Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta GL)


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The SX 195 is a sporty, affordable runabout which offers both comfort and functionality when it comes to her layout and standard features.

Key Features

  • Full instrumentation
  • Walk-thru windshield
  • Ski locker
  • Adjustable fold out sleeper seats
  • Swim platform
  • Glove box

Specifications

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 18' 7'' Dry Weight 2,500 lbs.
Beam 7' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 11'' (max) Fuel Cap 31 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance ~
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 SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp Volvo Penta GL
Opt. Power 1x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L
1x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
1x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
1x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI
1x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GXi

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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Entry-level sportboat with good list of features.

The 195 is set up for water toys with a molded-in swim platform, tow eye, and stainless steel boarding ladder at the stern.

Easily maneuverable and nimble.

The helm station has all the standard instruments you need to keep an eagle’s eye on the functioning of the power plant. This one was outfitted with optional tilt steering.

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Comfortable layout with swivel seats.

This test boat had the optional SL seating package which included two bucket seats that had swivel and slide adjustments. She also had optional snap in carpet for easy cleaning and cool floors for the

Good sun pad for tanning.

She has an overall length of 18’7” and beam of just over seven and a half feet wide. She has a nice inside gunwale height which is high enough to help keep the kids inboard, while not being too high a

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Captain's Report

Tested By Capt. Bob Smith

I checked out some of Glastron’s latest entries in the marketplace recently in St. Petersburg, FL. This year, Glastron’s SX models are all new for 2004. These are considered their entry-level boats for many first time buyers, yet seemed to be more than just an entry-level boat. Gerry Kleckner, from Glastron’s advertising agency met me on the docks with a broad smile as though he were presenting his latest children to visitors. This model was decorated in the white with red graphics package, which is one of three optional packages you can choose. Most entry-level boats don’t offer color choices, so I could tell right away things were already looking good.

As Gerry pointed out while we were filming the boat, Glastron has a 48 year history of bringing affordable boats with continuous improvements and innovative ideas.

Swim Platform

The 195 is set up for water toys with a molded-in swim platform, tow eye, and stainless steel boarding ladder at the stern. The engine hatch is padded so you can lay out for some rays, or relax from a hard day. The hatch pops up easily by pulling on two loops in the backrest of the rear bench seat. Inside is one of six MerCruiser or six Volvo sterndrive optional power plants that you can choose from to fit your particular budget, and the way you plan to use the boat.

Cockpit Seating

This test boat had the optional SL seating package which included two bucket seats that had swivel and slide adjustments. She also had optional snap in carpet for easy cleaning and cool floors for the feet. Glastron has upgraded the stereo from an AM/FM with cassette to a Clarion stereo with CD. The helm station has all the standard instruments you need to keep an eagle’s eye on the functioning of the power plant. This one was outfitted with optional tilt steering. Between the seats is a nice locker for skis and kneeboards, and grab handles are available to all occupants for safety underway.

Specs

The 195 SX tops this line of affordable runabouts from Glastron. She has an overall length of 18’7” and beam of just over seven and a half feet wide. She has a nice inside gunwale height which is high enough to help keep the kids inboard, while not being too high as to make boarding from a dock difficult. She weighs in at about 2,500 lbs, so she should be capable of being towed by most family cars designed to tow a light load. When it comes time to take a break from cruising around you can get within 16 ½” of depth off your favorite beach. With the drive down her draft is 31 ½ inches.

Performance and Ride

We tested this one amid some summer storms on Tampa Bay. She was outfitted with a Volvo 5.0L 220-hp Volvo Penta with 14 ¼ x 21 pitch aluminum prop. This model comes standard with a Volvo Penta 3.0L GL Series engine. We found her best cruise to be at 3000 rpms, burning 9.1 gph with a cruising range of 103 miles. When pushed to the limits, she was running at 4400 rpms and burning 2.29 mpg, so you can expect to run about 64 miles on her 31 gallon fuel tank before refueling. I found the sound levels to be normal at 63 on the low end of the scale and topping out at 93 at full throttle.

The 195 SX from Glastron is not only affordable, but as our tests proved, she is also capable of delivering quite an exciting ride. Completely redesigned and ready for the market, the 195 SX is a good choice for someone who wants to get more for their money while driving a sporty ride, which will last for many years to come.

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) is 49.9 mph (80.3 kph), burning 21.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 82.51 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) is 33.5 mph (53.9 kph), and the boat gets 3.70 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.57 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 103 miles (165.76 kilometers).

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


Standard and Optional Equipment

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Optional Sirius Satellite Radio
Power Steering Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Warranty

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) 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 SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Price

Glastron SX 195 (2004-2005) (Not in Production) Price
Pricing Range $16,863.00
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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