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Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-)
Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-)
You might not have heard of Campion Marine, but it’s Canada’s largest independent fiberglass boat manufacturer. For more than 36 years, the family-owned company has been building luxury cruisers, family runabouts, sport utility, fishing, wakeboarding and high-performance boats in its factory in Kelowna, British Columbia, on Okanagan Lake. Top of the Campion line is the Allante LX 925, a 30’ (9.14 m) express cruiser that turns heads wherever it appears. But looks aren’t everything: The Allante LX 925 is built using materials and techniques not often applied to mid-sized express cruisers.

Specifications

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Specifications
Length Overall 30' 0''
9.14 m
Dry Weight 10,460 lbs.
4,757 kg.
Beam 10' 4''
3.15 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 46''
115 cm
Fuel Cap 111 gal.
420 L
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap 21 gal.
79.5 L
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 12' 1''
3.68 m
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

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Not Available

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Captain's Report

Campion Allante LX 925

The fiberglass radar arch and docking lights are standard. Deck hardware and fittings are stainless steel.

Lined Top and Bottom

At first glance the LX 925 looks like just another family-oriented express cruiser: It sleeps four in two cabins, plus a couple more when necessary by converting the dinette. It has all the accoutrements you expect in a boat like this: Integrated swim platform, radar arch, lots of seating at the helm and cockpit, a nice galley, attractive décor. Lots of boats have all of the above – but look closer and you’ll see that the Allante LX 925 displays shiny gelcoat overhead -- where many boats have fabric or, in the worst case, glued-on “fur” -- thanks to a fiberglass headliner. You might not notice that the entire cabin is based on a full-length fiberglass liner – an intricate, complex piece of molding that takes skill, care and a lot of money to produce. But the results are worth it.

Campion Allante LX 925

There’s enough seating for more people than you probably want to take boating. The wet bar is standard.

Unique Construction

The Allante LX 925’s fiberglass hull liner runs from firewall to anchor locker. The liner is bonded to the hull while both parts are still attached to their molds – the hull in its female mold, the liner on its male mold. A key-and-slot arrangement positions the molds to ensure they are precisely aligned and true as they are sandwiched together. Leaving the parts in their molds ensures they aren’t twisted or flexed, easy to do with green fiberglass when moving it around unsupported. The liner is chemically bonded to the hull with high-tech adhesive putty before its mold is removed, and then the hull is popped from its mold. The deck and its liner are joined in a similar manner. Later, the hull/liner and deck/liner subassemblies are bonded together.

Campion Allante LX 925

We love the red instrument lights and the high-performance type controls. A tilt wheel is standard, the GPS plotter an option – but one you need.

The liner, an extremely complex molding, has slots for the bulkheads, which just slide into place. They’re not cut and fit, then tabbed-in with fiberglass tape as is common practice. Similarly, all countertops, cabinetry and other parts can be precisely built ahead of time, then just dropped into place: The time, money and expertise expended on developing the liner mold pays off later on in ease and precision of construction, and in the quality of the finished boat. “Things line up perfectly,” said Campion manager Brock Elliott. “You won’t find any trim pieces hiding mistakes on our boats; everything fits.”

Campion Allante LX 925

We think these molded-in docking lights are just plain cool. We’ve never used docking lights in our lives, but would want them anyway.

No Rattles

Elliott – his family owns the company – added “there’s $250,000 worth of tooling” in this process, but the result is a boat with no creaks or rattles, and the liners make the boat easy to clean, too. Elliott is obviously proud of his boats – his enthusiasm is contagious: After a few minutes talking with him, we almost wrote him a check, and we’re not looking for an express cruiser. But when investing in a boat like this one – depending on power, the LX 925 sells for around $150,000 to $160,000 U.S. with gas engines – knowing the guy in charge of building it is fully invested in the process, financially and otherwise, is a big plus. There are lots of boats like this one on the market, and small things like that make the difference when it comes to choosing.

Campion Allante LX 925

The shiny overhead is the tip-off: Campion builds this boat with a full-length liner overhead. There’s also a cabin liner from firewall to anchor locker. It means everything fits perfectly – no trim fillers to cover up gaps.

Power

Campion offers the LX 925 with twin Volvo Penta or MerCruiser gas and diesel options. “Standard” is either Volvo 4.3 GXIi or MerCruiser 4.3 MPI Bravo III, but you can go up to twin 5.7 GXi Volvos or MerCruiser 377 Magnum Bravo IIIs. Duoprops are optional for the Volvos. Diesel-lovers can have Volvo D3–160 SX or - 190 SX, or MerCruiser 1.7Ls. Freshwater cooling is optional on the 4.3s

We haven’t tested the LX 925 ourselves yet, but according to company figures with twin 5.7 GXi Volvos, top speed is 55 mph, best cruise in the mid 30s. Range is about 180 miles at 3500 rpm.

Campion Allante LX 925

This joinery doesn’t look like a 30-foot family cruiser to us. Using a liner means all the cabinetry can be built outside the hull, where it’s easier to do a first-class job.

Lots of Standard Equipment

The base price includes lots of standard equipment – the list is too long to reproduce here, so go to the Campion website. But notable items are a fiberglass radar arch (built with the same care as the hull); halogen docking lights; LED lighting in the cabin; solid-surface countertops; fully equipped galley, including a microwave oven; shore power; a Vacuflush toilet; wet bar in the cockpit, with a refrigerator; a Sunbrella bimini top with front and side curtains, camper back curtain and boot. There are two Clarion weatherproof stereo CD systems – one inside, one outside – with four speakers for each and remote controls. Deck fittings and hardware are stainless steel.

Campion Allante LX 925

A Vacuflush toilet is standard. The fiberglass liner makes the head easy to clean, with no place for moisture to collect and cause mold.

Options?

Air conditioning is an option, as is a 5-kW Kohler genset to run it when away from the dock. The anchor windlass is optional, too; it comes with anchor and 150’ rode. You can get a DVD player and monitor for the cabin, and a TV antenna if you need to watch the box. A sunpad on the foredeck; canvas that’s not black; an icemaker in the cockpit; remote-control spotlight; cabin heater (maybe more useful in Canada than A/C?); and electronics – GPS chartplotter and VHF – are all optional and, we think, useful. For pricing, contact the company or your local dealer.

Campion Allante LX 925

We don’t want to be responsible for maintaining the varnish on those steps. The mid-berth behind them is big enough for two.

Recommendation

There is literally a sea of 30-ish express cruisers to choose from, all of them much the same-- until you closely examine the details. But we like the Allante LX 925 for its excellent construction and the family-owned and -run company that builds it. The price is right, the boat comes with everything you need (and good-quality gear, too), and it’s nice-looking. What’s not to like? We think you should check out the LX 925 if you’re shopping for a boat like this. Just don’t talk to Brock Elliott with your checkbook in hand, or before you know it, you’ll buy one.

Campion Allante LX 925

This picture makes us want to buy an Allante LX 925 and go to Canada.



Standard and Optional Equipment

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
VHF Radio Optional
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional
Galley
Coffeemaker Standard
Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Warranty

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) 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.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Price

Campion Allante LX 925 (2010-) Price
Pricing Range $150,000.00
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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