Baja 20 Outlaw
(w/ 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L)

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Baja had the velocity-loving, first time buyer in mind when they made the 20 Outlaw. With a combination of performance, comfort, and value, this boat has it all.

Key Features

    The 20 Outlaw has a classic look and many attractive features. Comfortable bucket seats, spacious cockpit, and a true V-bottom design make her very appealing to every type of boat enthusiast. At the helm, you’ll find a good amount of gauges with the Morse controls and trim adjustment together in close proximity. An engine hatch sun pad big enough for two adorns the aft.
    Contact: Baja Marine Corporation, P.O. Box 151, Bucyrus, OH 44820-0151,
    Baja Hotline: 1-877-321- BAJA


Baja 20 Outlaw Specifications
Length Overall 20' 4'' Dry Weight 2,900 lbs.
Beam 7' 10'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 10'' Fuel Cap 50 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 21 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 20 Outlaw Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Tested Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Opt. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI gas sterndrive

Baja 20 Outlaw Line Drawing

Baja 20 Outlaw Photo Gallery

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A sleek performance boat designed to run fast!

That is the slogan Baja Marine came up with for the new 20-foot Outlaw. Rocketing around a lake at over 60 miles an hour makes you a believer too.

Baja 20 Outlaw

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Mission Control

The helm has just the right amount of gauges and is complimented by the Morse controls mounted on the right. Trim adjustment can easily be activated with your left hand fingers while you hold on to th

Baja 20 Outlaw

Baja 20 Outlaw Captain's Report

The 20 Outlaw Aims at Delivering the Ultimate Ride

“You don’t steer this boat, you aim it!” This is the marketing slogan Baja Marine came up with for their newest entry into the performance runabout market place. The 20-foot Outlaw was designed to get the speed hungry, first time buyer into the Baja family. With a list price of under $25,000, you too can experience exhilarating performance as you rocket around the lake at over 60 mph.

The Outlaw series of offshore performance boats is known for their edgy, race-ready looks, and the newest addition to the family is no different. With the classic flat deck and transom design, Baja has refined their legendary 24-degree deadrise v-bottom running surface, and incorporated it into this 20-foot speed machine.

At first glance, you’ll notice that the 20 Outlaw has a simple look. Clean lines on the hull and deck are carried over into the cockpit with smooth flowing upholstery. In front you will find comfortable bucket seats. The driver seat is adjustable fore and aft to accommodate drivers of all sizes. The passenger seat can swivel and lock 180 degrees, providing the perfect spot for the ski observer. The helm has just the right amount of gauges to keep tabs on the engine and is complimented by the Morse controls mounted on the right. Trim adjustment is handled by a toggle switch mounted on the steering wheel column, and can easily be activated with your left hand fingers while you hold on to the wheel.

You’ll find that the cockpit is spacious for a 20-foot boat and there is plenty of room in the bow to store wakeboards, skis, and other water toys. There is a wide aft bench seat with plenty of room for your speed loving friends and family to enjoy a day on the water. Underneath the bench seat is more storage space for lines and a cooler.

If it’s sun you’re looking for, then the engine hatch sun pad is for you. This manually operated hatch uses gas-assist lift struts and is large enough for two people to stretch out and soak up rays. The hatch also conceals the heart of this Outlaw: the engine.

Our boat was tested with a 260-horse power MerCruiser 5.0-liter MPI engine. Now you might think that is not enough power, but one test ride will convince you that nothing larger would be safe or sane for that matter. Coupled to an Alpha drive and turning a 14 ¼ in. Vengeance prop, we recorded a white knuckle top speed of 62.6 mph. Time to plane was a mere 4 seconds and 30 mph was only a little over 4 seconds after that. If you just feel like cruising in your 20 Outlaw, you will be rewarded with a scant 3.75 mpg and still be moving at 39 mph while turning at 3500 rpm. I should point out that we found this boat to have a flat fuel consumption curve between 3000 and 4000 rpm. This means that between 32 and 46 mph you will still achieve a great burn rate of only 3.75 mpg.

You get a lot of performance and value in the 20 Outlaw. This is a great boat for all types of water fun especially wakeboarding. The punch out of the hole is enough for big skiers or boarders to use. The true V-bottom design gives you a great wake for tricks without having to add ballast. My only real complaint is that this boat desperately needs trim tabs. Because of its light bow weight and short length, the proposing effect negatively impacts the good overall design. Spend the extra few bucks and get your dealer to install them before delivery, you’ll be glad you did.

By Capt. Ron Svoboda

Test Captain

Baja 20 Outlaw Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Baja 20 Outlaw is 62.4 mph (100.4 kph), burning 18.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 70.78 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Baja 20 Outlaw is 39.0 mph (62.8 kph), and the boat gets 3.75 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.59 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 158 miles (254.28 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Baja 20 Outlaw Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Standard Clarion
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional Sunbrella

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Baja 20 Outlaw Warranty

Baja 20 Outlaw Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While 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
Deck Warranty
Years 5-year Limited Warranty
Engine Warranty
Years None
Powertrain Warranty
Years None
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 3-Year Limited Warranty
Blistering Warranty
Years 3-Year Limited Warranty
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification IQ Certified

Baja 20 Outlaw Price

Baja 20 Outlaw Price
Pricing Range $27,320.00
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.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
650 4.0 3.5 0.9 4.7 4.1 199 173 320 6.40 3.41 2.00 76
1000 5.7 4.9 1.6 3.5 3.1 149 130 240 9.20 6.06 1.50 79
1500 7.1 6.1 2.8 2.5 2.2 107 93 172 11.40 10.60 1.07 87
2000 9.5 8.2 4.8 2.0 1.7 83 72 134 15.30 18.17 0.84 87
2500 21.4 18.6 5.9 3.7 3.2 155 135 249 34.40 22.33 1.56 83
3000 31.6 27.5 8.5 3.7 3.3 158 138 254 50.90 32.18 1.59 88
3500 39.0 33.9 10.4 3.8 3.3 158 138 254 62.80 39.37 1.59 91
4000 45.5 39.6 12.4 3.7 3.2 156 136 251 73.20 46.94 1.56 92
4500 53.5 46.5 15.6 3.4 3.0 145 126 233 86.10 59.05 1.46 93
5000 62.4 54.2 18.7 3.3 2.9 141 123 227 100.40 70.79 1.42 97

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Time To Plane 3.9 sec.
0 to 30 8.6 sec.
Test Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Transmission Alpha One
Ratio 1.62:1
Props 14 1/4 x 23
Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 86 deg., 58% humid.; wind: 10-15 knots; seas: flat