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Larson Escape 204
(w/ 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL)

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Brief Summary

In typical deckboat styling, Larson has taken advantage of the wide bow and made a spacious platform for fun or fishing. The Escape 204 is as versatile as they come. In addition, she delivers impressive performance and handling.

Key Features

  • SofRide hull
  • 3-step telescoping stern boarding ladder
  • Curved walk-thru windshield with SS supports
  • Enclosed port & strb console storage
  • Integrated fiberglass floor
  • Integrated stern swim platform
  • SS control plate
  • SS fixed cleats (4)
  • SS drink cup holders (7)
  • SS grab handles
  • SS speaker grills
  • SS gunnel
  • Ski tow pylon
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 20' 1'
    6.1 m
    Beam 8' 6''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 3,000 lbs.
    1,350 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 29''
    73.7 cm
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 17 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 50 gal.
    189 L
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total 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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL
    Opt. Power 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
    1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI Bravo III
    1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
    1 x 225-hp Volvo 4.3 GXI
    1 x 270-hp Volvo 5.0 GXI

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 2.7 2.3 0.5 5.3 4.6 239 207 63
    1000 4.8 4.1 0.7 6.8 5.9 305 266 64
    1500 7.0 6.0 2.4 2.9 2.5 130 113 68
    2000 8.5 7.4 5.1 1.7 1.5 76 66 80
    2500 24.9 21.6 6.3 3.9 3.4 178 154 82
    3000 28.4 24.7 8.4 3.4 3.0 153 133 82
    3500 33.0 28.7 11.3 2.9 2.5 131 114 86
    4000 37.7 32.8 15.3 2.5 2.2 111 97 90
    4500 42.2 36.7 18.9 2.2 1.9 101 87 96
    4900 49.1 42.7 20.5 2.4 2.1 108 94 99
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 207 385 4.30 1.89 2.25 63
    1000 266 491 7.70 2.65 2.89 64
    1500 113 209 11.30 9.08 1.23 68
    2000 66 122 13.70 19.31 0.71 80
    2500 154 286 40.10 23.85 1.68 82
    3000 133 246 45.70 31.80 1.45 82
    3500 114 211 53.10 42.78 1.24 86
    4000 97 179 60.70 57.92 1.05 90
    4500 87 163 67.90 71.54 0.95 96
    4900 94 174 79.00 77.60 1.02 99

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 2.8 sec.
    0 to 30 6.8 sec.
    Ratio 1.60:1
    Props 14 1/2'' x 19'' Aluminum 3-blade
    Load Load: 2 persons, Fuel: 1./ full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 71 deg., Humid: 69 %, Wind: 0-5 mph, Seas: flat

    Larson Escape 204 Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    Larson Escape 204Versatility at Your Fingertips With the Escape 204 you don’t have to pick and choose…you can do it all. Tested By Capt. Rob SmithLarson touts the Escape line of deckboats as platforms that can do it all with a choice of size in sterndrive or outboard power plants. They are fully equipped and offer plenty of room for passengers and gear with performance and premium products. Our Escape 204 test model was outfitted with a fishing package that included a trolling motor, pedestal fish casting chairs, fish finder and large livewell in the stern platform. The Escape 204 also comes standard with a custom fit trailer so you can take your ride anywhere you choose.

    Larson Escape 204LayoutIn typical deckboat styling, Larson has taken advantage of the wide bow and made a spacious platform for fun or fishing. About the only thing I could see being added up front is a four step telescoping boarding ladder. Wrap-around seating in the bow is comfortable and spacious. Pull the seats up and you have lots of under seat storage room. Add an optional filler cushion and you have a nice sun pad up front for working on your tan. A wrap-around windshield with large walkthrough closure separates the bow area from the cockpit. L-shaped seating on the port side wraps around the stern and has a nice lounger seat on the port side. The port console has a wet bar with pump action sink and lots of storage below. A carry-on ice chest easily stores under the wet bar with lots of room left over. Access is either from the front lounge seat back or the port cockpit seat.

    Larson Escape 204At The HelmThe Clarion Marine Stereo with CD comes with Sirius Satellite capability. The first year is on Larson and you will never want to be without once you have it. The helm sports a bucket style seat with a flip up bolster that swivels for easy conversations at anchor and slide adjusts for better control at the wheel. Instruments are arranged for easy reading at speed and switches have lights for easy location at night. In floor storage between the port and the helm seats offers room for skis and other long items. The stern platform has a nice starboard side walkthrough transom for easy boarding and a three step telescoping boarding ladder.

    Larson Escape 204SpecsThe Escape is a modified V-hull that gave us a smooth ride, excellent stability and easy handling. Hull noise was significant in the fact it was minimal. She weighs in at 3100lbs and is 20’1” long. The 204 has a beam of 8’6” and a deadrise of 17 degrees. This sterndrive model requires a depth of 29” and she can carry up to 11 people for a full day of fun in the sun.

    Larson Escape 204PerformanceIf you prefer sterndrives, she can be delivered with five versions of MerCruiser sterndrives from 190-hp to 220-hp and eight versions of Volvo sterndrives from 190-hp to 270-hp. Our tests proved she could be on plane in just under 3 seconds and passing 30 mph in just under 7 seconds. With ½ tank of fuel and two persons on board, she cruised along at 3000 rpms at just over 28 mph burning 8.4 gph. She topped out at 4900 rpms and 49.1 mph burning just over 20 gph. Although she has a quiet hull, this version with a 5.0 GL 220-hp sterndrive topped out the sound meter with a 99 dBa reading at top speed.If you are looking for a boat that has the power, space and features to do just about anything on the water, Larson’s Escape 204 surely should be on your short list of boats to test drive.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson Escape 204 is 49.1 mph (79 kph), burning 20.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 77.59 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson Escape 204 is 24.9 mph (40.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.94 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.68 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 178 miles (286.46 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard Snap-in
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Warranty

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

    5-Years


    Blistering Warranty
    5-Years
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable
    5-Year Yes http://www.larsonboats.com/warranty/default.asp
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes Yes

    Price