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

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Brief Summary

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.

Specifications

Length Overall 34' 2''
Beam 8' 6''
Dry Weight 8,200 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 4''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 185 gal.
Water Capacity 16 gal.
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total 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

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
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Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane N/A
0 to 30 N/A
Ratio 1.5:1
Props 14x28
Load -fuel, -water, 4 persons on board, min. cruising gear
Climate Temp: 79F, Humid: 70%, Wind: 5-10 knots, Seas: 1-2 feet

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.

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).

Standard and Optional Features

Marine Electronics

GPS/Chart Optional

Systems

Air Cond./Heat Optional
CD 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

Galley

Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Optional
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

Generator Optional

Warranty

Hull Warranty
Transferable
5-year Limited Warranty
Yes - Limited

http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Deck Warranty
5-year Limited Warranty http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Engine Warranty
None
Powertrain Warranty

None


Gelcoat Warranty

3-Year Limited Warranty


http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Blistering Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?display=ownerswarranty&tab=4&
Certifications
NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes IQ Certified

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.