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Mako 334 CC (2016-)

3 x 350-hp Mercury Verado 350

Brief Summary

The MAKO 334 CC, powered with triple 350-hp Mercury Verados for our test runs, ran an impressive 64.4 mph, which should make her one of the fastest boats in any offshore tournament, by far. And surprisingly, at a more sedate cruising speed -- 3000 rpms and 29.8 mph -- she delivered a range of about 403 miles. Despite all that power on the transom, we found noise levels moderate at the helm, just 83 dBA at cruise.

Key Features

  • Available as configurable Standard Edition, Bluewater Family Edition, or Sportfish Edition
  • Fiberglass leaning post with freshwater sink and multiple storage options
  • Mercury JPO (Joystick Piloting for Outboards)
  • Two 290-qt. insulated port and starboard aft in-deck fishboxes with Gulper macerator pumps
    tuna/dive door with stowable dive ladder
  • Outrigger-ready fiberglass hardtop with upper helm station on Sportfish Edition and 5' auto-extendable sun shade on Family Edition
  • Two 34-gal. rounded, aft baitwells with angled fills and friction-hinged acrylic lids
  • Electroplated Sea Chest keeps 4 pumps submerged for cooler running and longer life
  • Molded diamond-patterned, non-skid surfaces on crowned, self-bailing cockpit
  • Backed by MAKO Assurance warranty

Test Results

620 4.5 3.9 1.9 2.3 2.3 375 325.8 61
1000 6.1 5.3 3.8 1.6 1.4 440 382.3 65
1500 9.2 8 6.6 1.4 1.2 383 333.1 72
2000 10.5 9.1 12.2 0.9 0.7 237 206.2 76
2500 17.5 15.2 15 1.2 1 321 279.3 81
3000 29.8 25.9 20.4 1.5 1.3 403 350.2 83
3500 37.3 32.4 26.6 1.4 1.2 386 335.4 84
4000 42 36.5 33 1.3 1.1 351 304.8 87
4500 47.6 41.4 43.3 1.1 1 303 263.6 88
5000 51.5 44.8 51.9 1 0.9 273 237.6 90
5500 56.9 49.5 63.2 0.9 0.8 248 215.5 91
6000 61.4 53.3 91.1 0.7 0.6 185 161.3 94
6300 64.4 56 91.6 0.7 0.6 193 168.2 96


Length Overall 33' 4'' / 10.16 m
Beam 9' 10''
2.99 m
Dry Weight 12,000 lbs.
5,443 lbs.
Tested Weight 13,337 lbs.
6,049 kg
Draft 21''
0.53 m
Deadrise/Transom 24-deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Fuel Capacity 306 gal.
1,158 L
Water Capacity N/A
Total Weight 13,337 lbs.
6,049 kg


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Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 4.0 sec.
0 to 30 7.2 sec.
Ratio 1.75:1
Props Eco 20 21. 20
Load 3 persons, 2/5 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 64 deg., 58 humid.; 10-15 mph; seas: light chop

Engine Options

Tested Engine 3 x 350-hp Mercury Verado 350
Std. Power Not Available
Opt. Power 2 x 300-hp Mercury Verado 300XXL JPO
2 x 350-hp Mercury Verado 350XXL JPO White
2 x 400-hp Mercury Verado 400XXL JPO White
3 x 300-hp Mercury Verado 300XXL JPO
3 x 350 Mercury Verado 350XXL JPO White

Captain's Report

Mako 334 CC running shot

The new MAKO flagship measures 33’4” (10.16 m) LOA long with a 9’10” (2.99 m) beam, and she can be powered with up to triple 350-hp Mercury outboards.

Mission Statement

MAKO developed the new 334 CC to be a versatile hull design that’s available in three versions to serve many boat owners. The Standard Edition is intended to fish and entertain the family. The Bluewater Family Edition comes with bow filler cushions and a two-position table up front plus a retractable awning over the aft cockpit. The boat we tested—the Sportfish Edition—is targeted at the serious offshore angler and was developed with the input of well-known fishing guides, including George Poveromo. It comes with an upper helm station, a 292-quart (276.3-L) coffin box and outriggers. Regardless of the package, the 344 CC comes with popular items included as standard equipment.

Mako 334 CC deck plan

Regardless of which edition an owner chooses, the 334 CC has plenty of space to move and lots of under-deck storage.

Distinguishing Features

• Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO)

• 2 Garmin 7612 XSV chartplotters with 4G radar and dual frequency sonar

• VHF radio

• Fusion stereo with marine-grade lighted speakers and 1600-watt subwoofer

• Two 34-gallon (128.7-L) rounded aft baitwells

• 38-gallon (143.8-L) freshwater tank

• Recessed auto glide trim tabs

• Upper helm station with Mercury Vessel View

• Below deck power windlass

Mako 334 CC speakers

The standard edition comes with four lighted marine-grade speakers. The upgrade to the Bluewater Family Edition includes two more speakers.

Features Inspection

The Stern.

Boarding the 334 CC from the docks is easily done by walking onto the small walkway between the outboards and the transom and stepping over into the cockpit. There is also a tuna/dive door aft to port and a three-step dive ladder secures in a bracket in the gunwale. In each corner of the stern, we found the aforementioned livewells. Each has rounded corners, blue finish, and clear acrylic lid with friction hinges. MAKO provides a cutting board and two cup holders between the wells with four rod holders aft. A bench seat folds out to provide additional cockpit seating.

Mako 334 CC aft cockpit

In the aft corners of the self-bailing cockpit, there are four oversized drains.

Mako 334 CC livewell

The livewell hatches stay open on friction hinges, eliminating the need for struts or other apparatus to hold them up.

Mako 334 CC bench seat

The centrally located aft bench seat folds forward on heavy-duty stainless steel hinges.

Mako 334 CC access

This hatch in the cockpit sole ahead of the bench seat provides access to pumps and other systems.

Mako 334 CC tuna door

Whether owners use it for bringing in a big tuna or for scuba diving, the door in the port gunwale will come in handy.

Mako 334 CC ladder

Shown is the deployable tuna door three-step ladder.

Cockpit Storage.

Aft in the deck on each side are insulated 290-quart (369-L) fishboxes with Gulper macerators and overboard discharge. On each side of the gunwales, there are racks for rods and landing tackle. Including the four across the stern, there are 16 rod holders dispersed in the 334 CC’s caprail plus six rocket-launchers on the hardtop. In the port gunwale, a tilting, locking hatch opens a compartment with a leader and plier holder. To starboard, a similar style locker has racks for needle nose pliers, a 12” (30.5 cm) filet knife, and tackle tray holder.

Mako 334 CC fish box

As we see on the aft port fishbox, all the hatches throughout the 334 CC open on stainless steel struts and close on thick gaskets to minimize rattles.

Mako 334 CC tilt compartments

Tilt-out compartments like this provide dedicated locking storage for tools and tackle.

The Leaning Post.

One thing we noticed right away about the 334 CC is that it comes with many standard features that are optional on competitive boats. For example, the leaning post comes with a fully equipped tackle prep station on the aft side. Up top are a draining chum bucket, a freshwater sink with a fold-out faucet, and two cup holders, plus tool racks. Below, a series of drawers provide valuable storage for tackle, tools line, and other fishing accessories. There are also lockers in the sides of the leaning post as well. The front side of the leaning post has side-by-side fold-up bolsters, folding armrest, and storage beneath the hinged bottom cushion.

Mako 334 CC bait prep

This bait preparation station on the back of the leaning post has tool racks on the aft side and raised grab handles when conditions get rough.

Mako 334 CC sink

The center sink has a cutting board top, and the compartment to the left is a draining chum bucket.

Mako 334 CC larger compartments

The upper hatches in the leaning post open larger compartments while these lower have space for smaller items.

Mako 334 CC leaning post

With the bottom cushions and armrests down, the leaning post has space for at least two people to travel in seated comfort.

Mako 334 CC leaning post

With everything in the raised position, there’s plenty of space to pass between the helm console and the leaning post.

Mako 334 CC storage

The captain and a companion can stash items like a jacket or hat beneath the hinged bottom cushion.

The Helm.

Regardless of the edition, the 334 CC’s helm has a tilt stainless steel steering wheel with a spinner knob to port with the keys just below and the controls in the center of the dash. This positions the captain to port, so there’s space for a companion to starboard. In addition to the Mercury JPO joystick system, the Fusion stereo and a pair of 12-volt power plugs are in the starboard dash. Cup holders are in the outboard corners on each side.

Mako 334 CC helm

The Standard and Bluewater Family Editions of the 334 CC come with twin Garmin 7612 XSV chartplotters, plus digital shift/throttle controls and the Mercury JPO outboard joystick system.

Mako 334 CC electronics

Our test boat—the Sportfish Edition— had an optional Simrad electronics package with the large chartplotter directly ahead of the captain and a smaller engine monitor to the upper right.

Mako 334 CC horn button

The horn button is the only one that lights up red, making it easy to find.

Mako 334 CC windscreen

Our test captain felt that the windscreen was too short to effectively keep wind and spray off of him -- but this acrylic windshield is optional. The standard glass windshield is nearly twice as tall.

Mako 334 CC vhf

With the optional Simrad package, the VHF radio is in the starboard of the two electronics boxes in the hardtop.

The Upper Station.

Part of the Sportfish Edition, the upper station has everything a captain needs to run the 334 CC, including the JPO system and a Mercury VesselView engine monitoring screen. The anti-fatigue pad was comfortable to lean back against, and the glove box provided storage space.

Mako 334 CC running shot

During a long day offshore, the captain can lean back into the anti-fatigue pad.

Mako 334 CC upper helm

The glovebox for the upper helm station provides access to rigging access and is big enough to hold accessories, such as a pair of binoculars for spotting fish.

The Console.

Moving forward, there are two more in-deck lockers outboard of the console. On the port side of the console, a full-height hatch opens the freshwater head compartment. With its step-down design, it has 6’8” (2.03 m) of standing headroom and 5’5” (1.65 m) when seated on the pump-out toilet. The compartment also has a stainless steel freshwater sink. The electrical distribution panel is in the head and so are inspection panels, which provide access to the helm rigging up high and the batteries and heavy-duty switches down low. There’s also a plug-in port for a Mercury diagnostic tool.

Mako 334 CC head

The large hatch makes it easy to step down into the head compartment.

Mako 334 CC rigging access

The upper hatch in the head compartment opens to provide access to the rigging for the helm. Notice the clear labeling for each component.

Mako 334 CC batteries

Because our test boat had three Mercury outboards, there were three batteries plus a single one dedicated for house use.

The Bow.

Moving forward, all three versions of the 334 CC have a two-person bench seat on the front of the console. Our test model had the 292-quart (276-L) coffin box with the padded cover in the bow. The entire box raises on a power ram to reveal the huge 740-quart (700 L) bow locker. The Bluewater Family Edition has port and starboard bow lounges with a table that can be lowered to accommodate a filler cushion. This turns the area into a large recessed sun pad. The table, pedestal, and pad are stowable in the in-floor compartment.

Mako 334 CC arm rests

The fold-down armrests add to the comfort of the lounge on the front of the console and notice the hardtop frame in easy reach.

Mako 334 CC coffin box

The padded hatch on top of the coffin box could be a good place for kids to sit when idling through no-wake zones.

Mako 334 CC hatch

The coffin-box hatch opens on a single gas strut, and, for aesthetic appeal, the gasket on the underside is white instead of the usual black.

Mako 334 CC coffin box

The entire coffin box raises on a power ram to access the large locker underneath it. This locker is on every version of the boat.

Mako 334 CC bow

The Bluewater Family Edition comes with bow lounges, a multi-position table and backrests.

Mako 334 CC bow filler

Lower the table and fill in the bow to create a large sun pad. The backrests are removable.

Mako 334 CC deck design

MAKO calls this a “Ring Deck Design”, and the manufacturer uses it because it provides more interior space.

Bow Storage.

In addition to the large in-deck locker, storage in the 334 CC’s bow includes an 81-quart (77 L) in the base of the console seat and two lockers for the anchor, windlass, and rode. A hatch in the foredeck provides access to the top of the windlass and roller, while the lower one lets crew members get to the rode.

Mako 334 CC deck locker

The table and bow cushions store in the under-deck locker.

Mako 334 CC cushions

There are also compartments under the side cushions for the bow lounges.

Mako 334 CC anchor locker

We’d like to see the anchor locker hatch lay over flat when open to keep it from bouncing in rough conditions.

Mako 334 CC rode access

This lower hatch provides access to the anchor chain and/or rode.

Power and Performance

The Numbers.

Our 334 CC was powered by triple 350-hp Mercury Verado 4-stroke supercharged outboards turning Enertia Eco 20” (50.8 cm) (outboard) and 21” (53.3 cm) (center) three-bladed stainless steel propellers through 1.75:1 reductions. With three people on board and about a third-of-a-tank of fuel, the boat weighed 13,337 lbs. (6,049 kg). Top speed was 64.4 mph (56 knots) at 5600 rpm.

Best cruise

came at 3000 rpm. The boat ran 29.8 mph (25.9 knots) and burned 20.4 gph (72.2 lph), giving the 334 CC a range of 403 statute miles (350 nm) with 10% fuel in reserve.

In acceleration tests

, the 334 CC with 350-hp motors had a time-to-plane of 4.0 seconds, reached 20 mph (17.4 knots) in 4.9 seconds, and went all the way to 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 6.4 seconds.

Mako 334 CC running shot

At 3000, 3500, and 4000 rpm, the 334 CC has a range of more than 350 nautical miles.


The MAKO 334 CC is responsive to the helm and turns with good authority coming around at cruise in roughly three boat lengths. In normal turns, she’ll roll roughly 15-degrees into the turn, and with the heavy handed turns of a test captain, she can heel up to 30-degrees. A lot of that has to do with the weight of the tower well above the center of gravity. She remains comfortable throughout.
Of course, when testing an offshore boat, such as this, we were stuck with flat calm water, but crossing the wakes of larger yachts passing by showed no tendency to pound and indeed, the 334 CC’s deep-V design with 24-degrees of transom deadrise and a broad bow flare produced a clean slice through the waves with spray kept low and wide. She also had a solid feel when running through the wakes. We would not hesitate to take this boat on a long offshore run.

Mako 334 CC running

Even in harder turns than most captains would attempt, the 334 CC carved through the maneuvers with confidence.

Construction Highlights.

MAKO builds the 334 CC with a 5” (12.7 cm) thick fiberglass encapsulated transom that has a 3” (7.62 cm) thick high-density composite core. The hull-to-deck joint is chemically sealed and mechanically fastened every 6” (15.24 cm) with stainless steel fasteners. Hatch covers are laminated 1” thick with finished undersides and integrated gaskets.

Proper Hardware.

Forward, four 8” (20.32 cm) pull-up cleats are used on deck, so fishing lines won’t snag. Aft, in the cap rail on each side, are two stainless steel hawse pipes with 8” (20.32 cm) cleats mounted below on the gunwales.

On Board Systems.

An electroplated sea chest keeps four pumps submerged, so they run cooler, which extends their life. Baitwell pumps are 2,000 gph (7,570 lph) models, and there’s a backup. The raw-water washdown system also has a 2,000-gph (7,570 lph) pump. Each fishbox has a Gulper macerator pump, while the freshwater system has a 38-gallon (144 L) tank, and the waste reservoir has a capacity of 13 gallons (49 L). The 306-gallon (1,158 L) fuel tank is aluminum with four baffles. For the electrical system, MAKO uses thru-hull bonding harnesses for below-water corrosion resistance and labeled, tinned-copper wiring. Marelon seacocks are used for improved resistance to corrosion.


MAKO Assurance Limited Lifetime Structural Hull Warranty. 5-Year “Stem-to-Stern” Coverage. Three-year gelcoat coverage warranty. Transferable to second owner.


• Base Standard Model. $249,900 with twin 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Standard Model. $284,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Standard Model. $299,900 with triple 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Standard Model. $259 with twin 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Standard Model. $299,900 with twin 400-hp Mercury 400 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $269,900 with twin 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $304,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $319,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $279,900 with twin 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $319,900 with twin 400-hp Mercury 400 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Sportfish Edition. $284,900 with twin 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Sportfish Edition. $319,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Sportfish Edition. $334,900 with triple 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Sportfish Edition. $294,900 with twin 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

• Base Sportfish Edition. $334,900 with twin 400-hp Mercury 400 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting

Optional Packages

Bluewater Family Edition

• Port and starboard bow seating with stowable backrests and gelcoated storage

• Removable cushioned bow filler doubles as a raised table (stores in bow compartment)

• Deluxe hardtop with 5’ automatic retracting aft shade

• Two extra stereo speakers

Mako 334 CC shade

The auto-retracting aft cockpit shade comes with a remote control.

Sportfish Edition

• 292-quart coffin box with hydraulic lift

• Upper helm station with anti-fatigue padding and Mercury VesselView screen

• Dual Taco outriggers

• 11 additional in-gunwale rod holders

Individual Options and Pricing

• Port and starboard bow seating with storable backrests and table that doubles as a bow filler cushion ($7,820)

• Fusion UD750 stereo with six speakers and subwoofer ($520)

• Simrad electronics package ($16,970)

• Simrad electronics package with one VHF radio ($19,795)

• Garmin electronics package with two VHF radios ($1,295)

• Electric head with overboard discharge ($365)

• 292-quart coffin box with hydraulic lift and storage beneath ($8,150)

• T-top mister ($640)

• Deluxe hardtop with 5’ automatic deploying aft deck shade ($7,315)

• Two-tone hull with Gulfstream, Blue, Onyx, Fighting Lady Yellow, Seafoam Green, Pompano Silver, or Victory red hull sides and transom ($6,000)

• Auto glide automatic boat-leveling trim tabs ($1,400)

• Deluxe hardtop ($1,250)

• Upper helm station with Mercury VesselView ($41,210)

• Taco outriggers ($1,970)


MAKO should have a winner on its hands with the 334 CC. Owners can choose among three equipment packages that simplify the purchasing process.
With the choice of twin or triple outboards, the 334 CC can be set up for long-range efficiency for fishermen who want to head to the canyons or for sporty performance with enough speed to keep up with the crowd in the local poker run.

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