1999 Maxum 2400 SCR Express Cabin Cruiser Boat – Complete Renovation – Vinyl Wrap, New Dash, Switches & Gauges, Modernization & More

October 11, 2019

Check out this awesome 1999 Maxum 2400 SCR Express Cruiser, passed down from the original owner. The owner of the company took this from a family friend that bought it brand new, and kept it meticulously maintained, in like new condition. It was the PERFECT canvas to start a custom build on this amazing powerboat. Every single table, owners manual, canvas top, mooring cover, and accessory was included from the original owner. While it was near perfect when purchased with zero mechanical or cosmetic issues, the owner wanted to build something that would stand out, with all the modern amenities and features of boats triple the price.

For starters, the entire 5.0L Mercruiser engine was was down and rebuilt with OEM components. A new carburetor was installed with gaskets, and any driveline component, accessory, or item that diddn’t look new was replaced. A brand new Alpha One Gen Two outdrive was replaced, and several new 3 and 4 blade props were added. A new skeg shield was installed to protect the new outdrive. All the wiring was gone through, new battery chargers, battery switchers, and much more were added. Bilge pumps were replaced, and all wear and tear items were also replaced. A hydrofoil was added to the outdrive, and Smart Tabs. Brand new 1000CCA Marine batteries were also replaced. The entire mechanical driveline on the boat has around 80 hours total.

Next was the exterior. While it was in amazing condition with no major imperfections to be found, we decided to strip all the emblems and decals down to the gel coat before attempting to install vinyl wrap.  3M 1080 Vinyl Ocean Shimmer was installed to the center section, and Avery Anthracite Metallic wrap on the tops and bottoms. All the light housings were removed and painted graphite, as well as the majority of the trim on the boat, bilge exits, window surrounds, etc.

Custom Maxum performance marine vinyl checkered flag logos were placed on the wrap, and cabon fiber registration and naming across the back christen this vessel “Buoyancé II”. The chrome deck fills for water, waste, and fuel were replaced with keyed nylon color coded replacements. A stainless steel bow guard was added to protect the wrap when launching.

The next step was the deck of the boat. All seats and upholstery are in amazing condition as shown, with no major imperfections to be found anywhere. The deck was stripped down to gel coat , and maxum performance decals were installed with flip down cup holders, all LED replacement lighting, and more.

The entire dash was replaced, with custom cut aluminum panels. All switches were replaced, with custom written and lit new contura switches. The custom cut panels were then wrapped in 3M Blue Brushed Aluminum wrap. Backlit modern Faria Kronos gauges replaced all the factory gauges, and a few were added. A flush mount Kicker KMC10 media player with bluetooth was installed, as was a new Uniden flush mount CB. A touch screen Garmin GPSmap 7607xsv chartplotter / gps / depth and fish finder was also flush mounted, as well as the controls for the anchor windlass. A new transducer was installed with SideVü, ClearVü and Traditional CHIRP Sonar, and a fuel flow meter was installed via NMEA2000. 12v & 3.1A USB chargers are also included on the switches side. A new steering wheel was installed as well.

The entire stereo system was overhauled and upgraded as well. 4x 6.5″ speaker mounting locations  for the MB Quart Speakers (60w RMS,) and the 10″ MB Quart Subwoofer (200w RMS) were placed throughout the deck. A MB Quart NA710.5 5 channel marine amp pumps out some serious sound, and is hidden above the aft cabin.

Next up was the Cabin. All the cushions and tabs were in excellent, like new condition, but we wanted to have some fun with the cabinets and other items. We stripped all the cabinets and doors down, and wrapped them in a 3M Blue Marble wrap. We used the remaining anthracite gray for all the wood trim. The original CD player was replaced with a storage box. The Stove was pulled out, and we commissioned Rinker Custom Steps to create a BEAUTIFUL anchor hinged cover to hide our custom tall kitchen garbage can underneath. The quality of this 3D carved and epoxy filled cover that was hand laid is stunning, and a center piece of the cabin of the boat. It allows a large garbage can of trash to be hidden under the cabinets, without removing too much storage space. A can crusher is opposite the cabinet, next to the fully functional refrigerator.

Blue carpet was laid on the floor, and along the bottom of the dash cover opposite the head door. A new CO/Smoke detector was installed, as was a new stainless steel black & decker custom fit microwave. All the light housings were painted graphite, and LED bulbs adorn the interior as well.

This package also comes with a Trailmaster Bunk trailer – custom ordered and designed for this exact boat. Brand new tires, spare tire & cover, bearings, and wheels were installed last season, and it drives like a brand new trailer. The winch roller was replaced, and all the wiring as well.

Every aspect of the boat is like new – with no issues. The windlass works great, a new horn was installed, the bimini top frame & canvas are in great shape. Full safety equipment is included, including 10 life jackets, all safety equipment, fenders w/ canvas covers, dock line, and more. The boat does 37mph with 4 people on board, and is a joy to drive and be on. Plenty of pictures & videos from the last 2 seasons on Lake Erie only will be linked below.

If you are looking for a beautiful, head turning premium Cabin Cruiser that has been completely renovated and modernized, you will not find anything even remotely close in this price range. The boat looks, runs & feels like a 2019 boat, and is currently the best value in this size. Please view the album of pictures below, and further down you will find the in-progress pictures of this complete renovation and build. $29,999

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