Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 225-hp Mercury Optimax outboard)

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The 250 Sportfish may have more innovation than any other center console we've seen to date. It's designed as both an offshore fishing platform and fast family fun boat.

Key Features

    Key features include a unique "rumble seat" along the transom that flips up 180 degrees to reveal a sink and bait-prep area below. That, combined with a dual-purpose casting/suntanning deck forward and 47-mph top speed make the 250 S/F one of the most versatile center consoles on the water today.

Specifications

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 24' 11'' Dry Weight 3,900 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3'0'' Fuel Cap 140 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg. Water Cap N/A
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 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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A Radically Different Center Console

Center consoles tend to have the same basic features without much innovation, but the Baja 250 Sportfish has a few innovative features that will actually wow your friends.

Double Duty

The most impressive tricked-out feature on the boat is a bench seat in the stern complete with two deeply padded jumpseats and cupholders. Flip it over and Voila… a bait-prep center with 3 covered com

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Comfortable seating

This boat offers the best of both worlds. It is both a comfortable cruiser with creature comforts and a serious fishing machine. Ample storage and plush seating serve both uses well.

Comfort Abounds

Fully forward, you’ll find a raised casting deck that also offers seating, giving your crew plenty of places to relax or fish.

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Extended Range

Features like the under helm porta-potti and a livewell help you to extend your day in the sun.

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Captain's Report

When it comes to center consoles, it’s pretty tough to find something exciting to write about. They all tend to have the same basic checklist of features, and even though bigger size means more accommodations (i.e. head compartment within the console), it doesn’t necessarily mean innovation. But that’s exactly what we found on Baja’s 250 Sportfish. Finally, a boat that’s radically different from the others, with a few features that will actually wow your friends.



First and foremost, the 250 is not trying to compete against single-purpose, hard-core center-consoles since it does a number of things well. In contrast, it’s more like a big sportboat that also likes to fish. It’s designed primarily for the fishing couples and families who like to get out to the hot spots in a performance-type boat, but who also want enough cockpit space to relax, dive, or nose the boat up to the beach and hop off for an afternoon. The 250 is designed to let you do all of these things.



The most impressive tricked-out feature on the boat is along the transom. Here, you’ll find a bait-prep center with 3 covered compartments. With one hand, this module flips upside down to reveal two deeply padded jumpseats with console and drinkholders in between. No, hard-core center consoles don’t have this, and it is very easy to use. Just behind this, there’s a neat door in the transom that gets you direct access to the oil reservoir, eliminating the messy job of pouring two-stroke oil through a deck fitting. Though further aft and a bit deeper to reach, batteries, thru-hull fittings, and bilge pumps are also accessable here.



One thing that’s nice about the 250 is a lot of the gear on our test boat was optional. Why is that nice? Because you don’t have to pay for items you’ll never use, and you can choose just the ones you want. Our test boat had the aluminum arch with rocket launchers for additional rod storage, but this can just as easily be a wakeboard tower with holders for boards. It can also be left off the boat altogether. You decide.



The helm is also more performance-oriented than fishing-oriented, with optional drop-down bolster seats in a leaning post, single-lever Kiekhaefer racing controls, and K-plane trim tabs with LED display (nice touch when dialing the boat in for optimum performance at speed. A livewell just abaft the leaning post is also a welcome option for saltwater fishermen who are a little more serious about their offshore angling sojourns.



We found it was an easy walk forward on either side of the console itself, which does have enough room inside for a portapotti that can be used in a pinch. There’s good coaming bolsters on both sides leading forward, and in another unique touch, these slide out of holders easily for cleaning (I tried it…it’s easy.)



Fully forward, you’ll find a raised casting deck that also offers seating, giving your crew plenty of places to relax around this very multi-talented 25 footer. Yes, Baja now calls her a sportfish, but the 250 SF is about a lot more than that.—Capt. Chris Kelly

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) is 47.0 mph (75.6 kph), burning 20.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 78.35 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) is 26.2 mph (42.2 kph), and the boat gets 3.64 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.55 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 459 miles (738.69 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 225-hp Mercury Optimax outboard.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard Clarion Performance Stereo
Head: Portable Optional
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Windlass Optional
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Transom Door Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Warranty

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) 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
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 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Price

Baja 250 Sportfish (Not in Production) Price
Pricing Range $63,385.00
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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