Larson Boat Group introduces two new bowriders for 2018

The Larson Boat Group has introduced two newly reconfigured bowriders for 2018: the LX 160 OB and the LX 185 OB.

"The 160 OB and 185 OB represent Larson's core values," said Rob Parmentier, president of Larson Boats. "We've applied strategic engineering decisions and design changes to ensure that these models deliver only the things families want and need, and nothing they don't."

The new LX 160 OB and LX 185 OB feature a 7-foot, 2-inch beam and 7-foot, 10-inch beam, respectively. The 185 has 18 feet, 5 inches of onboard space that accommodates U-shaped bench seating in the cockpit with storage below, and an optional bow filler cushion transforms the bow into a large sunpad.

The captain and passenger bucket seats on both models come with standard flip-up bolsters for enhanced driving flexibility and visibility, and both boats come with the standard Rockford-Fosgate audio system and USB charging and audio integration port.

An optional tow sports pole is available for water-skiing and tubing, A 60-hp Mercury FourStroke engine is standard on the 160 OB) and a 115-hp Mercury FourStroke engine is standard on the 185 OB. A standard Shoreland'r trailer is offered with both models and a bimini top is available as an option.

The 160 OB's new cockpit design is 2.5 inches lower than the previous model, increasing freeboard height for added safety. The bow increased 5 inches as well in the new version of the 160 by decreasing the size of the splash well (motorwell) compartment.

"The 160 OB and 185 OB will get families out on the water with complete confidence and ease so they can enjoy doing what they love most," Parmentier said. "Larson has always taken pride in helping families build lifelong memories, and these boats carry that tradition into the future."


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