Glastron  - GT 185 (2007-)

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Test Condition

Test Power: 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
Time To Plane 4.3 sec.
0 to 30 8.7 sec.
Test Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
Transmission Sterndrive
Ratio 1.97 : 1
Props 14 1/4 X 21 Aluminum
Load 2 persons, 3/8 fuel, no water, min, gear
Climate 75 deg.; 60% humid.; wind: 15 MPH; seas; calm

Overview
New from Glastron is the GT series that includes the GT 185. This is a step up from an entry level boat and benefits from Glastron’s years of experience in building sporty runabouts. The fit and features are more inline with premium bowriders, but priced to be more affordable with a high level of standard features.

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 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Range NM Range dBA
700 3.1 2.7 0.6 5.64 4.90 117 101 69
1000 4.4 3.8 0.8 5.87 5.10 121 106 70
1500 6.2 5.4 1.3 4.77 4.14 99 86 70
2000 7.8 6.7 1.6 4.84 4.21 100 87 80
2500 17.4 15.1 2.8 6.31 5.49 131 114 85
3000 24.6 21.3 5.1 4.86 4.23 101 88 86
3500 30.1 26.1 6.2 4.89 4.25 101 88 86
4000 36.5 31.7 7.9 4.65 4.04 96 84 92
4500 42.2 36.7 11.1 3.81 3.32 79 69 94
4750 44.3 38.5 11.5 3.87 3.36 80 70 94

Performance Chart

Performance Chart