2018 searay spx230 i/o opinions/ reviews

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Rocket2661, May 14, 2018.

  1. Rocket2661

    Rocket2661 New Member

    2
    May 12, 2018
    2018 Spx23
    Merc 250
    I'm about to purchase my 1st boat , I've settled on the searay spx230, is their any advice use can give me on the purchase? It will be used in salt water since we live about 1 mile from the bay. Thanks
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Brand new for your first boat??? My thoughts...buy a used 23 footer and save a bunch of money. You may find yourself looking at the ole 270SLX before you know it. :)
     
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  3. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    59
    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
    SPX230 is a great boat, congratulations. Are you looking for advice on the purchase process or how to configure your options?
     
  4. Rocket2661

    Rocket2661 New Member

    2
    May 12, 2018
    2018 Spx23
    Merc 250
    Yes I planned buying new, just cause I don't want headaches . If I look for used what is the best way threw a broker?
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Welllll.......I suppose first and foremost I'd postulate that a brand new boat isn't necessarily going to offer less headaches than something in the 5-8 year old range. Some might even argue that brand new will be more prone to issues than something with a few hundred hours on it. "broken in" as it were.

    Old or new boats ALWAYS....almost always...need something. It's a labor of love for most of us. Constant tinkering.

    I'd definitely work through a broker or dealer for your first boat. They can be a huge asset. They can also help show you the ropes during a sea trial. Take a safety course too!!! Some states require it depending on your age...
     

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