It’s not often that a boatbuilding company celebrates its 100th year in business, but that’s what Larson Boats, of Little Falls, Minnesota, is doing — and with admirable flair. One of the designs that will help commemorate the achievement is the new Larson All-American 23, a sleek bow-rider with a swim platform, a 220-hp MerCruiser stern drive, and styling that combines nostalgic sweep with modern angles and construction materials.
From Charles Plueddeman’s full review of the All-American 23 on Boats.com:
The All American 23 is a throw-back in the same vein as the current Chevrolet Camaro; a modern design with a few styling cues to remind us of a classic. In the case of the Larson, this is accomplished with a dip in the bond line – where the hull and deck are joined – amidships that reprises the shape of a few past models and also the classic Larson “tear drop” hullside graphic that once was the company’s trademark. The chrome vent on each hull side and the vintage-style stainless steel logo recall the late 1950s. For the full effect, however, I think the boat needs to be in the butterscotch-and-white color combination, which takes me immediately back to about 1968. The other color choice, navy blue with a red boot stripe, seems more contemporary.
Meanwhile, Boats.com reviewer Brett Becker takes a quick look at the interior of the All-American 23 in this video from the Miami International Boat Show: