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2008 Glastron GS 269 Sport Cruiser


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Glastron (Genmar) has been a household boating name for over 50 years. Through innovation and class leading designs they have managed to keep a foothold in this ultra competitive industry. A great example of this innovative thinking is the Glastron 269 Sport Crusier. It is twin cabin a layout with heaps of amenities. I recently had the opportunity to take a close look at this cabin cruiser.

The boat itself is really almost 27 feet long. However at 5,830 lbs before trailer it is still towable with a full size pickup. The cockpit of the boat is very well laid out. As you board through the transom you will see there is much room for enterntaining. With a sink and cooler outside plus a removable table. The "U" shaped seating offers seating for more than a few. The driver seat is wide and comfortable, offering good visibility over the whole boat.

Going down below you will find that for a boat its size there is a lot of room. The front V-berth area is well laid out. The optional flat screen TV was nice too. It offers a nicely packaged space for a microwave, sink, fridge and stove. The unique thing about this boat is the European design of the aft berth. It is open and spacious. The head has a shower and sink with a hot water system. A person of 6’ can move around nicely without getting too banged up.

For a boat this size if offers what much larger boats offer plus lots of room. Standard power for the basic package is a 5.0 GXI Volvo Penta. Suggested Retail price $57,021 which is on the lower price range for this size boat. Before buying another boat I strongly suggest giving this weekend getaway cruiser the once over. Has anyone else had the opportunity to check it out yet? Let me know what you think.



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