Glastron Debuts Sporty GT 225 Runabout at New York, Toronto Boat Shows
These two new 22 footers are reminiscent of the classic Glastron runabouts from the 60s and 70s.
Glastron will use the New York Boat Show (Jan. 3-6) and Toronto International Boat Show (Jan. 12-20) to debut its new GT 225 and GTS 225 models. These 22-foot runabouts will be the biggest in the Glastron GT/GTS line, which now numbers more than 20 outboard- and sterndrive-powered models, starting at 16 feet. The common thread is sporty styling with graphics, and some design details that recall classic Glastron runabouts from the 60s and 70s. All that’s missing is the metal flake.
The GT 225 features a swooping bond line and a full-width sundeck that cantilevers over the swim platform. A lay-back windshield has a curved, polished frame and separate side wings. The cockpit is outfitted with a wrap-around aft seat, fiberglass liner and bucket seats at the console. The helm features retro hooded instruments and old-time push-pull switches. The hull side graphics also recall the Glastron “reverse spear” that was a signature element for years. Other features include step-through entry from the swim platform, premium Aquaflex™ vinyl, and an in-floor ski locker. The Legacy package ($2,400) adds a luxurious cashmere- or saddle-color interior and custom carpet, docking lights, a custom steering wheel, additional audio speakers, a swim platform mat and specific graphics.
MSRP starts at about $41,500 with a 220-hp V6 MerCruiser and climbs to just over $52,000 with a 320-hp twin-prop sterndrive from MerCruiser or Volvo Penta. A Glastron SSV running surface promises to extract a lot of lift and maximize performance. The GTS models adds more complex graphics for about $1,400 more. All prices include a custom trailer.
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- Charles Plueddeman is Boats.com's outboard, trailer, and PWC expert. He is a former editor at Boating Magazine and contributor to many national publications since 1986.
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