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Baja 277 Islander
(w/ 1 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG HO )

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The new Islander 277 is the flagship of the Islander line and will certainly be a hit. She has room for 10 people and comfort for the whole family. She had the performance you expect from Baja and is a pleasure to drive.

Key Features

  • Fiberglass dash console with non-glare
  • Infused fiberglass head
  • Drop down aero bolster seating
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD performance stereo system
  • Padded sundeck
  • 25 quart cooler
  • Livorsi gauges
  • Power steering
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Seating for 10 passengers

Specifications

Baja 277 Islander Specifications
Length Overall 29' 2'' w/ swim platform Dry Weight 5,100 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 38'' Fuel Cap 101 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg. Water Cap None
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Baja 277 IslanderEngine options
Std. Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2L
Tested Power 1 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG HO
Opt. Power 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Magnum
1 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 Magnum
1 x 525-hp MerCruiser HP 525
1 x 600-hp MerCruiser HP 600 SCI

Baja 277 Islander Line Drawing

Baja 277 Islander Photo Gallery

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Zipping over the water.

34 oz. vinyl upholstered cockpit seating.

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Easy to view while underway.

Good storage space.

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V-shaped stern seats.

Flagship of the Islander series.

Baja 277 Islander Captain's Report

Baja 277 Islander: Comfortable but Quick

By Capt. Bob Smith

The new Baja 277 Islander will be a hit with go-fast families that enjoy the power and the fun of a performance boat.

The 277 is the flagship of the Islander series and comes in two designs. The key difference is the seating arrangement in the aft cockpit. You can choose a traditional single-bench design or two V-shaped seats with a centerline walkthrough separating them.

She is 27’5” overall, with a beam of 8’6”. The Islander weighs 5,100 lbs. and has a 101-gallon fuel capacity. This model draws 38” and has a 24-degree deadrise at the transom. Engine options include single 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2L Bravo I, 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag Bravo I, 425-hp MerCruiser Mag HO, 500-hp MerCruiser 525 EFI and the 575-hp MerCruiser 600SCI.

On Deck

In addition to the V-shaped stern seats, another thoughtful topside design is the corner-mounted head compartment which makes it easy for even a large fellow (yours truly) to get inside. Usually I have to fold into a pretzel and crawl inside. Higher gunwales improve safety, especially with the little ones onboard. The open design encourages conversation and camaraderie.

The Islander sports a full page of optional features and a double-column page of standard equipment. Six-inch pull-up cleats are standard along with a flush- mount stainless steel ski tow. An additional bolt-on swim platform with 3-step stainless steel ladder is also standard.

I thought the 34 oz. vinyl upholstered cockpit seating was especially comfortable. The aft bench doubles as a 25 qt. cooler storage. Drop-down Aero bolster seats are also standard at the helm and companion station. Peppered around the layout are jumbo cup holders. Across the top of the electrically powered engine hatch is a large sunpad.

At the Helm

The helm station is arranged so that all important gauges are easy to view while underway. Livorsi performance controls have the trim on the handle. Livorsi II gauges are set in a custom panel and have red backlights for easy night viewing. The custom tilt wheel has a black satin finish. The full-framed windshield has a centerline walk-through.

In the head, the port-a-potti is standard as well as 12-volt lighting. The comfort of the seating in the open bow matches any Lazy Boy I’ve parked in. A large storage compartment is on the starboard side for big items.

Performance

For our test on the Intracoastal Waterway, I had three people on board and ¾ of a tank of fuel. The 277 Islander reached a top speed of 60.2 mph and had a cruising speed of 38.8 mph for a range of 213 miles on a full tank. She leapt on plane in 4.6 seconds and hit 30 mph in 9.3 seconds. While still having the throaty roar you expect from a Baja, she only produced a sound reading of 94 decibels at the helm at top speed. We would have expected 100 decibels or higher.

Baja’s original concept drawings and the final product were amazingly close. I believe they have the design phase down to a fine art. If you are looking for performance, design and space, you will be very happy with the Baja Islander 277.



Baja 277 Islander Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Baja 277 Islander is 60.2 mph (96.9 kph), burning 33.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 125.66 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Baja 277 Islander is 38.8 mph (62.4 kph), and the boat gets 2.34 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.99 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 213 miles (342.79 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG HO.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

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Standard and Optional Equipment

Baja 277 Islander Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Bow Thruster Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Baja 277 Islander Warranty

Baja 277 Islander Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 5-year Limited Warranty
Transferable Yes - Limited
Link http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Deck Warranty
Years 5-year Limited Warranty
Link http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Engine Warranty
Years None
Powertrain Warranty
Years None
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 3-Year Limited Warranty
Link http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Blistering Warranty
Years 3-Year Limited Warranty
Link http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification IQ Certified

Baja 277 Islander Price

Baja 277 Islander Price
Pricing Range $78,108.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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