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Glastron knows a thing or two about bowriders and when you are ready to move up to a larger, more luxurious bowrider, the boats in the GX line are waiting for you. Among a long list of options, a few standard features found on the GX Series include two SuspensionAire bucket seats, handcrafted upholstery, a unitized fiberglass deck system and a Clarion deluxe four-speaker sound system. 

The 23-foot GX 235 hit a top speed of 55.6 mph turning 5000 rpm and cruised comfortably at 3000 rpm traveling 29.2 mph.

On test day the GX 205 hit a top speed of 54.7 mph and cruised most economically traveling 32.1 mph for a range of 143 miles on a full tank of fuel.

Click on the links below to see how the other models in the GX Series performed.

  • GX 185
  • GX 185 Ski & Fish
  • GX 255
    • 2006 is a huge year for Glastron as it marks their 50th anniversary. The company was founded in 1956 in Texas and since then moved to Little Falls, Minnesota. Today, Glastron continues their legacy of technology and innovation as a leading manufacturer of fiberglass family boats by producing more than 20 models from 17-27 feet.

       

      SX Series

      Glastron's entry level bowriders have been redesigned for the 2006 model year. For 2006 the BoatTEST crew tested two of their SX Series: the SX 175 and SX 195.  These bowriders boast the latest technology, plenty of features, and great style.  On test day the #1 selling 17-foot SX 175 achieved a top speed of 53.8 mph and cruised most economically at 3000 rpm traveling 28.9 mph. 

      The SX 195 provided similar results reaching 53.4 mph at wide-open-throttle and cruising at 32.1 mph for a 126 mile range.

       

      GX Series
       

      DS Series
      The DS 215 from Glastron offers the performance of a runabout with the capacity to hold 12 people for an afternoon of tubing or an evening of entertaining. The DS 215 measures 20' 11'' with a beam of 8' 6''.  On test day this deckboat cruised most economically traveling 26.7 mph at 3000 rpm for a range of 196 miles on a full tank of fuel.
       

      GS Series

      The GS Sport Cruiser Series shows Glastron's versatility when it comes to family boats.  In the GS Series they've combined the pizzazz of a bowrider with the comforts of a cruiser.  European style blended with Glastron's infamous features and technology make up the new GS 269.  This trailerable cruiser is great for those stepping up or down in size.  On test day the GS 269 hit a top speed of 42.6 mph and cruised most economically traveling 26.7 mph at 3500 rpm.

      Another addition to the 2006 line up is the GS 259.  When aboard this cruiser you would never guess it is just a hair over 24-feet as it has the appointments of a much larger boat. Our boat was equipped with a MerCruiser 5-liter V8 with 220-horsepower and we saw a top speed of 41.8 mph on test day and a cruise speed of 21.6 mph turning 3000 rpm.  

       
      Be sure to check out www.BoatTest.com for tests of the latest models.
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