March 10, 2011

New Model: Larson 857 Cabrio

Larson presents the new 857 Cabrio. An entry level sport cruiser which on the exterior lines point of view seems to be a new departure for the US builder. The 857 Cabrio is a comfortable 28 feet long sport cruise with a generous cockpit, well laid interior cabin, and being legal to be driven on trailer in US roads. The cockpit of the 857 Cabrio surprises for its versatility with a C-shaped settee, wet bar with wash basin and fridge, and helm station. Moving convertible settees are a predominant feature in this size, and the 857 Cabrio does not disappoint here with the aft settee turning into the bathing platform. Interior is a four berths layout with a convertible to double V-shaped settee to fore, galley, separate shower head, and mid ship double berth. Power is a wide variety or choices from Volvo, Mercruiser, petrol gas, diesel, and single or twins. The base engine is a single 300hp from Mercruiser. Smallest power comes from the twin Mercruiser 135hp, and largest choice is a Volvo 400hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 8.57 m (28.1ft)
Beam - 2.69 m
Draft - 0.91 m
Displacement - 3016 kg
Fuel Capacity - 318 l
Water Capacity - 72 l
Accommodation - 4 berths
Engines - 1 x Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI 300hp, 377 L MPI 320hp, 8.2 Mag 380hp, Volvo 5.7 Gi 300hp, 5.7 GXi 320hp, 8.1 GI 400hp, D4 225hp, D4 260hp, 2 x Mercruiser 3.0 MPI 135hp, 4.3L 190hp
Propulsion - stern drive dual propeller Mercruiser Bravo III, or Volvo DP
Speed - 38 knots with 300hp engine
Hull Shape - SofRide V with 20 degrees average deadrise, 14 degrees aft
Certification - USCG, CE