guests at one with the world around you.

The access through the side doors, the single level decks from cockpit to companionway, the excellent seating, the comfortable ride, and the joystick operation  - all bring a new sense of calm to boating that encourages low stress and relaxation.  But the performance and ride are exhilarating - and allow you to extend your boating reach, especially when conditions would be unpleasant on other vessels.

Her propulsion system is a pair of the highly reliable Volvo D3A 5 cylinder, 2.4 liter common rail diesels, linked top the very efficient Volvo Ocean X Duoprop sterndrives.  All controls and steering is electronic, and includes Joystick operation of the vessel. This makes her both ultra maneuverable and exceedingly "user friendly".

SOUND INVESTMENT represents one of the best of this class.  She has been lavished with attention and new equipment and, as a result, I would wager she is the finest 36z currently available, and one of the finest out there. The new paint job, a common color choice on the latest MJM's coming out of the factory, completely updates the look of the boat - WOW!

SOUND INVESTMENT makes a strong impression - she looks great, shows impeccably (even in the hard to get areas), and does not need a thing - she is absolutely ready for her new owner to take the controls and start enjoying her from day one.

Please take a look at the details which make SOUND INVESTMENT an exceptional opportunity:


  • Contrasting non-skid
  • Ultra-leather upholstery in the salon
  • Stainless bow-rail, spotlight, and burgee staff
  • Muir VR850 electric windlass
  • Deluxe trim package in the pilot house including, Stidd seats, Strataglass side curtains, teak-front drawers, Varnished teak wheel, Single leaf varnished teak table
  • Teak decking in the pilothouse and in the cockpit (including the boarding steps).
  • Privacy curtains
  • Volvo Electronic Steering and Joystick controls
  • Sidepower SE60S bow-thruster
  • 110v 60 cycle shore power system with Xantrex Freedom SW3000 Inverter/Charger, 2 50' 30 amp cords, and 6 GFCI Outlets.
  • 16k BTU Air conditioning/reverse cycle heating system with ducts to salon, head and the pilothouse.
  • Northern Lights 5kw generator (Hours TBD)
  • Samsung 22" HD LED TV with Clarion DVD player
  • Dual Stainless Steel trumpet horns.
  • Deluxe Cherry Trim interior group - cherry battened hull siding, cherry bulkhead, cherry over-berth storage shelves, removable double leaf cherry table
  • Cruising Galley Group - Seafrost 12v refrigeration/freezer system, Seagull water purifier/filter, Princess single burner ceramic cooktop, Panasonic stainless steel microwave, front opening refrigerator drawer
  • SS sink in galley with hot and Cold pressure water
  • 2 Hella Turbo fans

UPDATES SINCE 2018:                                                             

  • New Awlcraft hull paint (2018),  Light Sapphire Metallic on hull, Moonglow Silver metallic cove stripe, White boot stripe. 
  • New Electronics (see below)
  • Upgrade to factory electric opening windshield (2019)
  • New Ultra-leather Stidd seat covers (2019)
  • New Ultra-leather Cockpit seat cushions (2019)
  • New Ultra-suede pilot house settee cushions. (2019)
  • New helm deck aft and side curtains, by S&S, (2022)
  • New Cockpit bimini, by S&S, including new tensioning struts (2022)
  • New table cover (2022)
  • Custom mattress and bolsters (for converting dinette to sleeping) (2022)
  • New Ocean X outdrive, starboard (2022)
  • New 50' shore power cord (2022)
  • New engine start batteries (2022)
  • New generator start battery (2021)
  • New LED lights in storage areas (2021)
  • New LED interior reading lights (4) (2023)
  • New Cockpit shower (2023)
  • New fenders with fleece covers and new dock lines (2021)
  • Teak decks in cockpit and pilothouse cleaned and reconditioned


  • New Garmin 8616xsv 16" Chartplotter (2019), with integral GPS and Depth
  • Includes optional Garmin 3G Vision Chart which provides 3D charting, shaded depth contours as well as Satellite view.
  • New Garmin AIS 800 Transceiver (send and receive) (2019)
  • New Garmin 24' FANTOM Radar scanner with active target tracking (2019)
  • Two New Garmin depth transducers to provide full down view and side scan, with chirp technology (2019)
  • New FLIR M232 thermal camera system (on fitted Seaview mount) (2019)
  • Raymarine ST70 autopilot control
  • Raymarine E12200 Smart Pilot X-can AP system
  • Raymarine 218 VHF radio
  • Volvo Electronic MyView engine display
  • Volvo Electronic Joystick control
  • FUSION Stereo (new 2020), Bose Speakers in cabin, Cockpit speakers (new 2020)
  • Compass


  • Lenco Trim tabs
  • Jabsco remote control spotlight
  • Rule high bilge water alarm
  • Cockpit deck shower
  • Vaccuflush fresh-water toilet, 18 gallon holding tank, macerator pump
  • H&C shower in head, with sump and sump pump
  • Seafire Engine room fire suppression system
  • Engine water intake factory retro-fit (moved intakes forward)
  • 3 electric bilge pumps
  • Filler panel and cushions to convert salon lounge to large berth (as well as new mattress for longer term conversion).
  • Port and Starboard cockpit doors.
  • Teak flag staff and ensign
  • Cockpit/swim platform H&C shower
  • Fenders 
  • Docklines
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.

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.
Additional Contact Information
Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.
John C. Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC
at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.