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Larson Escape 254 I/O
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI sterndrive)

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Brief Summary

By combining the best of both worlds; a spacious deck on top and a wave slicing hull for the bottom, the new Escape gives you more boat for less money. It also presents trademark design cues and components, making for a luxurious and stylish ride.

Key Features

  • Compatible with inboard or outboard engine
  • Full furniture set with UV marine protection
  • Bow and stern tables come standard, along with snap-in carpet for a complete interior design
  • Enclosed Head with Porta Potti & Vented Window
  • Remote for Stereo (Bow, Helm and Stern)
  • Ski Tow Hook
  • Stainless Steel Hardware and Gunnel
  • Starboard Storage Console
  • Transom Shower (Fresh Water)
  • Walk-thru Transom
  • Bow and stern seating comes hinged making much extra storage
  • Meets or exceeds USCG Regulations
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 25' 1''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 4,650 lbs. w/ engine
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 0''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 59 gal.
    Water Capacity 12 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 1 x 200-hp MerCruiser sterndrive
    Tested Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI sterndrive
    Opt. Power 1 x Various MerCruiser sterndrives 260-320-hp
    Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.5 3.0 1.2 3.0 2.6 158 137 68
    1000 5.3 4.6 1.7 3.2 2.7 137 145 71
    1500 7.6 6.6 2.5 3.1 2.7 163 142 77
    2000 9.3 8.0 4.3 2.1 1.9 113 99 78
    2500 15.9 13.8 6.8 2.3 2.0 124 108 81
    3000 24.2 21.0 7.8 3.1 2.7 165 143 81
    3500 30.9 26.9 9.9 3.1 2.7 165 144 81
    4000 36.7 31.9 12.9 2.8 2.5 151 131 89
    4500 41.8 36.3 17.0 2.5 2.1 131 114 87
    5000 45.4 39.5 22.1 2.1 1.8 109 95 89
    5400 48.6 42.2 23.9 2.0 1.8 108 94 90
    600 137 254 5.60 4.54 1.26 68
    1000 145 220 8.50 6.44 1.34 71
    1500 142 262 12.20 9.46 1.31 77
    2000 99 182 15.00 16.28 0.91 78
    2500 108 200 25.60 25.74 0.99 81
    3000 143 266 38.90 29.53 1.32 81
    3500 144 266 49.70 37.48 1.32 81
    4000 131 243 59.10 48.83 1.21 89
    4500 114 211 67.30 64.35 1.05 87
    5000 95 175 73.10 83.66 0.87 89
    5400 94 174 78.20 90.47 0.86 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.

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.3 sec.
    0 to 30 6.7 sec.
    Ratio 2.20:1
    Props N/A
    Load Load: 2 person, Fuel: 7/8 full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 111 deg., Humid: 75%, Wind: none, Seas: calm

    Captain's Report

    A Bold New DeckboatBy Ron SvobodaThe LookThe Escape line of Larson Boats display special design cues that set it apart from the rest of the competition and affirm the company’s motto of “affordable luxury”. The aggressive look of the bow includes four projector beam lights and a scalloped front swim platform, which also works as a hatch to conceal the telescoping beach ladder and a neat compartment for the anchor and rode. A pair of steps leads you into the bow and conceals access to the built-in beverage cooler below.Seating Galore The Escape is all about taking friends and family out on the water, so you’ll find two conversation areas, one at the bow and one in the cockpit. Up front, semi-circular seating and sculpted upholstery lend comfort while a removable snack table offers refreshment. Convenient grab handles, a pair of dual cone speakers, four cup holders and ample storage under the hinged seat bottoms, accessorizes the bow. Additionally, filler cushions can be swapped for the table to provide tanning space for up to four people. In the cockpit, wraparound seating is available for the rest of the gang, along with a second snack table. Here you’ll find the seat bottoms flip up and offer a good amount of storage and access to the removable beverage cooler. To starboard is the transom walkthrough, which provides easy access to the boat’s swim platform.FeaturesThe Escape 254 incorporates some basic necessities needed for a great day boat, like a port side compartment with 49 inches of headroom and an easy to clean fiberglass liner. A portable toilet comes standard, which can also be upgraded with a flush unit and holding tank. Just forward of the head compartment is a topside micro-bar that offers a fresh water sink and a small counter top for preparing snacks. Bringing up the rear of the boat is the aft swim platform. Loaded with features, the stern has two self draining lockers, a boarding ladder, high quality hardware throughout, plus a raw-water shower.From the Driver's SeatI have always been a big fan of Larson’s seats, and the captain and companion buckets support my continued admiration. A curvaceous helm houses Faria gauges, toggle switches with circuit breakers and a tilt sport wheel. The skipper can also access the stereo controls via a remote that’s mounted at the helm. My only concern here is the limited space for your feet at the helm because of a molded stereo speaker housing. The companion side suffers too somewhat in terms of extended legroom, as there is no place to prop your feet against other than the head compartments door. Despite the minor lack of extended legroom, I found the Escape to be a very functional, well thought out design with abundant space and amenities. Handling was precise and the boat exhibited no difficulties in maneuvering, not even at the dock. This can be partially contributed to the dual, counter-rotating props that come standard on the Escape.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Escape 254 I/O is 48.6 mph (78.2 kph), burning 23.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 90.46 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Escape 254 I/O is 30.9 mph (49.7 kph), and the boat gets 3.11 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.32 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 165 miles (265.54 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI sterndrive.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard AM/FM/CD and 6 month SIRIUS satilite radio subscription
    Head: Portable Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard Snap-in carpet
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional


    Hull Warranty

    Engine Warranty
    5 years, but outboard and diesles not included
    Powertrain Warranty

    5 years

    Accessories Warranty
    5 year trailer and boat component warranty
    NMMA Certification Yes


    Pricing Range: $54,857.00

    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.