With twin 350 Mercury Verados, the Crowne packed some serious speed; it’s a solid 60-plus mph performer. By finessing the twin hydraulic jack plates and power trim together, the best top speed we could wring from it was 63 mph at 6,300 rpm, though Harris’ driver, with more experience with this boat, was able to eke out 66 mph. Our best cruise speed was at 2,500 rpm, where we were ticking along at 20 mph and 2.5 mpg. At that rate, the 93-gallon tank is good for about 210 miles, with 10 percent reserve. With this power, it can hit 30 mph in 5.6 seconds. Punch like that will pull nearly anyone, or anything, you can think of. The huge 27-inch-diameter pontoons deliver stable, flat cornering and a smooth ride in lake chop.