|Length Overall||23' 5''||Dry Weight||2,350 lbs.|
|Beam||8' 6''||Tested Weight||N/A|
|Draft Up||N/A||Person Capacity||N/A|
|Draft Down||N/A||Fuel Capacity||53 gal. (PTX version)|
|Air Draft||N/A||Water Capacity||none|
|Deadrise/Transom||N/A||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.|
|Std. Power||Not Available|
|Tested Power||1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive|
1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL
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.
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 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.
A cargo pocket is mounted on the side next to the helm for keeping magazines and books organized.
Handy Changing Area
Our test model came with a quick setup changing room with room for a Porta-Potti.
Looking underneath this three tube performance model you find a splash guard built into the bottom which will reduce drag and improve performance.
Versatility & Utility- Premier 235 Escapade PTX
By Capt. Bob Smith
Comfort, 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.
The 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 Helm
On 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.
The 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 & Handling
We 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.
|Washdown: Fresh Water|
= Standard = Optional
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|Years||5-year bow to stern|
|RPM||MPH||Knots||Total GPH||MPG||NMPG||Stat. Mile||NM||KM||KPH||LPH||KPL||dBA|
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.
|Time To Plane||3.0 sec|
|0 to 30||9.4 sec.|
|Test Power||1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GL gas sterndrive|
|Transmission||Volvo Penta DP Sterndrive|
|Ratio||2.32 : 1|
|Load||2 persons, 1/3 fuel, no water, minimal gear|
|Climate||Temp: 59 deg., humid: 61%, wind: 5-10 mph, Seas: minimal chop|