The first Crownline’s have arrived in New Zealand and were given their first runs in Auckland last week.
New dealer, Napier based, Eurocity Marine, have landed their first two Crownline boats, which while being new to New Zealand have a well-established heritage in the U.S.
“We are very excited to bring this leading U.S. brand to New Zealand, and with such a diverse range of over 30 models I am sure that Kiwi’s are going to love them”, says dealer principal Terry Elmsly.
He says he chose two quite diverse models the open bowrider E235 Surf and the full cabin cruiser 264 CR so that people could see the broad spectrum of boats offered by Crownline.
The Crownline’s 264 CR combines unique styling and innovative features, with no compromise to its livability. Standard features include air conditioner/heater, aluminium arch with bimini, cockpit canvas and full camper canvas package.
“This a true weekender that is ideally suited to New Zealand harbour and coastal boating areas, with every amenity provided in the standard package”, says Elmsly.
The cockpit is vast and spacious with plenty of seating and areas for entertaining and relaxing. Inside there is a galley that features richly toned cabinetry, custom countertops and ceramic top electric stove. There is an enclosed head includes a shower plus twin double berth accommodation. Overall length is 8.02m, with a beam of 2.59m, with power provided by a Volvo Penta sterndrive.
If it is luxury day boating you are after then check out the 235 Surf, which Elmsly says is one of the most feature-packed surf/ski boats on the market and includes the forward facing Volvo Penta petrol sterndrive. It’s the perfect do-it-all, family pleasing water sports boat. This crossover model features a centre ballast system, with two additional bags at port and starboard. Volvo’s Forward Drive places the prop in front of the sterndrive’s lower unit, eliminating the safety concerns of surfing behind an exposed propeller.
The Wake Worx surf tabs allow you to “dial-in” the perfect wave. Wake-boarders (and music lovers) will appreciate the standard aluminium tube tower with etched side panels, suntop and fold-down stop. Two combination wake/surfboard racks are standard as well.
And, with the four amplified tower speakers and LED light rings on the cans, the tower not only looks and sounds awesome, but it will also help riders to achieve more air and hang time!
The Crownline team designed the E-235 Surf with a deep sheer line, allowing room for a more spacious cockpit head compartment. And it’s plenty large enough for use as a changing room as well.
Look for full reviews over the next two issues of PPB on both these new Crownline models.