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The 3700 SY is a luxury yacht which offers spacious accommodations with eye catching style. She sports a full 13-foot beam which provides excellent room down below for family and guests. And with her MerCruiser power options, she's sure to get you to your favorite destination in record time.

Key Features

  • Open layout below converts into two private cabins with a full queen aft and a pocket door forward for privacy
  • Large enclosed head with separate shower
  • Eurostyle galley finished in maple wood
  • Large cockpit with wet bar
  • Plenty of room for entertaining
  • Max-Trac™ hull system, designed for better performance and handling
  • Heavy-grade 45-gauge upholstery
  • Five-year structural deck and hull warranty

Specifications

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Specifications
Length Overall 37' 0'' Dry Weight 19,000 lbs.
Beam 13' 0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 8'' Fuel Cap 300 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 15 degrees Water Cap 80 gal.
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 10' 8''
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI
Tested Power 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 8.1L HO
Opt. Power 2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1L MPI

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Line Drawing

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Photo Gallery

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True Head Turner

With the distinct profile found in every Maxum from the 17' to 42' means you'll stand out from the crowd.

Spacious Layout

Forward berth with speakers, overhead lighting, TV storage and three color choices of interior.

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Large Living Quarters

Open layout converts to two private cabins with a full queen aft and a pocket door forward for privacy.

Loads of Storage Space

The large enclosed head features a separate shower for convenience.

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Accommodations For The Family

With the large aft stateroom you can bring your friends or children for a long cruise.

Well Appointed

Custom-molded console features metallic silver accents on dash for eye-catching style and padded tilt steering wheel for comfortable use.

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Captain's Report

Tested by Capt. Vince Daniello

Since the company’s beginnings in 1987, Maxum has strived to be on the cutting edge of boat design, paying special attention to accommodations, creature comforts, and the small details that make boating simpler, safer, or just more enjoyable. Knowing the company’s commitment to such details, when I tested the newly redesigned 2004 Maxum 3700 Sport Yacht it did not surprise to see many subtle changes that, when combined, made big differences in the new boat’s performance, comfort, and interior spaciousness.

Design and Layout

Comparing the specifications between the 2003 and 2004 models shows very minor changes to the boat for the new model year: two inches longer, an inch wider – not much larger. But a new deck design with a few well-placed expansions and without the integrated anchor well of the 2003 model noticeably increased the volume of the interior, particularly in the bow. While the new layout is similar to last year’s boat, the forward stateroom is now separated from the main cabin by a wide sliding double door. This creates a very open feeling below decks without sacrificing nighttime privacy. Just aft of these doors on the starboard side, the settee pulls out like a giant drawer to form a double bed, making one of the easier bed conversions I’ve run across. Farther aft, the midship cabin is enclosed with a privacy curtain. As in all similar boats, headroom is tight in this cabin because of its location beneath the helm, but the bed is large and would certainly be comfortable for a couple for several nights. The head includes a separate stall shower, plenty of storage, and one often overlooked appointment, an air conditioning vent inside the head. While this doesn’t matter in some parts of the country, the additional vent significantly reduces dampness in the head in humid climates.

Galley

The boat features a well-appointed galley with a side-by-side refrigerator-freezer, microwave oven, and a built in coffee pot. One interesting design detail, the two-burner stove is set sideways in the countertop, putting one burner behind the other. While this may be slightly less convenient when cooking with two burners, it appreciably increases useable counter space. In my experience, the extra counter space will be used far more often than the second stove burner. This also indicates an impressive willingness to “think outside the box” on the part of Maxum’s design team.

There is plenty of storage, particularly in the galley, with ample drawers, cabinets, and overhead bins. Something that is often overlooked by boat manufacturers, the cabinets are properly fitted with shelves; even the cabinet beneath the galley sink. This simple addition doesn’t seem like much, but makes a huge difference when it comes time to stow the weekend’s provisions. The cubby hole above the stove by the opening porthole is trimmed with Corian, creating extra counter space; but if Maxum added a fiddle rail this space would become valuable storage while underway.

Interestingly, the spec sheet shows the new boat has an inch less draft in the hull, but an inch more draft overall. This places the propellers deeper beneath the hull where they bite into cleaner water. And while I was told that there were almost no changes in hull shape, the new boat weighs about 1,200 pounds less. While neither of these changes seems significant, their effect is undeniable.

At the Helm

The helm is laid out well, with good visibility, an adjustable seat, and a flip-up seat bottom to allow room for the skipper to stand while docking. Unfortunately, on our test boat the lever to lock the seat projected out when the seat bottom was raised, right where it can painfully catch the captain’s calves. On the plus side, Maxum provided built-in storage at the helm for cellular phones, portable electronics, sunglasses, binoculars, and whatever other loose equipment needs to be close at hand. They also thoughtfully installed two 12-volt outlets convenient to this storage area for chargers and power cords.

On the starboard side aft of the helm seat, the huge lounge quickly and easily converts for sunning, seating, or dining. Across the boat, a wet bar and icemaker are convenient for cool drinks on a hot day. There is excellent access to the huge stern platform, and two sets of molded steps make the transition to the side decks easy and safe from either the cockpit or stern platform.

Performance Numbers

Our test runs of the new boat produced a top speed over 40 miles-per-hour with the optional 370 horsepower 8.1 liter MPI engines. A company representative indicated that the 2003 would max out around 32 miles-per-hour with the same engines. That is a huge difference from seemingly minor but apparently important design tweaks. Alternately, the new boat can be fitted with 320 horsepower 6.2 liter inboards for performance, rivaling the 2003 model fitted with 8.1 liter engines, but with better fuel economy. While the boat’s underway performance was quite impressive, I really appreciated the close-quarters maneuvering, in part because of the V-drive transmissions and inboard engines. Stern drives have their place, but they certainly don’t handle as well at the dock as twin conventional inboards.

While barely different from its predecessor on paper, small changes to the 2004 Maxum 3700 Sport Yacht have made a big difference. Attention to detail, whether minor conveniences to enhance boater-friendliness, or design alterations to increase speed and economy, seem to have paid off well without substantially changing what was already a very popular boat.

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht is 40.4 MPH (65 KPH), burning 65.2 gallons per hour (GPH) or 246.78 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht is 23.8 MPH (38.3 KPH), and the boat gets 0.88 miles per gallon (MPG) or 0.37 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 236 miles (379.81 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 8.1L HO.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Warranty

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Price

Maxum 3700 SY Sport Yacht Price
Pricing Range $222,930.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 8.1L HO
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
750 4.7 4.1 3.3 1.42 1.24 385 334 620 7.56 12.5 0.6 80
1000 6.1 5.3 4.7 1.30 1.13 350 305 563 9.82 17.8 0.55 81
1500 8.4 7.3 7.4 1.14 0.99 306 267 492 13.52 28 0.48 83
2000 9.7 8.4 12.4 0.78 0.68 211 184 340 15.61 46.9 0.33 84
2500 16.9 14.7 20.9 0.81 0.70 218 190 351 27.2 79.1 0.34 79
3000 23.8 20.7 27.2 0.88 0.76 236 205 380 38.3 103 0.37 90
3500 29.8 25.9 33.3 0.89 0.78 241 210 388 47.96 126 0.38 89
4000 35.0 30.4 46.2 0.76 0.66 204 178 328 56.33 174.9 0.32 89
4500 39.3 34.1 61.4 0.64 0.56 173 150 278 63.25 232.4 0.27 96
4750 40.4 35.1 65.2 0.62 0.54 167 145 269 65.02 246.8 0.26 97

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 8.1L HO
Time To Plane 7.1 sec.
0 to 30 10.1 sec.
Test Power 2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 8.1L HO
Transmission V-drive
Ratio N/A
Props N/A
Load Load: 2 persons, Fuel: 1/2 full, Water: 1/4 full, Gear: minimal
Climate Temp: 85 deg., Humid: 80%, Wind: 5 knots, Seas: 1-2 ft.