Crestliner Aluminum Fishing Boats. Forged with Strength. Defined by Durability.

Owner FAQ

1. How can I find my nearest Crestliner dealer?

Go to the dealer locator on our web site, enter your zip code, and the dealers nearest you will be displayed, along with full contact information.

2. Can I buy a boat directly from Crestliner?

Crestliner boats and parts are only sold through authorized dealers. Check out our dealer locator to find a dealer near you.

3. Where is my HIN (Hull Identification Number) located?

The HIN tag on fish boats can be found on the upper right hand corner of the transom, if standing behind the boat looking at the engine.

The HIN tag on pontoons can be found below the deck directly above the right tube near the back, if standing behind the pontoon looking at the engine.

HIN Locations

4. Can I order parts and accessories without having to drive to my local dealership?

Yes. Parts can be ordered through your local Crestliner dealer and shipped to your home. Make all necessary arrangements with your preferred dealer. Parts for older boats are limited. Please have your HIN available – see question #3.

5. Where can I purchase touch-up paint for my boat? How do I know the appropriate color?

To establish which color you need, view the Crestliner paint codes and find all the necessary information to order the correct color. You may purchase paint through your local Crestliner dealer, or any local store that mixes automotive-quality paint.

6. Who do I contact for warranty or repair questions on my Crestliner boat or pontoon?

Please contact your local Crestliner dealer. Please have your HIN available – see question #3.

7. Can I transfer my warranty?

Yes. Please visit our Warranty section for more information.

8. Where can I find specifications about my Crestliner?

Specifications for the current Crestliner model year are available on our website. All information is divided into our 6 categories of boats & pontoons. Previous year specifications are available in our Catalog Archive.

9. How do I choose the appropriate prop for my boat/engine?

There are several guidelines to follow when selecting the best prop for your boat/engine.

First, decide what kind of performance you are looking for. Take into consideration not only the weight of your boat, but the weight of the boat with a full load of fuel, equipment and a fishing partner. The easiest way to change performance of the boat is changing the pitch of your prop. If you raise your pitch, you should see an increase in top-end speed. If you lower your pitch, you will get up on plane faster. Keep in mind that changing the pitch will also affect your engine's RPM.

Next, consider aluminum v. stainless steel prop options. Stainless steel props claim better performance and last longer, but aluminum props are less expensive and therefore more affordable to replace. Identify the conditions you regularly boat in and use that in your decision making. Are you boating in shallow or deep water? If you regularly fish in shallow water, you run the risk of getting a ding on your prop. In this scenario you may prefer an aluminum prop which is more affordably replaced. Do you typically use your boat in salt water or fresh water? Stainless steel is often the best option for saltwater applications.

Elevation and other environmental elements can affect your boat/engine's performance as well. Be sure to consult your local dealer when selecting a prop to ensure it's the best option for your circumstances.

Review Crestliner's prop recommendations for many of the boat and engine combinations offered. For additional guidance, please contact your local dealer.

10. I lost my ignition keys. How can I replace them?

To replace your engine ignition key, get the engine serial number and contact Mercury Customer Service directly.

11. Should I leave my tank full of gas?

When it comes to this issue you can find arguments that go both ways. The bottom line? You should always stabilize the fuel to avoid residue buildup that clogs carburetors and fuel injectors.

12. Where can I get spare keys for my locking storage compartments?

For replacement keys, or to have repairs done to the locking mechanism on your storage compartments, work with your authorized local Crestliner dealer.

13. Why does Crestliner build so many models?

It is Crestliner's goal to provide boats that are Built Right for our customers, no matter how they enjoy the water. Whether you're a serious fisherman, a family who loves the lake or a hunter after game, we have a boat designed for you!

14. Can I trade my current Crestliner boat for a new one?

Many dealers accept trades when customers are upgrading their boat. Work with your local dealer to determine if they accept trades, and establish the current value of your Crestliner.