Is Glastron a good quality boat?

The cornerstone of the Glastron brand is quality construction, and their innovative designs make them stand out from competitors – including Bayliner. The SSV is one of the best hull designs in boating, making Glastron a great choice every time.

Are Glastron boats still being made?

Glastron is a boat manufacturing company and was one of the first manufacturers of fiberglass boats. Glastron is known for its boat hull design innovations, including the Aqualift and “SSV” hull designs, the latter of which is still in use today.

Where are Glastron boats manufactured?

The company introduced its Super Stable Vee hull in 1977. The hull combined the stability and quick-planing characteristics of a tri-hull with the smooth ride of a deep-vee hull, the company says. Glastron moved its operations in 1984 from Austin to new manufacturing facilities in New Braunfels, Texas.

Are Four Winns and Glastron the same?

Beneteau in 2014 acquired the American boat brands Glastron, Four Winns, Scarab and Wellcraft. Groupe Beneteau announced in June 2014 its purchase of Rec Boat Holdings, a group of U.S. brands owned by Platinum Equity Group, including Michigan-based Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab.

Does Glastron use wood?

Both Bayliner and Stingray use a wood grid encapsulated in fiberglass. Nitro, Rinker, and Glastron have a fiberglass grid system. Glastron and Nitro also feature a composite material in their transoms; Rinker, Bayliner, and Stingray opt for wood.

What type of boat is a Glastron?

Glastron Legendary Quick-To-Plane Super Stable Vee Hull Boats.

What are Glastron boats made of?

The modern Glastron boats are now manufactured by Genmar and use their Virtual Engineered Composites (VEC) technology. This allows them to produce all of the fiberglass parts and still surpass clean air standards set for the industry.

Who bought Four Winns?

Four Winns Boats closed its operations in Cadillac in December of 2000 after its parent company, Outboard Marine Corporation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In March, JTC, an affiliated arm of Genmar Holdings, Inc., purchased Four Winns Boats.

Where Are Four Winns built?

We build Glastron, formerly built in Minnesota. Four Winns is still here and now we have a new brand Scarab jet boats,” said Kelly Cater, Rec Boats Holdings human resources director. All the boats built at RBH in Cadillac are fiberglass and range from 16 to 47 feet.

How much does a 1977 Glastron boat weigh?


POWER BOATS Length Weight (lbs)
SSV-188 18′ 1200
SSV-189 18′ 1400
V-184 18′ 1300
V-192 SS/LS 19′ 1350

What is a Glastron Carlson?

The Glastron Carlson CV23HT was a fictional customized speedboat manufactured by Glastron and subsequently modified by the British Secret Intelligence Service’s (SIS/MI6) research and development division, Q Branch. The vessel appeared prominently in EON Productions’ 1979 James Bond film Moonraker.

Is the Glastron GT back in New Zealand?

Glastron is back, well in New Zealand anyway, with some hot new models, amongst then the GTL205, one of the four versions based on the GT205 model. If variety is the spice of life then Glastron certainly has the right ingredients.

What makes the Glastron GT 205 a good boat?

The mission of the Glastron GT 205 is to provide a sporty bowrider that can compete in the market segment by not only being well-built and feature-rich, but also by adding a retro sports car-savvy look into the mix, making what is sure to be among the most eye-catching boats on the water.

What kind of power does a Glastron GTL have?

Another feature that defines the GT Series is the low-profile windshield. Glastron calls it a “roadster” style and it has an all-aluminum frame and glass wings to deflect wind and spray. Glastron offers power choices from either Mercury or Volvo Penta in power ranging from 220-hp to 320-hp along with a choice of outdrives.