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Baja proudly lays claim to the title of “world’s most popular performance boat,” a moniker that reflects the ongoing popularity of its Islander bowriders and Outlaw and Performance go-fasts. Progressive product development has always been the core of the Baja philosophy. Hull designs continue to stretch the limits of speed and performance, while the company rightly touts its well-earned reputation for safety and durability. AS their trademark slogan attests, “speed changes you.” That’s a feeling shared by Baja and its customers.

Baja 278 Performance

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Boat Description

While the 278 Performance is more compact than its brethren, it still steals the show. Armed with Baja's True-V hull, the 278 Performance is both an agile runner and fun weekender. Unique features like sporty rear vents, a new windscreen option and an aggressive, flat deck and hatches make sure you stand out in a crowd. Plus, a larger cabin with additional storage space means you can extend day trips overnight or bring more full-throttle friends on board. Forward-facing seating and a generous V-berth let you take a break from the action. Be warned: your friends will get jealous.

Boat Details
Beam 8 ft 6 inMax Draft 3 ft 2 in
Dry Weight 5100 lbMax Seating Capacity 6
Hull Material FiberglassHull Shape Deep Vee
Fuel Capacity 101 galDeadrise at Transom 24°
Number of Heads 1   
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Detailed Specs
Number of Berths 2   

Standard Features

    Cabin Features
  • Bilge Pump, Automatic (500 GPH)
  • Carbon Monoxide Monitor
  • Carpet Runner
  • Cup Holders, Jumbo (4)
  • Lighting, 12V (2)
  • Seating, Couch (2): Face-to-Face
  • Storage, Side Compartments: Under Cushions
  • Storage, Side Shelves (2)

    Cockpit Features

  • Cup Holders, Jumbo (6)
  • Dash Console, Fiberglass: (Custom) w/Non-Glare
  • Dash Console, Integrated Port Console
  • Dash Panels (Custom)
  • Door, Cabin Entry: (Sliding and Lockable) - Acrylic
  • Floor Liner, Fiberglass: w/Textured Surface - Integral w/Deck
  • Glove Box Storage
  • Lights, Courtesy (2)
  • Receptacle, 12V (2)
  • Seating, Bolsters (2): Drop-Down
  • Seating, Rear Bench: w/Hinged Storage Below
  • Stereo, MP3 Port: (Glove Box)
  • Stereo, Performance System: (Clarion) AM/FM/CD
  • Storage, Anchor and Rope: (Under Motor Lid)
  • Storage, Side Compartments (2): ABS Molded
  • Sundeck: w/One-Piece Integrated Headrest
  • Sundeck, Padded: w/Electric Lift and Manual Release
  • Upholstery, Vinyl (34 oz.): Expanded

    Control Station

  • Controls, Performance: (Livorsi )
  • Horn: Flush-Mounted
  • Hour Meter
  • Instrumentation: w/Livorsi II Gauges - Backlit Red
  • Steering Wheel, Custom: Black w/Satin Finish Spokes
  • Steering, Power
  • Steering, Tilt
  • Switches, Rocker: Engraved Illuminated Text

    Electrical Systems

  • Battery Tray
  • On/Off Battery Switch: (Concealed)
  • Safety Switch: w/Lanyard
  • Switch Panel and Fuse Box


  • 320 HP: MerCruiser MX 6.2L/320 HP/Bravo I

    Engine Compartment

  • Bilge Pump, Automatic (900 GPH)
  • Blower
  • Engine Lid: Fiberglass Tray
  • Engine Mounts: HD Thru-Bolted - Aluminum
  • Exhaust, Thru-Hub
  • Hose Clamps: Stainless Steel
  • Lighting, 12V (2)
  • Mercathode

    Fuel System

  • Fuel Cell (HDPE): w/Electric Gauge and SS sending unit - 101-Gal - Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Fill (Pop-Up): Stainless Steel

    Hull and Deck Features

  • Bonding, Plexus
  • Bow and Stern Eyes: Stainless Steel - Thru-Bolted
  • Cleats, 6" Pull-Up (6): Stainless Steel
  • Cover, Shipping
  • Drain Plug, Garboard: Transom
  • End Grain Balsa Core Construction
  • Fasteners, Chrome-Plated: Stainless Steel
  • Gel-Coat, Premium
  • Grab Bars (3): Stainless Steel
  • Graphics, In-Gel: 4-Color
  • Hatches, Deck: Smoked Custom
  • Laminates, Bi-Axial: Vacuum Bagged
  • Lights, Navigational
  • Rub Rail, White Vinyl
  • Ski Tow: Stainless Steel - Thru-Bolted
  • Swim Platform, Fiberglass: (Molded Deck, and Hull) w/Integrated Stainless Steel (3 Step) Telescoping Ladder
  • Vents, Custom HDPE Molded (2)
  • Vinylester Resin Barrier Coat
  • Windshield, Full Framed Walk-Thru

    Underwater Gear

  • Propeller, Stainless Steel: (MerCruiser Recommended)