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We build boaters’ boats. Every model is designed and built to exceed the expectations of people who really understand the sport. Put someone who knows boats at the helm of a Glastron boat. Then sit back and listen to them rave about Glastron boats style, performance and handling.
There’s another thing that Glastron boats has become known for: Value. With a capital “V”. Not only do we build great boats, we sell them at great prices. And it all starts with better boat building technology. Our highly-advanced manufacturing process lets us build boats more efficiently—and gives us a real economic advantage right out of the mold. As a result, we can offer more of the features boat buyers really want as standard equipment— And because Glastron boats a Genmar company (Genmar is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational boats), we have incredible buying power. That means Glastron boats can specify high-quality, brand-name components in even our most affordable models. At Glastron boats we also offer sterndrives and outboards from several major engine manufacturers, so you can choose your favorite brand of propulsion.
That’s real value—value in the great tradition of Glastron boats. Feature for feature, dollar for dollar, no one else in the industry can fit this much boat into your budget. No. One. Else.
Over the course of the past 50 years, Glastron boats have built nearly half a million boats. Along the way, we’ve also built something else: a legacy of technological firsts and manufacturing innovations: Two-tone graphics, Sterndrive propulsion, The Aqua-Lift® tri-hull, the Super Stable Vee (SSV®) hull, and, of course, Glastrons own VEC® closed-mold boat building technology.
Glastrons Little Falls, Minnesota production facility is considered the world’s most advanced fiberglass boat building plant. There, every process meets or exceeds ISO 9001-2000 standards—the most stringent manufacturing guidelines in the world. From computer-assisted design (CAD) to computerized manufacturing operations, Glastron boats takes advantage of the latest technologies in the marine industry.
While most boat builders mold fiberglass just like they did decades ago, Glastron boats patented VEC® technology replaces traditional hand-laid fiberglass lamination with a highly computerized 21st century closed-mold technology. The entire VEC process is completely automated and computer controlled. As each hull is formed, computers continually monitor more than 500 variables, allowing us to build these Glastron boats to much tighter tolerances. Precision on this scale has never before been possible in the marine industry. VEC hull weight variations run less than one percent, a fraction of the variances found in hand-laid fiberglass hulls
Thanks to VEC®, Glastron boats was able to reduce the number of structural components. Everything is completely integrated on the hull, including the stringer system; there are no wooden stringers to rot, no joints or seams to separate. With our Glastron boats wne’re able to achieve the same level of structural integrity with our unitized deck, which is also fabricated as a single fiberglass component. Beyond the aesthetics of the clean, seamless look, the unitized deck delivers a more stable and quieter ride.
VEC technology and unitized construction are standard on all Glastron 17, 18, 19, 20 and 22-foot bowriders and Ski & Fish models.
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