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The Glastron SX175 was a basic, entry-level bowrider, meant for short trips, pulling skiers and providing a platform for sunbathers. The SX175 appeared in Glastron's boat lineup in 1999. Propelled by a single, 3.0L,135-horsepower Volvo Penta inboard-outboard, the 17-foot-long SX175 was 7 feet 4 inches wide and weighed in at 2,050 pounds. Propelled by a single 135-horsepower Volvo Penta engine and sterndrive, the SX175 remained in production until 2006.
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The Glastron SX175 had a fiberglass, deep-vee hull designed to draw no more than 2 feet, 7 inches when fully loaded. It carried a 23-gallon, integrated gas tank. The warranty on the boat was both a lifetime warranty and transferable to future owners, a nice selling point for SX175 owners. The original MSRP for boat and trailer was $13,983.
Will Charpentier is a writer who specializes in boating and maritime subjects. A retired ship captain, Charpentier holds a doctorate in applied ocean science and engineering. He is also a certified marine technician and the author of a popular text on writing local history.