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Premier 235 Escapade (2007-)
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Premier 235 Escapade (2007-)
Premier 235 Escapade (2007-)

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The 235 maximizes comfort and space on a 23’ deck. She delivers open spaces for fun and fishing while providing lots of storage in the comfortable lounge seats. Testing in the rough weather up North proves she can handle the weather. This model's features include has crossmembers on 16” centers, 25” tubes, and an 11” bimini with stainless steel quick releases.

Key Features

  • 11' bimini top
  • Fiberglass entertainment helm
  • Brushed corner table
  • Flexsteel 7-star chairs (2 bow)
  • Kenwood CD stereo with 4 speakers
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Cooler built into couch
  • Captain's caddy

Specifications

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 23' 5'' Dry Weight 2,350 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 53 gal. (PTX version)
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 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

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive
Opt. Power 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Line Drawing

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Durable

The pearl essence rails are media blasted and anodized and the side panels are siliconed into place, then crimped making this a rattle-free side panel.

Bow Seating

In each corner are Flexsteel Captain’s chairs that are super comfortable and have the same flip armrests and swivel action as the helm seats.

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Entertainment Dash

At the helm is a tilt four-spoke wheel with brushed aluminum look accents to match the dash panels. A Kenwood stereo is on the left side of the wheel within easy reach of the driver.

Captain's Caddy

A cargo pocket is mounted on the side next to the helm for keeping magazines and books organized.

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Handy Changing Area

Our test model came with a quick setup changing room with room for a Porta-Potti.

Well Constructed

Looking underneath this three tube performance model you find a splash guard built into the bottom which will reduce drag and improve performance.

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Captain's Report

Versatility & Utility- Premier 235 Escapade PTX

By Capt. Bob Smith

Comfort, space, and performance define Premier’s 235 Escapade PTX. With Flexsteel furniture, your friends will not want to get off the boat and with PTX performance, you will have a hard time getting them back in when they go for a spin on the skis, tube, or wakeboard.

Durability

The 235 Escapade’s docking lights and horn are mounted in the front edge of the deck to protect them and get them low to the water. Looking underneath this three tube performance model you find a splash guard built into the bottom which will reduce drag and improve performance and the high polished cast corner guards keep the deck in great shape if you bump the dock or slip. Pop-up cleats are large enough to use real dock lines for tying your boat up overnight.

Just through the front gate, you find the back side of the panel is padded with the Premier logo molded in. The pearl essence rails are media blasted and anodized and the side panels are siliconed into place, then crimped making this a rattle-free side panel that holds its shape well. Side panels are held securely into place with thick, heavy-duty braces bolted to the floor and panel at the doors. In the center of the floor is a huge 7’ storage locker for skis and the canvas. If you like, you can get a matching portable ottoman that doubles as an ice cooler for the bow. In each corner are Flexsteel Captain’s chairs that are super comfortable and have the same flip armrests and swivel action as the helm seats.

At the Helm

On the front of the helm is a handy ice box for cool beverage fixings, a drinkholder and a neat flip-over concealed paper towel holder. At the helm is a tilt four-spoke wheel with brushed aluminum look accents to match the dash panels. A Kenwood stereo is on the left side of the wheel within easy reach of the driver. Faria gauges are across the top section of the dash for easy view and to the right of the wheel the rocker switches are clustered together and protected by push-button circuit breakers. A cargo pocket is mounted on the side next to the helm for keeping magazines and books organized.

Aft seating consists of a large L-bench with plenty of room for the family and friends to join you at the helm for the ride. A portable table is easily set up for serving snacks and the roto-cast seat bases make great storage. If you are really into fishing, you can order the optional livewell that can be built-in the lounger seat. Overhead, an 11’ bimini with stainless steel quickly connects and protects you from the sun, and in our case, the rain.

Our test model came with a quick setup changing room with room for a Porta-Potti. The engine hatch lifts easily to reveal the engine. Room over on the port side houses the batteries and the 53 gallon fuel tank. Out the rear entry you have a 3 step telescoping boarding ladder and a the full swim platform complete with ski tow ring.

Specifications

The 235 Escapade PTX measures 23’5” length overall with a deck length of 23’ and beam width of 8’6”. The PTX version weighs 2350lbs, carries 53 gallons of fuel, and is rated for a maximum of 225-hp engine. The two tube model weighs 1980lbs and is rated for up to 140hp while the three tube standard version is rated for 200-hp.

Performance & Handling

We tested on a cold, blustery and often rainy day. The Escapade delivered a smooth, dry ride and made good turns. On test day we reached a top speed of 35.6 mph turning 4500 rpm and a cruise speed of 19.5 mph at 2500 rpm for a range of 168 miles on a full tank.

If you are looking for versatility, utility, and entertainment functionality all on the same boat, the 235 Escapade can deliver. She has the performance, looks, and room for all.

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) is 35.6 mph (57.3 kph), burning 17.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 65.86 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) is 19.5 mph (31.4 kph), and the boat gets 3.51 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.49 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 168 miles (270.37 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

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Standard and Optional Equipment

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
TV/DVD Optional
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Galley
Refrigerator Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Tower: Watersports Optional
Wet bar Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Warranty

Premier 235 Escapade (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 5-year bow to stern
Link http://www.boattest.com/articles-frame.aspx?pagedirect=http://www.pontoons.com
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

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