A straightforward boat that doesn't lack any essentials, the GTS 20 suits an entry-level buyer or a zeroed-in competitor. Its workhorse personality is evident from the sleek, closed-bow design to the standard 310 hp engine. At just under 20 feet long and only 83 inches wide, it works its nimble frame toward an aggressive performance that matches its low-slung style.
For 2007, Gekko has added a few nice touches to the GTS's minimalist appearance, including stainless-steel appointments and new, in-gel graphics packages.
When it debuted in 1995, the GTS 20 was designed as a price-point model, so when it was reintroduced in 2005, it represented a return to straightforward practicality for skiers who were serious about shortline slalom, a reasonable price bracket, or both. Designed with these buyers in mind, the GTS 20's muscle-car looks are purely utilitarian.
We've found that the low-slung gunwales and narrow, 83-inch beam keep the wakes extremely small with only a slight bump at 22 off, and provide an impressive hole shot even with the standard engine. Because of its size, it's not ideal for rough conditions, but it gets the job done when it comes to nimble handling and steady tracking.
Dry weight: 1,950 lb.
Draft: 20 in.
Load capacity: 900 lb.
Fuel capacity: 35 gal.
Storage capacity: 22 cu. ft.
Bow: 20 cu. ft.
Center: 2 cu. ft.
Platform: 11 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 20 in.
Sun-pad area: 10 sq. ft.
Base price: $21,625
Engine: PCM 300 Plus 5.7L, 310 hp
Prop: Acme 13 x 12.625 three-blade
Driver's seat: Adjustable, bolster
Dash: Tilt steering wheel
Gauges: 4-inch Faria
Gas fill: Starboard rear
Cup holders: 2, plastic
Rub rail: Plastic
Platform: Fiberglass with rubber,
featuring lizard logo
Trailer: Custom, single axle
Graphics: Seven packages
Colors: 14 color choices
Engine: MerCruiser MPI 5.7L, 315 hp; PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 hp; MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp; PCM ZR6 6.0L,
Ballast: One rear tank (400 lb.)
Tower: Gekko swoop
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Clarion, four Clarion speakers, amp, subwoofer, tower speakers, Sirius satellite radio
Driver's seat: Swivel, bolster
Trailer: Tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, Bimini top