Boating Magazine E1 XS Review

Crownline’s E1 XS offers an outstanding ride and excellent fit and finish.


By Charles Plueddeman

October 19, 2016

Boating Magazine had some great things to say about our E1 XS.  Here are a few of the high points of the article, but you can read the whole review here.

  • The new Crownline E1 XS is another volley fired in the outboard runabout revolution.
  • This 21-foot-4-inch broad-bow sport boat anchors the five-model Crownline Cross Sport EX line of outboard-powered models.
  • Crownline created the E1 XS by modifying the transom of the Eclipse E1 so that it would accommodate outboard power. From the transom forward there’s actually little difference in layout.
  • The E1 XS features the Crownline F.A.S.T. Tab running surface with drag-reducing vented chines and finlike tabs to keep those vents from producing handling quirks. The ride and tracking through lake chop were outstanding.
  • We were really impressed with the fit and finish Crownline has lavished on this boat, and the choices of colors and materials, level of equipment, and tight-and-tidy construction belie this boat’s price.
  • Crownline is offering the E1 XS packaged with a Mercury 150 FourStroke, a tandem-axle trailer and some nice extras for just $44,995.