Glastron  - GS 289 Sport Cruiser (2009-)

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Test Condition

Test Power: 1 x 300-hp Volvo 5.7 Gi
Time To Plane 6.4 sec.
0 to 30 12.5 sec.
Test Power 1 x 300-hp Volvo 5.7 Gi
Transmission Volvo DP
Ratio 2.14 : 1
Props F5
Load 2 persons, 7/8 fuel, no water, min, gear
Climate 87 deg., 28% humid, wind: 9 mph; seas: calm

Overview
Glastron has a new queen of the line now, the GS 289 Sport Cruiser. This all-new model is the largest and most luxurious twin cabin boat Glastron has ever produced, according to the company. She has Alphastone counters, leatherette upholstery and more room than I expected below. You have everything you need for a weekend aboard, away from the hustle and noise of your neighborhood. Performance? Well, how about just under 42 mph with a 300-hp Volvo 5.7? Considering this boat weighs 6500lbs before you add gas, water, ice and goodies, it has the power and the performance. Topside she has lots of stainless steel where others might try to save using plastic. Snap-in carpet keeps the deck looking snappy and the wet bar has a standard refrigerator to keep the snacks and cold drinks ready.

Speeds measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter on gas inboards, sterndrives, and outboards, TechMate electronic scan tool on gas EFI inboards, Caterpillar digital fuel-flow meter on diesel engines, or permanently installed fuel-monitoring equipment. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.


 

Test Results

Test Power: 1 x 300-hp Volvo 5.7 Gi
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Range NM Range dBA
600 3.3 2.8 0.8 4.04 3.51 305 265 60
1000 4.8 4.2 1.4 3.43 2.98 259 225 66
1500 7.3 6.3 2.3 3.15 2.74 238 207 64
2000 9.0 7.8 4.4 2.04 1.78 154 134 71
2500 10.5 9.1 7.4 1.41 1.23 107 93 74
3000 18.4 16.0 9.4 1.96 1.70 148 129 78
3500 25.8 22.4 11.4 2.27 1.97 172 149 78
4000 31.3 27.2 15.0 2.09 1.82 158 138 82
4500 36.4 31.7 19.3 1.89 1.64 143 124 82
5008 41.6 36.2 21.8 1.90 1.66 144 125 86

Performance Chart

Performance Chart