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Baja 302 Performance (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG HO)

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Brief Summary

The 302 is designed for the boater who is interested in serious performance and fast ride. She’s an attractive sportboat which features overnighting accommodations for two, an enclosed head, and galley.

Key Features

  • Spacious cockpit
  • Seating for eight
  • V-berth for overnighting
  • Galley with refrigerator and sink
  • Enclosed Porta-Potti
  • Swim platform
  • Large sun pad
  • Drop down bolster seats
  • Stereo with CD player
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 30' 6''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 6,800 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 2''
    - 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 150 gal.
    Water Capacity 9 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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
    650 4.7 4.1 2.9 1.6 1.4 219 190 66
    1000 6.3 5.5 4.6 1.4 1.2 184 160 72
    1500 7.8 6.7 9.1 0.9 0.7 115 100 75
    2000 15.5 13.5 14.9 1.0 0.9 140 122 80
    2500 35.2 30.6 19.2 1.8 1.6 248 215 81
    3000 43.4 37.7 25.4 1.7 1.5 230 200 82
    3500 50.1 43.6 33.7 1.5 1.3 201 175 85
    4000 58.7 51.0 52.4 1.1 1.0 151 131 88
    4500 66.6 57.9 57.9 1.2 1.0 155 135 90
    650 190 352 7.60 10.98 0.69 66
    1000 160 296 10.10 17.41 0.58 72
    1500 100 185 12.60 34.45 0.36 75
    2000 122 225 24.90 56.40 0.44 80
    2500 215 399 56.60 72.68 0.78 81
    3000 200 370 69.80 96.15 0.73 82
    3500 175 323 80.60 127.57 0.63 85
    4000 131 243 94.50 198.35 0.48 88
    4500 135 249 107.20 219.17 0.49 90

    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 3.6 seconds
    0 to 30 6.3 seconds
    Ratio N/A
    Props 26-inch
    Load 3 persons, 3/4 fuel, minimal gear
    Climate 85 degrees, 80% humidity, wind 10 knots, seas 1 feet

    Baja 302 Performance (Not in Production) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Tested by Capt. Chris Kelly The 302 performance was born to run, but has many features that make her ideal for entertaining. With a large beam and extra room down below for a V-berth, galley, couch and more it’s no wonder the whole family will enjoy the thrill and comfort this boat has to offer.Cockpit LayoutThe cockpit is inviting to guests, and the hull is just as lethal to the waves as its bigger brethren. And when you’re ready for some water sports the extended swim platform aft makes easy work of getting in and out of the water. There’s a freshwater shower located at the transom to wash off the salt before boarding the boat. If you would rather just relax and take it easy the sun pad over the engine compartment is the place to be, and offers comfort while lounging around. The cockpit is spacious for a performance boat. There’s plenty of room for getting around and there’s also plenty of seating for all your friends. In the back there’s a long bench seat with storage underneath, and this is also where you’ll find access to the batteries. Another nice feature are the built-in head rests, which provide good support to passengers while speeding along at over 60 mph. Further forward two drop-down bolster seats provide comfortable riding accommodations, and help keep you locked in place when slicing through the seas. The drop-downs make it easy to sit or stand when the going gets fast. Over at the co-pilots seat is a dashboard, cup holder and CD radio for entertainment. Behind the WheelOver at the helm the driver has all necessary gauges laid out in front. The Teleflex gauges are very readable and the Gaffrig controls provide performance throttle control. The custom adjustable steering wheel is also a nice touch, which adds to the comfort when driving this responsive boat. When it comes time to dock or drop the anchor it’s a narrow but easy step up and over the windshield to the foredeck. There’s good footing up here and a stainless steel bow rail runs the length of the bow providing support. AccommodationsIf your looking for a boat that can also serve double-duty as a comfortable weekend boat for poker runs and quick getaways, then the 302 Performance may be right for you. The cabin on this boat can sleep two in the forward V-berth with privacy curtain, and with the couch and table in place you can serve several guests down here if the weather turns. The galley features a single-burner alcohol cook top, refrigerator and stainless steel sink. There’s also an enclosed head with porta potti.SpecsWhat really sets this boat apart from other sportboats in its category is the range of engine choices. With a push of a button the back sun pad lifts up to reveal the MerCruiser power plant. You can also choose from 5 different setups to fit your needs. Our test boat had the 425-hp 496 MAG HO. There was plenty of room around the single engine for daily checks of the fluids and oil, and with the Bravo 3 drive and trim tabs she delivered an exciting ride. The 302 Performance has an overall length of 30’6" with a 8’6" beam and shallow 38" draft with the drives up. She weighs in at 6,800 pounds and carries 150 gallons of fuel and sports a 9-gallon fresh water tank.HandlingThe 302 Performance handles all conditions well. We found that there is a little more plane height than the other boats, and this can be countered by leaving the trim tabs down while getting up to speed. The deep-V and hard chines helped her to hold through the turns and really take the waves well. We found her best cruise to be at 43.4 mph at 3,000 rpm, giving us a range of 230 miles. And with the 425-hp MerCruiser MAG HO we got her up to 66.6 mph at full throttle.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Baja 302 Performance (Not in Production) is 66.6 mph (107.2 kph), burning 57.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 219.15 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Baja 302 Performance (Not in Production) is 43.4 mph (69.8 kph), and the boat gets 1.71 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.73 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 230 miles (370.15 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG HO.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Portable Standard
    Head: Fixed Optional
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Optional


    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Optional


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional


    NMMA Certification Yes
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