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Old 09-16-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Maxum 2400 SE or 2500 SCR ? Advice Wanted

I currently own a 1900 SR and am finally ready to make the jump to a cruiser. The wife and I want another Maxum so we have narrowed it down to a 24 or 25 footer. It would be the two of us with the dog or occasionally a few guests cruising around Lake Mohave.

I am looking for help with the trailered weight amounts since my truck is rated at 8,000 lbs towing. I have not been able to find the original brochures that had the measurements. Most of our trips will be 250 mile trips towing flat roads with empty tanks (gas cheap in AZ) or 30 miles to the ocean once I get used to the boat. I will get a bigger truck some time soon but I want to get the boat first.

I really like the 2500 due to the rear berth open-step layout but it also seems to weigh quite a bit more than the 2400. Currently there are a few of both models available locally for between $17K and $20K and that is right in my price range. I am not looking for AC or a genny at this time however if it was available I might pay a little more.

I am also looking for advice for differences between the two models I may not be aware of. My boat mechanic is 30 minutes away and said as long as I go with a Maxum and Mercruiser he has me covered.

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Hi Tim my 97' 2400 SCR has a dry weight of 5000 lbs. adding a trailer, fuel, water, and gear would probably get it around 7500 lbs so close to your trucks max rating.


IMO the mid berth on the 2400 is fine but the forward V berth is useless for adults.

Maxum only used Mercs so no options here other than the engine size and drive.

I do not know details about the 2500 so I cannot comment.

I would go with the one that best fits what you are looking for and is in good condition, low hours and was take care of.
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Hi Tim my 97' 2400 SCR has a dry weight of 5000 lbs. adding a trailer, fuel, water, and gear would probably get it around 7500 lbs so close to your trucks max rating.


IMO the mid berth on the 2400 is fine but the forward V berth is useless for adults.

Maxum only used Mercs so no options here other than the engine size and drive.

I do not know details about the 2500 so I cannot comment.

I would go with the one that best fits what you are looking for and is in good condition, low hours and was take care of.
Mike,

Thank you for the reply. I have looked a local 2400 SE ($17K) and the guy tows it with a F150. I think I will be ok until I tell the wife we need to upgrade trucks.

The 2400 SE was in decent shape although it had a replacement 5.0 and Alpha drive. It needed a major cleaning and had some spider cracks at the corners of the transom where the fuel filler is. He did have a radar tower and plotter which was very cool. It also needed carpet, a new door and had holes in the bimini. I figure a couple grand to bring it up to date?

There is also a member here with a 25' out of my price range but it is a beautiful boat.

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Tim do you plan to offer a low price to cover that couple of grand in repairs?
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Tim do you plan to offer a low price to cover that couple of grand in repairs?
Correction, it is a 2001 2400 SCR not an SE. It has a NADA of about $17K with the Raymarine radar and tower so it is priced ok. Not sure if we will offer yet but if we did it would we lower for sure. It is an ok boat but really needs some TLC so we need to think about it some more. There are a few more local boats in the same price range. We have thousands of boats here in Southern California but not that many are trailerable Maxums
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Also look at the gas fill and supply to engine lines for cracks, normal for this age boat and will need to be replaced if there are cracks. Fill line is about $10 per foot.
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Also look at the gas fill and supply to engine lines for cracks, normal for this age boat and will need to be replaced if there are cracks. Fill line is about $10 per foot.
I will check it over once more before we do anything. The wife is in Vegas till Tuesday
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I will check it over once more before we do anything. The wife is in Vegas till Tuesday

Hopefully she'll come back with some big wining to help pay for the boat.
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If she comes back with big winnings he can buy my boat
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If she comes back with big winnings he can buy my boat
That would be cool but she usually just wins in the three digit amounts. Your 2500 has the deck sink, the rear compartment, the sliding door and the steps that are all beautiful options! I look at it every day online
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