BUCYRUS, Ohio (September 20, 2007) - Baja Marine introduces the brand new 278 Performance for 2008. This dynamic mid-sized model will replace the 275 Performance in Baja's full-throttle lineup. The 278 Performance boasts the signature power and style of the Performance line with new innovations. Continuing Baja's ongoing commitment to create versatile models for its leading lineup, the 278 Performance joins the recently introduced 247 Islander and 335 Performance.

The 278 Performance unites the latest in technology and style, while delivering signature Baja power. Baja's design team incorporated the hull of the award-winning 277 Islander into the 278 Performance, utilizing the precision of Islander's open bow design in the 278's cuddy layout. Part agile runner, part weekender, the 278 lets you play as hard and as long as you want. "It's like having two boats in one," said J.R. Jenney, Baja's director of sales. "You can stay out on the water all day with friends and family and overnight comfortably. The 278 Performance can run with larger boats, but it can also go some places they can't."

Creative features that marry form and function are found throughout the model, including sporty rear vents with stainless steel mesh cutouts specially crafted by Baja's design team. "These are such a great addition to the boat," said Jenney. "They're a striking new feature that adds to the incredible overall design." Baja owners can customize the look of the 278 Performance by choosing the standard windshield or a new windscreen option for a sleeker line. And the aggressive lines of the 278's flat deck and hatches lend the boat an even more dramatic presence. State-of-the-art technology like Baja's stringer liner system ensures that the boat can withstand the toughest conditions.

Usability-enhancing features also abound on the 278 Performance. A larger cabin with additional storage space allows for extending day trips into overnight trips and for bringing additional passengers onboard. The boat's interior space is maximized with a molded-in speaker pod and storage shelf tucked behind the cuddy seating. Forward facing seating and a generous V-berth mean you can rest comfortably when you need a break from the action. And the optional expanded swim platform provides more room to take a swim.

"The 278 Performance is a wonderful addition to our full-throttle lineup," said Dave Olson, president of Baja Marine. "We are proud to offer yet another top performer in our popular mid-size category."

To learn more about the new 278 Performance and the rest of Baja's full-throttle lineup, please visit www.bajamarine.com.

Length 27' 5" - 8.36m
Length w/Swim Platform 29' 2" - 8.89m
Beam 8' 6" - 2.59m
Weight 5100 lbs - 2,313kg
Draft 38" - 96.52cm
Deadrise at Transom 24° -
Fuel Capacity 101 gal - 382.3L
Passenger Capacity 6
Specification measurements are approximate and subject to variance.

MerCruiser 6.2 L MX/320 HP
MerCruiser 496 Magnum/375 HP/Bravo I
MerCruiser 496 Magnum HO/425 HP/Bravo X
Mercury Racing HP 525EFI/525HP/Bravo XR/Includes Large K Planes, Systemview Race Edition, GPS Speedo, Latham Steering, Lab Props, Depth Finder Ambient Temperature Sensor
Mercury Racing HP 600SCI/600HP/Bravo XR/ Includes Large K Planes, Systemview Race Edition, GPS Speedo, Latham Steering, Lab Props, Depth Finder Ambient Temperature Sensor
Seacore Salt Water Package (MX 6.2L thru 496 Magnum HO)

Bonding, Plexus
Bow Rail - Stainless Steel - Thru-Bolted
Bow & Stern Eyes, Stainless Steel - Thru-Bolted
Cleats, 6" Pull-Up - Stainless Steel (6)
Cover, Shipping
Drain Plug, Garboard - Transom
End Grain Balsa Core Construction
Fasteners, Chrome-Plated Stainless Steel
Gel-Coat, Premium
Grab Bars, Stainless Steel (3)
Graphics, In-Gel - 4-Color
Hatches, Deck: Smoked
Laminates, Bi-Axial - Vacuum Bagged
Lights, Navigational
Rub Rail - White Vinyl
Ski Tow, Stainless Steel - Thru-Bolted
Swim Platform, Fiberglass (Molded Deck, & Hull) w/Integrated Stainless Steel (3 Step) Telescoping Ladder
Vents, Custom HDPE Molded (2)
Vinylester Resin Barrier Coat
Windshield, Full Framed Walk-Thru

Cup Holders - Jumbo (6)
Dash Console, Fiberglass (Custom) w/Non-Glare Surface
Dash Console, Integrated Port Console
Dash Panels (Custom)
Door, Cabin Entry (Sliding & Lockable) - Acrylic
Floor Liner, Fiberglass w/Textured Surface - Integral w/Deck
Glove Box Storage
Lights, Courtesy (2)
Receptacle, 12V (2)
Seating, Bolsters (2) - Drop-Down
Seating, Rear Bench w/Hinged Storage Below
Stereo, MP3 Port (Glove Box)
Stereo, Performance System (Clarion(r)) AM/FM/CD w/MP3 Port
Storage, Anchor & Rope (Under Motor Lid)
Storage, Side Compartments - ABS Molded (2)
Sundeck, Padded w/Electric Lift & Manual Release
Sundeck, w/One-Piece Integrated Headrest
Upholstery, Vinyl - Expanded (34 oz.)

Bilge Pump, Automatic (500gph)
Carbon Monoxide Monitor
Carpet Runner
Cup Holders - Jumbo (4)
Lighting, 12V (2)
Seating, Couch (2) - Facing
Storage, Side Compartments - Under Cushions
Storage, Side Shelves (2)

Controls, Performance - (Livorsi TM)
Horn - Flush-Mounted
Instrumentation w/Livorsi II Gauges - Backlit Red
Steering, Power
Steering, Tilt
Steering Wheel, Custom - Black w/Satin Finish Spokes
Switches, Rocker, Engraved Illuminated Text

Battery Tray
On/Off Battery Switch (Concealed)
Safety Switch w/Lanyard
Switch Panel & Fuse Box

Bilge Pump, Automatic (900 gph)
Engine Lid, Fiberglass Tray
Engine Mounts, HD Thru-Bolted - Aluminum
Exhaust, Thru-Hub
Hose Clamps, Stainless Steel
Lighting, 12V (2)

Fuel Cell (HDPE) w/Electric Gauge and SS sending unit - 101-Gal - Fuel Tank
Stainless Steel Fuel Fill (Pop-Up)

Propeller, Stainless Steel
Battery Switch, Dual w/Second Battery Tray
Canvas, Cockpit Cover (Sunbrella(r)) (B)
Canvas, Trailering Cover (Sunbrella(r))
Carpet - Cockpit (B)
Compass, 4" w/Light
Controls, Performance - Billet Chrome w/Trim on Handle (Livorsi)
Depth Finder
Exhaust, Quick & Quiet Plus (Corsa(tm))
Exhaust, Thru-Hull w/Quick & Quiet II (Corsa(tm))
Fender Holders
Fire Extinguishing System (B)
Freshwater Flush
Fume Detector
Graphics, Boss
Graphics, Full Color
Graphics, SST
Graphics, Wave
GPS Speedo (Livorsi) - Available w/Livorsi Gauge Panel Set Upgrade, or Special
Hatch Screens
Head, Porta Potti
Head, Pump-Out
Instrument Panel (Livorsi(tm)) w/Chrome Bezels w/Colored Trim Rings (Dark Violet, Orange, Yellow, Red, Chrome, or Electric Blue) (S)
Rub Rail w/Stainless Steel Insert - White (B)
Shower, Transom
Steering Wheel, Custom Platinum w/Colored Accent (Blue, Red, Purple, Orange, or Yellow Accent)
Steering Wheel, Custom (Carbon Fiber)
Stereo, Performance Plus System (Clarion(r))
Stereo, Remote Control - Dash
Stereo, Remote Control - Transom
Swim Platform - Extended Bolt-On Fiberglass w/Integrated Stainless Steel (3 Step) Telescoping Ladder
Table, Cabin
Trailering Cover
Trim Tabs, HD Electric (12x12) w/Indicators (B)
Trim Tabs, HD Electric (14x19) w/Indicators
Trim Tabs, K-Planes (Large) w/Indicators
V-berth Cushion - W/Bed Sham (B)
Windscreen (B)

BOSS Special Options Package = (B)

Baja Marine Corporation is the leading manufacturer of performance boats. Headquartered in Bucyrus, OH, Baja is a division of Brunswick Corporation. For more information on Baja Marine Corporation, please call (877) 321-BAJA (2252) or visit www.bajamarine.com. Baja manufactures and markets runabouts and performance boats from 19 to 42 feet.