Crownline Boat Options

Crownline Boat Options for All Families

Crownline Boats are without a doubt the most exciting and progressive boats on the market today. Our innovative design philosophies have always set us apart from the crowd, sporty, sophisticated, and classy. Our design team is always looking for ways to take our boats to the next level. Unique beauty, luxury, convenience, functionality, quality and performance are the focus of our Research and Development division at Crownline.

Dash Options-

Multiple dash options to choose from that will add a personal touch to your boat.


Floor Options- 

Choose from a mat or snap in flooring.


Head Options-

Electric flush head or porta potti. Overhead storage, netting, vessel sink, are all options.


Cabin Options-

5 Cabin options to choose from.


It’s all about making your boat a staple of your lifestyle, which is why Crownline has offered these options, plus more, for each customer.

Learn more here: Options – Crownline Boats

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Docking A Boat Tips




#1: You’ve probably already heard the cardinal rule of docking a boat: Never approach the pier any faster than you’re willing to hit it. In other words, you never know when a sudden “oopsie” will cause your precious fiberglass chariot to do the opposite of what you had intended. Just in case, always approach solid objects slowly enough that if your docking job turns into a ramming, the results won’t be tragic.

#2: Use enough juice to get the job done. When it comes to causes of disastrous docking, applying insufficient power comes in a close second to applying too much. You need to counter and overcome momentum, wind, and current. If you don’t tell your boat what to do—with authority—one or more of these other factors is likely to take over.

#3: Always look before you leap. Give your slip a hairy eyeball, even if you’ve backed into it 100 times before. The biggest issue here is mooring lines. If any lines of yours or a neighboring slip fell off a piling and into the water, current could stretch it out across your path. Tangle a mooring line in your propeller, and that docking job will go south in a hurry.

#4: With twin inboards, don’t touch the wheel. Ever. You’ll be tempted, but you have more control if you leave the wheel centered and use only the engines. If you do turn the wheel, then when you try to use the engines and the prop-wash hits a cockeyed rudder, the boat may take an unexpected path.

#5: In heavy winds, reduce your windage. Particularly in a small boat, this can have a dramatic effect on how easy or how hard it is to dock. A Bimini top or an Isinglass enclosure can act like a sail on a powerboat, and throw you out of kilter. On a sailboat, a sail lazily left unfurled can have the same effect.

#6: Never kill the engines until all the lines are secure. Many people who don’t know how to dock a boat well make the mistake of shutting down as soon as the boat is in the slip, but you never know if a crewmember is going to drop his or her line(s), or when a piling will slip out of reach. Keep the powerplants on, so you can maneuver as necessary.

#7: Don’t be afraid to abort. This is especially important for sailboats, single-screw inboards, and other boats with a limited ability to maneuver. If the approach doesn’t seem to be going well don’t try to force the issue; instead, circle back for another try.

# 8: Learn how to dock a boat using fenders that are placed with precision. There’s more to this than merely hanging the fenders over the side; you need to judge where the boat will kiss a piling, and how to orient the fenders so they don’t get caught under the pier or swing freely above it. Position them properly and you’ll find that even the best boaters in the world can do a better job of damage-free docking, with the pressure-points protected.

#9: When docking any type of single-engine boat, always turn the wheel before applying power—not during or after. That way, you won’t get a blast of forward or reverse before the blast of port or starboard kicks in.

#10: Always apply short bursts of power, instead of steady power. This allows you to maneuver without building up a lot of momentum, which can quickly get out of control.

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COBALT is a Family Boat

Cobalt Boats have a history of being the perfect family boat

Cobalt Boats
A model for every family


Many Cobalt owners get started with other powerboat brands and ‘ladder up’ to Cobalt. As a Cobalt owner, you’re already familiar with the luxury and performance that makes ownership such a rewarding experience. There’s really nothing quite like a Cobalt. Since its first day on the water over 50 years ago, only a Cobalt has inspired a sense of ownership synonymous with accomplishment. Recognized as America’s boat-building experts, Cobalt’s commitment to standard-setting performance and luxury continues to make it much more than just a purchase – it’s a destination. From the moment you know you want one to the moment you finally own one, nothing should compromise your life’s pursuit. Only a Cobalt – three words poised to define the next generation of boat owners.



The R6 Outboard continues to demonstrate Cobalt’s commitment to the growing outboard market. The R6 Outboard is intelligently designed to add convenience, economy and a more quiet ride to the traditional Cobalt virtues of performance, handling, comfort and luxury. Perfect for both saltwater and year-round lake boating, with the ability to tilt the outboard completely out of the water so cooling system drains, as well as easy access for maintenance.



The perfect wave has never been more accessible than with the CS23 Surf from Cobalt. Now offering one-touch wave-making capability at an entry-level price point, the CS23 Surf also delivers exceptional styling, proper weight for towing capacity and a redesigned layout that feels big enough for the whole family. Take part in the Cobalt experience, and make waves doing it.



Crafted to stand out from a typical 23-footer, the Cobalt R3 has a sleeker, lower profile than other R Series boats, and it’s complemented by a beautifully designed transom platform. Guided by our innovative Free Space Reclamation design, the cockpit has an interior beam measurement more than a foot wider than the competition. And with wrap-around, yacht-style seating exclusive to a boat this size, the R3 maximizes interior space while delivering an exterior look sure to turn heads.

Please Contact Us To Learn More: 217-793-7300

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Pontoon & Tritoon Boats

Why You Might To Consider A Pontoon or Tritoon Boat


Stability: With their weight dispersed evenly over two tubes, pontoon boats are inherently stable platforms that are less subject to rolling than mono-hull boats, particularly those with deep-V bottoms. The tritoon’s third hull adds even more stability in rough water.

Accessibility: Pontoons typically have large, single-level decks accessed by boarding gates to port and starboard. Due to the way the deck rides above the water on the tubes, usually you can just open a gate and walk directly onboard from the dock without having to climb over a gunwale or navigate steps from a swim platform. This makes it easier to load groceries and gear and, more important, allow older guests or people with physical disabilities to board with comfort and confidence. Many pontoon and tritoon manufacturers will enlarge their boats’ boarding gates if needed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Durability. Since pontoons ride on metal tubes rather than fiberglass hulls, owners can beach them with less fear about damaging their boat. Outboard power also provides the flexibility of raising the shaft out of the way. Front and back gates with extendable ladders enable passengers to get down onto the sand or into the water quickly and easily to enjoy their day at the beach.

Capacity. Unencumbered by engine compartments, cabins and other bulky deck structures, pontoon and tritoon boats typically seat more passengers than fiberglass runabouts. This continues to make them the number-one party platform on the water!

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TRACKER Heritage




In 1978, Bass Pro Shops® founder Johnny Morris introduced the first professionally rigged boat, motor and trailer package. The BASS TRACKER® boat package revolutionized the marine industry. His goal? To deliver boats of unmatched quality and value while building long-term trust with his customers. Today, huge boat showrooms are featured in every Bass Pro Shops® location.Standing behind your TRACKER® boat is the strength of Bass Pro Shops®, the world’s leading supplier of premium outdoor gear, and its Tracker Boat Center® locations. We build and back the best selling fishing boats in the world. With more than 50 Bass Pro Shops® and hundreds of independent dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada, rest assured there is a knowledgeable TRACKER dealer close and ready to serve you.

It’s been our commitment to you for more than 30 years, and our promise to you for the decades to come.

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Tracker Off Road Learning Center



TRACKER Off Road vehicles are built for peace of mind in the great outdoors with the warranties to back it up. Our TRACKER Off Road warranties are robust and backed by the leader in the outdoors. Our pricing is set by the factory to deliver best-in-class value for the money in a quality off road vehicle. Everybody gets our best price. Without the haggle and hassle. Find out why Tracker is the number one choice:

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Why Buy a Crownline?


The Perfect Blend of Form and Function

Not only are Crownline boats beautiful to look at, they are engineered to perform unlike any other bowrider on the market.

Industry Leading Hull Design

The F.A.S.T. tabs hull increases stability, improves time-to-plane acceleration, and adds better fuel economy than any other boat in its class.

Experience Customer Service

Our  friendly customer service department is here to answer any question you have about your Crownline—bow to stern.

Dedicate Dealer Network

The Boat Dock  has 15 plus years experience selling Crownline. We know our models top to bottom and are dedicated to finding the right boat to fit your family’s unique outdoor lifestyle. Learn more here:


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Ways To Contact Us

As you are all aware, Illinois is currently under a stay at home order until April 7th. We are taking this matter seriously and following guidelines to ensure our employees and customers are safe in every way. We understand many people rely on us to provide services for their boats which is why we want you to know that we have our sales team available to meet by a private appointment, text, video calls, and of course email. As we continue to practice and maintain guidelines set from health professionals, we are determined to ensure that our customers receive the high level of service you have come to expect from The Boat Dock.

For any service or sales needs, please feel free to call or text us at our normal business number (217) 793-7300 as we are manning the phones to answer your questions.You can also text your questions to Kevin (217) 306-1796 and email questions to the following:—sales—service

Again, we are here for you and your family, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us because we look forward to getting you out into the great outdoors as soon as possible.


                                  Warmest Regards,

                                                                   The Boat Dock

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COVID-19 Company Action



Don’t let social distancing keep you from getting your social distance!

We understand that most purchases of boats are to get onto the lake, away from crowds (sometimes), and spend time with those we are closest to.  We want the buying process to be enjoyable and safe.

In these unprecedented times, The Boat Dock is committed to providing you with your Boating needs while keeping you and our staff as safe as possible.  We are implementing plans and processes that will minimize exposure and responsibly respect social distancing guidelines.

  • If you are interested in a product that you see online, feel free to communicate via email, text, or phone.  Our sales staff is eager to help you through this process remotely.
  • We will take videos to answer your questions, or live video chat from the unit that you have an interest in.
  • We will accept video walk throughs of your trade to get trade in numbers as close as possible.
  • We may be able to pick up your trade-in to bring it in to the dealership.
  • If you’d prefer, we can schedule a single visit purchase.  We will prep the boat and have it ready before you ever see it in person.  If you love it then you can take it home with you!
  • We may be able to deliver your unit to your home and sign paperwork on site, having only one social contact.

Please let us know if there is anything that we could possibly do to assist you!

The Boat Dock Family

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Protect Your Boat with NanoCure


You picked a real beauty. Keep it that way.

Your water craft will age, and no matter what wave you ride, you’ll face hazards that are sure to test you. Overcome the elements and keep your boat or jet-ski in top condition with NanoCure Protection.

Beauty fades and the big waves will take their toll. Cruise protected.

Our proprietary, state-of-the art NanoCure with Nanoxide protectants are formulated with industry-leading nanotechnology to fill uneven surface areas to form a weather- and hazard-resistant shield.

Strong molecular bonding

  • Galvanizing polymers
  • Protective UV absorbers

Harnessing the Power of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a key driving element to making NanoCure Protective Coatings as effective and cutting-edge as they are. By forming a molecular bond with a vehicle’s surface, nanotechnology enables our protectants are able to more effectively battle the elements that can harm its appearance. We employ such innovation into our offerings for the auto, RV, powersports and marine markets we serve. Call us today to learn more or stop in and see us to get protected today!

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