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Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI)

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Brief Summary

The redesigned cabin makes the Cabrio 260 more comfortable for long weekends and longer cruises. New cabin steps are molded fiberglass for easier care and stereo speakers inside are fabric covered for a clean integrated look. The Cabrio 260 makes a great step up to the wide beam cruising life, yet still performs with the stepped hull design.

Key Features

  • Bow pulpit with roller
  • Glass side wings
  • Portside sun lounger seating
  • Stern filler cushion
  • Wet bar
  • Bimini top
  • Galley complete with microwave, single-burner stove, refrigerator, and coffee maker
  • Enclosed head
  • Convertible V-berth
  • AM/FM CD player Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 6''
    Beam 8' 10''
    Dry Weight 6,640 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 36''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 14 deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 3''
    Bridge Clearance 9' 2''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 84 gal.
    Water Capacity 19 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power N/A
    Tested Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI
    Opt. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI
    1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI
    1 x 320-hp MAG MPI
    1 x 270-hp Volvo 5.0L OSi
    1 x 320-hp Volvo 5.7 OSXi DP

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 2.4 2.1 0.8 3.0 2.6 227 197 65
    1000 4.4 3.8 1.4 3.2 2.8 244 212 68
    1500 6.6 5.7 2.1 3.2 2.8 242 210 78
    2000 8.4 7.3 3.5 2.4 2.1 180 157 77
    2500 10.4 9.0 6.0 1.7 1.5 132 114 85
    3000 15.6 13.5 9.3 1.7 1.5 127 111 83
    3500 22.3 19.4 10.5 2.1 1.9 161 140 87
    4000 27.9 24.3 12.8 2.2 1.9 165 143 87
    4500 33.1 28.7 16.5 2.0 1.7 151 132 86
    5000 37.3 32.4 19.6 1.9 1.7 144 125 90
    5320 41.1 35.7 23.2 1.8 1.5 134 117 90
    600 197 365 3.90 3.03 1.28 65
    1000 212 393 7.10 5.30 1.37 68
    1500 210 389 10.60 7.95 1.36 78
    2000 157 290 13.50 13.25 1.02 77
    2500 114 212 16.70 22.71 0.74 85
    3000 111 204 25.10 35.20 0.71 83
    3500 140 259 35.90 39.75 0.90 87
    4000 143 266 44.90 48.45 0.93 87
    4500 132 243 53.30 62.46 0.85 86
    5000 125 232 60.00 74.19 0.81 90
    5320 117 216 66.10 87.82 0.76 90

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 5.4 sec.
    0 to 30 9.7 sec.
    Ratio 2.02 : 1
    Props 14 3/8 x 20 stainless steel
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 83 deg., humid: 76%, wind: 3 mph, seas: minimal chop

    Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    A Cabin Makeover for Larson’s 260 CabrioBy Capt. Bob SmithThis year Larson has packed more features, value, and upgrades into the Cabrio line. Larson now has warranty coverage until 2012 on all the Cabrio Line. This is their 5 Plus 5 warranty which covers those items they make as well as the items they install from other companies such as the on-board tanks, electronics and plumbing as well as head, generator, and climate control products. The Larson Cabrio 260 underwent a cabin makeover for 2007 which included upgrading the materials and enhancing storage space throughout the cabin. At the BowStarting up front the 260 mounts the remote controlled spotlight high on the bow to prevent the typical glare-back. The anchor, roller, and chain are led to an optional windlass for effortless anchoring. Large hatches bring in plenty of light and air to the salon below. The windshield is fully framed with a centerline walk-through and the driver’s side has a wiper for clearing the view.A popular option is the sport arch which allows all the antennas to be mounted up and out of the way and it is also a handy place to attach the cockpit canvas and speakers. All instruments are in good view and the rocker control switches are right at your fingertips. This year Larson has moved away from the burlwood look and gone to the brushed aluminum panel looks at the helm with a mahogany tilt wheel. The helm seat has slide and swivel adjustments with a bolster for stand-up comfort underway with a comfortable lounger to port.For EntertainingIn the cockpit is a starboard side wet bar with sink, grab rail, under sink storage, and a carry-on cooler for keeping your ice handy. Across the back of the cockpit is a stowable bench that provides extra seating capacity, but when not needed it stores away neatly. Snacks or beverages can be served on the table back here. The port side has a really versatile seat which folds down flat for when you want to catch some sun.New CabinHeading down into the cabin, the trash bin is stored under the bottom step saving room in the galley and wisely using space in the salon. The galley is to port side and has a B&D coffee maker, Tappan microwave, sink with pull-out hand wand, and Isotherm refrigerator, and there is plenty of storage is under the sink. An optional single burner cooktop helps you make a dinner at your favorite anchorage. The optional DVD player is mounted next to the galley along with the power panel and optional 6-CD changer.Sleeping AccommodationsThe V-berth fills the forward section and creates a cozy space for dinner and after dinner this area turns into a comfy spot to watch your favorite movies. The mid cabin is situated under the cockpit sole and has a double berth complete with reading lights.The head is just across from the galley and includes an enclosed compartment with pull out wand shower, stainless steel sink, and manual head. Next to the head is the pantry which includes a pull-out silverware drawer.SpecificationsThe Cabrio 260 for 2007 measures 26’6” in length and spans 8’10” across the beam. She weighs 6,460 lbs and carries 84 gallons of fuel. Bridge clearance is 9’2”, her draft requirement is 36” maximum with the drive down, and she carries a 19 gallon fresh water capacity.Test ResultsEquipped with a 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI the 260 Cabrio was on plane in 5.4 seconds and was passing 30 mph in 9.7 seconds. Her best cruise was reached at 27.9 mph turning 4000 rpm, which will give a full tank range of about 165 miles. She clocked a 41.1mph top speed at 5320 rpm.The 260 has been quite a success for Larson and now with its improved interior and updated cockpit it will continue in its success. If you are looking for weekend cruising with comfort and value, the Larson Cabrio 260 may be a good fit.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) is 41.1 mph (66.1 kph), burning 23.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 87.81 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) is 27.9 mph (44.9 kph), and the boat gets 2.18 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.93 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 165 miles (265.54 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Ready
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard 110V
    Shore Power Optional
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Optional


    Coffeemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Lifetime Limited
    Deck Warranty
    Lifetime Limited Yes
    Engine Warranty
    5-Years (outboard and diesel not included)
    Powertrain Warranty


    Gelcoat Warranty
    Blistering Warranty
    Accessories Warranty
    5-Year Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes Yes Yacht Certification, CE Certified


    Pricing Range: $80,753.00

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.