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Larson Escape 237 (2006- )
(w/ 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser MAG MPI)

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Brief Summary

The Escape 237 is one of Larson’s most versatile boats in their expansive line-up. You will appreciate the luxury aboard this boat, such as the wet bar entertainment center with Corian countertop and sink. Larson even included a standard head compartment in this deckboat designed with the family in mind.

Key Features

  • Removable berber carpet
  • Depth sounder
  • Two tables for snacks and beverages
  • AM/FM/CD player with one year Sirius Satellite reception included
  • Bow and stern swim platforms standard with boarding ladders
  • Portside entry
  • Refreshment center with cooler, sink and storage
  • Sunbrella bimini top
  • Bow and stern tables
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 23' 3''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 3,900 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 9''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 16 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 61 gal.
    Water Capacity 5 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    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 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL
    Tested Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser MAG MPI
    Opt. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L
    1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL
    1 x 225-hp Volvo 4.3 GXI
    1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L MPI
    1 x 350-hp MerCruiser MAG MPI Bravo III

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    700 3.7 3.2 0.8 4.6 4.0 250 218 74
    1000 5.2 4.5 1.3 4.0 3.4 217 189 78
    1500 7.4 6.4 2.2 3.4 2.9 185 161 82
    2000 9.8 8.5 4.3 2.3 2.0 126 110 86
    2500 19.3 16.8 5.9 3.3 2.9 181 157 89
    3000 26.8 23.3 7.1 3.8 3.3 207 180 89
    3500 32.2 28.0 9.2 3.5 3.1 193 168 93
    4000 38.4 33.4 12.1 3.2 2.8 175 152 95
    4500 45.3 39.4 16.1 2.8 2.5 154 134 95
    5000 48.5 42.2 20.7 2.3 2.0 129 112 99
    5250 50.0 43.4 22.2 2.3 2.0 124 107 100
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    700 218 402 6.00 3.03 1.94 74
    1000 189 349 8.40 4.92 1.68 78
    1500 161 298 11.90 8.33 1.43 82
    2000 110 203 15.80 16.28 0.97 86
    2500 157 291 31.10 22.33 1.40 89
    3000 180 333 43.10 26.88 1.60 89
    3500 168 311 51.80 34.83 1.49 93
    4000 152 282 61.80 45.80 1.36 95
    4500 134 248 72.90 60.94 1.19 95
    5000 112 208 78.10 78.36 0.99 99
    5250 107 200 80.50 84.04 0.96 100

    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 3.7 sec.
    0 to 30 7.1 sec.
    Ratio 2.00 : 1
    Props 14 1/4 & 15 3/4 x 22'' SS
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 68 deg., 75% humid.; wind: 10 mph; seas: light chop

    Captain's Report

    A Modern and Practical Day BoatAll the space without compromising performance.By Capt. Bob SmithTest CaptainDeckboats are not what they used to be; clunky, flat, and a bit unattractive. Larson makes one of the best looking and performing deckboats I have driven in a while. The 237 is the largest in their series, and this one certainly has the room you need for a large family or group of friends, and the power and performance you need for a skiboat.Spacious BowThe roomy bow area has enough seating capacity for quite a large group. You can enter the bow from the dock through a port side entry just ahead of the windshield, or from the bow. The bow has a small swim platform with telescoping ladder with space below to stow the anchor and rode. When it is time to serve the snacks, you can easily insert a table up front. There is a considerable amount of storage below the bench seats which wraps from the port side entry to the starboard side entertainment center. Under the center seat at the bow is another built-in cooler. Entertainment CenterAcross from the helm is the wet bar complete with covered ice cooler, sink with pull out sprayer, three cup holders and good storage. The in-floor storage compartment is situated in the bow of the boat, and is large enough for some of the biggest water toys you can think of. Easy care snap-in carpet is standard on the Escape 237.Comfortable HelmThe helm seat is a comfortable bucket style, with slide and swivel adjustment as well as a bolster for better view when coming out of the hole. The back of the seat is ventilated for more comfort on those hot summer days. The instruments are easier to see with an eyebrow extending over the gauges shading off some of the bright sun. Sirius Satellite radio with AM/FM/CD player is standard with one year of service free. Over on the port side is a lounger bench with more storage space below. Cockpit and Stern FeaturesA large triangular shaped table can be added at the stern for more serving space. A carry-on cooler has its own spot back here so it’s tucked out of the way. A handy transom shower comes standard and is ideal for a quick rinse after swimming. Completing your pre-launch checks on the power plant is easy and will not take you long. The back of the rear bench seat and sun pad simply flips up on gas struts to give you full access. There’s enough room around the engine and even space for storing wet life jackets. Simply place the vests in here and let the engine’s heat dry them out. Our test boat had an optional extended swim platform, which gives you more room for water activities. A Few OptionsSome of the options you can consider on this model is a filler cushion for the bow, which converts the area into a large sun pad. For the family who enjoys doing tricks on the wakeboards, you can add a chrome tower for the boards. Another family-friendly option is the Porta-Potti, which will allow you many more hours on the water with the family. If you would like to spend the night aboard, you can opt for a camper canvas package with side curtains.SpecsThis year’s Escape 237 measures 23’3” length overall with an 8’6” beam. She weighs approximately 3,900 lbs., carries 5 gallons of fresh water, and 61 gallons of fuel, which should be plenty for a full day on the water. Larson offers several power plant options for this model from a 4.3L 190-hp Volvo to a 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI with Bravo III outdrive.Handling and PerformanceWe tested the Escape 237 on an inland lake in Minnesota with good conditions and two people on board. She handled very well and delivered a time to plane of only 3.7 seconds, with a 0-30 mph time of 7.1 seconds. She cruised most economically at 3000 rpm running 26.8 mph, which gave us a range of 207 miles on a full tank. Wide-open-throttle speed was consistent at 50 mph at 5250 rpm.If you have been thinking about getting into a deckboat, but didn’t want the clunky looks of the old designs, Larson has an exiting boat for you to test out. The Escape 237 looks like a sportboat, performs like a speedboat, yet has the open space of a deckboat.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Escape 237 (2006- ) is 50.0 mph (80.5 kph), burning 22.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 84.03 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Escape 237 (2006- ) is 26.8 mph (43.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.77 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.6 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 207 miles (333.13 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser MAG MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
    Head: Portable Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Wet bar Standard

    Canvas

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

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Extendable
    Lifetime Limited
    Yes
    Yes
    http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable
    Lifetime Limited Yes http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Engine Warranty
    5-Years (outboard and diesel not included) http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Powertrain Warranty

    5-Years


    Gelcoat Warranty




    http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Blistering Warranty
    5-Years http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable
    5-Year Yes http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes Yes

    Price

    Pricing Range: $39,855.00

    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.