Glastron DS 215 (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L)

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Glastron's DS 215 deckboat offers an amazing choice of activities. There is a built-in entertainment station, room for friends and family, and the forward swim platform doubles as a fishing platform. Deckboats are cool because they offer the room of a much larger boat, much like in a pontoon boat, but they have the performance of runabouts. That means they drive and ride well enough to pull skiers and wakeboarders, and take a bunch of your friends along for the party.

Consider a deckboat to be a kind of aircraft carrier for taking off for fun on the water. And that is especially true with Glastron's DS 215.

Key Features

  • AM/FM/CD with Sirius satellite stereo with 4 chrome speakers and MP3 adaptor
  • Bow anchor locker
  • Color-coordinated bimini top with boot
  • Dockside boarding gate
  • Dockside boarding at transom
  • Enclosed head compartment
  • Fore & aft swim platforms with concealed ladders
  • Padded sunlounge
  • Refreshment console with sink
  • Skid resistant fiberglass floor
  • Stainless steel drink holders
  • Stainless steel rubrail
  • SuspensionAire wraparound bucket helm seat with flip-up bolster
  • Woodgrain, tilt steering wheel
  • Wraparound bow seating with storage

Specifications

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 20' 11'' Dry Weight 3,600 lbs.
Beam 102'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 30'' Fuel Cap 56 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 16 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 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 DS 215 (2007-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Opt. Power Not Available

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Overhead Photo

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Great Space

Deckboats are cool because they offer the room of a much larger boat, much like in a pontoon boat, but they have the performance of runabouts.

Wrap Around Bow Seats

The bow seats wrap around the front the boat, and there is plenty of storage beneath them for stowing your gear. The center cushion lifts off to provide a non-skid step to the bow.

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At the Helm

The helm features attractive black on white gauges set within a burlwood-like plastic panel.

Cockpit Table

The same table that can be installed at the bow has a place at the stern too. So, when the bow is configured with the sun pad, you can have lunch from the stern seats instead.

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Entertainment Station

Entertaining those passengers is made easy with the built-in entertainment station to the port side amidship. It features a freshwater sink and stainless steel grab bar, as well as room for a cooler.

Ready for Action

At the stern is a full-width integrated ski platform, which is accessed through a walkway on the starboard side, and is equipped with a fold down stainless steel ladder.

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Captain's Report

No Compromise Deckboat

The DS 215 proudly demonstrates why it’s no wonder deckboats have become so popular.

By Captain Keith Burton

It seems that every year folks are buying more deckboats than the year before. Maybe it’s because their neighbor bought one instead of a pontoon boat or runabout, and they liked the room and flexibility that deckboats offer.

And because of their popularity, more than every boat manufacturer is offering their version of this type of boat. But Glastron, with more than 50 years of fiberglass boat building experience, brings a whole lot more to the table in their DS 215 deckboat.



Bow Layout

This boat offers an amazing choice of activities besides just carrying folks. The forward swim platform also doubles as a fishing platform. Two comfortable pedestal seats can be configured at the bow. You also get standard docking lamps for those night fishing escapades.

The bow seats wrap around the front the boat, and there is plenty of storage beneath them for stowing your gear. The center cushion lifts off to provide a non-skid step to the bow. A small table can also be fitted for dining. But that is not all. A huge bow sun pad can be installed over the footwell. Talk about fun in the sun.

Console Features

Passengers will like the roomy changing area with a portable toilet built into the helm station. The helm features attractive black on white gauges set within a burlwood-like plastic panel, does a convincing job that it came from real wood-like trees.

The captain’s chair is extra padded and features a fold-up bolster to give you more height and space when needed.

Entertaining those passengers is made easy with the built-in entertainment station to the port side amidship. It features a freshwater sink and stainless steel grab bar, as well as room for a cooler.

For carrying more gear, such as wakeboards and skis, there is a large floor compartment, just like other boats, but not like pontoons.

Seating and Stern Features

The stern features an L-shaped bench seat with storage below. Under one cushion is a surprise. There is a livewell for the fishermen onboard. The same table that can be installed at the bow has a place at the stern too. So, when the bow is configured with the sun pad, you can have lunch from the stern seats instead.

Finishing out the cabin is a large sun pad at the stern. It conceals that hatch for the engine compartment, which by the way, has plenty of room below for storing the bow seats and extra cushions. The large hatch opens with a big tug assisted by hydraulic struts.

At the stern is a full-width integrated ski platform, which is accessed through a walkway on the starboard side, and is equipped with a fold down stainless steel ladder.

Performance and Ride

Our test boat was equipped with a 220-horsepower MerCruiser 5-Liter V8 that offered plenty of performance. We recorded a top speed of 45.5 miles per hour at 4,800 rpm. But if more speed is what you want, the DS 215 can handle as much as 300 horsepower.

Over the water, the DS 215 handles smoothly and is fun to drive. Crossing moderate wakes and waves are handled without pounding, which should make your passengers happy. Steering is linear and smooth. There is also good visibility all around but a choice for a taller windscreen would be appreciated as an option. The boat also takes a good set in turns and is quite maneuverable for its size.

Sure there are a good number of deckboats to choose from other boat manufacturers these days. But the Glastron DS 215 offers an excellent mix of style, performance and flexibility that are absent in many of the other boats in this class.

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glastron DS 215 (2007-) is 45.5 mph (73.2 kph), burning 18.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 70.4 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Glastron DS 215 (2007-) is 26.7 mph (43 kph), and the boat gets 3.90 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.66 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 169 miles (271.98 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Warranty

Glastron DS 215 (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/us/warranty.html
Deck Warranty
Link http://www.glastron.com/us/warranty.html
Engine Warranty
Years 2 year
Gelcoat Warranty
Link http://www.glastron.com/us/warranty.html
Blistering Warranty
Link http://www.glastron.com/us/warranty.html
Accessories Warranty
Years 2-Year non-structural components
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/us/warranty.html
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Price

Glastron DS 215 (2007-) Price
Pricing Range $38,704.00
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.


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