2003 Baja 340 Sport
** SOLD **
Blast off to the fishing grounds in this well-kept 2003 Baja 340 Sport Fish! Only 317 Hours on 225 Mercury Opti's. Very nice boat. Located just before the bridge to Ft Myers Beach. The 340 Sportfish is a multipurpose go-fast boat that can handle fishing, watersports, or high-speed cruising with ease. Trailer is not included in the price but it is available for sale.
Si-Tex CVS 106 Bottom Finder
Garmin 3206 Gps
Pump out head
Large Live Well
Tons of seating
Forward Cuddy Cabin
The 340 Sportfish is as flexible as an acrobat and it’s one of the more versatile center console’s we’ve ever tested. She starts you out with a well-built, soft-riding hull with a 24 degree deadrise at the transom, then adds in such features as a flip-down aft bench seat, double-wide center-console, jump seats, and cuddy cabin forward.
The aft cockpit runs nearly full beam and is protected on all three sides by deeply padded coaming cushions. The transom door makes it easy to get out to the small swim platform or standard outboard engine bracket, and it’s raised so the boat won’t ship water when backing down on a fish. An insole hatch here provides some storage and direct access to such items as the engine-oil reservoirs, but this is for sight-checking the levels only as you’ll use the remote fill pipes located in the gunwales when it’s time to add two-stroke oil. Put four-stroke Mercs on the back and this becomes a moot point.
You won’t be fishing the boat 100% of the time, and when you’re idling down the channel or cruising an aft bench seat for 2 flips down easily with one hand for extra seating, and it flips up and away just as quickly.
Over to port there's a locker that gets you direct access to the battery switches along with a spigot for fresh-water washdowns, an option that comes with the Sportfish package
And over to starboard there’s a raw-water washdown complete with its own easy-to-see-and-service pump and filter.
The Sportfish pack also gets you a big 30-gallon recirculating livewell when you’re fishing goggle eyes for sailfish, and it’s waist high so you don’t have to get on your hands and knees and beg those little buggers to jump on the bait hook.
One feature we really liked on the 340 is the extra wide walkways that lead easily from cockpit to foredeck. This is surprising given the boats 8’6” beam and you won’t find decks this wide on many competing boats. One way Baja kept the walkways wide was to keep the midships grabrails out of the cockpit and inset them in the gunwales, along with two drink holders on either side. Meanwhile you also get rod racks (non-locking) on either side under the gunwale, plus extra-large insole fishboxes that are 5 feet long! That should be plenty to hold your catch of the day.
Another way Baja maximized walking space is to create a relatively narrow center console helm for two. It features twin bolster seats that drop down manually, and while they weren’t particularly easy to operate on our test boat, we did appreciate the deep padding and quality vinyl workmanship, which is done in-house at Baja.
The helm itself is on the portside and features a stainless steel tilt wheel as standard equipment along with an extra-high acrylic windshield that’s rimmed in stainless for strength. The Sportfish pack also gets you Kiekhaefer racing controls with in handle trim mounted on the centerline (steer with the left hand, throttle with the right), plus dual-ram K-plane trim tabs with LED indicators so you can really dial in the 340 at speed for a balanced ride.
Meanwhile, the basic engine gauges have an upscale look with stainless bezels, and Baja protects the lesser-used rocker switches from the elements beneath an acrylic cover.
Another touch we really liked is an elbow-deep locker in the dash to stow all your personal belongings, a feature often overlooked on other center consoles. In addition, the foot rest for two really locks you and your navigator in at speed.
Fully forward, you’ll find two jump seats on either side (not recommended for seating at speed) with lockers that can be used for dry or wet stowage, and overall you won’t go wanting for either drink holders or seating on the 340 Sportfish.
Finally, there’s a basic V-berth fully up in the bow that’s a great place to stow gear or take a little snooze while waiting for the rods to go off.
As you would expect from a performance boat builder like Baja, speed and therefore weight are everything. They kept the 340 at a fighting weight of just 6,100 pounds by using hand-laid biaxial laminates in the hull and end-grain balsa coring in the decks and hullsides. And even though she’s a hair past 34 feet long, she’s’ still trailerable without a permit at just 8’6” wide.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.