Any help would be greatly appriciated.
I am looking for information on the 273 SCX but I havenít had much luck searching the web. Does anyone here own one? And what kind of opinions do you have about the boat and company. What kind of performance numbers should I expect out of them? I was trying to locate a dealer in the NJ area but I couldn't track down any information. I am looking to use it as an all around boat with family, fishing and some performance. Thanks...
Any help would be greatly appriciated.
I have a Glasstream 328SCX. What would you like to know? It is a great riding boat. I was in 8 to 10 last weekend and I only had to tighten two screws when I got back. I hear the 27 is nice also.
I believe there is a dealer in NJ. If not then I can put you in touch with the folks at the factory. I went back and looked at the numbers they quoted me on a 273 SCX with Twin 250 Verados. Thee boat ran about 75-76 on GPS at WOT. At cruise it ran about 49MPH at 4000 RPM burning about 18 Gallons per hour.
I emailed Glasstream and heard back there is a dealer in NJ, crb76 whats your overall opinion of the boat? I saw one at the dock about 2 months ago and thought it looked good, and was suprised with the performance numbers the used ones are listing. Do you know who the parent company of GS is or are they an independent company? I just don't want to buy a boat from a company that might not be around in a few years to deal with any warranty issues. I'm under the asumption from whats out there used and the limited information that they do not produce a large quanity of boats each year.
I have a pretty good opinion over all of the boat and the company. I have had only minor issues with the boat and they have been responsive to them. The boat performs well, it rides well, has nice features, and with Verados it is as fuel efficient as they come.
As for the company... I believe it is solely owned by A.L. Kirkland and his wife Kruise. A.L has been in the boating business for over 20 years and has owned companies like Century Boats over that time. He re-acquired the Glasstream name in 00 and has been producing the CCís since then. He does only produce a few boats a year. They are all built custom to the customers spec unless you buy one off the dealerís lot. My recommendation is to talk to them and get comfortable before buying from the dealer. Also have one buit. They ones he sends to dealers are not loaded as the one I had built.
Did you look at Concept 27 or 30, They build some really great boats.
we have sold them for years and Concept is like family they are known for quality workmanship and have been around for sometime now.
I really like concepts. They are probably the best ďdeep VĒ CC built today. I considered buying one twice. The workmanship and cosmetics are among the best in the performance CC category.
The real issue for me was efficiency and performance. The last one I looked at was a 36 which is a 33 with a bracket and it did 64mph @ WOT, and about 39-40 at 4000 RPM with Mercury 275 Verados (70% fuel, GPS). At 4000 RPM it was burning 22 gallons per hour or 1.8 MPG. What I found with the 328 Glasstream was that I am doing 70-72 MPH @ WOT and 47-50 MPH at 4000 RPM with 275 Verados and 26 labbed props by Merc (75% fuel). At 4000 I was only burning 18 gallons per hour or 2.66 MPG. I have a 220 gallon tank, so I am getting about 585 miles range at cruise. If you fish there is no substitute for the efficiency and if you day boat there is no substitute for the speed. Both boats are great riding boats. I have been in 4-5 footers in both.
I would defiantly consider looking at a Concept again once Luis goes to a step bottom hull.
I am looking for something in the 27 foot range, and I like the cabin on the front of the SCX. It will come in handy when the little guy wants to take a nap. Is the cabin an option on the Concept? And what kind of speed can you expect out of the 27 footer? Thanks for all the help on this guys.
The 30 Concept is the old 28 with a cuddy after they decided to count the bracket and engines in the length.
The speed we saw when we demoed a 28 several years ago was 61-62 with the old Merc 200's.
The 27 Glasstream with 250 EFI's(two strokes) supposedly runs 81 top end and with the heavier 250 Verados does 75 mph top end.
Cabin on the 27 Glasstream is 1 ft. shorter than the 32 cabin but has the same amenities.
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