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

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Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-)
Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-)
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

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 26' 6'' Dry Weight 6,640 lbs.
Beam 8' 10'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 36'' Fuel Cap 84 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 14 deg. Water Cap 19 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 3'' Bridge Clearance 9' 2''
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

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) 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

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Comfortable Ride

Her best cruise was reached at 27.9 mph turning 4000 rpm, which will give a full tank range of about 165 miles.

Redesigned Interior

The 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.

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Fully Framed Windshield

The windshield is fully framed with a centerline walk-through and the driver’s side has a wiper for clearing the view.

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Captain's Report

A Cabin Makeover for Larson’s 260 Cabrio

By Capt. Bob Smith

This 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 Bow

Starting 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 Entertaining

In 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 Cabin

Heading 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 Accommodations

The 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.

Specifications

The 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 Results

Equipped 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.

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) 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.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Ready
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard 110V
Trailer Optional
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional
Galley
Coffeemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Optional
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
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Warranty

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes
Extendable Yes
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
Engine Warranty
Years 5-Years (outboard and diesel not included)
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
Powertrain Warranty
Years 5-Years
Gelcoat Warranty
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Years
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
Accessories Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
Certifications
ISO Certification Yes
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification Yacht Certification, CE Certified

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Price

Larson Cabrio 260 (2007-) Price
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.


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