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Old 10-10-2010, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default Concerns about buying a used Maxum?

Greetings, all. We're contemplating buying a very nice 2002 2400SD (we've taken it out twice, and all of us agree it's a great boat). However, we've now just read up about Maxum going out of business last year, and we're having some second thoughts...

I would love your input on what issues we may face as new Maxum owners. Parts, for instance -- the speedo in the boat, for instance, isn't working at the moment. If the shop can't get it working, what options do we have for replacement parts?

The outdrive and motor shouldn't be an issue, of course, as they're not specific to Maxum. But we're just concerned about service and replacement parts going forward: how do you get parts for a manufacturer that's no longer around?

All words of wisdom welcomed, and thanks in advance...


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Old 10-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Maxum is owned by Brunswick who stopped producing the maxum line last year. They - Brunswick - are still in business and produce many other lines and they are backing the maxum warranties. I bought a new left over 2008 in august 2009 (signed papers day before the announcement!) and have had no problems with product support. Wouldn't stop me from buying the boat. My two cents! Good luck.

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Old 10-10-2010, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info -- knowing Brunswick is still in the business makes us feel a bit better about the purchase. (For a 2002, the boat seems to be in great shape, and it's a good $10K under anything else in that size range, complete with new under-warranty motor.)

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #4

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Welcome to the stated ...the brunswick comp. still supports maxum isn't a problem.....

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Old 10-11-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Boater, most parts are generically used among many other brands of boat. Maxum really is just the hull, and even that can be fixed, if necessary, by a competent repair shop or marina for fiberglass repair. Everything else is readily available, from engine parts, to gauges, to water heater, fresh water pump and lines, windshield supports, cleats, horn, I could go on and on...
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