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Old 11-12-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hello,
I'm not a Maxum owner yet, but I'm passing my boating licence this week and I'm actively monitoring the market to find a second-hand boat.
It looks like Maxums offer an excellent value/price ratio on the Belgian market and some friends recommended them.
Can anyone on this forum tell what the difference is between the XR models and the SR models ?
(I'm looking for an approx 10 years old boat, 17' or 18', and I saw both models on ads)
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the main differences are just options....which came with what engine/drive package and which came with what interior package...that's really about it..they use the same hull and material..just upgrades in say..fabric...or engines...4 cylinder vs 8....maybe one of our small boat owners will chime in for a better report to you...welcome to the zoo...hope you get the maxum boat......
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I thought the XR was an outboard and SR was inboard?
Markets have changed and in sports boats of this type the inboard became more popular thus the XR died out.. I believe it was discontinued in 98/99.

Also, From memory I think there was only 1 XR which was 18 feet (1800XR)?? anyone able to back this up or bother to research it?
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Maxum offered XR's as their outboards. The last one offered was in 2001. It was a 1800XR. 1997 was the last year for the 1700XR that was 17'3" and in 1998 they had a 19 footer. One notable exception was in 1999 you could get an XR2 which was a sterndrive.

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Great info TGLee..... My knowledge of the XR's is cloudy at best
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Many thanks to you, guys ! Now it's clear for me. If there's any particular points that have to be looked for when buying a second hand Maxum, I'm interested in any tips for :
- 1700 SR and XR
- 1800 SR & XR
This will be my first boat, so I'm limiting my budget to around 10-12K Eur, which corresponds to an 8 to 10 years old boat on the Belgian market.

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Check for rotting wood on all seat bases. check upholstery to ensure it's not too tatty (1 or two rips/tears may have to be lived with).

Make sure you test drive... if it feels wrong it is wrong, you should experience smooth power all the way through the rev range. Check the general condition of the engine.. again if it looks like it hasn't been looked after walk away (same with the trailer).


If you want to be really thorough get a marine survey done on the boat and have the engine compression checked.
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get it survey'd first and formost...do a hull check for any kind of damage and blistering...also exposed fiberglass....finally get the engine checked by a reputable mechanic...don't put any kind of final payment until a seatrail is done and your happy....if your not familiar with anything in a boat then have someone that is come with you....finally....take an approved boat safety course if you haven't already.....
but the best advice I can give is 1)practice docking.....and never ever approach the dock faster than your willing to bounce off of it!!...best of luck and keep us informed on how things go!!..we're here to help.... 8)
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Quote:
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...I'm interested in any tips for :
- 1700 SR and XR
- 1800 SR & XR...

Another thing you may want to know about the outboards.
Until 1999 Maxums were sold with Force engines as the standard motor and Mercurys were an upgraded option.
So, all else being equal. A Mercury powered boat will be worth more and be more desirable.

1995 with a Force



1999 with a Mercury
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