The quality construction and craftsmanship of the Glasstream 228 is evident upon first glance, and even more so after a close, hard look! Built to last and manufactured with 100-percent wood-free construction techniques, everything from the upholstery to rub-rail is fabricated from durable, weather-resistant materials. The 228 provides a pleasing ride and solid platform as the deck and hull are completely glassed together over a molded, foam-filled, fiberglass grid system. From bow to stern the 228, like all Glasstream models, is overbuilt and designed to handle whatever Mother Nature can throw at her. Include a 10-year hull warranty and long list of standard make sense amenities, and Glasstream has hit the proverbial nail on the head when it comes to producing mid-size semi-custom center-consoles.
The 228’s hull features a step that dramatically improves handling and performance by reducing overall drag and initiating lift – awesome features for a family friendly center-console in this size range. The end result is a fast, dry and soft ride. The design behind the Glasstream hull was based on a 1988 race prototype developed by boat builder, A.L. Kirkland. This was one of the first hulls of its kind and although it was perceived as radical technology at the time – stepped hulls are now the trend for high-performance deep-V boats. Glasstream continues to dedicate themselves toward producing a high-quality product with a proven record of performance and efficiencies. If you’re in the market for a versatile platform in the low 20s and you’re one of those who won’t settle for less then the best, you owe it to yourself to check out Glasstream’s 228. Glasstream Powerboats, 850.873.6205, www.Glasstream.com
Dry Weight 3,000 lbs.
Max H.P. 300
Fuel Capacity 75 gal.
Skilled craftsmen and the finest materials combine to create a boat with first-class finish work and attention to detail that only a hand-built semi-custom craft can provide.
Located in Panama City Beach, Glasstream manufactures high-quality fishing and pleasure boats at their state-of-the-art 25,000 sq. ft. facility. Glasstream currently builds a full line of superbly outfitted center-consoles, and each is a product of over two decades of research and development. Their versatile lineup was conceived by the demand of experienced boaters and anglers who wanted it all – performance, style, uncompromising quality and value. You’ll quickly notice that the Glasstream facility is no cookie cutter boat building operation. Peer down the production line and you won’t see two boats alike. This is semi-custom boat building at its best! To further ensure customer satisfaction every Glasstream model is given a rigorous sea trial prior to leaving the factory floor. Contact your local Glasstream dealer today and see for yourself what sets these boats apart.
1. Deck Layout
With spacious, uncluttered forward and rear casting platforms large enough for multiple anglers, the Glasstream 228 is well suited for a variety of both inshore and near-shore applications.
The eye-catching Euro-styled helm station offers just enough space for the necessary fish-finding electronics, and comes standard with a low profile Lexan windshield, stainless steel sport wheel and high-performance race-inspired gauges.
3. Fishy Features
For the avid angler, the 228 has it all including: stainless steel deck mounted rod holders, two aerated baitwells, a large 60-gallon fishbox and two carpeted rod lockers designed to protect your precious gear.