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Larson LXi 218 (2009-)
(w/ 1 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7Gi gas sterndrive)


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LXi 218 (2009-)
Larson LXi 218 (2009-) Test Video

When you are a boat company that has produced lake boats successfully for many years and find you want to deliver products that are purpose built for the bigger waters and the salty seas, what do you do? Larson started from a clean slate, hired a designer with years of successful experience and now has the answer, the LXi. I tested the 218 LXi, the 238 LXi, and the 258 LXi in Sanibel, Florida and up on East Gull Lake in Indiana.

You will find many similarities between each model, except that the 258 includes a wet bar, and the 238 includes a head compartment on the port side. Don’t look for sole lockers, Larson eliminated them and put the storage where you use it. One of my favorite items was the rumble seat on the larger boats where I could sit back and watch a sunset with a cold beverage! Performance? You bet!


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Larson LXi 218 (2009-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Larson LXi 218 (2009-) is 51.1 mph (82.2 kph), burning 22.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 86.3 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Larson LXi 218 (2009-) is 27.9 mph (44.9 kph), and the boat gets 3.76 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.6 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 115 miles (185.07 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 LXi 218 (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Larson LXi 218 (2009-) Warranty

Larson LXi 218 (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
Engine Warranty
Years 5-year
Powertrain Warranty
Years 5-year
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

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