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Brief Summary

The Senza 206 has proven itself as one of the most popular in Larson’s lineup of small runabouts. It delivers great value along with exceptional style and performance for its class.

Key Features

  • 3-step stern boarding ladder
  • Integrated bow cooler
  • Automotive style dash
  • Carry-on cooler
  • Two bucket seats and stern bench cockpit seating
  • AM/FM/CD
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 20' 6''
    Beam 8' 3''
    Dry Weight 3,150 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 9''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 35 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    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 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL
    Tested Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI
    Opt. Power Not Available
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.3 sec.
    0 to 30 6.8 sec.
    Ratio 1.62 : 1
    Props 14 1/4 x 21'' Aluminum
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 68 deg., 75% humid.; wind: 10 mph; seas: light chop

    Larson Senza 206 (2006-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Sleek Performer: 2006 Larson Senza 206 By Capt. Keith BurtonTest CaptainSometimes I come across a boat while conducting a review that really surprises me. Such was the case with the 2006 Larson Senza 206. This is supposed to be a value leader among Larson’s runabouts, but “value leader” must mean something different at Larson because this certainly isn’t a stripped down boat.The Senza 206 is a sleekly designed and remarkably well-equipped 20-foot-6-inch runabout that offers great performance and style at an affordable price. This is a boat that screams “look at me,” but it won’t cost an arm and a leg to own.Durable ReputationLarson knows a thing or two about boats. The company has been in business for what is an eternity in the boating business. Way back in 1913 that Paul Larson started selling boats and since that time, the Minnesota-based company has grown to be among the best in the business, shipping boats throughout the country and overseas.The Senza 206 is designed to appeal to young boating enthusiasts that want a boat with the room and performance of more expensive boats, without sacrificing amenities and style.Style and DesignStyle is the first thing you notice with the Senza 206. Larson’s engineers clearly used more than a straight edge in designing this boat. Sweeping lines along the flanks blend with the flow of the side windows to make a truly striking impression of grace and power. Everywhere you look, you will see great detail, such as the stainless steel pop-up cleats, the high-quality vinyl covering the seats, and the cool “Senza” logo stitched into the stern bench seat. These are not the type of details that most “value leader” boats have, and Larson should be commended for this effort.The bow wraparound seating in this runabout is comfortable and roomy with plenty of space in the footwell. A large deck storage compartment with a stout cover provides room for skis and a wakeboard. A nice touch is the windshield supports that are designed to double as handholds to the bow area.At the HelmAmidships, the captain and passenger get premium-looking bucket seats that are well padded and comfortable enough for a whole day of water fun. The helm is not a stogy affair either and looks like the dash of a sports car with full instruments in nicely styled white on black gauges made by Faria.Netted storage cubbyholes are sprinkled around the cabin, and as you would suspect, storage under the bow and stern seats is plentiful. We particularly like the way the rear wraparound bench seat has room underneath for a carry-on cooler, which comes with the boat.You also get an upscale Clarion marine AM, FM/CD radio for some sweet sounding tunes.This is also a boat that will be easy to clean and maintain. The floors have nicely curved corners and are clear of obstructions where dirt and sand could hide.Transom FeaturesAt the stern, is a broad sunpad that opens on hydraulic struts for access to the engine bay. And speaking of engines, the Senza 206 can be ordered with up to a 320 horsepower engine if you really need that much power.Impressive PerformanceOur boat was equipped with a 260-horsepower MerCruiser MPI 5-liter V8 and it was plenty fast. We achieved a top speed of 51.4 mph turning 5000 rpm. But as in any boat, speed is only part of the fun equation. The Senza 206 is fun to pilot and answers the helm more like a sports car than a boat. Steering is linear and smooth, and the boat cuts easily on sharp turns. Wakes and waves are also handled without undue pounding, which is a credit to the boat’s design team.Optional FeaturesOur Senza was equipped with an optional Captain’s Call performance dual exhaust system from Corsa Performance. The system operates with a rocker switch and would change the exhaust sound from mellow to throaty. The side-exiting exhaust also looks very cool.At the stern there is an integrated swim platform with a three-step fold down ladder. But if you want more space, an extended swim platform is among the options.The 2006 Larson Senza 206 makes a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable medium-sized runabout with capable performance and style. But I'm sure its excellent construction and easy maintenance will win you over on the long term.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Senza 206 (2006-) is 51.4 mph (82.7 kph), burning 19.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 71.92 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Senza 206 (2006-) is 30.7 mph (49.4 kph), and the boat gets 4.23 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.8 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 133 miles (214.04 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
    Power Steering Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard


    Bimini Top 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 Yes Yes
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