Boat Test: 2018 Mako 414 CC

Boat Tested2018 Mako 414 CC
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Power
Manufacturer Mako
Length41ft / 12.50 m
Beam11ft 11in / 3.63 m
Max HP1675
Drive TypeOutboard
Engine MakeMercury Verado
Fuel Capacity566
By Steven Bull

Introduced at MIBS 2017, but listed as a 2018 model, the 414 CC is the largest, most powerful MAKO ever. Like the Starcraft, we couldn't wait to get our hands on this one so we arranged to get a few hours with it immediately after the show closed.

The particular boat we tested was a Bluewater Family Edition, featuring a deluxe leaning post with cooktop, six-foot SureShade that extends over the aft cockpit and bow seating.

MAKO has a fish-first mentality. Whatever edition you get, you're set for serious offshore work. The aft cockpit has solid, plush foldout seats that can be folded away when you're ready to drop the lines. There's also a tuna door/dive door on the port side for the monster catches.

A storage compartment and bait-prep station between the dual livewells/bait wells flanking the transom is a clever touch. That, unto itself isn't noteworthy, but the fact the starboard cutting board can easily be replaced by undoing two screws is. You don't have to worry about putting mats down to save it from getting chewed up.

The helm has air conditioning vents and a solid hard top above so you're concealed from the elements. While here you'll see the dual 17-inch Garmin displays that can show boat data, digital switches for lights and adjustable helm seat, or cameras which help solo docking in tight slips. You'll also find the controls for the Seakeeper gyrostabilizer here.

There's a good size lounger in front of the console that isn't overly massive but conceals storage beneath on criss-crossed gas shocks to allow access from all three sides. Within the console is the air-conditioned head with small, but functional, fold out berth.

The front bow seating has removable cushions and backrests to convert into raised casting platform or, by putting in the removable table, it could be prime dining.

The in-floor storage has thicker hatches than previous generation offshore offerings from MAKO. This adds stability and insulation.

Underway, the quad Mercury Verados have the best estimated range at 35 mph/4,000 rpm, but we found we ran more often around 4,400 rpm (40 mph).

A 24-degree deadrise and that 41-foot length meant the wake of our camera boat was almost non-existent in terms of movement as we cut softly through.

The biggest boat in MAKO's 50-year history, the 414 CC will surely make a big splash.

Quad Mercury Verado 350, 2.6-L, 350-hp EFI, inline six-cylinder, supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control

0 to plane / 4.1; 0-30 / 8.6
TOP SPEED (mph/rpm)
60.3 / 6,500
35 / 4,000

Length: 41 ft / 12.5 m
Beam: 11 ft 11 in / 3.63 m
Weight: 16,840 lbs / 7,638 kg
Fuel Capacity: 566* gals / 2,142 L
Water Capacity: 50 gals / 189 L
Waste Capacity: 22 gals / 83 L
*464 gal (1,756 L) with optional Seakeeper gyrostabilizer

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