Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-)
(w/ 2 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.0)

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Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-)
Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-)
For someone new to cruising or those stepping up from pocket cruising, the Cabrio 290 offers some very good amenities and a great value.

Key Features

  • Bow pulpit with roller
  • Deck hatch with screen
  • Integrated swim platform
  • Sport arch
  • Bimini top
  • Enclosed head with shower wand
  • Fully equipped galley
  • Custom cabinetry
  • AM/FM CD player with Sirius Satellite radio

Specifications

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 27' 10'' Dry Weight 9,000 lbs.
Beam 9' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 28'' Fuel Cap 100 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap 28 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 2'' Bridge Clearance 8' 6'' w/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 290 (2007-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 2 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.0
Opt. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI
1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI
1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI
1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L MPI
1 x 270-hp Volvo 5.0 GXI

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Ready to Cruise

The Cabrio 290 offers plenty of room topside and in the cabin below allowing for a full weekend away.

Cabin Features

Once in the cabin you’ll get an appreciation for the light and air the large bow hatches provide. The solid wood table is finished in high gloss and looks wonderful.

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More Features

The cockpit features an aft facing bench for the whole family and there is room for the carry-on cooler just below. A cockpit wet bar provides room for preparing a quick snack.

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Captain's Report

Larson Cabrio 290

By Capt. Bob Smith

The Cabrio 290 offers plenty of room topside and in the cabin below allowing for a full weekend away.

Starting at the Bow

The bow is accessed through a center walk-through in the full-framed windshield. Up here is a great place to catch some sun. The two large hatches allow light and air into the cabin, yet they do encroach a bit on the sunpad. Up in the bow, you can add an optional remote controlled spotlight on the top of the railing and another popular option for cruising is the windlass.

At the Controls

Stepping into the cockpit of our test model was another popular option- the forward swept sport arch over the cockpit. This is very handy for attaching the antennas as well as the canvas for over the helm and aft cockpit. The helm now features brushed aluminum accents rather than burlwood. A mahogany tilt wheel dresses up the dash with a elegance and the double-wide driver’s bench has a bolster for stand-up driving and for getting a better view over the bow when getting on plane. Over to port is a lounger for your friends to join you while underway.

Cockpit Seating & Wet Bar

The cockpit features an aft facing bench for the whole family and there is room for the carry-on cooler just below. If you need space to eat, just set up the table. A cockpit wet bar provides room for preparing a quick snack. The 290 now has an electric engine hatch that opens wide for access to the engine and accessories. Our test model came equipped with twin 280-hp Volvo 5.0 GXi engines and there was plenty of room for routine checks and maintenance of the through hull strainers.

The battery switches and main breakers are conveniently located near the transom door along with a courtesy cockpit light. The integrated platform has an extended platform creating a large play area while at anchor. A large dunnage box is across the stern and the swim shower is tucked inside. The swim ladder is concealed underneath the starboard side of the platform.

In the Cabin

Once in the cabin you’ll get an appreciation for the light and air the large bow hatches provide. The forward cabin has plush carpeting with V-berth seating. The solid wood table is finished in high gloss and looks wonderful. If you enjoy watching movies at night, opt for the Majestic 13” LCD TV with DVD player.

Galley

The galley consists of granite looking countertops, a Black and Decker coffee maker, Tappan microwave, sink with hand wand sprayer, single-burner cooktop, and an Isotherm refrigerator. The Clarion Marine stereo is also mounted in the galley and includes six months of Sirius Satellite service.

Sleeping Accommodations

The mid cabin has pockets for your guests to store their carry-ons or for the kids to store their toys. The mid cabin has its own reading lamps and the flying steps allow natural light to enter and open up the space.

Pantry & Head

Across from the galley is a vertical pantry locker with a silverware drawer. The enclosed fiberglass head has a VacuFlush toilet, sink with hand wand shower, shower curtain, grab rail, and towel loop.

Specifications

The Cabrio 290 measures 27’10” in overall length and 9’6” across the beam. With the 2-foot deep swim platform extension she extends to 29’10” overall. She weighs in at 9,000 lb dry and carries 100 gallons of fuel. For those long weekends aboard, she carries 28 gallons of fresh water. Her maximum draft is 28” and bridge clearance with the arch is 8’6”.

Performance

The 290 Cabrio was a smooth handling cruiser, easily slicing through the waves off shore from Key Largo. She makes smooth turns and handled well at the docks. Her best cruise was at 3000 rpm and 27 mph for a full tank range of 174 miles. She reached a top speed of 49 mph at 5180rpm.

For someone new to cruising or those stepping up from pocket cruising, the Cabrio 290 offers some very good amenities and a great value.

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) is 49 mph (78.9 kph), burning 44.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 169.95 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) is 3.5 mph (5.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.65 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.13 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 239 miles (384.63 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.0.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
Fishfinder Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional 12,000 BTU
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Ready
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional
Galley
Coffeemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard Snap-in
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 Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Optional 5 KW

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Warranty

Larson Cabrio 290 (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 290 (2007-) Price

Larson Cabrio 290 (2007-) Price
Pricing Range $138,634.00
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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