Mako Boats 334 CC: 2017 Boat Buyers Guide

Mako in the 334 CC crafted what it calls the ultimate sport-fishing and ultimate family saltwater-fishing boat.

December 19, 2016
Mako boats 334 CC triple outboards running offshore fishing
LOA: 33′ 4″ | Beam: 9’10” | Fuel Capacity: 306 gal. | Dry Weight: 9,000 lb. plus power | Max HP: 1050 | Certifications: NMMA Courtesy of Mako Boats

For 50 years Mako boats have been a major force in saltwater fishing, earning a solid reputation for its center console models.

Now part of White River Marine Group — formed when Johnny Morris’ Tracker Marine recently acquired Ranger Boats — the Mako brand has found a comfortable home within its proven marketing, sales and service network, bolstered by its emphasis on product development.

The result of combining the heritage with the updates is what Mako proudly calls “the best ride by design.”


One of the most often reviewed brands in our survey, Mako boats drew high marks for their brand reputation, construction and safety — traits that grow confidence one embraces whether on blue water or inshore.

Respondents also applauded, Mako’s impressive speed, performance and range. They go far, and fast!

A top Mako design priority is ride: smooth, stable, dry and safe.


In offshore boats, this comes via a Mako deep-V hull, on which strategically placed strakes raise the hull higher out of the water at speed, increasing fuel efficiency. At trolling and cruising speeds, ­handling is stable and footing secure, and close quarters ­maneuverability is exemplary.

Other Mako boats – inshore specialists – ride on hulls with a Rapid Planing System transom, for quick planing and snappy hole shots.

Pro Skiff models ride on exclusive Advanced Inverted V (AIV) hulls, netting better load-carrying abilities, stability and performance, and dry, chop-taming rides.



Saltwater specialist Mako’s line of 16- to 28-foot fishing boats just got a big addition: a bluewater 334 center console with ring-deck design, port tuna/dive door, massive storage, and a triple-outboard capacity of 1,050 horsepower.

Building on its half-century of boatbuilding experience, Mako in the 334 CC crafted what it calls the ultimate sport-fishing and ultimate family saltwater-fishing boat, one offering advanced design and fishing features, along with crew comfort and state-of-the-art technology.

The 334 CC’s features an aggressive deep-V hull with notched transom and high-speed raw-water pickup. At the console is Joystick Piloting for Outboards, Garmin electronics and Fusion audio.

Mako boats 334 CC helm electronics hard top saltwater fishing
At the helm is ample space for dual sonar/GPS displays and Mercury’s VesselView gauges. Courtesy of Mako Boats

Other features include a forward cushioned seat with cooler, folding aft bench seat, walk-in freshwater head, leaning post with freshwater sink, port and starboard aft fish boxes with Gulper macerators, stowable dive ladder, and two 34-gallon pill-shaped baitwells.

The new boat comes in three configurations, starting with the impressive Standard Edition described. The Bluewater Family Edition features bow seating, a stowable table/bow filler, and an auto-extendable aft sun screen. And the Sportfish Special Edition offers a recessed 292-quart coffin box and upper station with Mercury Vessel View, Taco outriggers and 11 more rod holders.

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