The introduction of this 20-foot bowrider in the beginning of the 1991 model year marked a radical departure from the low-slung bowriders that made Glastron famous. The Glastron 20’s good looks begin up forward with the stainless steel grabrail lining the forward seating compartment. The tinted glass windshield wraps around the helm, and its extruded aluminium frame sweeps back tto fiberglass panels that artfully blend in aft. Molded-in steps descend to the deep swim platform, giving the 20 a unified look. The transom platform conceals the outdrive, is set off by a shiny stainless steel boarding ladder, and is made safe with a soft non-skid coating.
Two seating arrangements are available on the 20. One features a pair of back-to-back recliners and aft jump seats to either side of the engine box, while the other offers a sportier look by optiong for a benchseat and sundeck over the engine and two swiveling buckets.
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Unique side panels allow drink holders, speakers, lights, and stowage space to be assembled in a single piece, a technique borrowed from the automotive industry. At the aft seat base more drink holders, a boarding step, and a self-draining cooler are also molded in.
The functional and stylish helm offers a full set of Faria instruments laid out in an easy-to-read display. Glastron also offers a convenience package, including Ritchie compass, Humminbird depthfinder, MerCruiser control, hourmeter, and tilt wheel. The passenger’s console has a deep glove box and an AM/FM stereo, with a stainless steel grabrail. In the sole between is a deep ski locker.
Engine access is good regardless of which layout you choose. A fiberglass box tilts forward to expose the engine and maintenance essentials. Elastic cargo netting on either side provides stowage for lines, fenders, and other gear. You can lower the netting for easier engine access.
The Glastron 20 rides on a 19-degree deadrise hull, and Glastron reports a smooth ride with minimal pounding and sliding. Although, the 2,825 lbs. boat with a 5.7L MerCruiser stern drive is said to hit 57 mph at WOT with a 13⅞x21 Quicksilver prop. Cruising at 3500 rpm yields 42 mph burning only 13.4 gph. Generally, Glastron accelerates from 0 to 20 mph in just 3.5 seconds, according to Glastron.
The 20’s looks speak for themselves: you can be sure that when you pull up to the ramp, she’ll turn the heads of bystanders. And better yet, she’s just as beautiful beneath her skin.
Technical Specification of Glastron 20
- Base Price: N/A
- Standard Power: MerCruiser 4.3L
- Optional Power: MerCruiser: 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L, 350 Magnum
- Notable Standard Equipment: Firstly, faria instrumentation, AM/FM cassette stereo, ski locker, upholstered seating around bow w/drink holders. Secondly, carpeted stowage bins beneath bow seats, anchor locker, chocks. Lastly, S/S boarding ladder, self-draining insulated cooler, courtesy lights, swim platform
- Construction: stringers are solid fir encapsulated; plywood floor covered w/resin on both sides. Also boned to the stringers and hullsides w/fiberglass. Liquid urethane foam in voids and cavities around stringers and fuel tank. All fittings through-bolted
- Deadrise at Transom: 19°
- Warranty: 3-year limited hull
- Measurments: Loa: 20’1″ Beam: 8’0″ Draft: 18½
- Approx. Weight: 2,825 lbs.
- Freeboard: Fwd/Aft: N/A
- Fuel/Water Capacity: 35 gal./0 gal.
- Options: Ritchie compass, Humminbird depthfinder, hour meter. MerCruiser controls, tilt steering column, padded engine box, benchseat, and two bucket seats.