2021 Mako 284 Center Console Boat Walkthrough Review

Join Boat Trader and Ryan McVinney for a full walkthrough of a 2021 Mako 284 CC center console boat at Bass Pro Shops in Foxborough, MA in the video below.

Boat Overview

If you’re looking for a versatile family fishing boat that is ready for offshore adventures and long days out on the water entertaining with friends, this center console boat could easily be your vessel of choice. With a very fishable layout, T-top, rod holders, livewell and storage, along with V-shape bow seating and an onboard head with electric toilet and sink, she is comfortable, seaworthy and reliable. Plus, she is relatively easy to handle.

Sturdy Hull Construction

Put simply, this is a sturdily-built vessel crafted with quality boat construction methods. Her 1-piece, molded, gel-coated stringer grid reinforces the hull for a lifetime of fine performance. And the quality of construction (100% composite) is top notch, with her hull and deck both chemically bonded and mechanically fastened every 6″ with stainless steel fasteners.


Whether you’re hunting marlin in the Gulf Stream or mahi in the kelp paddies, the 284 CC comes outfitted to fish with two in-deck 290-qt. fishboxes, an outrigger-ready fiberglass hardtop and a full-featured bait station. Plus she can be further rigged with outriggers and other boat hardware and fishing gear to extend her fishability even further. Powered by up to 700 horses and with a 228-gallon fuel capacity, she also has the range to get you out farther and keep you out longer.

An Updated From A Trusted Brand

Although Mako boats may have changed quite a bit in the last few decades, boats like the 2021 284 CC remain sturdy, heavily-built fishing boats that combine the spirit of adventure with the legacy of a trusted brand. The builder’s lineup of offshore and inshore fishing boats offers a solid collection of reliable boats at reasonable price points. Since the 1960s this boat builder has been manufacturing rugged, roomy and seaworthy center consoles, so it is a game they know well. The 284 is a hardcore fishing machine built to keep you safe even in adverse weather and sea conditions.


Length: 28′ 4″
Beam: 9′ 10″
Draft: 21″
Dry Weight: 7,270 lbs.
Deadrise: 21 degrees
Max Power: 700 HP
Passenger Capacity: 13 persons

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Written by: Ryan McVinney

C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, producer, writer, actor, boat captain, outdoor enthusiast and conservationist. He's currently the host and director of Boat Trader's award-winning Stomping Grounds TV show that explores boating culture across America. McVinney also directs and produces the documentary series Cult Classics and the extreme superyacht show LEGENDS for YachtWorld, as well the popular Factory Fridays video series for boats.com. He is a regular contributor to leading marine industry publications.