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Brief Summary

The Harris Crowne 250 is a high-end pontoon boat designed to appeal to a wide range of buyers. It’s available with twin pontoons and a single outboard to run at displacement speeds or with triple pontoons and big power from dual engines to perform like a runabout and be an all-around luxury family boat.

Key Features

  • 12' Bimini with 1.25'' frame with SST quick release
  • Cooler with soft-sided with HF Logo
  • Polk stereo including 6 Jensen speakers
  • Digital depthsounder
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Cognac carpet
  • Stern 5-step fold down ladder
  • Full-length pontoon brackets and Total Torsion Reduction System
  • Stainless steel flip-up cleats
  • Mooring cover with ratchet system, includes storage bag and vents
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 9''
    8.15 m
    Beam 8' 6''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 3,859 lbs.
    1,750 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 30 gal.
    114 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power 6 Mercury engine options from 90-hp to 150-hp
    13 Mercury Verado engine options from 175-hp to 350-hp
    6 Honda engine options from 90-hp to 250-hp
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    Captain's Report

    Harris Crowne 250 profile shot
    At 26’9” (8.15 m) LOA, the Harris Crowne 250 is available with twin or triple pontoons and single or twin outboards.

    With its fiberglass design, the Crowne 250 looks like a retro luxury European sedan from the deck level up and she comes with a strong list of standard features. Buyers can choose from a variety of color patterns and they can add a plethora of options.

    Choice of Floorplans

    Harris Crowne 250 dl floor plan
    This is the standard DL seating plan for the Crowne 250 with forward facing lounges in the bow and adjacent to the helm plus aft-facing recliners in the stern.
    Harris Crowne 250 dldh floor plan
    The DLDH floorplan replaces the lounge next to the helm with a second captain’s chair for no extra charge.
    Harris Crowne 250 dleb floor plan
    The DLEB floorplan has a wet bar with two stools next to the helm seat for a $3,870 up-charge.
    Harris Crowne 250 sl floor plan
    The SL floorplan stands for Sunlounge and for $2,070 adds a large sun pad with powered backrest on the Crowne 250’s stern.

    Choice of Performance

    The Performance III Package.

    The PIII Package features a 25” (.64 m) diameter center tube that’s set an inch lower than the outboard pontoons. It also includes lifting strakes on both sides of the center pontoon and on the inboard side of the outboard pontoons plus a full aluminum skin on the underside of the deck. All the pontoons have full-length keels welded to the bottoms. This package improves holeshot, turning, top speed and overall efficiency, says the builder. The PIII Package also comes with a 50-gallon (189 L) fuel tank while the twin-pontoon version of the boat has a 30-gallon (114 L) reservoir.

    Harris Crowne 250 pontoon
    The Performance III Package’s center pontoon and lifting strakes on all the pontoons boost speed and holeshot and improve the boat’s handling.

    Twin Engine Platform.

    The Twin Engine Platform is designed to maximize the 700 hp delivered from dual 350 HP outboard Mercury engines. The patent-pending design includes a 100-gallon (378 L) fuel tank, Mercury Vessel View 4, and a prop warning system.

    Harris Crowne 250 outboards
    For folks who want to get serious about pontoon performance, the Crowne 250 can be outfitted with twin 300-hp Mercury Verado outboards.

    Features Inspection

    The Bow

    Regardless of which floor plan a buyer chooses, the Crowne 250 has the same bow layout. It consists of two lounges in the bow with the longer one to starboard extending to the forward edge of the helm console. The port side lounge is shorter because of the boarding gate on that side of the boat. There are also centrally positioned boarding gates at the bow and stern. The seat bottoms open on hinges to access storage and all the seat bases have integral drains.

    Harris Crowne 250 bow lounge
    The bottom cushions for the bow lounge hang over the base slightly to provide enough width for full-sized adults.

    The Helm.

    The driver operates the 250 Crowne from a high-backed reclining lounge chair. The removable windshield provides good shade for the dash, which comes standard with analog instrumentation that includes a tachometer, a speedometer, an hour meter, and gauges for fuel trim and volts in a panel above the tilt steering wheel. Accessory switches are just above the wheel. For those who like to listen to music, the boat comes standard with a Polk stereo and six Jensen speakers. There’s also storage in the console.

    Harris Crowne 250 captains chair
    The high-backed captain’s chair reclines but buyers have to pay extra if they want it to slide fore and aft.
    Harris Crowne 250 helm
    This photo of the helm at night shows the optional engine-monitoring display screen. We like that the boat comes standard with a depth gauge.

    Optional Seating.

    Two of the four layout choices feature alternatives to the lounge adjacent to the helm in the standard SL floorplan. The first is the DLDH that replaces the lounge with another captain’s chair while the DLEB has a wet bar with two seats. The standard lounge has a reclining backrest for one person to stretch out facing forward or two people can sit up facing the helm.

    Harris Crowne 250 standard lounge
    The standard lounge across from the helm has valuable storage in the base.
    Harris Crowne 250 wet bar
    One of the options on the 250 Crowne is the wet bar that includes a storage drawer and can be ordered with a refrigerator.
    Harris Crowne 250 wine bottle storage
    The wet bar includes storage for two wine bottles and a dedicated glass rack.

    Soak Up the Sun.

    Three of the Crowne 250’s floorplans have twin rear-facing chaise-lounge style seats in the boat’s stern with passage down the center. The SL has a large double-capacity sunlounge with powered backrest to port with a companionway to starboard. Both have storage in the seat bases and would provide plenty of space for adults to stretch out and soak up the sun. The boat comes standard with a 12’ (3.66 m) Bimini top and aft to starboard is a five-step fold-down boarding ladder with raised rails.

    Harris Crowne 250 rear lounge
    The rear lounges have a grabrail and cupholder in convenient reach.
    Harris Crowne 250 seat bottom
    The seat bottom and backrest open on hinges that lock out and the positioning of the fire extinguisher just abaft the helm is smart.

    Power and Performance

    We haven’t tested the Crowne 250, so we don’t have numbers on it. Harris offers the boat with 25 outboard motor and pontoon design options. The base motor is a 90-hp 4-stroke outboard either from Mercury or Honda and the most power buyers can get are twin 350-hp Mercury Verado supercharged 4-stroke outboards. Motors above 115 hp come with hydraulic steering and the choice of power dictates design features such as performance packages.

    Harris Crowne 250 running shot
    A 300-hp outboard on a pontoon may not be typical, but the Crowne 250 can take the power.

    Construction

    Harris builds the Crowne 250’s pontoons by crimping them before fitting sections over each other, which creates double-layered joints. The pontoons have sealed airtight chambers so the boat can get home if one section gets compromised after striking a foreign object. The bow of each pontoon has a two-piece Dolphin Nose Cone with an integrated splash fin that is higher on the bow so the fin won’t be as likely to strike a dock or trailer. M-shaped brackets run the length of the pontoons to support the deck, which sits atop crossmembers that are 16” apart mid ship and even closer together at the bow and aft.

    The Deck.

    The Crowne 250’s deck is formed out of 7-ply marine-grade pressure-treated wood with urethane sealant applied between the tongue and groove seams and Butyl rubber tape is used between the crossmembers and the deck. Harris uses more than 100 Tek screws driven into the deck to secure it in place on both sides of the deck seams. The rubrail is 3” thick and the manufacturer’s wraparound corner system is used in place of end or corner caps.

    Harris Crowne 250
    This illustration highlights the construction features of the Crowne 250.

    Options to Consider

    • 12’ power Bimini top
    • SmartCraft MercMonitor engine monitoring screen at helm
    • Joystick piloting for twin-engine boat
    • Sport arch with aft-facing camera (requires Touch Screen Control)
    • 120-volt battery charger
    • Changing curtain
    • Porta-Potti
    • SS refrigerator
    • Vinyl flooring with Driftwood Teak or snap-in Berber carpet
    • Adjustable height base with slider/swivel or flip-up bolster for driver’s seat
    • Ski tow bar or pylon
    • Delta tower
    Harris Crowne 250 tower
    The optional Powered Sport Arch gives the boat a futuristic look and incorporates the Bimini top.
    Harris Crowne 250 cup holders
    For those who like to add a little bling to their boat, the optional illuminated cupholders are an upscale touch.

    Price

    The Crowne 250 with a 4-stroke 90-hp Mercury 90 ELPT outboard starts at $63,500.

    Observations

    The Harris Crowne 250 is a luxuriously appointed and priced big pontoon boat that should satisfy a variety of wants and needs. The choice of floor plans and pontoon configurations gives owners virtually limitless seating and performance options. With a pair of 350-hp supercharged outboards on jack plates, the boat could be the ultimate sleeper. How cool would it be to send a loud go-fast slinking back to the docks after beating it in a race with a pontoon boat?The automotive-style fiberglass fence enhance the Crowne 250’s luxurious appearance as does the rich upholstery and high-backed reclining captain’s chair. We like that the boat comes standard with a depth sounder, mooring cover and re-usable transportation cover.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Optional

    Galley

    Refrigerator Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Wet bar Optional

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard

    Warranty

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