Glastron DX 235 (2008-)
(w/ 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Magnum Alpha MPI)


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The DX 235 from Glastron reflects the latest thinking in deckboat design and engineering. She's a good choice for people looking for an attractive and sporty deckboat with a lot of features at a great price.

Key Features

  • AM/FM/CD with 4 speakers and MP3 adaptor
  • Bow anchor locker
  • Carry-on cooler
  • Cockpit/bow table
  • Color-coordinated bimini top with boot
  • Ski locker with hinged lid and latch
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Stern extended swim platform with concealed ladder
  • SuspensionAire wraparound bucket helm seat
  • Transom jump seat
  • Woodgrain steering wheel

Specifications

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Specifications
Length Overall 22' 6'' Dry Weight 4,000 lbs.
Beam 102'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 32'' Fuel Cap 73 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 15 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 DX 235 (2008-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL
Tested Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Magnum Alpha MPI
Opt. Power Not Available

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Photo Gallery

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Large twin-console deckboat.

The DX 235 is a twin-console deckboat, but with its full wrap-around windshield, she looks like a large bowrider.

Large, removable bow sunpad.

Sunbathers will like the bow sunpad that fills the footwell, making a huge area to enjoy the sun.

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Insert this table into the footwell instead.

Take the pad out and you can also mount a small pedestal table.

Attractive helm.

The helm is attractively laid out with black-on-white gauges set in a simulated wood panel.

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Convenient padded seating area.

At the stern, a padded seating area (with small storage locker) gives skiers and wakeboarders a comfortable area to don their equipment.

Perfect for family water sports.

Skiers and wakeboarders will like the way the DX 235 accelerates. She gets up on plane in 3 seconds, which is right there with most ski boats.

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Hose off after your ski run.

Also at the stern, is the freshwater shower for the skiers to use after their run.

Enclosed head with window.

There is a compact enclosed head with its own window on the port side.

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Captain's Report

Space, Style, and Performance

By Captain Keith Burton

Baker’s Dozen

As with all deckboats, space and amenities are among the main benefits of the DX 235. She can hold up to 13 people—not bad for a 22-foot boat. At the bow, a huge wraparound seating area and a bow boarding area are part of the design. The bow contains a built-in stainless steel ladder and a small forward platform to make it easy to get onboard while the boat is beached. Sunbathers will like the bow sunpad that fills the footwell, making a huge area to enjoy the sun. Take the pad out and you can also mount a small pedestal table. There is also a nifty starboard access door for getting aboard while docked.

That’s a Wrap

One of the first things you notice about the DX 235 is its full wraparound windshield. Such windshields are appearing on more and more deckboats, which used to only have a small windshield at the helm. The full windshield adds a lot to this boat’s premium feel.

Glastron’s designers have provided a lot of value in this boat for the money. It isn’t a “cheap” boat, but it costs less than many competing boats. You still you get many of the same features as are found on the more expensive boats. A non-skid surface coats the fiberglass deck, and attractive snap-in carpeting is available.

There is a compact enclosed head with its own window on the port side. The helm is attractively laid out with black-on-white gauges set in a simulated wood panel. There is also an elegant simulated wood tilting steering wheel. The captain’s seat is well-bolstered and comfortable. It both swivels and slides forward and aft.

The seating area also wraps around the interior of the boat starting just behind the head compartment and around toward the stern. At the stern, on the starboard side, is a door to the boat’s huge ski platform. Also at the stern, a padded seating area (with small storage locker) gives skiers and wakeboard a comfortable area to don their equipment. After their run, they can use the freshwater shower.

50+ MPH

The DX 235 performs well. We saw a 51.9 mph top speed with a 350 Magnum MerCruiser (300 hp) with a Bravo 3 stern drive. The boat also is easy to drive with power steering. The boat turned smoothly and moved over the chop without pounding. We also found the boat quieter than many others of its type that we have tested. Glastron’s engineers created a very strong hull that minimizes noises generated by engine vibration and wave slapping.

Skiers and wakeboarders will like the way the DX 235 accelerates. She gets up on plan in 3 seconds, which is right there with most ski boats. Handling was better than we expected. While most deckboats are decent performers, this boat was particularly smooth and took cornering without dramatics. It is very predictable and anyone that has spent time on boats will find the DX 235 easy to handle and dock.

Overall, the DX 235 should be a good choice for people looking for an attractive and sporty deckboat with a lot of features at a great price. This size is within reason for easy towing, and there’s ample room on deck.

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glastron DX 235 (2008-) is 51.9 mph (83.5 kph), burning 22.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 84.03 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Glastron DX 235 (2008-) is 26.2 mph (42.2 kph), and the boat gets 3.93 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.67 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 258 miles (415.21 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Magnum Alpha MPI.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Portable Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Warranty

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) 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
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes, with $250 fee
Link http://www.glastron.com/us/warranty.html
Engine Warranty
Years 2-Year
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/us/warranty.html
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
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 DX 235 (2008-) Price

Glastron DX 235 (2008-) Price
Pricing Range $47,226.00
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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