2001 Larson 290 Cabio

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Just Listed, and still wrapped, so be the first to view this very clean 2001 Larson 290 Cabrio. 

*This one won’t last long !

Larson calls its 290 Cabrio a performance mid-cabin. On the one hand, she's a spirited performer with racy lines and sporty radar arch and on the other, she's a sensible family boat that utilizes every square inch to pack in features that make life onboard a little more enjoyable.

Her MerCruiser 4.3L 220hp engines are efficient, and performance has as much to do with her running surface. The 290's patented Duo-Delta Conic (D-DC) hull has a notch that separates the forward and aft running sections. This notch allows air to mix with the water under the hull, creating hydrodynamic forces that lift the stern during acceleration.

The twin drives and low windage make her easy to maneuver around the docks, and she easily handles a light chop.

But once you step onboard you won't think about performance because you'll be too busy taking advantage of the 290's many onboard features. The swim platform alone offers an array of items. Just above the ladder a conveniently placed grab rail makes it easy to climb on board. Meanwhile non-skid decking and a transom shower allow you to get a safe, simple rinse after a dip.

As you step through the transom door, which secures in both the open and closed positions for maximum safety, the cockpit presents yet another display of versatile features. Molded-in steps to either side make it easier to climb on or off the boat. To port there's an L-shaped lounge with stowage below the aft section, but the most interesting seating is on the starboard side. There, the back of the double helm seat borders the cockpit, and an extra cushion under the lounge slides aft, creating additional seating in the cockpit. When you need the seating, you've got it Forward of the helm lounge, the helm itself presents a well-equipped command station. All the gauges are laid out neatly and angled toward the operator on a curved console, and there's additional space for flush mounting electronics. The tilt wheel and the throttle position make it easy to drive standing up or seated, although shorter people may have a hard time leaning all the way back and holding on to the wheel at the same time.

The curved, tinted windshield blocks enough wind and spray to keep the ride comfortable without diminishing the open-air joy of boating. To allow safe passage to the bow, where there's a recessed sun deck with a grab rail around three sides, the center section of the windshield opens. A full bow rail and a forward searchlight add extra measures of safety up front.

Below deck, the 290 changes moods again, coming off more like a well-designed living room. Immediately to port, the head offers a marine head, handheld shower, and sink console. Forward, the galley presents plenty of counter and stowage space, a single-burner stove, microwave oven, and sink. The TV is mounted above the counter so it's easily viewable from the dinette that runs along the starboard side.

The two sleeping areas are fore and aft, the forward one a diagonal berth and the aft one tucked under the helm as a mid-cabin. Both full-size berths have privacy curtains, overhead reading lights, and get natural light via several ports. And while both bunks are roomy enough for comfortable sleeping, the 6-foot-2-inch headroom and ample space around the mid-cabin give the entire space an open feel.

With around 500 Freshwater Hudson River hours, New Drives in 2013, and Camper Canvas for those rainy days, this 290 Cabrio is the answer to get your Summer started.