Hull Construction: the Real Difference
Hey everyone! Like I've mentioned in a few other threads, I'm the proud owner of a 2006 1800SR3 that I bought straight off the showroom floor.
The friendly salesman at this Bayliner/Maxum dealer informed me that U.S. Marine (owned by Brunswick) owned Sea Ray, Baja, Maxum, Bayliner among many more. He said they share hull technologies and that the differences lie in the quality of the vendors for things such as gauges, upholstery etc.
When I was getting rigged out the more "real world boat guy", informed me that I made a very good choice with the Maxum, but that, "come on, it's no Sea Ray" (I had asked him about the differences).
In my search for a new boat I went to the Sea Ray dealer and I was impressed, it's just that the smallest he had was a 23 bowrider for $35K~. A bit more than my truck or my wallet could handle.
So, is there a difference in the makes hull wise and competitor wise? Some makes websites give very detailed description of their hull technologies, but the U.S. Marine group is rather vague.