Larson celebrated its centennial last year by introducing the retro-styled All American 2300, their largest boat yet built with the VEC process, and now for 2013 there’s a new handsome and sporty family runabout series focused on watersports. But, what is VEC and how does it work, you ask?

larson lsr 2000

The Larson LSR series is designed for family watersports fun. The 2000, seen here, is the smallest of the line.

Larson LSR 2100 Specifications

Max. Draft2'7"
Deadrise21 degrees
Displacement2,450 lbs
Fuel capacity19 gal.

In the VEC process, which stands for “virtual engineered composites,” workers spray the female portion of the molds with gelcoat in the conventional way. After that, they lay out precut pieces of fiberglass matting, and position steel backing plates and hardware inside the female mold. Then, the automation begins when the male portion of the mold lowers hydraulically and locks onto the lower half with an air-tight seal. A resin and catalyst mixture is injected to form a one-piece hull and stringer assembly. Larson has a nifty video of the VEC process on its site. If you haven’t seen how boats are built using the conventional open-mold process, there is an informative