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Glastron Boats GT 225 - Bowrider Boat


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2008 Glastron Boats GT 225 Description

THE BOAT: The GT 225 is at the top of our GT Bowrider Series. Longer, wider, roomier, with great handling characteristics and impressive performance. Huge bow seating area, plus U-seating in the cockpit and Glastronís innovative walk-thru transom. Perfect for large families. Room for lots of friends. THE VALUE: A bigger, roomier boat with plenty of standard features at a very competitive price. Compares (very favorably) to competitorsí models that cost thousands more. Like finding a real bargain? Your ship just came in.
2008 Glastron Boats GT 225 Specifications
Boat
  • Length Over All: 21 Feet and 6 inches.
  • Draft: 2 Feet and 8 inches.
  • Beam: 8 Feet and 4 inches.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 35
  • Max Load: 1475
  • Dry Weight: 3000
Engine


2008 Glastron Boats GT 225 Standard Features

Adjustable deluxe bucket seats
AM/FM/CD stereo w/4 speakers
Automatic bilge pump
Bow filler cushion
Bow seating w/concealed compartment storage
Extended swim platform with 3-step ladder
Glove box
Padded sunlounge
Passenger grab handles
Rear bench seating with concealed storage
Ski locker
Ski tow ring
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Stainless steel bow & stern eyes
Tilt steering wheel
... more
Glastron DX 235
By CHARLES PLUEDDEMAN
March 2008

Broad Economy. Where your dollars make sense.

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The sweeping rake of its wraparound windshield gives the new Glastron DX 235 a sporty profile not often associated with standard deckboats, which typically put function over style. Make no mistake--this dual-console deckster packs plenty of utility into its 22'6" length, starting in the stern with a 2'8"-deep boarding platform extension that fits neatly over the top of the deck so it doesn't look like an afterthought. A jump seat on the transom serves as a handy perch when pulling on a wakeboard binding or watching the kids swim.

A starboard walkthrough robs somea seating from the wraparound aft cockpit area but provides easy passage to the platform, and the battery is stashed below the pathway. The aft seats are positioned over the motorbox, which on our prototype test boat resulted in a lot of engine noise. Glastron has since added sound-deadening insulation to the motorbox and a rubber D-gasket along its bottom edge.

A small privacy compartment in the port console has 3'8" of headroom, a snazzy wood grain cabinet topped with granite-look Alpha Stone, and an inset sink. Add your own portable head.

The forward seating area measures about 5'-by-6' and can be converted to a pit lounge with optional filler cushions ($339). There's a gate in the starboard inwale and a step in the seat area for handy dockside boarding. The bow platform is large enough for a couple of people to stand there, and a hatch covers a boarding ladder that will reach the beach. Below that is an anchor locker with a cradle and a stout U-bolt for the rode.

The DX 235 is a pleasure to drive. My boat popped on plane with little bowrise and delivered a comfortable ride and sure handling in a variety of lake conditions. The test boat was bumping the engine rev limiter so you could probably eke out a little more speed if you installed a larger pitch propset. This is a deckboat that offers a welcome blend of style, performance, and function at a great price.

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