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January 29th, 2004, 18:54

It's been a while since i've heard or seen anything related to Scarab, the off shore powerboat manufacturer.

Does anyone know what's happened to them? Were they dissolved or something, I must of missed it if they were. anyone care to update me about Scarab?


January 29th, 2004, 19:42
Now I may be totally wrong on this but I think that Scarab was a model in the Wellcraft company. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.:confused:
Edit: Just found this Scarab for you klint.
30 foot Scarab (http://www.listboats.com/2001_scarab_709CA.htm)

January 29th, 2004, 19:54

That I didn't know. I always presumed it was it's own manufactuer, I guess my asumption was incorrect.

Thanks for going to the liberty on finding an example. Does Wellcraft still produce the Scarab?

January 29th, 2004, 21:29
From looking at their website, Wellcraft (http://www.wellcraft.com/Boats/Boats_Detail.asp?c=4&b=216) does not but they do make this one and it looks like the Scarab except it is center console walk around type boat.
In the offshore powerboat category I really like Cigarette1Racing (http://www.cigaretteracing.com/index.htm).
Nice calender too.

January 29th, 2004, 23:30
Thanks again, Stuart.

The Cigarettes look great, especially with the 1040hp engine package(s)! They also got a good racing pedigree to keep them in touch. How much do those things retail for?

I know of Donzi from Charlie's Angels. That's as far as my knowledge goes as for American Off Shore Powerboats.

I once purchased an imported, American powerboat magazine, I should dig it out sometime, most of the information that I read is also forgotten.

Many I've noticed use the Corvette V8 engine, with a supercharger bolted onto the top, is there any particular reason why? :confused:

January 30th, 2004, 01:15
I have seen 2002 models loaded for 250,000 USd.
It had twin 550 horse motors. I do not know why the use supercharged corvette engines though. I guess to get more power out of them. :confused:

February 10th, 2004, 03:21
Scarab was a model acquired by Wellcraft, trademarked and under license from Larry Smith. In 2003 Wellcraft parent, Genmar, exited the performance boat market -- effectively killiig the Scarab brand.

February 10th, 2004, 12:52
Thanks for that insite Gofast and by the way I can not wait to see your Aston Martin pictures. :love: