Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL)


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Experienced boat owners looking for a large and stylish bowrider with features of an uplevel boat but still on a tight budget will like the Glastron GT 205. Here’s an affordable and roomy boat designed specifically for boat owners looking to move up a bit.

Key Features

  • Adjustable deluxe bucket seats
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with 2 speakers and MP3 adaptor
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Extended swim platform with 3-step ladder
  • Glove box
  • Integrated bow steps with removable cushion
  • Padded sunlounge
  • Passenger grab handles
  • Rear bench seating with concealed storage
  • Ski locker with mat and hinged lid
  • Ski tow ring
  • Stainless steel telescopic 3-step boarding ladder
  • Stainless steel bow eye & stern eyes
  • Unitized fiberglass deck/floor
  • Walk-thru curved windshield
  • Bow seating with concealed storage
  • Walk-thru transom
  • Woodgrain steering wheel

Specifications

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Specifications
Length Overall 19' 4'' Dry Weight 2,780 lbs.
Beam 92'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 31.5'' Fuel Cap 35 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 21 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 GT 205 (2007-2010) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GL
Opt. Power Not Available

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Photo Gallery

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Expansive Bow Seating

Glastron’s designers placed a neat non-skid step to ease getting aboard when you beach the boat. The bow seating is expansive and comfortable as befitting a bowrider.

Ample Bow Storage

The seats lift up to reveal fully lined and drained storage areas that you would normally see on a premium boat.

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Full-Width Sunpad

At the stern is a large full-width sunpad. The sunpad is not just a big flat padded surface. Glastron’s designers incorporated a bit of nostalgia here in the sunpad’s design

Flip-Up Adjustable Bucket Seat

The captain’s seat and main passenger seat are stylish buckets with plenty of fanny room. The seats swivel and move forward and aft.

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Captain's Report

Unexpected Class in an Affordable Boat

By Captain Keith Burton

When a boat building company has built its reputation on sleek, affordable and fast runabouts, any new boat from that company has to live up to an expected legacy. That’s where I found Glastron’s new GT series, which includes the GT 205, the subject of this review, and its smaller brother, the GT 185.

The folks at Glastron say the GT series is the next level up for boat buyers who want a perhaps bigger or more feature-rich boat, but are still faced with tight budgets. And while many other boat builders would just de-content a boat to fit the bill, Glastron chose to design their mid-level boat purposefully for the task. What that means for the consumer is that you get a boat that for all the practical reasons, seems to be remarkable upscale.



In the GT 205, this super stiff hull design translates into a boat that is unusually quiet hitting waves and wakes. And the vibrations are substantially reduced from the engine bay. It is a noticeable feature and adds to a premium feel to the way this boat goes about its business, much in the way a luxury car is always more substantial and quieter than a lesser car of the same size.

Our test model came equipped with a sleek Roswell wakeboard tower, which goes to show you that Glastron has designed the GT 205 to accommodate the type of activities people want in boats today.

Upscale Features

At the bow, Glastron’s designers placed a neat non-skid step to ease getting aboard when you beach the boat. The bow seating is expansive and comfortable as befitting a bowrider. The seats lift up to reveal fully lined and drained storage areas that you would normally see on a premium boat.

Moving through the walkthrough windshield you find stainless steel windshield supports that do double duty as handholds. This is also an upscale feature. Glastron could have just used aluminum struts to support the windshield, but they didn’t here and it is a nice touch.

The helm is fully equipped with attractive gauges set within a convincing plastic wood trim. The main switches are lighted rockers backed up by circuit breakers instead of fuses.

The captain’s seat and main passenger seat are stylish buckets with plenty of fanny room. The seats swivel and move forward and aft. Options include a similar seat with fold up bolters.

The GT 205 features a roomy deck with plenty of storage compartments and an easy-to-clean fiberglass floor. Snap in carpet is an option.

Seating & More

The rear seating is an expansive bench seat that covers three storage compartments. Drinkholders are scattered throughout the cabin within easy reach of the seats. At the stern is a large full-width sunpad. The sunpad is not just a big flat padded surface. Glastron’s designers incorporated a bit of nostalgia here in the sunpad’s design. The look is a modern interpretation of some of Glastron’s earlier boats, crafted in tucked and pleated vinyl for a sleek look. A full-width ski platform and stainless steel ladder round out the stern.

Engine access and a lot of storage space is through a hatch that also lifts the sun lounge. While lifting the large cover is assisted with hydraulic struts, the struts are narrow and look a bit vulnerable to frequent use, but they do their jobs well.

Performance & Ride

Over the water, the solid construction of the hull translates into a boat that slices easily through rough water and wakes without the usual slapping noises you hear in other boats. Steering with the standard power steering is light and the boat cuts sharply into turns. On test day we reached a top speed of 53.2 mph turning 4750 rpm and a cruise speed of 31.1 mph at 3000 rpm. Overall, this is an easy boat to navigate and new owners should feel quickly at ease in driving the GT 205.

What is clear about the Glastron GT 205 is that the company’s reputation for building class-leading runabouts is quite safe. For boat owners looking to trade up and still want to watch what they spend, the Glastron GT 205 has a lot to offer. It is truly a mid-level boat with premium performance and style.

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) is 53.2 mph (85.6 kph), burning 20.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 76.46 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) is 31.1 mph (50.1 kph), and the boat gets 4.14 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.76 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 130 miles (209.21 kilometers).

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


Standard and Optional Equipment

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Warranty

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) 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/warranty.html
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes, with $250 fee
Link http://www.glastron.com/warranty.html
Engine Warranty
Years 2 year
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/warranty.html
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/warranty.html
Accessories Warranty
Years 2-Year non-structural components
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.glastron.com/warranty.html
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Price

Glastron GT 205 (2007-2010) Price
Pricing Range $23,760.00
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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