Re: About to purchase a 2300 SC
Lots of boats out there for sale, especially with the economy down. I have the same boat (see gallery for pics). Yes, there always seems to be another make/model that I want, but this one I own and enjoy.
We surveyed numerous boats, all having the same ammenities: cuddy w/head, 23-24', wide beam, swim deck/platform. at the time, under $15k budget.
We chose the Maxum for the overall versatility. I have a small family with lots of friends. This was the only boat that has a very large seating area and open cuddy. We can jam loads of gear down there and still easily seat 6-8. Even with the table installed on main deck there is plenty of room. No other boat in this size/class had this much room.
While the 5.0L does not have 'rip yo arms off' holeshot, it does run smooth, sips fuel (for a boat), and is actually quite nimble, making for good tubing/wakeboarding/surfing. Most of all it takes on rough chop well.
Good luck on your search, contact me if you specific questions about this boat.
95 Max 2300SC
Nine Mile Falls, Washington
"If you look like your passport photo, you probably need the trip"