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Baja 23 Outlaw
(w/ 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG)

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Brief Summary

Baja's new 23 Outlaw is a big step up from the 20. This is a fully equipped high performance machine offering full stand-up bolsters for offshore running.

Key Features

  • Lockable cabin door
  • 2 Aero bolster seats at helm and porstide passenger
  • Clarion CD/AM/FM
  • Padded sundeck/engine hatch with 3 headrests
  • Ski tow eye
  • Livorsi racing controls and gauges
  • Power steering
  • Tilt wheel
  • Optional Corsa Quick and Quiet thru-transom exhaust
  • Optional colored aluminum swim platform
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 23' 6''
    Beam 8'4''
    Dry Weight 4,200 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 39''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 23 degrees
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 80 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    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 4.8 4.1 1.2 4.0 3.4 285 248 67
    1000 6.2 5.4 2.3 2.8 2.4 198 173 69
    1500 7.8 6.7 3.9 2.0 1.8 145 126 73
    2000 8.5 7.4 7.0 1.2 1.1 88 77 78
    2500 27.8 24.2 8.0 3.5 3.0 250 218 81
    3000 35.0 30.4 10.7 3.3 2.9 236 205 83
    3500 40.5 35.2 14.3 2.8 2.5 205 178 85
    4000 51.1 44.4 20.2 2.5 2.2 182 158 86
    4500 58.1 50.5 30.2 1.9 1.7 139 121 91
    4800 62.4 54.2 32.0 2.0 1.7 141 122 93
    650 248 459 7.70 4.54 1.68 67
    1000 173 319 10.00 8.71 1.17 69
    1500 126 233 12.60 14.76 0.85 73
    2000 77 142 13.70 26.50 0.52 78
    2500 218 402 44.70 30.28 1.48 81
    3000 205 380 56.30 40.50 1.41 83
    3500 178 330 65.20 54.13 1.21 85
    4000 158 293 82.20 76.47 1.08 86
    4500 121 224 93.50 114.32 0.82 91
    4800 122 227 100.40 121.13 0.83 93

    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 3.3 sec.
    0 to 30 6.8 sec.
    Ratio 1.5:1
    Props 19
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, no gear
    Climate 81 degrees, 78% humidity, wind: 5-10 knots, seas: 1 foot

    Captain's Report

    Baja 23 OutlawEven though she’s only 23 feet, thanks to her deep deadrise this Outlaw can handle the rough stuff. What’s most impressive is that this boat has many of the features and styling of full-on offshore performance boats, but in a compact, entry-level size.Transom and Engine FeaturesOur test boat came equipped with the standard three-rung swim ladder and optional high-grade aluminum platform. And even though this Outlaw is a high performance machine, she’s also a sportboat with a stainless steel ski tow eye for towing a line.Just forward of that, is a plush sunpad for two. The thick head rests along the aft bench seat are your first hint that this is a real offshore boat.To access the engine there is a manual lift and release to effortlessly raise the entire sunpad with one hand. This is thanks to a pair of Attwood struts. In the belly of this beast we find the optional 375-hp MerCruiser 496 power plant, and this particular rig was set up with the optional Corsa Quick & Quiet II Thru Hull Exhaust, which routes exhaust out through the transom instead of underwater. This will give a little more top end speed, and a lot more attention when people hear you coming. The engine compartment is lined with a fully bonded fiberglass inner liner providing a cleaner, more finished look.Sporty Helm and CockpitThe cockpit features an aft bench that can seat three adults and it has hinged storage underneath. The outboard passengers have stainless steel grab rails to hold onto, but the passenger in the middle will have to rely on those around him for security.At the helm is another reminder that you’re on a real high-performance boat. The helm features two Aero seats with drop-down bolsters for easy stand-up driving. There is a full set of oil-filled Livorsi gauges, along with a high-performance clutch and throttle. The trim switch for the beefy Bravo One drive is built right in the handle, and we also appreciate the LED gauges for trim tab angles.The 23 Outlaw is designed for easy sit-down driving when you want to get out of the onrushing wind, thanks to tilt-wheel steering with satin finish spokes and aforementioned drop-down seats. Over to port, your navigator gets to control the Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo, and there’s also a small self draining locker and 12 volt outlet for your cell phone. Access to the foredeck is gained by small molded-in steps. There is no non-skid up forward, so you’ll want to use extra caution if the deck is wet. CabinLike all Outlaws’ the 23 also has a V-berth cabin. This one will be primarily used for storage since its compact without ventilation, but it can be used for changing or a cat nap on the hook.Specification and PerformanceThe 23 Outlaw measures 23’ 6’’ length overall and stretches to 24’ 8’’ with the optional swim platform. The 23 degree deadrise hull will draw 34 inches of water and sports a 80 gallon fuel tank. The 23 weighs 4,200 pounds, but with an 8’4” beam is trailerable by most SUVs. Off the waters of the Florida, we recorded a top end speed of 62.4 mph at a 4800 rpm wide-open-throttle from a 375-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag. Throttle back to 3500 and you’re still doing more than 40 mph for a cruising range of nearly 200 miles at that speed. We calculated a most economical cruise speed at 2500 rpm doing 27.8mph.Cornering was precise, she never spun out or cavitated during turns, and the power steering was finger-tip light.You can take the 23 Outlaw to the ocean, sound, or the lake but it better be a big lake because of her speed. With great graphics, comfortable seating, and speed the Outlaw 23 is a great way to enter high-performance boating.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Baja 23 Outlaw is 62.4 mph (100.4 kph), burning 32.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 121.12 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Baja 23 Outlaw is 27.8 mph (44.7 kph), and the boat gets 3.48 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.48 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 250 miles (402.34 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional


    CD Stereo Standard Clarion
    Head: Portable Optional
    Power Steering Standard
    Trim Tabs Optional

    Exterior Features

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


    Cockpit Cover Optional


    Hull Warranty
    5-year Limited Warranty
    Yes - Limited
    Deck Warranty
    5-year Limited Warranty
    Engine Warranty
    Powertrain Warranty


    Gelcoat Warranty

    3-Year Limited Warranty

    Blistering Warranty
    3-Year Limited Warranty
    NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes IQ Certified
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