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

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Brief Summary

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

    Length Overall 18' 0''
    Beam 7' 7''
    Dry Weight 2,730 lbs. (w/4.3 GL Volvo)
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 29''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 29 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
    Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
    Opt. Power Not Available
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.7 sec.
    0 to 30 7.8 sec.
    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

    Captain's Report

    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.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Lifetime Limited
    Yes, with $250 fee
    Deck Warranty
    Lifetime Limited Yes, with $250 fee
    Engine Warranty
    2 year
    Gelcoat Warranty
    Blistering Warranty
    5-Year Yes
    Accessories Warranty
    2-Year non-structural components Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes USCG
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