I have been looking at a 1994 maxum 2700scr fitted with a 7.4l mercruiser and bravo 3 outdrive.
I am in England and plan to use the boat for coastal work, sport and playing around, maybe a channel crossing or two.
What kind of gallons per hour should I be expecting at cruising speed which I'm told is around 25 knots?
I work on Corvettes so know a bit about chevy's finest, I also realise it is going to use a lot of fuel but I am not Rockerfeller and dont want to buy a boat that will cripple me with running costs. This will spoil the enjoyment for me.
Would I be better going for a smaller boat like a Rinker 266 fitted with a small block 5.7?
What are the differences likely to be?
I realise its a million dollar question but I really like the boat. I really fancy a powerboat as a change from sailing, but need someone to answer these questions before I take the plunge!
Thanks in advance.