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Maxum 3700 SY (2009-)
Maxum 3700 SY (2009-)

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With stiff competition in the Sport Yacht market, some builders are just content with simply trying to continue production of what they have and maybe throw in a few minor cosmetic changes to differentiate between model years and hope for the best. At Maxum, they’ve rolled up their sleeves and made their 3700SY a force to be reckoned with.

Key Features

    New for 2009:
  • Optional real teak swim platform decking
  • New stereo upgrade option includes digital storage for up to 20 CDs and USB input
  • New Sunbrella interior color option - Baltic
  • Teak entry steps designed for marine environment look great and resist wear
  • Stainless steel accents on galley appliances (microwave and refrigerator)
  • Optional 1800W inverter to run microwave and small appliances without a generator or shorepower
  • Optional 2KW radar improves confi dence and safety when operating in low visibility

Specifications

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Specifications
Length Overall 37' 2''
11.33 m
Dry Weight 19,320 lbs.
8,764 kg
Beam 13' 0''
3.96 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 7''
1.09 m
Fuel Cap 300 gal.
1,136 L
Deadrise/Transom 15 deg. Water Cap 45 gal.
170.3 L
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 11' 0''
3.35 m
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 (2009-)Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI
Tested Power Currently no test numbers.
Opt. Power 2 x 330-hp Cummins MerCruiser 5.9L
2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1L
2 x 420-hp MerCruiser 8.1L HO

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Line Drawing

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Photo Gallery

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Maxum 3700 SY (2009-)

Great Layout

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Room for Entertaining

Convenient Wet Bar

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Down Below

Plenty of Space

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Master Stateroom

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-)

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Captain's Report

Maxum 3700 SY

With a Length Overall of 37’2” and a beam of 13’ you won’t see a lot of guests bumping into each other in this roomy Sport Yacht.Capt. Steve Says…

It’s interesting how your boating needs and desires change as you grow older. When I was a kid, fast and furious was all I needed to get by. As I aged, a bowrider allowed me to take more friends with me and cruising meant putting up the camper canvas, loading up a cooler with food and we were set for the weekend. Then I got married. Now, Sport Yachts seem to have more appeal than my 2 seat Grady White Invader ever did. So when I brought my wife and daughter to check out the 3700SY, there was a little bit more than “hmmmm another weekender” in our minds. Boats need more functionality to keep us interested and they have to be comfortable as well as good looking. Maxum’s 3700SY had all the ingredients to peak not only my interest, but even tougher critics standing by my side as well.

Maxum 3700 SY

Notice how the transom compartment doors open from the top! This makes it a lot easier to access them without stepping way back. Check out the extended swim platform. Notice the shore power outlets and the notched door for the cord.

Build a Boat and Friends Will Come

As an entertaining platform, the 3700SY has a lot to offer. The usual sound system and lighting is nice, but for a real intimate gathering, U-seating in the cockpit is hard to beat. Add her spacious swim platform and transom shower and we’re enjoying a day on the hook well into the night.

Moving below, there’s plenty of space here as well. I liked the curved settee and even more than that, the removable table. That really opens up the salon/galley area and it makes sense to have a removable table here. I can’t think if a time that we all sat at that table for a meal, and if that’s the case for you too, then so much the better. There are two staterooms, forward is an island berth, the aft is tucked against the bulkheads, so there’s a little climbing over your partner to get into this one. There’s also an “L” shaped seat for giving you a spot to sit and relax, or put the deck shoes on before heading topside. A single head completes the weekend away picture.

Maxum 3700 SY

Since few people actually eat down below, the removable table is a welcome sight, and it really opens up the salon/galley. Check out the master stateroom with plenty of light and storage. I'd bring the teak sole all the way across the salon and save the carpet for the staterooms.

Operationally…

When it comes time to head back to, or for that matter, away from, the dock, the subdued lighting of the cockpit courtesy lights allow for night operations without adding night blindness. The helm is very comfortable with dual seats and flip up bolsters and thankfully, Maxum didn’t ruin this boat with stern drives. That’s a debatable point among captains but for me, I can control a boat in close quarters far better with shafts and rudders than with stern drives, and when you get over 30’, that’s when I’d rather leave the stern drives off all boats altogether.

I’m also a fan of separate controls for engines and transmissions, but the public disagrees with me so no points off for Maxum for single controls. The good news is that they are to starboard, where they belong for best visibility when docking.

Her standard engines are a pair of 320-hp MPI but you can opt for a pair of 8.1L HO at 420-hp if you need more get up and go. When deciding, also consider that she’s a heavy boat, weighing in at 19,320 lbs. That puts her 2000-5000 lbs. over her closest competitors so the extra horsepower may be appropriate.

The upshot is that more weight and more than 2’ of additional beam over the competition means a better handling boat, more stability, better riding, more comfort, and a lot more room. A test drive would serve to impress.


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Standard and Optional Equipment

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Optional
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard Runners
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Bow Thruster Optional
Generator Optional
Oil Change System Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Warranty

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure 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.
Hull Warranty
Years Limited 5-Year Structural
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years Limited 5-Year Structural
Transferable Yes
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification Meets USCG Standards

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Price

Maxum 3700 SY (2009-) Price
Pricing Range $291,328.00
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.

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