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

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)
    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

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

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

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

    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

    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

    Systems

    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

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Lifetime Limited
    Yes, with $250 fee

    http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable
    Lifetime Limited Yes, with $250 fee http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
    Engine Warranty
    2 year
    Gelcoat Warranty
    Transferable
    1-Year
    Yes

    http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
    Blistering Warranty
    Transferable
    5-Year Yes http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable
    2-Year non-structural components Yes http://www.glastron.com/pages/warranty.html
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes USCG

    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.