Larson Escape 234 I/O
(w/ 1 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7Gi gas sterndrive)

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Escape 234 I/O
Larson Escape 234 I/O Test Video

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


Larson Escape 234 I/O Specifications
Length Overall 23' 7'' Dry Weight 4400 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 0'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 59 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity N/A
Deadrise/Transom 16 degrees Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) 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

Larson Escape 234 I/O 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
Not Available

Larson Escape 234 I/O Photo Gallery

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A sporty deckboat.

Practical swim platform and wakeboard tower.

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A side view of the hull with graphics.

Removable table for versatility.

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Sleek stainless helm.

Swivel captain's chair.

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A look at the stern.

Larson Escape 234 I/O Captain's Report


By Capt. Ron Svoboda

Small, Yet Robust

Spacious Layout

With 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 Tenniel

The 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 Rest

The 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.

Larson Escape 234 I/O 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.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Larson Escape 234 I/O Standard and Optional Equipment
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

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Larson Escape 234 I/O Warranty

Larson Escape 234 I/O Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While 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
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes
Engine Warranty
Years 5-Year (outboard and diesel not included)
Powertrain Warranty
Years 5-Year
Gelcoat Warranty
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Year
Accessories Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
ISO Certification Yes
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification Meets USCG Regulations

Larson Escape 234 I/O Price

Larson Escape 234 I/O Price
Pricing Range $51,493.00
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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