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Crestliner CX 17 (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 50-hp Mercury 2-stroke )

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This all-aluminum boat with composite transom is designed to bring the joy of fishing to a broader market. With large casting decks and three-across bench seating, you will be on your way to making the weigh-in with the big boys.

Key Features

  • "Lifetime + 3" Protection Plan
  • Bow & stern aerated livewells
  • Baked Armor-Guard paint process
  • Casting platform with storage compartments
  • Custom Crestliner/Marine Master Trailer
  • Extruded extra strength ribs
  • 2 fishing seats with pedestals
  • Lowance X-50 depth finder
  • SL3 helm with custom panels & windscreen
  • Welded floors and decks

Specifications

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 17' 1'' Dry Weight 1,040 lbs.
Beam 87'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 19 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 50-hp Mercury 2-stroke
Opt. Power 1 x 60-hp Mercury ELPT
1 x 75-hp Mercury ELPT
1 x 75-hp Mercury ELPT Optimax
1 x 50-hp Mercury ELPT (factory rigged outboard)
1 x 50-hp Mercury ELPTO

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Line Drawing

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Fishing at the Bow

CX 17 offers you plenty of room for casting with a true bass rig design. For comfort, you can put a casting seat up front in the powder-coated seat base.

Space to Fish

The aft casting deck provides room for you to fish off of all three sides of the boat whether you fish standing or add the casting chair in the powder-coated base.

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Captain's Report

Quality and Durability-Crestliner CX 17

By Capt. Bob Smith

Crestliner introduced their new line of boats to us at Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO and showed me they were serious about making fishing and fun more affordable without giving up performance and functionality. For 2007, Crestliner has some competition for the bass fishing market with the all-new CX 17. This no-nonsense, all-aluminum bass boat with composite transom is ready for action. Crestliner includes the boat, motor, trailer, trolling motor and fish finder as part of this package that gets you going for under $14,000!

At the Bow

Up front, the CX 17 offers you plenty of room for casting with a true bass rig design. For comfort, you can put a casting seat up front in the powder-coated seat base. When you are running from hole to hole, snap your prize winning sticks in the bungee on the port side or lock them up in the port rod locker. A 46 lb thrust Motor Guide trolling motor is mounted on the port bow gunwale and has a tethered foot control. A large storage locker is centered in the aft section of the bow casting deck.

Cockpit Features

Stepping down into the center cockpit is plenty of room to stretch out from launch to recovery. Three-across folding bench seats provide comfort and beneath the hinged bench is shallow storage perfect for your oars and throwable cushion. The raised dash features a low profile sport windshield. The driver can stretch out because the raised dash also gives you great legroom. The rack-and-pinion steering has a three-spoke wheel and to the left of the wheel is a cup holder perfect for holding your morning coffee. The analog gauges are up high so you can easily see the tach and speedometer. Crestliner includes the Lowrance X50DS fish finder/depth finder as part of the total package and mounts it to the right of the wheel so you can keep an eagle eye on it. Lighted rocker control switches are at your finger tips to the right of the wheel along with a 12volt connection to charge up your cell phone, which fits conveniently in a slash pocket just below the switches.

Aft Deck

The aft casting deck provides room for you to fish off of all three sides of the boat whether you fish standing or add the casting chair in the powder-coated base. In the back half of the deck is a large lid for access to the fuel cell, cranking battery, and oil reservoir. This also gives you a clear view of the bilges and pumps. Crestliner designed two dry storage boxes with vertical organizer slots on either side that easily fit Plano style tackle organizers inside. In the center is a divided, aerated livewell to keep your catch fresh or your bait lively.

Specifications

The CX 17 measures 17’1” length overall with a beam width of 87”. She weighs in at 1040 lbs and can carry as many as 4 people or 1050 lbs of people and gear combined. The CX 17’s fuel capacity is 19 gallons. She has an overall depth of 24” and a bottom width of 60”. The aluminum bottom has a gauge of .100 as does its sides and transom.

Performance and Handling

I tested the CX 17 on an inland lake and had plenty of rough water to test her performance. She handled well and delivered a dry ride. In better conditions, I am convinced she has even more to offer. I found this model was on plane in just 3.6 seconds and up to 30 mph in just 12.1 seconds. She is at cruise at 18.9 mph turning 3500 rpm and has a range of 101 miles at this speed. She reached a top speed of 33.7 mph at 5400 rpm.

If you are ready for bass fishing and want to do it on a budget without looking and feeling like you are on a budget, Crestliner has got the deal for you! She has the features, the function, and the performance to deliver.

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) is 33.7 mph (54.2 kph), burning 6.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 24.98 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) is 18.9 mph (30.4 kph), and the boat gets 5.91 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.51 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 101 miles (162.54 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 50-hp Mercury 2-stroke.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

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Standard and Optional Equipment

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Fishfinder Standard Lowrance X-50
Systems
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Warranty

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Price

Crestliner CX 17 (2007-) Price
Pricing Range $14,000.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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