Larson All-American 23: Past Meets Present

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.

Larson All-American 23

The Larson All-American 23 is an all-around family bow-rider with a combination of retro and modern styling details.

Larson All-American stern view

The All-American carries a full-size swim platform covered in synthetic teak.

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.

Read more of the full review here.

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:

 

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