Australian Powerboat Centre (APC) has been appointed the new distributor for the US-built range of Larson fibreglass runabouts and cruisers from 4.8-10m (16-33ft)

Heading the line-up in Australia is the Cabrio range of mid-cabin cruisers from 7-10m, starting with the Cabrio 244 and capped by the flagship in the company's range, the Cabrio 330.

The Cabrios feature the Minnesota-based company's Duo Delta Conic hull which combines the sharp, forward entry of a deep-vee hull with wide chines and strakes, and a flatter deadrise aft.

APC's Steve Patterson says the design ensures the boat planes quickly with less power and offers a soft ride and excellent stability.Part of the range available Down Under are the SEi runabouts in outboard and inboard versions from 5-6.7m, the LXi and LXi Classic series, and the Flyers -- family runabouts for performance boaters from 4.88m. Other models include the Hampton 235 cuddy cabin and the Escape 233 and 213 deckboats.

The SEi 176 is the entry level model in the range and is priced at $33,999, while the marque's flagship Cabrio 330 carries a $253,999 pricetag.

APC's introductory offer includes 12 months insurance, free safety pack, ski pack and for Sydney-based buyers, 12 months free scheduled servicing. All trailerable Larson models are fitted with Australian-made multiroller trailers.

For more information, contact Steve Patterson at APC, tel (02) 9975 6557.

Larson Cabrio 330
Base price $234,360 (with twin 220hp MerCruisers)
Material: Fibreglass
Type: Monohull
Deadrise (at transom): 20°
Length (overall): 9.75m
Beam: 3.51m
Weight (dry): 4536kg
Fuel capacity: 908lt
Water capacity:174lt
Recommended hp: 2x220hp
Max rated hp: 2x300hp
For more information contact Australian Powerboat Centre, Forestville (NSW), tel +61 2 9453 9197

Published : Saturday, 1 May 1999

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