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Premier 235 Escapade (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive)

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Brief Summary

The 235 maximizes comfort and space on a 23’ deck. She delivers open spaces for fun and fishing while providing lots of storage in the comfortable lounge seats. Testing in the rough weather up North proves she can handle the weather. This model's features include has crossmembers on 16” centers, 25” tubes, and an 11” bimini with stainless steel quick releases.

Key Features

  • 11' bimini top
  • Fiberglass entertainment helm
  • Brushed corner table
  • Flexsteel 7-star chairs (2 bow)
  • Kenwood CD stereo with 4 speakers
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Cooler built into couch
  • Captain's caddy
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 23' 5''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 2,350 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 53 gal. (PTX version)
    Water Capacity none
    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 Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive
    Opt. Power 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.0 2.6 0.9 3.5 3.0 166 144 60
    1000 5.3 4.6 1.4 3.9 3.4 186 161 69
    1500 7.7 6.7 2.3 3.3 2.9 159 138 78
    2000 12.9 11.2 3.9 3.3 2.9 157 137 71
    2500 19.5 17.0 5.6 3.5 3.1 168 146 81
    3000 23.2 20.2 7.4 3.1 2.7 150 130 80
    3500 27.7 24.0 9.7 2.9 2.5 136 118 81
    4000 32.0 27.8 13.4 2.4 2.1 114 99 80
    4500 35.6 31.0 17.4 2.1 1.8 98 85 81
    600 144 267 4.80 3.41 1.48 60
    1000 161 299 8.50 5.30 1.65 69
    1500 138 256 12.40 8.71 1.42 78
    2000 137 253 20.80 14.76 1.40 71
    2500 146 270 31.40 21.20 1.49 81
    3000 130 241 37.30 28.01 1.33 80
    3500 118 219 44.60 36.72 1.21 81
    4000 99 183 51.50 50.72 1.02 80
    4500 85 158 57.30 65.87 0.87 81

    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 3.0 sec
    0 to 30 9.4 sec.
    Ratio 2.32 : 1
    Props F6
    Load 2 persons, 1/3 fuel, no water, minimal gear
    Climate Temp: 59 deg., humid: 61%, wind: 5-10 mph, Seas: minimal chop

    Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Versatility & Utility- Premier 235 Escapade PTXBy Capt. Bob SmithComfort, space, and performance define Premier’s 235 Escapade PTX. With Flexsteel furniture, your friends will not want to get off the boat and with PTX performance, you will have a hard time getting them back in when they go for a spin on the skis, tube, or wakeboard. DurabilityThe 235 Escapade’s docking lights and horn are mounted in the front edge of the deck to protect them and get them low to the water. Looking underneath this three tube performance model you find a splash guard built into the bottom which will reduce drag and improve performance and the high polished cast corner guards keep the deck in great shape if you bump the dock or slip. Pop-up cleats are large enough to use real dock lines for tying your boat up overnight. Just through the front gate, you find the back side of the panel is padded with the Premier logo molded in. The pearl essence rails are media blasted and anodized and the side panels are siliconed into place, then crimped making this a rattle-free side panel that holds its shape well. Side panels are held securely into place with thick, heavy-duty braces bolted to the floor and panel at the doors. In the center of the floor is a huge 7’ storage locker for skis and the canvas. If you like, you can get a matching portable ottoman that doubles as an ice cooler for the bow. In each corner are Flexsteel Captain’s chairs that are super comfortable and have the same flip armrests and swivel action as the helm seats.At the HelmOn the front of the helm is a handy ice box for cool beverage fixings, a drinkholder and a neat flip-over concealed paper towel holder. At the helm is a tilt four-spoke wheel with brushed aluminum look accents to match the dash panels. A Kenwood stereo is on the left side of the wheel within easy reach of the driver. Faria gauges are across the top section of the dash for easy view and to the right of the wheel the rocker switches are clustered together and protected by push-button circuit breakers. A cargo pocket is mounted on the side next to the helm for keeping magazines and books organized. Aft seating consists of a large L-bench with plenty of room for the family and friends to join you at the helm for the ride. A portable table is easily set up for serving snacks and the roto-cast seat bases make great storage. If you are really into fishing, you can order the optional livewell that can be built-in the lounger seat. Overhead, an 11’ bimini with stainless steel quickly connects and protects you from the sun, and in our case, the rain.Our test model came with a quick setup changing room with room for a Porta-Potti. The engine hatch lifts easily to reveal the engine. Room over on the port side houses the batteries and the 53 gallon fuel tank. Out the rear entry you have a 3 step telescoping boarding ladder and a the full swim platform complete with ski tow ring.SpecificationsThe 235 Escapade PTX measures 23’5” length overall with a deck length of 23’ and beam width of 8’6”. The PTX version weighs 2350lbs, carries 53 gallons of fuel, and is rated for a maximum of 225-hp engine. The two tube model weighs 1980lbs and is rated for up to 140hp while the three tube standard version is rated for 200-hp. Performance & HandlingWe tested on a cold, blustery and often rainy day. The Escapade delivered a smooth, dry ride and made good turns. On test day we reached a top speed of 35.6 mph turning 4500 rpm and a cruise speed of 19.5 mph at 2500 rpm for a range of 168 miles on a full tank. If you are looking for versatility, utility, and entertainment functionality all on the same boat, the 235 Escapade can deliver. She has the performance, looks, and room for all.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) is 35.6 mph (57.3 kph), burning 17.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 65.86 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Premier 235 Escapade (2007-) is 19.5 mph (31.4 kph), and the boat gets 3.51 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.49 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 168 miles (270.37 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional


    CD Stereo Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional


    Refrigerator Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Wet bar Optional


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


    Hull Warranty
    5-year bow to stern
    NMMA Certification Yes
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