Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0GL)


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The name says it all...Glastron’s GT 205 Ski & Fish is a dual-purpose boat, providing the performance for watersports but also the equipment that you need for a successful day of fishing. She looks like a sleek bowrider, but this vessel can be quickly converted to a dedicated fishing boat without having to return to shore.

Key Features

  • Adjustable deluxe bucket seats
  • Aerated livewell
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with 2 speakers and MP3 adaptor
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Built-in tackle box trays
  • Extended swim platform with three step ladder
  • Fish finder
  • Front & rear convertible casting decks
  • Trolling motor mount
  • Unitized fiberglass floor/deck
  • Walk-thru curved windshield
  • Woodgrain steering wheel

Specifications

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Specifications
Length Overall 20' 8''
6.30 m
Dry Weight 2,750 lbs.
1,247 kg
Beam 92''
2.33 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 31 1/2''
.80 m
Fuel Cap 35 gal.
132 L
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg. Water Cap N/A
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 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta 5.0GL
Opt. Power 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI
1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI EC
1 x 190-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GL
1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GXiC

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Captain's Report

Glastron GT 205 Ski and Fish

Those sneaky guys at Glastron! They managed to create a stealth fishing boat that hides its fishy features until you’re ready to bring them out.

With rising prices taking a bite out of most families recreational funds, getting a good value in a boat has become a higher priority. Value seems to mean something special at Glastron, as evidenced by its GT 205 Ski & Fish. This boat is packed with features that should please everyone in the family, from the die-hard fisherman to the avid wakeboarder.

Glastron GT 205 Ski and Fish

Check out how Glastron combines the window supports with grab handles.

The GT 205 Ski & Fish is the latest and largest in this line of mid-priced sportboats from Glastron. The GT line has become very popular for the 52-year-old boat builder.

Conversion Takes Minutes

Converting this boat from a skiboat to a dedicated fishing platform is simple—and you don’t have to go back to the dock. Just flip over and swap the bow seats, remove the stern sun pad and stow it next to the engine, pull out the bow filler deck, insert two pedestals, and relocate two of the aft seats, which double as fishing pedestal seats, to the bow and stern. The result: a fishing boat with a bow and stern fishing platform. And with a fishfinder and trolling motor—complete with foot controls and rear engine controls—you’re more than ready to fish.

Glastron GT 205 Ski and Fish

The trolling motor plugs into a panel that has switches for the dual batteries, livewell pump, and outdrive trim.

What we also like is how sharp it looks on the water. Glastron has added a lot of style to the hull, while at the same time delivering a boat that performs well.

Glastron GT 205 Ski and Fish

Those seats do double duty as fishing pedestal seats for the bow and stern platforms. The cooler slides out on its own roller tray. We love how you can see easily what is stored underneath the seats.

Complete Package

The Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish comes pretty much complete. You get a mount and electrical connections for a trolling motor at the bow. The trolling motor plugs into a panel that includes a battery switch, so you don’t drain the boat’s battery with the trolling motor, a switch for the livewell aerator, and a trim switch for the outdrive. The aerated livewell is built-in at the stern along with a cool built-in tackle box. There are also nicely designed racks for your fishing rods along the gunwales. Of course, you get plenty of storage below deck, at the bow, and under the stern seats.

Glastron GT 205 Ski and Fish

By flipping over and swapping positions of the bow seats, and then adding a deck filler, you’ve transformed the bow into a fishing platform.

Glastron GT 205 Ski and Fish

Hiding under the aft sunpad lies a tackle storage compartment and an aerated livewell.

Power Options

With engine choices from MerCruiser or Volvo Penta, you can opt for a variety of horsepower from 135 to 270-hp. Before deciding, you should consider how many people you’ll likely be carrying, and what you can get easily serviced in your local area. The Volvo Penta 5-liter 220-hp sterndrive pushed our test boat to a swift 53 mph, and gave a best cruise of 23 mph while burning only 5.6 gph. That translates into a range of 112 miles on 35 gal (132 L) of fuel.

Looking Good

What we really like about this boat is how she looks - her smooth lines really catch your eye. The builder should be commended for making it so easy to convert this boat from a ski to a fishboat. We also like that you can choose which section of the boat—bow, stern, or both - to convert. So if you have someone who wants to ski for a bit, and another who wants to fish, both worlds of boating are available.

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) is 53.0 mph (85.3 kph), burning 21.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 81.38 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) is 29.6 mph (47.6 kph), and the boat gets 3.75 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.59 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 118 miles (189.9 kilometers).

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


Standard and Optional Equipment

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap-in
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Warranty

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) 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
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes, with $250 fee
Engine Warranty
Years 2 year
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable Yes
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Accessories Warranty
Years 2-Year non-structural components
Transferable Yes
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Price

Glastron GT 205 Ski & Fish (2008-2010) Price
Pricing Range $26,529.00
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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