Maxum 2600 Se Sports Cruiser With Bow Thruster

AU $76,900 Finance
27' 0" - 8.23m
Family, Leisure
Vessel Location
Queenscliff VIC Insurance
Hull Material

The space for entertaining is huge and clever, and below is clean, comfortable and with enormous space for staying aboard, and featuring a large shower and toilet bathroom.
It presents very well and shows it has not had much use, and that it is stored inside under cover and out of the water.
Not antifouled, it is in very good condition, and apart from a few small scuffs which will buff out, it will come up to a very high standard.
If you want to travel, it can be trailer-ed, (not one included).
A well thought out boat to really enjoy entertaining with family and friends.
Well worth an inspection.

AU $76,900    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Simply Red
27' 0" - 8.23m
Vessel Location
Queenscliff Vic
Hull Material
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Online review:
The Maxum 2600 SE is a sportscruiser with all the ingredients for high times on the water, writes David Lockwood
Providing you pick your anchorages your biggest problem with the American-made Maxum 2600 SE might be your reluctance to head home. With spacious accommodation for four, a moulded head with hot shower and electric loo, microwave oven and two fridges, you need to think of the 2600 SE as a weekender for two, plus two kids if you have them. Spend Saturday night aboard and if not tied to a marina and tapping into its shorepower supply, then on a mooring or the anchor in a quiet bay somewhere.

But, really, nothing else is needed to complete this floating apartment. And with an upgraded big-block V8 petrol MerCruiser motor, the 2600 SE isn't going to hang around.

Destined to be stowed at marinas and in dry-stack boat racks, the 2600 SE has a handy 2.59m beam. That means it can be legally towed, albeit with a permit of some kind. I'm told it will tip the scales at 3800kg on road, so I know where I'd prefer to keep it. Stacked and racked. Hold the antifouling.

With a one-piece bowrail and moulded tow rails, the 2600 SE has good access across its bow. But with an optional windlass fitted, there is no need to go forward to drop the anchor. Press a button at the groovy, low-glare, grey and metallic dash and the anchor drops. Thus, the only time you will need to head forward is to tie a mooring line or perhaps sit on the flat foredeck with a cold drink in hand.

Besides the usual spread of Faria engine gauges for the MerCruiser, I found an optional stereo remote, controls for the windscreen wipers and trim tabs, woodgrain tilt adjustable wheel and matching trim on the modern dash. Incidentally, the supplied trim tabs are a necessity on a boat like this, with such a big portside co-pilot lounge that, when loaded, could lead to a trim imbalance. It was also great to see a full breaker panel rather than fuses at the dash.

The windscreen, held up by stainless steel supports, is a new rakish design that complements the boat's racy engine vents and modern sculptured sidepanels, helping to conceal its surprising volume. You wouldn't know there was an aft cabin with a big double bed and an easily convertible dinette in the bow that creates another double bed. Nor would you know there was head room inside, unlike so many boats in the entry-level cruiser class.

The fact that 2600 SE has head room around the landing area in the saloon, before the portside galley, is a key selling point. But sit around the dinette in the bow and you'll also have a terrific sense of space. Again, this is refreshing compared to some low-profile, more sports-orientated cruisers. It's also indicative of Maxum's full-beam forward, maximum-volume approach to hull design.

Among the amenities at the portside galley are a single-burner electric stove and microwave oven (as said, an invertor is needed to use them away from the dock). The counters were an upmarket, solid, Corian-like material, while the stainless steel sink had a trendy mixer with pullout spray rinser so you can fill a pot with water prior to cooking the pasta. Stir in the prawns, wait till they go pink, pour a wine, and you're cooking. Hot water comes courtesy of an accumulator tank, driven by a heat exchanger on the engine and 240V shorepower.

Food prep space is boosted by a plastic, slide-out extension at one end of the counter. It's a clever touch that underscores the fact there is scope for innovation on a small boat. The sub-counter bar fridge with freezer tray is big enough to carry a weekend's worth of grub and/or bait, and there was storage for appliances, pots and pans, and pantry space. Opening portlights and an overhead hatch provide ventilation.

As mentioned, the dinette is roomy and able to seat four adults comfortably before a dedicated area for mounting the LCD television/DVD player within view. There's sub-seat storage space for safety gear and spares. Drop the table and you have a double bed. The lounge backrests double as the infill cushions, thereby reducing clutter. The upgraded fabrics have a smart executive look.

The aft cabin might appear stifling for some, but at least there's room to sit up near the bedhead, which was flanked by reading lights, and there are two opening hatches for ventilation.
Price as tested: $124,690 w/ MerCruiser 320hp 6.2lt MPI petrol inboard, options, safety gear and registrations

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