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Baja 30 Outlaw GT
Displacement (approx.): 6,900 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 24 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 5'3"
Max Cabin Headroom: 5'4"
Fuel Capacity: 142 gal.
Available Power: Twin MerCruiser or Mercury Racing sterndrives up to 1,130 hp
You can stretch out on the aft sun pad and let your legs dangle over the optional tubular aluminum swim platform that’s also part of the GT package. Raise the pad to reveal the engines. They’re installed on some serious mounts. The outer pieces are foot-long cast aluminum brackets shaped like horseshoes that fit down over the stringer and bolt through each side. The inner mount fastens to the large center stringer in the same fashion, with feet that bolt to each motor’s mount. It also provides a platform for the engine hatch lift. Trim pumps are mounted on the transom abaft the motors, and you can reach the caps to top off the fluid. Rigging looked clean with wires and hoses supported with stainless-steel cushioned clamps to keep the runs secure.
Beneath the engines I could see that Baja builds the boat with a one-piece liner that includes all the stringers and transverse supports. It’s laminated with two layers of 3610 fiberglass mat and is bonded to the hull with Plexus adhesive. Once the liner is in place, all voids are filled with closed-cell foam. Baja lays up the hull bottom with four layers of 3610 in multidirectional layers, and the hull-to-deck joint is bonded with Plexus.
You could see further evidence of the liner in the 30 Outlaw’s cabin. Aft to port is a small galley with a refrigerator and sink and with a head directly across to starboard. Just ahead, two long lounges convert to a full berth measuring more than six feet long, and there’s stowage in the base and outboard in molded trays. It’s comfortable enough that, if you play your cards right, you might get to know a new friend a little better during a weekend getaway.