Inspecting the new MJM 53 and remembering the man who built it
The largest outboard-powered MJM to date launched at the 2019 Newport boat show. We take a look at this new model and remember the man who founded the company that built it.
Back in the early 1970’s Mary Johnstone raced 470 class sailboats in the “trapeze” position, often cantilevering herself completely outboard from a masthead wire to keep the jittery, planing 16-footer dry side up. Husband Bob steered, while two of their children raced another 470 and the other two stood by in an outboard in case either team’s weight-versus-wind balancing act went awry. The