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Larson Cabrio 240 (2006-)
(w/ 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI)

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Brief Summary

Larson delivers a pocket cruiser small enough to trailer yet has the big cruiser amenities you want. There is a long list of standard features and an impressive list of optional features to customize this boat to your desires.

Key Features

  • Bow pulpit with roller and rope locker
  • Integrated swim platform with telescoping swim ladder
  • Dual helm seat
  • Removable stern seating
  • Cockpit wet bar
  • Full galley with microwave, cooktop and refrigerator and sink
  • V-berth and mid-cabin
  • AM/FM CD player with Sirius Satellite radio
  • Transom shower
  • Enclosed head with hand-held shower
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 24' 7''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 5,750 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 11'' (max)
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 1''
    Bridge Clearance 7' 7''
    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 Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI
    Opt. Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.7 3.2 0.9 4.1 3.6 311 270 63
    1000 4.8 4.1 1.4 3.4 3.0 257 223 68
    1500 6.9 6.0 2.4 2.9 2.5 220 192 73
    2000 8.9 7.7 4.3 2.1 1.8 156 136 76
    2500 13.1 11.4 7.7 1.7 1.5 129 112 83
    3000 21.2 18.4 10.6 2.0 1.7 151 131 85
    3500 27.1 23.6 11.1 2.4 2.1 185 160 85
    4000 32.4 28.2 12.7 2.6 2.2 194 168 88
    4500 38.5 33.5 15.9 2.4 2.1 184 160 90
    5000 43.6 37.9 19.4 2.3 2.0 170 148 89
    5390 44.4 38.6 23.7 1.9 1.6 141 123 92
    600 270 501 6.00 3.41 1.75 63
    1000 223 414 7.70 5.30 1.44 68
    1500 192 354 11.10 9.08 1.24 73
    2000 136 251 14.30 16.28 0.88 76
    2500 112 208 21.10 29.15 0.72 83
    3000 131 243 34.10 40.13 0.85 85
    3500 160 298 43.60 42.02 1.04 85
    4000 168 312 52.10 48.07 1.09 88
    4500 160 296 62.00 60.19 1.03 90
    5000 148 274 70.20 73.44 0.96 89
    5390 123 227 71.50 89.71 0.80 92

    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 4.0 sec.
    0 to 30 8.3 sec.
    Ratio 2.20 : 1
    Props 14 1/4 & 15 3/4 x 22'' Aluminum
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 68 deg., 75% humid.; wind: 10 mph; seas: light chop

    Larson Cabrio 240 (2006-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Larson Adds Convenience to the Family on the GoTake This Cruiser Wherever You’re HeadedBy Capt. Bob SmithTest CaptainLarson has designed a trailerable, mid-cabin cruiser with an emphasis on performance, with the introduction of the Cabrio 240. Larson has loaded this cruiser up with a healthy list of standard features so you are not buying a barebones cruiser.Bow FeaturesGetting to the front of the boat to handle the ground tackle is pretty easy with the wide steps built into the dash and the wide walkthrough windshield. An anchor roller is standard but an optional winch is available to make it easy for anyone to handle the anchoring chores. The cockpit has a handy refreshment center with Corian Countertop with sink and faucet along with lots of storage below for chips and other dry goods. The carry on cooler is close by and held in place next to the refreshment center, keeping ice and chilled drinks handy for entertaining in the spacious cockpit. The main breakers and battery switch are located behind a drop down panel in the port wall next to these seats. Engine AccessA large in-floor hatch gets you access to the power plant below. There is plenty of room for checking the engine and doing routine maintenance. If you choose to add the optional air conditioner, you will not be cramping the mechanical spaces, as there is room to spare in here.Cockpit SeatingThe rear facing bench seat can be lowered to make a large sun pad for tanning. When it is time to serve snacks, a table can be set up back here as well. The rear bench seat is both simple to set up and put away, so you can choose more seating or open space if you decide to fish from the boat. After a dip you can rinse off with the swim shower at the stern walkthrough area. A sturdy grab rail runs across the stern to give you a solid grip on the boat while standing on the swim platform. The bolt-on swim platform is plenty sturdy and has a telescoping swim ladder tucked under the platform. You can opt for the extended swim platform if needed. Well-Designed Helm The spacious helm area is outfitted with wood trim accents. Larson has placed a convenient chart holder in the top of the dash right where the driver needs it, rather than somewhere else where the maps may get misplaced. Standard gauges are arranged for easy view at a quick glance. A joystick control is here to manage the spotlight as well as remote for the Sirius Satellite radio with AM/FM/CD, which is mounted in the cabin next to the galley. The helm seat features a flip-up bolster for added visibility and comfort underway. Stepping BelowDown in the cabin, you have over six feet of headroom and good light thanks to the four portlights and hatch above. The galley is port mounted and includes a microwave, coffeemaker, small refrigerator, and single-burner stove. Cabinets can handle enough supplies for a weekend on the water. If you opt for it, you get a DVD player mounted next to the radio and a flat screen TV in the peak of the V-berth/dinette area. The dinette seats four or five easily and has a large wood table for meals. The mid-cabin has a queen-sized berth, privacy curtain, reading lights, and thanks to the window will not feel as cramped. The full “wet head” includes a manual pump out toilet with vanity, and pull out spray handle shower head.SpecsThe Cabrio measures in at 24’7” length overall with an 8’6” beam. She weighs in at 5,750 lbs., which makes her trailerable. The 240 requires 35” of clearance with the outdrive completely down. Her fuel capacity is 84 gallons and she carries 19 gallons of fresh water for cooking and showers. Engine packages range from a Volvo 5.0 GL DP 220-hp I/O to a MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI, or Volvo 5.7 OSXI DP 320-hp I/O.Performance and Test RideThe Cabrio 240’s deep-V hull and 20-degree deadrise delivered a smooth ride during our test run. We did the testing on an inland lake in Minnesota with two people on board, and ¾ of a tank of fuel. We found her best cruise to be around 3000 rpm traveling a brisk 21.2 mph with a fuel burn of 10.6gph, which gave us a range of about 151 miles. She produced a top end speed of 44.4 mph at 5390 rpm, burning 23.7gph with the 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI Bravo III installed. The boat planed in just 4 seconds and was up to 30 mph in a total of 8.3 seconds. Sound levels were very reasonable with 85 dBa at cruise speed and 92 dBa at top end.Larson has designed a complete package with the Cabrio 240, which offers amenities and performance in a trailerable cruiser.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Cabrio 240 (2006-) is 44.4 mph (71.5 kph), burning 23.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 89.7 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Cabrio 240 (2006-) is 27.1 mph (43.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.44 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.04 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 185 miles (297.73 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
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Optional


    Coffeemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

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


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover 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: $71,871.00

    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.