Specifications for the glastron sx175

Updated February 21, 2017

Glastron is a boat manufacturer with a history dating back to 1956. Throughout the mid-2000s, the Glastron SX175 was the world's best-selling single-engine 17-foot bow-rider. A bow-rider is a boat with seating in the bow.


The SX175 is 17 feet, 1 inch long. It has a beam (width) of 7 feet, 4 inches. Its draft varies between 1 foot, 4 inches and 2 feet, 7 inches, depending on whether or not the engine is raised or lowered. The SX175 is built on a white fibreglass hull. As of late 2010, the boat is no longer in production.


The SX175 is built around a 'Deep Vee' hull. Glastron offered several different engine models in the SX175. The standard engine was a 135 HP Volvo Penta stern drive. The maximum rated horsepower for the vessel is 190 HP. The SX175 has a fuel capacity of 23 gallons and a dry weight of 1059 Kilogram.


The SX175 came shipped from the factory with power steering, swim platform, swim ladder and a CD player. Optional accessories included a trailer, Bimini top and a cockpit cover.

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