Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-)
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI)

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Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-)
Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-)
The 274 is probably one of the best values in cruising from Larson and is still a trailerable pocket cruiser. A versatile cockpit design features plenty of entertainment space while a roomy cabin design offers a grand space to chill out from the sun or relax for an evening on the hook.

Key Features

  • Bow pulpit with roller and rope locker
  • Integrated swim platform with 4-step telescoping swim ladder
  • Swim shower with hot & cold water
  • Dual helm seat
  • Removable stern seating
  • Cockpit wet bar
  • Full galley with microwave, cooktop and refrigerator and sink
  • Full wet head

Specifications

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Specifications
Length Overall 28' 0'' Dry Weight 6,000 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 10'' Fuel Cap 85 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 18 deg. Water Cap 28 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 2'' Bridge Clearance 7' 0'' (w/o arch)
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 274 (2006-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Tested Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI
Opt. Power 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 Osi
1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI Bravo III
1 x 320-hp Volvo 5.7 GXI
1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 L MPI BIII
1 x 320-hp Volvo 5.7 OSXi DP

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Photo Gallery

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Weekend Get-Away

Larson builds high-quality boats for customers looking for quality and performance. The key to all the room on board the Cabrio 274 is the boat’s high deck, which adds to the room below and on deck.

Well-Arranged Helm Station

Plenty of leg and seat room are matched by an expansive instrument panel.

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Functional Cockpit Layout

The passenger seat is an extended sun lounge, and while two people could sit there, its best use is for one person to lie in the sun.

Room for Kids or Guests

An additional sleeping berth with room for two is located toward the rear of the main cabin. The berth features a screened window that opens just below the passenger sun lounge on the main deck.

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Luxury Throughout

The richly finished cabin of this boat would not be out of place in a much bigger and more expensive yacht. The cabin features more than 6’ 2” of headroom and is elegantly styled with beautifully fini

Spacious Enclosed Head

A large stand-up head compartment is finished inside with rounded edges to make cleanup easy. The Cabrio 274 comes with a portable toilet and holding tank, or you can opt for the electric head.

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Captain's Report

Functional Weekend Family Cruiser

By Captain Keith Burton

Test Captain

When an experienced boat owner begins his search for a bigger, more luxurious pleasure boat he usually wants a boat with a cabin, some amenities, power, in addition to plenty of room for family and friends. The challenge is to find a boat that can be trailered AND meet all those needs. This is where the designers at Larson have sweetly placed their 2006 Cabrio 274. This 28-foot express cruiser is packed with luxury, a roomy cabin, and the type of amenities usually found on bigger, more expensive boats.

Reputation

For more than 92 years, Larson has been building high-quality boats for customers looking for quality and performance, so it comes as no surprise that the 2006 Cabrio 274 is packed with the type of features boat owners seeking this class of boat want to have, and designed in a way that is both stylish and durable. The key to all the room on board the Cabrio 274 is the boat’s high deck, which adds to the room below and on deck.

Belowdeck

Access to the main cabin is through a sliding fiberglass hatch that is amazingly easy to open and close. The richly finished cabin of this boat would not be out of place in a much bigger and more expensive yacht. The cabin features more than 6’ 2” of headroom and is elegantly styled with beautifully finished cherry laminate cabinets for the galley and premium push-button latches. The galley includes a built-in microwave, single-burner stove, and refrigerator. Ample lighting from side screen-covered portholes and spotlights keep the cabin inviting both day and night. And, if you want to watch a movie, a built-in DVD player with flat screen monitor provides another reason to stay below.

A large stand-up head compartment is finished inside with rounded edges to make cleanup easy. The Cabrio 274 comes with a portable toilet and holding tank. Our test boat was outfitted with the optional electric marine toilet with pump out.

An additional sleeping berth with room for two is located toward the rear of the main cabin. The room is made possible by the raised main deck. The berth features a screened window that opens just below the passenger sun lounge on the main deck.

The Cabrio model that we tested was outfitted with a central air conditioner system and gen-set for power. So comfort, regardless of how hot, will never be a problem. The climate controls and generator are controlled by an easy-to-use electrical control panel to the left of the galley.

Cockpit Features

On the main deck, Larson’s designers made sure comfort and style were not left to the cabin below. The passenger seat is an extended sun lounge, and while two people could sit there, its best use is for one person to lie in the sun.

The helm is also a roomy place for the captain. Plenty of leg and seat room are matched by an expansive instrument panel. The black on white gauges are set in a burled wood-like panel. We particularly liked the wood sport steering wheel and remote controls for the Clarion AM/FM/CD radio, spotlight, and electric windlass.

Thoughtful details abound on the Cabrio 274. An entertainment station was part of our boat. It featured a freshwater sink and refrigerator surrounded by a convenient wraparound handhold. A place for an ice chest is built-in beneath the captain’s chair, which also features a fold-up bolster.

Stern seating includes a removable table at the center between rear and forward facing bench seats. The rear bench seat can be removed to add more deck space for when you are fishing.

Handling and Overall Ride

Performance is another reason why people buy sport cruisers. Our boat was equipped with a 320-hp MerCruiser MPI 6.2-Liter V8. This engine powered our Cabrio 274 to a top speed of 45.1 mph at 5390 rpm. Cruising speed was a brisk 30.3 mph turning 4000 rpm. Our boat was a bit slow to accelerate, mostly as a result of the equipment package, such as the generator and air conditioner system, which add weight. But once up to speed, the Cabrio 274 is a joy to pilot. Handling is predictable and smooth, and the ride even over rough water does not produce undue pounding. The boat feels very solid, which adds a lot to the confident feeling you get when piloting this craft.

Overall, the Larson Cabrio 274 is a stylish, luxurious express cruiser with excellent fit and finish, impressive ride, all in a package that you can still reasonably trailer. That makes it a boat that should be on your must see list if you are in the market for this class of boat.

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) is 45.1 mph (72.6 kph), burning 23.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 89.7 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) is 30.3 mph (48.8 kph), and the boat gets 2.39 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.02 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 183 miles (294.51 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
Head: Portable Standard
Head: Fixed Optional
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
TV/DVD Optional
Water Heater Standard
Galley
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc 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

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Warranty

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) 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 274 (2006-) Price

Larson Cabrio 274 (2006-) Price
Pricing Range $80,429.00
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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