Bob: Well, I guess it depends on your definition of "Better". The boat is 10 years newer, so there are naturally a few upgrades from the crownline. I went from 260hp to 340hp so that does make a huge differance in the pull. Both boats do have their advantages though. The Crownline did handle much better in choppy water, it was faster(top speed), and was much easier to dock & load on the trailer. It was also paid for which was nice. The supra does put out a larger wake with just the factory ballast, I have not added more weight yet since it is still under break-in. The handling when at speed is amazing. I also love the perfect pass and the heater. The supra has a ton of storage compared to an I/O. I still cant say any thing bad though after using the Crownline for 5yrs. We had a lot of fun in that boat. But I do love my new supra and its always fun to get something new. Probably clear as mud, but hope that answers your question.