|Length Overall||33' 4''
|Dry Weight||12,000 lbs.
|Tested Weight||13,337 lbs.
|Draft Up||N/A||Person Capacity||N/A|
|Draft Down||N/A||Fuel Capacity||306 gal.
|Air Draft||N/A||Water Capacity||N/A|
|Deadrise/Transom||24-deg.||Length on Trailer||N/A|
|Max Headroom||open||Height on Trailer||N/A|
|Bridge Clearance||N/A||Trailer Weight||N/A|
|Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine)||N/A|
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|Std. Power||Not Available|
|Tested Power||3 x 350-hp Mercury Verado 350|
|Opt. Power||2 x 300-hp Mercury Verado 300XXL JPO
2 x 350-hp Mercury Verado 350XXL JPO White
2 x 400-hp Mercury Verado 400XXL JPO White
3 x 300-hp Mercury Verado 300XXL JPO
3 x 350 Mercury Verado 350XXL JPO White
The new MAKO flagship measures 33’4” (10.16 m) LOA long with a 9’10” (2.99 m) beam, and she can be powered with up to triple 350-hp Mercury outboards.
MAKO developed the new 334 CC to be a versatile hull design that’s available in three versions to serve many boat owners. The Standard Edition is intended to fish and entertain the family. The Bluewater Family Edition comes with bow filler cushions and a two-position table up front plus a retractable awning over the aft cockpit. The boat we tested—the Sportfish Edition—is targeted at the serious offshore angler and was developed with the input of well-known fishing guides, including George Poveromo. It comes with an upper helm station, a 292-quart (276.3-L) coffin box and outriggers. Regardless of the package, the 344 CC comes with popular items included as standard equipment.
Regardless of which edition an owner chooses, the 334 CC has plenty of space to move and lots of under-deck storage.
• Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO)
• 2 Garmin 7612 XSV chartplotters with 4G radar and dual frequency sonar
• VHF radio
• Fusion stereo with marine-grade lighted speakers and 1600-watt subwoofer
• Two 34-gallon (128.7-L) rounded aft baitwells
• 38-gallon (143.8-L) freshwater tank
• Recessed auto glide trim tabs
• Upper helm station with Mercury Vessel View
• Below deck power windlass
The standard edition comes with four lighted marine-grade speakers. The upgrade to the Bluewater Family Edition includes two more speakers.
The Stern. Boarding the 334 CC from the docks is easily done by walking onto the small walkway between the outboards and the transom and stepping over into the cockpit. There is also a tuna/dive door aft to port and a three-step dive ladder secures in a bracket in the gunwale. In each corner of the stern, we found the aforementioned livewells. Each has rounded corners, blue finish, and clear acrylic lid with friction hinges. MAKO provides a cutting board and two cup holders between the wells with four rod holders aft. A bench seat folds out to provide additional cockpit seating.
In the aft corners of the self-bailing cockpit, there are four oversized drains.
The livewell hatches stay open on friction hinges, eliminating the need for struts or other apparatus to hold them up.
The centrally located aft bench seat folds forward on heavy-duty stainless steel hinges.
This hatch in the cockpit sole ahead of the bench seat provides access to pumps and other systems.
Whether owners use it for bringing in a big tuna or for scuba diving, the door in the port gunwale will come in handy.
Shown is the deployable tuna door three-step ladder.
Cockpit Storage. Aft in the deck on each side are insulated 290-quart (369-L) fishboxes with Gulper macerators and overboard discharge. On each side of the gunwales, there are racks for rods and landing tackle. Including the four across the stern, there are 16 rod holders dispersed in the 334 CC’s caprail plus six rocket-launchers on the hardtop. In the port gunwale, a tilting, locking hatch opens a compartment with a leader and plier holder. To starboard, a similar style locker has racks for needle nose pliers, a 12” (30.5 cm) filet knife, and tackle tray holder.
As we see on the aft port fishbox, all the hatches throughout the 334 CC open on stainless steel struts and close on thick gaskets to minimize rattles.
Tilt-out compartments like this provide dedicated locking storage for tools and tackle.
The Leaning Post. One thing we noticed right away about the 334 CC is that it comes with many standard features that are optional on competitive boats. For example, the leaning post comes with a fully equipped tackle prep station on the aft side. Up top are a draining chum bucket, a freshwater sink with a fold-out faucet, and two cup holders, plus tool racks. Below, a series of drawers provide valuable storage for tackle, tools line, and other fishing accessories. There are also lockers in the sides of the leaning post as well. The front side of the leaning post has side-by-side fold-up bolsters, folding armrest, and storage beneath the hinged bottom cushion.
This bait preparation station on the back of the leaning post has tool racks on the aft side and raised grab handles when conditions get rough.
The center sink has a cutting board top, and the compartment to the left is a draining chum bucket.
The upper hatches in the leaning post open larger compartments while these lower have space for smaller items.
With the bottom cushions and armrests down, the leaning post has space for at least two people to travel in seated comfort.
With everything in the raised position, there’s plenty of space to pass between the helm console and the leaning post.
The captain and a companion can stash items like a jacket or hat beneath the hinged bottom cushion.
The Helm. Regardless of the edition, the 334 CC’s helm has a tilt stainless steel steering wheel with a spinner knob to port with the keys just below and the controls in the center of the dash. This positions the captain to port, so there’s space for a companion to starboard. In addition to the Mercury JPO joystick system, the Fusion stereo and a pair of 12-volt power plugs are in the starboard dash. Cup holders are in the outboard corners on each side.
The Standard and Bluewater Family Editions of the 334 CC come with twin Garmin 7612 XSV chartplotters, plus digital shift/throttle controls and the Mercury JPO outboard joystick system.
Our test boat—the Sportfish Edition— had an optional Simrad electronics package with the large chartplotter directly ahead of the captain and a smaller engine monitor to the upper right.
The horn button is the only one that lights up red, making it easy to find.
Our test captain felt that the windscreen was too short to effectively keep wind and spray off of him -- but this acrylic windshield is optional. The standard glass windshield is nearly twice as tall.
With the optional Simrad package, the VHF radio is in the starboard of the two electronics boxes in the hardtop.
The Upper Station. Part of the Sportfish Edition, the upper station has everything a captain needs to run the 334 CC, including the JPO system and a Mercury VesselView engine monitoring screen. The anti-fatigue pad was comfortable to lean back against, and the glove box provided storage space.
During a long day offshore, the captain can lean back into the anti-fatigue pad.
The glovebox for the upper helm station provides access to rigging access and is big enough to hold accessories, such as a pair of binoculars for spotting fish.
The Console. Moving forward, there are two more in-deck lockers outboard of the console. On the port side of the console, a full-height hatch opens the freshwater head compartment. With its step-down design, it has 6’8” (2.03 m) of standing headroom and 5’5” (1.65 m) when seated on the pump-out toilet. The compartment also has a stainless steel freshwater sink. The electrical distribution panel is in the head and so are inspection panels, which provide access to the helm rigging up high and the batteries and heavy-duty switches down low. There’s also a plug-in port for a Mercury diagnostic tool.
The large hatch makes it easy to step down into the head compartment.
The upper hatch in the head compartment opens to provide access to the rigging for the helm. Notice the clear labeling for each component.
Because our test boat had three Mercury outboards, there were three batteries plus a single one dedicated for house use.
The Bow. Moving forward, all three versions of the 334 CC have a two-person bench seat on the front of the console. Our test model had the 292-quart (276-L) coffin box with the padded cover in the bow. The entire box raises on a power ram to reveal the huge 740-quart (700 L) bow locker. The Bluewater Family Edition has port and starboard bow lounges with a table that can be lowered to accommodate a filler cushion. This turns the area into a large recessed sun pad. The table, pedestal, and pad are stowable in the in-floor compartment.
The fold-down armrests add to the comfort of the lounge on the front of the console and notice the hardtop frame in easy reach.
The padded hatch on top of the coffin box could be a good place for kids to sit when idling through no-wake zones.
The coffin-box hatch opens on a single gas strut, and, for aesthetic appeal, the gasket on the underside is white instead of the usual black.
The entire coffin box raises on a power ram to access the large locker underneath it. This locker is on every version of the boat.
The Bluewater Family Edition comes with bow lounges, a multi-position table and backrests.
Lower the table and fill in the bow to create a large sun pad. The backrests are removable.
MAKO calls this a “Ring Deck Design”, and the manufacturer uses it because it provides more interior space.
Bow Storage. In addition to the large in-deck locker, storage in the 334 CC’s bow includes an 81-quart (77 L) in the base of the console seat and two lockers for the anchor, windlass, and rode. A hatch in the foredeck provides access to the top of the windlass and roller, while the lower one lets crew members get to the rode.
The table and bow cushions store in the under-deck locker.
There are also compartments under the side cushions for the bow lounges.
We’d like to see the anchor locker hatch lay over flat when open to keep it from bouncing in rough conditions.
This lower hatch provides access to the anchor chain and/or rode.
Power and Performance
The Numbers. Our 334 CC was powered by triple 350-hp Mercury Verado 4-stroke supercharged outboards turning Enertia Eco 20” (50.8 cm) (outboard) and 21” (53.3 cm) (center) three-bladed stainless steel propellers through 1.75:1 reductions. With three people on board and about a third-of-a-tank of fuel, the boat weighed 13,337 lbs. (6,049 kg). Top speed was 64.4 mph (56 knots) at 5600 rpm.
Best cruise came at 3000 rpm. The boat ran 29.8 mph (25.9 knots) and burned 20.4 gph (72.2 lph), giving the 334 CC a range of 403 statute miles (350 nm) with 10% fuel in reserve.
In acceleration tests, the 334 CC with 350-hp motors had a time-to-plane of 4.0 seconds, reached 20 mph (17.4 knots) in 4.9 seconds, and went all the way to 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 6.4 seconds.
At 3000, 3500, and 4000 rpm, the 334 CC has a range of more than 350 nautical miles.
Handling. The MAKO 334 CC is responsive to the helm and turns with good authority coming around at cruise in roughly three boat lengths. In normal turns, she’ll roll roughly 15-degrees into the turn, and with the heavy handed turns of a test captain, she can heel up to 30-degrees. A lot of that has to do with the weight of the tower well above the center of gravity. She remains comfortable throughout.
Of course, when testing an offshore boat, such as this, we were stuck with flat calm water, but crossing the wakes of larger yachts passing by showed no tendency to pound and indeed, the 334 CC’s deep-V design with 24-degrees of transom deadrise and a broad bow flare produced a clean slice through the waves with spray kept low and wide. She also had a solid feel when running through the wakes. We would not hesitate to take this boat on a long offshore run.
Even in harder turns than most captains would attempt, the 334 CC carved through the maneuvers with confidence.
Construction Highlights. MAKO builds the 334 CC with a 5” (12.7 cm) thick fiberglass encapsulated transom that has a 3” (7.62 cm) thick high-density composite core. The hull-to-deck joint is chemically sealed and mechanically fastened every 6” (15.24 cm) with stainless steel fasteners. Hatch covers are laminated 1” thick with finished undersides and integrated gaskets.
Proper Hardware. Forward, four 8” (20.32 cm) pull-up cleats are used on deck, so fishing lines won’t snag. Aft, in the cap rail on each side, are two stainless steel hawse pipes with 8” (20.32 cm) cleats mounted below on the gunwales.
On Board Systems. An electroplated sea chest keeps four pumps submerged, so they run cooler, which extends their life. Baitwell pumps are 2,000 gph (7,570 lph) models, and there’s a backup. The raw-water washdown system also has a 2,000-gph (7,570 lph) pump. Each fishbox has a Gulper macerator pump, while the freshwater system has a 38-gallon (144 L) tank, and the waste reservoir has a capacity of 13 gallons (49 L). The 306-gallon (1,158 L) fuel tank is aluminum with four baffles. For the electrical system, MAKO uses thru-hull bonding harnesses for below-water corrosion resistance and labeled, tinned-copper wiring. Marelon seacocks are used for improved resistance to corrosion.
Warranty. MAKO Assurance Limited Lifetime Structural Hull Warranty. 5-Year “Stem-to-Stern” Coverage. Three-year gelcoat coverage warranty. Transferable to second owner.
• Base Standard Model. $249,900 with twin 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Standard Model. $284,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Standard Model. $299,900 with triple 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Standard Model. $259 with twin 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Standard Model. $299,900 with twin 400-hp Mercury 400 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $269,900 with twin 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $304,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $319,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $279,900 with twin 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Bluewater Family Edition. $319,900 with twin 400-hp Mercury 400 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Sportfish Edition. $284,900 with twin 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Sportfish Edition. $319,900 with triple 300-hp Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Sportfish Edition. $334,900 with triple 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Sportfish Edition. $294,900 with twin 350-hp Mercury 350 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
• Base Sportfish Edition. $334,900 with twin 400-hp Mercury 400 XXL Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting
Bluewater Family Edition
• Port and starboard bow seating with stowable backrests and gelcoated storage
• Removable cushioned bow filler doubles as a raised table (stores in bow compartment)
• Deluxe hardtop with 5’ automatic retracting aft shade
• Two extra stereo speakers
The auto-retracting aft cockpit shade comes with a remote control.
• 292-quart coffin box with hydraulic lift
• Upper helm station with anti-fatigue padding and Mercury VesselView screen
• Dual Taco outriggers
• 11 additional in-gunwale rod holders
Individual Options and Pricing
• Port and starboard bow seating with storable backrests and table that doubles as a bow filler cushion ($7,820)
• Fusion UD750 stereo with six speakers and subwoofer ($520)
• Simrad electronics package ($16,970)
• Simrad electronics package with one VHF radio ($19,795)
• Garmin electronics package with two VHF radios ($1,295)
• Electric head with overboard discharge ($365)
• 292-quart coffin box with hydraulic lift and storage beneath ($8,150)
• T-top mister ($640)
• Deluxe hardtop with 5’ automatic deploying aft deck shade ($7,315)
• Two-tone hull with Gulfstream, Blue, Onyx, Fighting Lady Yellow, Seafoam Green, Pompano Silver, or Victory red hull sides and transom ($6,000)
• Auto glide automatic boat-leveling trim tabs ($1,400)
• Deluxe hardtop ($1,250)
• Upper helm station with Mercury VesselView ($41,210)
• Taco outriggers ($1,970)
MAKO should have a winner on its hands with the 334 CC. Owners can choose among three equipment packages that simplify the purchasing process.
With the choice of twin or triple outboards, the 334 CC can be set up for long-range efficiency for fishermen who want to head to the canyons or for sporty performance with enough speed to keep up with the crowd in the local poker run.
|RPM||MPH||Knots||Total GPH||MPG||NMPG||Stat. Mile||NM||KM||KPH||LPH||KPL||dBA|
All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.
|Time To Plane||4.0 sec.|
|0 to 30||7.2 sec.|
|Test Power||3 x 350-hp Mercury Verado 350|
|Props||Eco 20 21. 20|
|Load||3 persons, 2/5 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear|
|Climate||64 deg., 58 humid.; 10-15 mph; seas: light chop|
|Washdown: Raw Water|
= Standard = Optional
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