Maxum 2400 SC3 Cuddy with Mercruiser 350 MAG – SOLD

2006 Maxum 2400 SC3 with Mercruiser 350 MAG For Sale UK and Ireland

in Boats For Sale, Used Boats

Price (£): 1
Make: Maxum
Length (m): 7.32
Status: SOLD

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Sweet Spot?…

The boat owners who buy from me tend to be pretty successful types. Often they are business leaders and they are driven to succeed and better themselves, both in their professional and personal lives.

Translating that to their boat buying habits, it often means a relentless drive, not only for a newer boat every few years but also a bigger boat. I’ve heard it referred to as “4-foot-itis”… ‘If only I had a boat that was another 4 foot longer then that would be just perfect’ … But it never stops!

Now, don’t get me wrong, bigger boats can be great, BUT, I’m convinced that there comes a point for every owner where they go a step too far…

They buy a bigger boat and end up using it less rather than more; whether that’s because it’s just a bit too big to handle comfortably, or it’s too expensive to run, or it won’t fit into their favourite little harbour with ease, or they lose the original connection they had with the water…. Or whatever…

There is definitely a sweet spot, and my advice is to find it and then stick to it.

For me and my family this Maxum 2400 SC3, a 24ft trailerable sports cuddy is our sweet spot, and I’ll tell you why.

I started out in boating as a kid spending our summers messing around in 16ft and 17ft open boats and bowriders. We would swim, water ski and have barbecues on little beaches with shallow approaches.

It was fantastic.

As I got older, our boats started to get bigger, bit by bit. This continued when I got into the boat business. We had a few great cuddy cabin boats on route to a 24ft sports cruiser, then a 26ft cruiser and finally a 38ft Sports Cruiser.

With each successively bigger boat I had these great romantic notions of going away for a week or 10 days at a time and cruising the west coast of Scotland. I also thought, “maybe I’ll move it to the Med next summer…”

Well, you can probably guess… None of this ever happened.

In fact, in 18 months of ownership of our 38 footer, we stayed overnight once… and it never stopped raining that whole weekend!

With two small kids, and the responsibilities of a business to run, the romantic notions of what we dream of doing with the boat just are not realistic right now.

So we moved back to a cuddy cabin sports boat and haven’t looked back since..

The boat gets used more, it’s easier to maintain and store, it capitalises on cockpit space (which is where we spend our time onboard), it’s great for watersports and it still has a space where the kids can go for a nap and get out of the elements on longer days out on the water.

For us it’s the best of both worlds and most importantly it’s allowed us to get back to what we loved about boating as kids… The wind in your hair, salt in your nostrils, close to the water experience.

Will I ever buy a bigger boat?…

Undoubtedly, yes… I haven’t given up on that Mediterranean dream, when the time is right.

But right now this is our sweet spot.

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  • 2006 Maxum 2400 SC3 Cuddy with Mercruiser 350 MAG MPI (multi-point fuel injection) 300HP Bravo II Stern Drive
  • Only 209 hours run
  • Higher horsepower 350 MAG MPI engine for easy starting and effortless performance.
  • Full engine and drive inspection and maintenance just carried out (August 2019)
  • Garmin GPSMap 551 colour GPS chartplotter
  • Digital depth sounder
  • Garmin VHF100i DSC VHF Radio
  • Double axle galvanised US trailer
  • Full Camper Covers
  • Tonneau Cover
  • Snap-out cockpit carpets
  • Bluetooth Stereo
  • Extended Swim Platform
  • Transom Shower
  • Walk Through Transom with closing gate
  • Twin bucket seats with flip-up bolsters
  • L-Shaped lounger seating in cockpit
  • Large cuddy with convertible V-berth
  • Sea Toilet in Cabin
  • CE Design Category C
  • Integrated anchor locker and anchor roller
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Brand: Maxum
Model: 2400 SC3
Year: 2006
Vessel Condition: Used
Vessel Type: Sports Cuddy
Nominal. Length: 7.32m / 24’00”
Length Over All: 7.32m / 24’00”
Beam: 2.59m / 8’06″
Maximum Draft: 0.91m / 3’00″
Air Draft: 2.51m / 8’03″
No. Of Engines: 1
Engine Model: Mercruiser 350 MAG MPI (Multi-point fuel injection) Bravo II
Engine Power : 300 HP
Fuel Type: Petrol
Drive Type: Stern Drive
Cruising Speed: 25-30 mph
Maximum Speed: 45-50 mph
Hull Type: Deep V
Hull Material: Fibre Glass
Displacement: 2,062 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 265 L
Water Tank Capacity: 37.9 L
Transom Deadrise: 22 deg
CE Category: C


In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contact. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully inspected and sea trialled

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