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Mako 334 CC: Family-friendly battlewagon

Mako is now building its largest center console ever and the first with triple outboards — the 33-foot, 4-inch Mako 334 CC. Mako has not offered a boat this big since 1997’s 333 Attack, a twin-outboard open-cockpit express with an LOA of 33 feet, 9 inches.

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True to Mako tradition, the 334 CC is “a heavily built, durable battlewagon of a boat,” says Chuck Mooney, Mako Boats senior project engineer. The hull, stringer grid, liner and deck cap are bonded together with methacrylate adhesives and fiberglass. “This boat is overbuilt and has that toughness Makos are known for,” says Mooney.

But the 334 CC also has a softer side. With its Blue Water Family package, Mako rigs the 334 CC with an oversize T-top, an electric-powered cockpit sunshade, extra bow seating with a pedestal table and an upgraded stereo. Its Sportfish package includes a smaller T-top, a tower with secondary helm, outriggers and extra rod holders and a foredeck coffin box. “We’ve got your hardcore fisherman covered, and it’s a great boat for the family,” says Mooney.

The 334 rides a deep-vee hull with a sharp entry and a 24-degree deadrise at the transom. “You’re not going to see any steps in the hull — we are deep-vee all the way, with monstrous strakes and big reverse chines,” Mooney says.

The Mako 334 CC can be powered with triple 300- or 350-hp Mercury Verados or twin 300-, 350- or 400-hp Verados. It’ll top out from about 55 mph to 62 mph and cruise from 35 to 45 mph, depending on the propulsion package. Mileage ranges from 1.3 to 1.6 mpg at cruising speeds.

Base pricing runs from $249,000 with twin 300s to $299,900 with triple 350s. The Mercury Joystick helm system comes standard with all engine options.

Mako Boats, Springfield, Missouri, (417) 873-4555,

— Chris Landry

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue.