Maxum 2400 sc3

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Would welcome comments from anyone on the Maxum 2400 sc3.

Comments on any other Maxums would also be useful.

Was thinking of a Jeanneau Cap Camarat, but they do seem a bit bare for the money. Also like the cockpit seating of the Maxum style boat but don't want to go the whole way to a cabin cruiser.

Seakeeping is quite important as the boat will be used in North Wales. The 2400 sc3 has a 22 degree deadrise, which is quite deep for a sports boat, but is it as good as that in practice. Also need at least cuddy cabin facilities for SWMBO.

Thinking of the 350Mag 300bhp engine with the Bravo 3 leg. Has anyone had any probs with this (I have heard some horror stories about B3's but think they are when linked to a diesel).

Any comments, or even alternatives, would be gratefully received as I feel I'm going round in circles!
 

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The B3 with the Mag 350 is a good package for performance, but the B3 leg has a tendency to eat itself so these tend to have the mercathode system fitted as a matter of course. You'll want to keep a careful eye on your anodes (unless you're planning to keep your boat on a trailer, in which case no problem). So by implication - if it hasn't got the mercathode, you'lll want to know why, and then you'll want to get one installed.

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I specced a BIII on a new boat i ordered back in 2003, linked to the 5.0L MPI, We kept our boat permanently moored, it was out the water for 2 days in 2 years and we never had a problem with any corrosion. It was a fantastic setup, only wish i'd ordered the 350Mag.

Is it a new or used boat?
Nice boat good engine/leg package, go for it!!!!!

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Thanks for the info.

Planning on Park and Launch so that shouldn't be a problem.

Cheers.

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Where can you park and launch in N Wales?
 

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Alistair - you wont get much corrosion in fresh water. Mercruiser have now changed the anodes to aluminium.

last season I had about 25% corrosion on anodes (april-Oct)
 

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Where can you park and launch in N Wales?

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There are at least 3 or 4 places that do it at Pwllheli, and at least 1 somewhere on the Menai. Very reasonable and a fantastic service!
 

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Ah! You mean Ronnies. I wasn't thinking laterally and I had some sort of vision of an Essex Boatyard type of park and launch, which seems very expensive.
 

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I had a 2100SC for 2 years which I sold in 2005, with the Electronic Fuel injection engine. Great boat and I park and launched at Treaddur Bay, so spent most of my time round Anglesey and the menai.

We never had any problems with it, the cuddy was good, and it held itself pretty well in all conditions. There was a cuddy shoot out some years ago in one of the comics, and the Maxum came out a repectable third, I think the Monterey was first, which was too expensive relative to the Maxum.

We used it for day boating, and ski-ing, and it could travel at 50mph fairly easily when the conditions were right. If you are going to trail it, make sure you get the right trailer combination, we had a double axel SBS trailer, which worked well for us.

Let us know where you end up, it would be nice to say hi if we are passing.

I am sure someone somewhere will have a copy of the test, but it was based on the 21ft sports cuddys.
 

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Would welcome comments from anyone on the Maxum 2400 sc3.



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Been teaching on one today - what a pile of ****! All plastic, no finesse and too much power with the 350 which this one had. Typical Solent day and the boat thought it was in a F9 with 10 meter swells. No matter how much I tried to trim the thing it listed to starboard and the bow goes with the slightest breath of wind!Canopy is cheap and nasty and leaked like a sieve and the perspex windows distort (again, through being cheap and will cloud badly in a few years) really badly. The fore-deck is positively awful with no side rails and the only way to get the fenders on the bow safely is to stick your head out of the forward hatch and tie them on these poxy rails that run down the of the fore-deck. Reaching the cleat to put a bow line on is almost impossible without long arms.

The client wanted to handle the boat single handed so using the stern line to spring the boat in (because there is no way you could get a bow line on single handed) you have to take the power off pretty sharpish as you hear the side crack under the least pressure and this was on the fender.

No - I feel like Jeremy Clarkson talking about the Vauxhall Vectra some years ago. In my job I get to drive all makes of boats and this had to be the worst! Go look at a Monterey or for that matter anything else!
 

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Ribber, two of my pals have these at Conwy. One with the 350 mag and the other with a 6.2, both really fast boats.
They have both been on trips with me in the Cobalt with the 8.1HO and have no problem keeping up.
I would agree that they appear to very plastiky inside but they have both held together well.
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Hi Solitaire,

We are looking to buy a 25-28' sports cruiser and would welcome your opinion, we have £35k to spend.
Boats considered:
Cranchi Perla 25
Searay 260
Maxum 2700
Sealine 260
Sealine 290

Main criteria is a usable aft cabin as our Sealine 215 is like a coffin!! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Any comments on the above would be very much appreciated, or any other options you might rate?

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I am just off to work - but one name you have not considered is Fairline. Have a look HERE as an example. Within your budget and a great sea boat. Plus, like most Fairline's of this era there is loads of space and I think looks that don't date. Even if the interior may be a bit dated, as its within your budget and there will be room for negotiation, you can do some cosmetic work - I'm not saying it needs it - but have a look at others.
 

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Cheers, is it diesel?
I have also seen a Bavaria 270 sport, looks nice, being German would it be built like a BMW?
 

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Cheers, is it diesel?

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I have also seen a Bavaria 270 sport, looks nice, being German would it be built like a BMW?

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Bavaria's although they have a foam core, are well built. I like them, have not driven that particular model though.
 

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