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Baja launches its first-ever outboard-powered boat

Baja Marine
November 5, 2013
Filed under News

New Model Makes World Debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 31, 2013 – Washington, N.C. – Baja Marine is proud to announce its first-ever outboard-powered line: the Baja Outlaw Outboard series. The first boat in this groundbreaking new concept in family-friendly performance boating, the 2014 Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard made its world debut today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“We have been seeing a lot of customer demand for outboard-powered versions of Baja’s popular Outlaw high-performance series,” said Johnny Walker, CEO of Baja Marine, Inc. “With Mercury’s powerful and reliable Verado outboards on the market, we felt that now was the time.”

The 2014 Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard is powered by twin Mercury Verado 300s with hydraulic power steering, which provide it with a top speed of 70 mph. The boat also is available with twin Verado 200s with hydraulic steering and twin Verado 225s with hydraulic power steering. In converting the 26 Outlaw to an outboard configuration, Baja’s design team transformed the boat’s former sterndrive engine compartment into a high-volume storage space with wakeboard rack and a box for Coast Guard-required equipment. The 26 Outboard also features a comfortable forward cuddy cabin where kids can nap and adults can take a break from the sun.

The first 26 Outlaw Outboard also showcases Baja’s optional sport arch and its dramatic new X2 package, which is sure to turn heads on the water and in the marina. In includes the following:

  • Custom hull color w/X2 hullside graphics in vivid colors
  • Color-matched sunpad
  • Color-matched carbon fiber dash
  • Powdercoat rails
  • Custom Plexiglas windshield venturi
  • Custom LED lighting and underwater lights.

Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard Specifications:

Length
26′ 0″
Length w/Platform
27′ 8″
Beam
8′ 4″
Weight
4,800 lbs
Draft
38″
Deadrise at Transom
24 deg
Fuel Capacity
101 gals
Passenger Capacity
6
Sleeping Capacity
3

The 2014 Baja Outlaw Outboard is the first in a series of outboard-powered Baja Outlaw high-performance boats ranging from 23 to 35 feet. For more information, please visit www.bajamarine.com.

Comments

6 Responses to “Baja launches its first-ever outboard-powered boat”

  1. Jim Thompson on November 5th, 2013 6:53 pm

    Leave it to Johnny Walker to name a package after a Mastercraft! This must be why they are doing so well! Other peoples money and ideas!

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  2. Mitch on November 5th, 2013 7:30 pm

    First ever I remember years and years ago Doug smith had baja out boards

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  3. Joe on November 6th, 2013 8:09 am

    Big time Baja fan…….but wow! They missed the opportunity for a roomier cockpit and what’s up with the color choice on the photo 26? The ski tower should be reversed to compliment the boat and especially the owner/ driver.

    As far as Baja’s first ever outboard line? It’s amazing how history gets overlooked

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  4. Rob Myers on November 6th, 2013 7:48 pm

    Where do you guy get your information? Baja sold outboards years ago (they were packaged with Yamaha’s). I know… I was a dealer.

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  5. Mitch on December 2nd, 2013 9:07 pm

    Yes should be a hot item just what the baja buyer is looking for a 160,000 26 foot boat

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  6. Steve Moore on December 2nd, 2013 9:40 pm

    I sold a lot of Baja’s back in the early 80’s if we are talking the same company Doug Smith owned in Bucyrus, OH. We were putting big Mercury Outboards on them and they were fast.

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