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Brief Summary

By combining the best of both worlds; a spacious deck on top and a wave slicing hull for the bottom, Larson’s new Escape blurs the line between a deckboat and a typical bowrider. The Escape also presents trademark design cues and components, making for a luxurious and stylish ride.

Key Features

  • Stainless Steel Hardware & Gunnel
  • Transom Shower (Fresh Water)
  • Walk-thru Transom
  • Walkway Door
  • Automotive Style Dash & Gauges
  • Bow Filler Cushions
  • Floor Storage Compartments (2)
  • Tables (Bow & Stern)
  • Tilt Steering
  • U.V. Protected Marine Upholstery
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 23' 7''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 4400 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 0''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 16 degrees
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 59 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser or Volvo Penta sterndrive
    Tested Power 1 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7Gi gas sterndrive
    Opt. Power 1 x Various MerCruiser sterndrives from 200-320-hp
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.5 sec.
    0 to 30 6.9 sec.
    Ratio 1.95:1
    Props N/A
    Load Load: 2 person, Fuel: 3/4 full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 111 deg., Humid: 73%, Wind: none, Seas: calm

    Captain's Report

    EXCITING FAMILY LUXURY IN A SMALL PACKAGEBy Capt. Ron SvobodaSmall, Yet RobustSpacious LayoutWith room for 5 adults, the bow seating area provides ample storage below the hinged cushions and can be converted to a massive playpen or into an entertainment zone by simply installing the removable snack table. A centerline step facilitates access to the bow swim platform, and just under the step is a mini-cooler built right in. The front swim deck utilizes a large hatch, inside is a telescoping beach ladder and handy anchor locker with plenty of room for the hook and line. The Captain and TennielThe boat’s distinctive helm has a faux brushed aluminum dash integrated with Faria gauges and circuit breaker protected switches. A padded tilt wheel is standard and compliments the rest of the skipper’s controls. Best of all, contoured bucket seats for the captain and companion look cool and are comfortable and supportive. The ladies on board will appreciate the concealed head compartment that is located just forward of the companion seat. The compartment offers 49 inches of headroom and is spacious enough for most folks, but a portable toilet is an option. Privacy is behind a one piece acrylic door with built in towel and paper holder, it even comes complete with a magazine rack.All the RestThe back of the boat is equipped for water sports and lounging. For starters, guest seating is supplied by a large U-shaped seating arrangement with hinged bottom cushions, offering extensive storage space within the compartments below. Installing filler inserts or the removable snack table greatly increases the utility of the aft cockpit area. Working our way back, Larson’s innovative transom walkthrough uses articulating cushions to ease movement from the cockpit to the stern in addition to providing a head rest for the full beam sun pad. The transom neatly incorporates a rinse shower and on the swim platform, the boarding ladder features a built-in handle. Directly across to port, a wet storage locker gives you a spot for ski ropes and gloves.Larson has built a reputation for building quality bowriders. The advent of the 234 Escape takes their reputation to a new level by offering consumers a lot more boat for the money. Besides a user friendly driving experience I found top quality craftsmanship and high-end components throughout the boat. Larson’s reps tell me they want to compete with the best built runabouts on the market, and the Escape is proof that they are well on their way of accomplishing that goal.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Escape 234 I/O is 46.5 mph (74.8 kph), burning 21.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 80.62 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Escape 234 I/O is 25.3 mph (40.7 kph), and the boat gets 3.59 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.53 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 191 miles (307.38 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7Gi gas sterndrive.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard AM/FM/CD Stereo with 6 month SIRIUS subscription
    Head: Portable Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard Snap-in carpet
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Lifetime Limited
    Deck Warranty
    Lifetime Limited Yes
    Engine Warranty
    5-Year (outboard and diesel not included)
    Powertrain Warranty

    Gelcoat Warranty
    Blistering Warranty
    Accessories Warranty
    5-Year Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes Yes Meets USCG Regulations
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