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Baja 442 (Not in Production)
(w/ 3 x 415-hp MerCruiser 502 MPI (Bravo I))

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Brief Summary

The Baja 442 is a high performance machine with luxury accommodations below. With her low profile lines the 442 is a sleek boat that’s a lot bigger than you’d suspect. She is designed for high-speed cruising or poker runs, and with triple engines she’s guaranteed to fly.

Key Features

At the helm the Faria gauges are big and backlit so they’re easy to read. The helm and bolster seats are by McLeod, with electric drop-down seat bottoms. In the cockpit a rear bench is standard, but you can opt for a U-shaped lounge as well as a wet bar. Down in the cabin there are two sofas that extend electrically, to form one big double berth. The galley comes equipped with a refrigerator, sink, microwave and concealed stove. There’s also a fully enclosed head with shower.

Specifications

Length Overall 44' 1/2''
Beam 9' 6''
Dry Weight 14,000 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 10''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg.
Max Headroom N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 296 gal.
Water Capacity 51 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.

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1500 11.5 10.0 13.8 0.8 0.7 222 193 74
2000 23.0 20.0 21.3 1.1 0.9 288 250 76
2500 31.5 27.3 34.2 0.9 0.8 245 213 86
3000 39.4 34.2 40.8 1.0 0.8 257 223 86
3500 45.8 39.8 49.8 0.9 0.8 245 213 86
4000 51.6 44.8 70.8 0.7 0.6 194 169 89
4500 57.3 49.8 87.0 0.7 0.6 175 153 87
5000 66.9 58.2 107.1 0.6 0.5 166 145 91
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
1500 193 357 18.50 52.24 0.35 74
2000 250 463 37.00 80.63 0.46 76
2500 213 394 50.70 129.46 0.39 86
3000 223 414 63.40 154.44 0.41 86
3500 213 394 73.70 188.51 0.39 86
4000 169 312 83.00 268.01 0.31 89
4500 153 282 92.20 329.33 0.28 87
5000 145 267 107.70 405.42 0.26 91

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. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane N/A
0 to 30 N/A
Ratio 1.5:1
Props 25
Load -fuel, -water, 4 persons on board, min. cruising gear
Climate Temp: 81F, Humid: 63%, Wind: 5-10 knots, Seas: 1-2 feet

Captain's Report

The Baja fleet has a new queen: the triple-engine 442. You can, of course, order the Baja 442 with twin engines, but where would be the fun in that?There’s plenty of room for triple motors in the engine compartment, and you still have good access to work on them. The motor mounts are heavy-duty aluminum. Our test boat had MerCruiser 454 MPIs, but a wide range of stern drives are available, up to triple 500 Bulldogs.It’s a classic deep-V performance boat with a sharp entry and 24 degrees of deadrise at the transom. This helps it knife through offshore seas without getting skittish at high speeds. But rather than the standard eight-foot beam, it has a wider nine-foot- six-inch beam, allowing room for the luxury accommodations below.Out on our test track, the triple 385-hp MerCruisers give the 442 a cruise speed of 39.4 mph at 3000 rpm, and a top end of 66.9 mph at 5000 rpm. The decibel level is pretty good thanks to the Captain’s call exhaust and the swim platform which helps deflect the exhaust downward. At best cruise she’ll run for about 257 miles, which should be plenty for your next poker run.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Baja 442 (Not in Production) is 66.9 mph (107.7 kph), burning 107.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 405.37 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Baja 442 (Not in Production) is 39.4 mph (63.4 kph), and the boat gets 0.96 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.41 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 257 miles (413.6 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 3 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: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Water Heater Standard

Galley

Microwave Standard
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

Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes