Baja Marine, Washington, North Carolina, has unveiled its first-ever outboard-powered line: the Baja Outlaw Outboard series. The first boat in Baja's new series is the 2014 Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard, which the company debuted at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
"We have been seeing a lot of customer demand for outboard-powered versions of Baja's popular Outlaw high-performance series,' said Johnny Walker, CEO of Baja Marine, Inc. "With Mercury's powerful and reliable Verado outboards on the market, we felt that now was the time.'
The 2014 Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard is powered by twin Mercury Verado 300s with hydraulic power steering, delivering a top speed of 70 mph. The boat also is available with twin Verado 200s and twin Verado 225s, both with hydraulic power steering.
In converting the 26 Outlaw to an outboard configuration, Baja's design team transformed the boat's former sterndrive engine compartment into a high-volume storage space with wakeboard rack and a box for Coast Guard-required equipment. The 26 Outboard also features a forward cuddy cabin offering a reprieve from the sun.
The first 26 Outlaw Outboard also showcases Baja's optional sport arch and its new X2 package. The package includes custom hull color w/X2 hullside graphics, a colour-matched sunpad, colour-matched carbon fiber dash, powdercoat rails, custom Plexiglas windshield venturi, custom LED lighting and underwater lights.
Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard Specifications:
Length w/Platform 27' 8″
Beam 8' 4″
Weight 4,800 lbs.
Deadrise at Transom 24Âº
Fuel Capacity 101 gals.
Passenger Capacity 6
Sleeping Capacity 3
Baja Marine is the parent company of Baja, Donzi, Fountain and Pro-Line Boats, offering performance and fishing boats from 16 to 48 feet in length. All four brands are designed, built and marketed at the company's 250,000-square foot facility, situated on more than 60 acres on the Pamlico River in Washington, North Carolina.