I've met up with Crownline owners on our area lakes. I think they are nice boats for the money you spend. $36K seems a bit pricey, and 65 mph seems a bit optimistic. I would go to www.crownline.com and browse the owners forum. It's very active and you will learn all you need to know about powertrain options. Keep in mind this is a lake boat. High speed and chop don't mix.