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Baja 342
(w/ 2 x 415-hp MerCruiser 502 MPI (Bravo I))

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Baja 342
Baja 342
The 342 is the entry-level boat in Baja’s “luxury performance” series, and it’s a good place to start for anyone new to- or moving-up in performance boating.

Key Features

    Twin McLeod bolster seats (optional) really lock you and your navigator into position at the helm while power steering, dual-ram performance trim tabs, and Kiekhaefer controls give you the performance feel you’re looking for. A small integral swim platform with ladder and large sunpad/engine hatch are standard equipment here along with a well-finished interior.


Baja 342 Specifications
Length Overall 34' 2'' Dry Weight 8,200 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 4'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 185 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 16 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) 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 342 Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser Mag
Tested Power 2 x 415-hp MerCruiser 502 MPI (Bravo I)
Opt. Power 2x 425HP MerCruiser Mag HO
2x 525HP MerCruiser HP 525 EFI
2x 600HP MerCruiser HP 600 SCI

Baja 342 Photo Gallery

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She's sleek and fast. What more could you want?

The Baja 342 delivers a smooth ride and her 24-degree deep-V hull helps her slice through the chop.

The 342 has good interior room.

The 342 offers a roomy interior with good overnighting accommodations for four.

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All the gauges and switches are within easy reach.

The helm has full instrumentation with custom backlit Faria gauges, and Kiekhaefer performance controls.

The aft sunpad is great for suntanning.

The cockpit has bolster seats for both the pilot and co-pilot to help lock them in place during tight turns.

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Baja 342 Captain's Report

At 34’2” overall, the 342 is big enough to give you a smooth ride even at high speed. And when we say “high” we mean it…our out-of-the-box 342 hit a top-end speed of just over 70 mph which is plenty to rearrange everybody’s hairdo. Her traditional deep-V bottom tracks straight and true with no tendency to chine walk, and Baja continues to make its case against step bottoms by proving it with the sure-footed carving and handling of the 342. And thanks to the fuel economy of the Merc 502 EFI sterndrives, the 342 can run for nearly 400 miles at 42mph on a single stop at the fuel dock. Down below she has adult-size luxury accommodations for two, or four in a pinch. But the cabin—with its full galley and enclosed head—is also a pretty nice place to hang out while waiting for the rainstorm to pass by. All in all, the 342 represents a way to get into performance boating at a price point that won’t sink your boating budget.

Baja 342 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Baja 342 is 70.1 mph (112.8 kph), burning 66.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 251.32 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Baja 342 is 31.4 mph (50.5 kph), and the boat gets 1.99 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.85 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 368 miles (592.24 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 415-hp MerCruiser 502 MPI (Bravo I).
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Baja 342 Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Stereo Standard Clarion Performance Stereo
Head: Portable Standard
Head: Fixed Optional
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Optional
Trim Tabs Optional
TV/DVD Optional
Water Heater Optional
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Baja 342 Warranty

Baja 342 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&
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification IQ Certified

Baja 342 Price

Baja 342 Price
Pricing Range $183,723.00
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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