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242 Limited S or SE?

Discussion in '2017 Yamaha Boats' started by AlphaKap, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. AlphaKap

    AlphaKap New Member

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    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
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    +1 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2000
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    22
    Hi all. I've been looking at Yamaha boats for a while and have finally decided to upgrade from my 1999 Larson 226. We went to the Atlanta Boat show a few weeks ago and put a deposit down on a 2017 242 Limited S that was used for factory demos. It's basically new...I think 10 hours on it. Originally, I wanted the SE but they sold those before we saw they had the 2017 models.

    I was talking to the sales guy today to finish the sale and asked him if he had any SEs and turns out they have one. I'm getting the Limited S for $57k out the door. The SE will be an extra $3k for $60k.

    You guys think it's worth the extra $3k for the SE? I know better bimini and solar panel. Not sure what other benefits.

    Thanks in advance. Looking forward to being a part of the community here.
     
  2. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
    +5,618 / 91
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    E-series upgrade for $3k - I would say definitely worth it. The E-throttles have some quirks, but are super smooth and come with real cruise control, and would be a prohibitively expensive upgrade in aftermarket.
    As far as 2017 -vs the 18s - those have that big Connext with integrated chartplotter etc. Personally, I'm not sure if I would want the 18 layout, but it is a nice screen.

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  3. seanmclean

    seanmclean Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Medford, NJ
    Ratings:
    +133 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    $3K bump to an E-Series is a no-brainer (provided it's equivalent condition/hours). Was quite a bit more with the options I had when I purchased.
     
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  4. robert843

    robert843 Jetboaters Admiral

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    Location:
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Ratings:
    +3,449 / 40
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Agree with the above if its only 3k more once again as long as its still a 17 or newer with 10 hours or less I would pull the trigger.
     
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  5. AlphaKap

    AlphaKap New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2000
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    22
    We went to see both boats this weekend. The Limited S has 13 hours on it. The E series has 22 hours on it. Both look basically new. They have been through some maintenance cycle in Tennessee before going out for sale and have the full 5 year warranty.

    There is just one item we want clarification on. It comes with the mooring cover. The S had the nice black mooring cover (deluxe). The E-Series has the grey mooring cover that might be a step down. I want them to swap covers if that is the case and give us the better cover.

    So we should have a 'new' boat by end of week then wait patiently for the weather to get warmer.
     
  6. seanmclean

    seanmclean Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    218
    Location:
    Medford, NJ
    Ratings:
    +133 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    That's awesome, post some pics when you get it! I'd have spent an extra $3K for that in a heartbeat.
     
  7. PeterB

    PeterB New Member

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    Location:
    Caledonia, IL
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    We would have preferred the "E" series but we have to drop the tower to get under a low bridge and the e series tower seemed too big to do this on the water with people on board.
    We added a gps speed control and gps chart - adding about the $3k your talking about, but still missing a few e series features.
    If I didn't need to drop the tower I would go for the e series
    Good luck -and enjoy whichever boat you get!
     

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