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.
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.
|Length Overall||34' 2''|
|Dry Weight||8,200 lbs.|
|Fuel Capacity||185 gal.|
|Water Capacity||16 gal.|
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||N/A|
|0 to 30||N/A|
|Load||-fuel, -water, 4 persons on board, min. cruising gear|
|Climate||Temp: 79F, Humid: 70%, Wind: 5-10 knots, Seas: 1-2 feet|
2 x 415-hp MerCruiser 502 MPI (Bravo I)
2 x 375-hp MerCruiser Mag
2x 425HP MerCruiser Mag HO
2x 525HP MerCruiser HP 525 EFI
2x 600HP MerCruiser HP 600 SCI
|Deck Warranty Extended||Limited Lifetime|
|Engine Warranty Extended||2 years - Mercruiser or Volvo|
|Gelcoat Warranty Extended||1 year|
|Hull Warranty Extended||Limited Lifetime|
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.