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Glastron GXL 185 (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L)

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Glastron GXL 185 (2007-)
Glastron GXL 185 (2007-)
The GXL 185 is a sporty, affordable bowrider packed with features, and good seating.

Key Features

  • AM/FM/CD stereo with 4 chrome speakers
  • Glove box
  • Hinged ski locker
  • Snap-in carpet
  • SuspensionAire wraparound bucket seats with flip-up bolsters
  • Unitized fiberglass deck/floor
  • Stainless steel grab handles
  • Bucket/bench sport seating
  • Telescopic 3-step boarding ladder
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Two-tone hull and deck graphics
  • Stainless steel drink holders
  • Stainless steel rubrail
  • Padded sunlounge
  • Integrated swim platform
  • Walk-thru curved windshield with full side glass
  • Unitized fiberglass deck/floor

Specifications

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 18' 0'' Dry Weight 2,730 lbs. (w/4.3 GL Volvo)
Beam 7' 7'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 29'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 29 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity N/A
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
Opt. Power Not Available

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Nice Looking

A 18-footer, the GXL 185 starts with a unitized deck/floor, then adds a dazzling array of upscale features and options.

Attractive Helm

The dash is outfitted in a shiny burlwood composite, and there’s a small, flat vinyl pad atop the dash that provides shade to the faces.

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Good Storage

There is plenty of storage at the bow for all of your on water activities.

Fine Performer

On test day the Glastron GXL 185 hit a top speed of 50.8 mph turning 5000 rpm and cruised most efficiently at 3000 rpm going 29.5 mph.


Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) is 50.8 mph (81.8 kph), burning 15.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 59.42 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) is 29.5 mph (47.5 kph), and the boat gets 4.99 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.12 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 130 miles (209.21 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Warranty

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes, with $250 fee
Link http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes, with $250 fee
Link http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
Engine Warranty
Years 2 year
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
Accessories Warranty
Years 2-Year non-structural components
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Price

Glastron GXL 185 (2007-) Price
Pricing Range $24,770.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
650 2.5 2.2 0.8 3.1 2.7 80 69 129 4.00 3.03 1.30 68
1000 4.9 4.2 1.2 4.0 3.5 105 92 169 7.90 4.54 1.72 77
1500 6.7 5.8 2.0 3.4 2.9 87 76 140 10.80 7.57 1.42 72
2000 9.0 7.8 4.0 2.3 2.0 59 51 95 14.50 15.14 0.97 77
2500 22.2 19.3 4.4 5.0 4.4 131 114 211 35.70 16.66 2.14 78
3000 29.5 25.6 5.9 5.0 4.3 130 113 209 47.50 22.33 2.12 84
3500 36.2 31.4 7.8 4.7 4.1 122 106 196 58.30 29.53 1.98 87
4000 44.4 38.2 10.7 4.1 3.6 107 93 172 71.50 40.50 1.75 88
4500 48.1 41.8 12.8 3.8 3.3 98 85 158 77.40 48.45 1.60 97
5000 50.8 44.2 15.7 3.2 2.8 84 73 135 81.80 59.43 1.38 98

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
Time To Plane 3.7 sec.
0 to 30 7.8 sec.
Test Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
Transmission Alpha 1
Ratio 1.62 : 1
Props 14 1/4 x 21
Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 72 deg., 60% humid.; wind: 10 knots; seas: 1'-2' chop

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