Crownline first start building its products in a very small manufacturing facility located in Whittington, IL. The upholstery had to be done in a separately in a vacant grade school gymnasium. 182BR was the first boat to be produced which rolled off the line on March 25, 1991. At the time Crownline employed only 25 people, and had not yet signed a dealer.
By July 1991 Crownline had grown out of the Whittington location and was forced to move to a larger facility. After three and half years later in December of 1994 after being temperatorly in the building used by the Mark Twain Boat Company, Crownline new state of the art boat manufacturing plant was completed. This permanent facility was designed for better production efficiency and additional capacity for increase production requirements.
Since its beginning, Crownline has successfully introduced models ranging from a 17′6″ open bow to a 34′ cabin cruiser. At present, Crownline has produced and shipped boats to dealers world-wide. Crownline’s professional dealer network consists of 150 marine establishments in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Russia and Australia.