The sport-boat half of this boat’s blended personality, however, definitely shines through in the E23’s spirited ride. Crownline’s F.A.S.T. Tab hull features vented chines to aerate the running surface and reduce drag. Behind the vent, a subtle fin aids overall handling. The design works exceptionally well. Slamming the throttle forward, the Mercury Verado 250 on the transom planed our test boat in 3.4 seconds, avoiding any significant bow rise while never causing the captain to lose forward vision. What really put a silly grin on our faces, however, was the aggressive handling. Repeatedly, we cranked the wheel hard over and felt the hull nimbly roll into the turn with absolute precision, the prop not once losing its bite as we continued to push the boat’s limits. Turns were razor-sharp with an intuitive inside lean and tenacious bite at the prop. Top speed: 54.5 mph.