Glastron GS259

Designed for fun on the water.

by Chris Caswell
Glastron has been building boats since the mid-1950s; during that time, they’ve learned a lot about what buyers want in a weekend family boat.


  • LOA: 25'2"
  • Beam: 8'5"
  • Draft: 3'
  • Weight: 6,400 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 70 gals.
  • Water Capacity:
  • Power: MerCruiser and Volvo Penta sterndrives (300 hp)
  • Price: Contact dealer

The new GS259 incorporates those ideas into an express/overnighter that is guaranteed to fill weekends with fun on the water. 

The design starting point is the proprietary SSV (Super Stable Vee) hull, which has been used on Glastron boats since 1977. This is no small feat in an industry that changes hulls on a whim; but when you have a successful hull, you keep it. The sharp entry tapers to a 17-degree deadrise, so the boat slices through those afternoon waves and also stays on a plane down to a low speed for great fuel economy.

The cockpit is designed for entertaining and family fun, with a wraparound seat to starboard and a port lounger opposite the doublewide helm seat. That skipper seat has a flip-up bolster for standing behind the tilt wheel, but even more important: The backrest flips forward to become a cockpit lounger when you’ve stopped for the day. The skipper enjoys a full set of Faria gauges at the helm, as well as standard power trim and tilt. 

Glastron has incorporated a cockpit galley with a sink, solid-surface countertops and a removable 36-quart cooler, so you don’t have to make the trip below to get more refreshments. The GS259 also has a full stereo system with Bluetooth, MP3 ports and remote controls at the helm. 

Down below, a forward dinette converts into a V-berth, while a separate midcabin stateroom features a queen-size mattress. The enclosed head is finished in fiberglass for easy cleaning and includes a shower and storage space. 

Power for the Glastron GS259 includes a wide range of options, such as Volvo Penta 240-hp or MerCruiser 250-hp gas engines up to 300 hp with Bravo III or DuoProp sterndrives. The engine room can be reached via a gas-lifted hatch in the cockpit, which provides complete access to all sides, as well as to an optional generator. 

With a walk-through from the wide transom platform and a heavy-duty stainless steel ski ring for towing inflatables and skiers, it’s clear that the GS259 is designed for water fun. 

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