Product Showcase: Scarab 195 HO
Thrilling but sensible ride
In the heady 80s the Scarab was synonymous with wealth and extravagance. The European style cigarette boats which are atypical of the Mediterranean somewhat lost their relevance in the more sober decades that followed. But now the brand is enjoying a revival with a new US parent company.
The new Scarab sports boats offer a taste of the thrill-seeking performance but in a more family-friend jet boat and in a smaller, more versatile package that its predecessors.
Specs and Features
The revival of this iconic brand provides a thrilling ride but in a more sensible craft but retains the striking looks that you would expect.
The Scarab 195 HO is a monohull jet boat, manufactured from GRP, has a length of 5.74m, beam of 2.44m, BMT weight of 1557kg and capacity for 8 people.
The 1500cc 3 cylinder four-stroke power is available in 3 optional versions: a 150 hp standard, a 200 hp with a supercharger and the top of the range 250 hp. All Scarab boats include the Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engines which also feature in many other products from parent company BRP.
The top of the range Impulse model offers colour options choices, cruise control and a wakeboarding tower. The lower models however, still have plenty of looks, comfort and thrill seeking power.
Style and a sense of 80s luxury are echoed in the cockpit with the U-shaped upholstered lounge and generous helm seats, which provide plenty of seating for the rating for 8 people. One of the key innovations is the seat shaping which scallops out at the base to create greater legroom to maximise space overall.
The 195 HO has a low-profile Versa-lounge which is a two section sun pad that can easily be converted to face rearwards and with the wide swim platform becomes a great play area. The interior is top quality as you would expect from this brand and should give longevity with proper care.
The wide beam continues quite generously forward and combined with the slim side decks, creates an extremely spacious boat for its size, allowing seating and accommodation to fully utilise space to the very edges.
The new style Scarab is all about the sporty look, the appeal and the fun. It features very contemporary styling with an image which will appeal to a young and adventurous market.
It’s a bowrider which fully embraces summer play and summer fun and will perform well on many waterways.
Scarab is available through Australian boat financing from selected marine dealers.
If you hanker for the heady 80s cigarette boat name or just a modern, style infused jetboat, speak with Jade Boat Finance to discuss a great boat loan to get you into your own Scarab 195 HO.
Why not use our online boat loan calculator to get an estimate of your loan repayments either before or even during your visit to the dealership.
Your Jade specialist marine boat finance broker can also organised pre-approved finance so you can sign the order on the spot for faster delivery.