I love my Xpress. I bought it
used 3 years ago. I would love to have a new H24B, I'm saving for one
now. My only complaint is the seats are garbage. Xpress should can the
vendor that makes their seats. I cannot believe they build such a
quality boat, put a Yamaha motor on it, aluminum trailer and then put
seats in it that fall apart so easily. What are they thinking?
Greg - AL
2008 Xpress H51 w/90
All likes from me. Got ride of
a 19' Sea Pro CC and an Xpress 16DB to combine both worlds into 1 boat.
Still have a great ride like the Sea Pro with the ease of use of an
aluminum boat. Runs 52 mph w/2 people, gas, etc. That's stock with no JP
and no tuning done yet. Just got back from a weekend 5 hour boat ride
(one way) and had more than enough room and super comfortable.
Floorsander - SC
2012 Xpress H20 Bay w/150 Yamaha
WOW. I just got rid of 2 G3
boats and ended up with a 2000 with me being the 1st owner.
This was "supposedly" the owner of Xpress' personal boat/demo
which was loaded. I cannot be more pleased. The 200 Optimax with the
"perfectly" tuned in jackplate got me at 74 mph and I let off.
Boat rides GREAT, plenty of room to fish and I couldn't be happier!
Alexmlane - AL
2000 Xpress X19 w/200 Merc
Holeshot is tremendous and
fast....top end is 58 mph @ 5200 rpm, with 2 people and gear, with
1 person and gear about 61 mph. Never experienced any problems other
than paint flakes off easily.
Bondosus - LA
2001 Xpress H51 w/150
Likes: Good solid boat
that hits top end fast. Top end is about 45 mph. Xpress is a well
respected aluminum boat name. Welding was generally done very
Dislikes: Transom has stress cracks by the motor mounting, it
porpoises at top end unless trim tabs are installed. Gas tank could be
larger capacity. Weld separated in front of console where side-wall and
hull met on driver side.
BassTaurus - MO
1992 Xpress H51 (Alum-Weld actually) w/100
Bought this boat a few months
ago, for the price it's hard to beat. Large front deck, handles water
well for a 17' boat, 50 pushes it close to 40 mph by myself on speedo,
large rod boxes.
Dislikes: Built in gas tank should be standard, have a 12 gallon it it
now and have to open hatch to check fuel which is a pain. Wish all
companies would install 5" indash finders instead of these small
screens that you can't change because of room.
Thomas - NC
2008 Xpress SV-17 w/50
Looks like there hasn't been a
post here in a while. By looking at the posts Xpress has addressed all
of the concerns of front deck, finish of trailer and boat. Had the
pleasure getting one of these boats this past weekend and was truly
amazed at the room and fishability of this boat with the new 250SS. This
boat was a pleasure both to drive and to fish out of. Hardly used any
gas, if you have not looked at these boats in the last while you should
take a look now, they are truly on their game.
BrianB - ON
2007 Xpress X21 w/Suzuki
Xpress seems to build a pretty
solid boat but quality control on the boat and trailer needs some work.
At least on mine.
Among the dislikes are the front deck is a little short. Had a difficult
time seeing the X51 in the hump to the right of the console due to the
angle at which it was mounted. Bought a bracket and mounted it on the
hump which cured the problem. Carpet under the console on the
sides fell down when the boat was about six months old. Glued that back.
The ground wire on the side lights on the trailer was pop-riveted which
was not tight resulting in the side lights not working part of the time.
The white ground wire on the trailer light plug was not connected to
anything resulting in none of the trailer lights working at times. But
these are minor.
The major dislike is the fix resulting from a recall. Most if not
all 2004 H-51s were recalled due to failing to meet a Coast Guard
floatation requirement. The fix was to mount four boxes of floatation
foam in the rear compartment which filled up about every cubic inch of
Getting to hoses and wiring in the future is going to be a real
problem. I feel Xpress could have come up with a better fix but
took the easy way out.
Don - TX
2004 Xpress H-51 w/90
Love the styling
of the boat and color (Gunmetal) on the aluminum trailer. Finish on the
boat and trailer are pretty good. Had some pained over welding slag on
boat. Trailer pulls good and is easy to load on. I would like to
see a torsion axle offered as an option on the trailers for a smoother
ride, and a horizontal crossways frame tube under the bow to mount a
spare tire on.
So far my highest dislike is the lack of a front
deck. When seated your foot is literally under the seat to work a
foot controlled TM, Very uncomfortable! The front deck (IMHO)
needs to go back all the way to the console & the seat mount moved
rearward a foot (+/-). It would be much more user friendly by
doing that. Also the rod box is open to the front storage
compartment, I'd like to have a divider in there to keep anything kept
in storage from getting hooked or breaking a rod tip.
This is my 3rd Xpress and probably won't be my last.
If I had this one to do over again I would find a X54 in the Gunmetal
color, I would have to choose it just because it has a larger front deck
and a better gauge layout on the dash.
Rmart30 - AL
2005 Xpress H51 w/90
Fast boat, easy to fish from,
huge back deck, handles rough water well.
Dislikes: Rod box holding water, front deck could be bigger, paint seems
to be softer than my old Fisher Marine. Also trailer has welding slag
painted over, also when backing boat up with big engine front end has
tendancy to whip around. Has some porpoising at high speed, but for its
faults I like this boat and would buy it again.
MKS - OH
2002 Xpress H51 w/90
Likes: I really like the
durability, fishability & resistance to all types of weather.
Since it had no wood, I don't worry about water in the bilge, or keeping
it outside in my driveway with the cover on. Also, makes it really
easy to clean after fishing. Me and the kids just get the hose and
go to town. If you want a shiny creme puff this is not your boat,
it is a working man's boat that has fish-appeal.
Dislikes: Rod locker holds water toward the back and
livewell is too small.
Txbasser - TX
2002 Xpress X17 w/115
Like the holeshot but dislike the problem of fine
tuning props to stop porpoising. Currently turning 25" Laser II
w/6" jackplate. Engine as high as possible. Good holeshot,
good speed with this setup. My biggest gripe is trailer.....had trailer
snap spring in two on the highway and destroy trailer with some cosmetic
damage to boat. I was not pleased with factory response to this
problem at all. This rig was less than a year old when trailer
came apart....hey, I feel better!
97 Xpress H51 w/C115
I love everything about the boat, just go through it
as with any aluminum rig and search for sharp edges to cover with
addition trim. The holeshot is wicked and top end is unbelievable
for a 150: 65 mph. 'Glass looks and hi-performance with a
pro-style bass layout. Get the second console for looks and
passenger comfort - they're removable. Trailer could be beefier
(done in 2001 models). Heard they rust easily so I got galvanized
option. EFI is sooo sweet & easy to cold-start! Replaced
the black rubber guides on trailer with clear polyurethane - no more
black smudges on my white hull. Could go on & on with
superlatives about the boat though.......
XpressYourself - NH
00 Xpress X19 w/150 Merc
This boat trailers good, fishes good, and all-around
performs good. The holeshot is second to none and handles like
it's on rails. It's the best looking aluminum I have seen.
It has a lot of storage, good size rod boxes and livewells. The
trolling motor pulls it around better than glass boats, but the wind
does push it around easier too. Nothing to really complain about
but these minor things....no insulated coolers...I wish the trailer was
a little more heavy duty (C channel); the new ones have tube trailers,
and the seat have already stitching coming apart....but that could be
due to everyone using them for steps instead of the real step.
It's my second one and would still recommend it to any one.
Xpress....xpect to be impressed!
Mike - MI
99 Xpress w/ Yamaha