There has been a growing trend to build boats wider and wider. It all started with pontoons, and while we all know how popular they have become, a large percentage of boaters would rather stick with their tried-and-true bowriders. Time doesn't stand still, and in the competitive business of sportboa...more
There has been a growing trend to build boats wider and wider. It all started with pontoons, and while we all know how popular they have become, a large percentage of boaters would rather stick with their tried-and-true bowriders. Time doesn't stand still, and in the competitive business of sportboat production, designers can't either.
Crownline Boats, an upscale pleasure boat company headquartered in Illinois, says go big or go home, and as such have developed a deck boat model without sacrificing the company's core sportboat values. From a distance and at the profile, the 220 EX looks similar to one of the many svelte bowriders in Crownline's stable. Its curves and graphics are attractive. The closer you get, however, the bolder it becomes.
Most runabout buyers are happy with the length of a 21 or 22 footer, but can use a bit more space. This is where the 220 EX delivers large. It can comfortably accommodate a boatload of people, and is versatile enough to transform itself into a spacious fishing platform.Wakeboards, skis, kneeboards and tubes - this boat can handle them all.
The 220 EX incorporates many of the same features, both interior, and exterior, as Crownline's other high-end sportboats. It has Tri-tech suspension flip-up bucket seats, a bench seat that converts to a cockpit sun bed, an extended activity/swim platform and perhaps best of all, the same Fast-Tab hull design that makes Crownlines ride so well.
It's tough to get a big boat out of the water, and tougher yet to make it comfortable in rough water. Crownline blended a moderate deadrise of 19 degrees into their Fin Assisted Safe Turn ventilated hull. It has reverse chines and a delta pad that helps it plane, accelerate and turn better.
Smooth and responsive, the 220 EX sprints to a top speed of nearly 50 mph at 5,175 rpm. Planing in 4.2 seconds, the hull accelerates to 45 mph in 15 seconds.Powered by a 260 hp 5.0 L MPI Mercruiser, this boat fairs well in mid-range acceleration, pulling from 20 to 40 mph in 7.15 seconds and 30 to 45 mph in 12.27 seconds.
The 220 EX corners well too.
Interior notables include an enclosed head and portable toilet built into the portside console, access steps in the engine compartment for motor technicians, a forward boarding ladder built into the rounded bow and wide steps leading through a gated transom.The color-matched dash on the helm features a competition steering wheel surrounded by stainless steel bezels and Faria instruments.
There is a vast amount of storage throughout.
Suffice to say that the Crownline 220 EX is highly polished and immaculately detailed. Keeping in mind that it is a production boat, and that marine standards have yet to match those of the automotive world, Crownline is building a very luxurious pleasure boat.
And by the way, the "EX" in the 220's name stands for "Excitement." Definitely.
As stated by the owner, the overall condition of this boat is in turn key operation, and all systems function accordingly.
Engines run smoothly and all gauges function.
Cockpit area and upholstery are in good condition.
Canvas and trailer are in good condition as well.
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All reasonable offers will be reviewed and presented to the seller.
All offers are contingent upon being fully satisfied with unit after personal inspection and/or professional inspection.
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