My buddy has a 2004 Xpress 1546 boat, and noticed that the boat seemed to sit very low in the water, and the 25hp motor was only pushing it about 23mph. I got to thinking and decided that the foam must be waterlogged. To confirm this, we took the empty boat (no motor or other accessories) to a scale and weighed it, and it came in at 225 lbs overweight. I emailed xpress about the problem, and after much trouble getting a reply back, and much denial that their foam was the problem, they agreed to put the boat in their test tank at their factory and check to see if it didn't float like it was supposed to, and to correct the problem free of charge if they did find a problem with it. After a couple of weeks, they were finally done with the boat, and claimed that nothing was wrong with it, and that the foam was fine. When I got home, I removed a piece of the front deck, and pushed my finger down in the foam; it was soaked. Water from the foam almost immediately filled the hole that i had made in the foam with my finger. I then cut a piece of the floor out near the back of the boat and removed a chunk of the foam. When squeezed, water drained out of the foam like a sponge. It is obvious that the water logged foam is what is adding the extra weight to the boat, and this makes the boat dangerous to operate. I don't know whether it is a flaw in the boat design causing the water to not drain well and therefore sitting on the foam until it is finally absorbed, if the foam is flawed, or both. Regardless, Xpress has a real problem with their boats that they are aware of and choose to ignore. This problem hurts performance and makes the boats dangerous and prone to swamping. Even though I told them that the foam was soaked and causing the boat to weigh an excessive amount, they chose to ignore the problem and say that the foam was fine. I am disappointed that a 9 year old boat (which is still nearly new, in my opinion) has such a huge problem, and that the manufacturer is fine with that and chooses not to correct it. I know that this boat is not the only one with the flaw, because just a little research will show that many others have had the same issue with Xpress boats. I just wanted to make others aware of this so that they could consider it when purchasing a new boat. I will personally never consider buying an Xpress.