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Larson 180 Sport (2009-)
(w/ 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L TKS)

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180 Sport (2009-)
Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Test Video

Usually when you consider a builder’s 18-footer, you are looking at their entry level designs. For Larson, it is not just an entry level boat. They have been building boats for all different sizes of lakes, and now for the open waters as well. There are still plenty of small lakes out there and lots of people want the 18-foot boat, but with larger boat amenities and design. The 180 Sport answers that call.

Key Features

  • Boarding Ladder 2-Step
  • Integrated Fiberglass Floor
  • Integrated Swim Platform
  • Ski Tow Ring
  • Bow Storage Compartment
  • Floor Storage
  • Flooring – Fiberglass
  • Glove Box
  • Seat Slider – Starboard & Port
  • 12 Volt Receptacle
  • Anchor Light
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Mp3/iPod Port
  • Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo System
  • NMMA Certified


Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Specifications
Length Overall 17 ' 7'' Dry Weight 2,375 lbs.
Beam 7' 4'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 31'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 23 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg. 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 180 Sport (2009-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L TKS
Opt. Power 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L WPS
1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L MPI
1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
1 x 150-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GXi
1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL

Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Line Drawing


Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Photo Gallery

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180 Sport

Larson’s 18-foot runabout is anything but an entry level boat and that is what they intended.

Bow Seating

Bow seating was typical of the space an 18-footer normally provides.

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Visibility at the helm through the windshield very acceptable and you can easily look over the frame when up on the bolster for a hole shot.

Passenger Seating

The bucket seats are very comfortable. The seats had slide and swivel adjustments and plenty of foot room.

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Swim Platform

Off the stern, is a standard integrated platform of about 18”, but you can opt for an extended swim platform with mats that will protect your boards and gelcoat.

Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Captain's Report is archived.

Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Larson 180 Sport (2009-) is 48.7 mph (78.4 kph), burning 14.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 52.99 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Larson 180 Sport (2009-) is 29.8 mph (48 kph), and the boat gets 4.58 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.95 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 95 miles (152.89 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L TKS.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Larson 180 Sport (2009-) Warranty

Larson 180 Sport (2009-) 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
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/180series/180sport/warranty.asp
Engine Warranty
Years 5-year
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/180series/180sport/warranty.asp
Powertrain Warranty
Years 5-year
Link http://www.larsonboats.com/180series/180sport/warranty.asp
NMMA Certification Yes

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