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Brief Summary

The Scarab 255 ID with twin 250-HP Rotax 4-TEC supercharged water-jet engines is a 25’ (7.62 m) long boat that can carry 13 people. Don’t confuse this boat with Scarab’s 255 Open ID, which is a center console. Our Scarab ID has a dual console, split-window layout with four distinct social areas: a swim platform conducive to in-water activities, an aft cockpit lounge, the dual console helm area, and up forward, a bowrider area that can convert to a sun pad.
The twin Rotax 4-TEC engines that power this ski and wakeboarding boat are not only powerful but they are the same reliable water jets found on Rotax’s parent company BRP’s Sea-Doo PWCs.

Key Features

  • Dual console – split-window walkthrough bowrider
  • Twin Rotax 250-hp water jet gas powered engines with speed control
  • 13 person capacity
  • Wake-producing water ballast bladders
  • Enclosed change room/head
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 25'
    7.62 m
    Beam 8' 4''
    2.54 m
    Dry Weight 3,660 lbs.
    1,660 kg
    Tested Weight 4,432 lbs.
    2,010 kg
    Draft 15''
    .38 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 7' 4''
    2.24 m (max)
    Weight Capacity 2,100 lbs.
    953 kg
    Person Capacity 13
    Fuel Capacity 56 gal.
    Water Capacity 12 gal.
    45 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 150-hp Rotax
    Tested Power 2 x 250-hp Rotax 250 JPS
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    1770 4.9 4.2 0.8 6.5 5.6 326 283.4 73
    2000 5.3 4.6 0.8 6.6 5.7 331 287.6 75
    3000 7.3 6.3 1.6 4.5 3.9 228 198.6 80
    4000 10.5 9.1 2.4 4.4 3.8 221 191.7 85
    5000 21.5 18.7 4.5 4.8 4.2 241 209.4 89
    6000 33.5 29.1 7.3 4.6 4.0 233 202.5 94
    7000 41.0 35.7 12.2 3.4 2.9 169 147.3 97
    7950 54.5 47.4 18.4 3.0 2.6 149 129.8 100
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    1770 283.4 525 7.90 3.03 2.76 73
    2000 287.6 533 8.50 3.03 2.81 75
    3000 198.6 367 11.70 6.06 1.91 80
    4000 191.7 356 16.90 9.08 1.87 85
    5000 209.4 388 34.60 17.03 2.04 89
    6000 202.5 375 53.90 27.63 1.96 94
    7000 147.3 272 66.00 46.18 1.45 97
    7950 129.8 240 87.70 69.65 1.28 100

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 1.9 sec.
    0 to 30 4.2 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props N/A
    Load 2 persons, full fuel, 1/6 water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 73 deg., 43 humid; wind: 7-14 mph; seas: 1-2
    Elevation 16

    Captain's Report

    Contents of Report

    Scarab 255 ID
    A supercharged Jet Propulsion System (JPS) powers the colorful new wake and ski sportboat from Scarab – the 255 ID.

    Scarab 255 ID: Mission

    Scarab 255 ID
    The Scarab 255 ID (short for Identity) will appeal to active watersports enthusiasts.

    The 255 ID is the largest boat in the Scarab jet boat lineup. She is known for extreme wakeboard sports and lively parties, yet reserves herself for comfortable cruising. Her dynamic versatility and shaped surfs serve up an infinite stream of adrenaline rushes.

    Scarab 255 ID: Distinguishing Rotax Engine Features

      • Speed control - Intelligent Neutral and Reverse (iNR), fly-by-wire control

      • Patented lateral thrust control

      • iControl Modes - touch screen computer-aided controls

      • Closed-loop cooling system

    Scarab 255 ID: Major Features

      • Twin Rotax 250-hp waterjet gas powered engines with speed control

      • 13 person capacity

      • Wake-producing water ballast bladders

      • Enclosed change room/head

    Scarab 255 ID: Overview

    Scarab 255 ID deck plan
    The distinctive square bow of the Scarab 255 ID provides more room for loungers forward or a sun pad.

    Since BRP subsidiary Rotax exited the boat building industry in 2012 to concentrate on just the engine side of the marine industry, builders from many companies have adopted the Rotax jet propulsion system, including Scarab, Chaparral, and Williams Jet tenders.

    Scarab makes four 25’ (7.62 m) models: the 255 G dual console, the 255 ID dual console, the 255 Open G center console, and the 255 Open ID center console.

    Pairing these twin jet 4-stroke Rotax engines on a sportboat makes sense from a safety standpoint alone – given that there are no props. And the boat has a draft of just 15” (38.1 cm) of water, making her ideal for skinny water without worrying about prop damage.

    Scarab 255 ID: Performance

    Scarab 255 ID running
    Five-hundred horses under the hood and a WOT of 54.6 mph (87.7 kpm) make this nimble Scarab a bladeless performer.

    The twin Rotax 4-TEC engines that power this multi-use sportboat are the most powerful jets in class with their superchargers and intercoolers stepping up horsepower from 150 to 300-hp.

    Our Scarab 255 ID test boat has a LOA of 25’ (7.62 m) and a beam of 8’4” (2.54 m). With an empty weight of 3,660 lbs. (1,660 kg), 2-gallons (8 L) of water in the 12-gallon (45 L) tank, plus 56 gallons (212 L) of fuel, and two people with test gear onboard, it had an estimated test weight 4,432 lbs. (2,010 kg).

    Top Speed. With the twin Rotax 250-hp supercharged JPS gas engines powering our 255 ID test boat, it reached a top speed of 54.5 mph (87.7 kph) at 7950 rpm.

    Best economic cruise came in at 5000 rpm and 21.5 mph (34.6 kph). It was at that speed that the 4.5 gph (17.0 lph) fuel burn translated into 4.8 mpg (2.03 kpl) and a range of 241 statute miles (388 km).

    With the hammer down, the Scarab 255 ID got on plane in under 2 seconds. At 3.5 seconds the bow comes down and it hit 30 mph (48 kph) in 4.2 seconds.

    Scarab 255 ID: Acceleration

      Time to plane: 1.9 seconds

      0 to 20 mph: 2.8 seconds

      0 to 30 mph: 4.2 seconds

    Scarab 255 ID: Power Options

    Five different engine configurations are available.

      • Twin Rotax 4-Tec ECT 1.5 L Supercharged HOINR ($79,900)

      • Twin Rotax 300 PT/ST 1.6L *Limited Availability ($82,567)

      • Twin Rotax 4-Tec 150 ECT 1.5 L Injected iNR ($68,733)

      • Twin Rotax 4-Tec 150 Non-Cat 1.5 L Injected iNR (not available in CA and CE) ($68,733)

      • Twin Rotax 4-Tec 200 ECT 1.5 L Supercharged iNR ($74,433)

    Scarab 255 ID: Engine Features

    Scarab 255 ID engines
    Rotax engines feature 1) closed-loop engine cooling, 2) drive shaft sleeve, and 3) lateral thrust control.

    Closed loop engine cooling protects the engine from harmful salt, gunk, and corrosion by cooling it with clean coolant like a car. Every Scarab has thermostat to ensure optimal engine temperature for reliability. A driveshaft sleeve helps prevent the problem of wrapping debris, such as tow rope weeds, around drive shafts. Unlike other boats, which feature a small, plastic reverse gate, Scarab’s aluminum reverse gate offers unmatched low-speed maneuverability to make docking easy.

    Engine Warranty. Rotax engines feature a standard warranty of 3 years/480 hours.

    Scarab 255 ID: Handling

    Scarab 255 ID running
    Speed and handling are two strong points (among many) of the Scarab 255 ID.

    The supercharged 3-cylinder, 4-stroke engines on this boat provide excellent acceleration as evidenced by the time to plane numbers and a top end speed. Time to plane is important for skiers and wakeboarders, making it easier for them to get up on top of the water.

    Scarab 255 ID running
    From a stationary position, the patented water jets’ lateral thrust allows the boat to spin on its own axis. Underway at speed, the water intake for the jets increases with power, causing the Scarab to hug into turns.

    Because this boat is sucking in water, the faster it goes the more suction it has, and the better it sticks to the water, giving the boat the ability to grab the surface and carve into turns at WOT.

    Scarab 255 ID gates
    With the Scarab 255 ID sitting on her trailer, there is a good view of the patented gates (red arrows), shown here in the up position. The nozzles direct thrust in sync, thanks to the tie bar connecting them.
    Scarab 255 ID gates
    Here the gates are lowered into the neutral position, evenly distributing thrust. The fly-by-wire controls allow minute adjustments to hold position.
    Scarab 255 ID gates
    The gates are all the way down in the reverse position re-directing the thrust forward. And because the nozzles act independently of the gates, one can literally steer backwards.

    The Rotax propulsion system is demonstrably different from the competition in several ways.

      First, the jet nozzles are not stationary, they move from side to side. That provides much more maneuverability at all speeds.

      Second, because of the shape of the bucket when it is down, it can direct thrust forward or from side to side.

      Third, Rotax has intelligent neutral and reverse for which it won an NMMA innovation award. From the helm, the operator can adjust the bucket slightly up or down because the system is all digital, not cable, and make minute adjustments to keep the boat in absolute neutral. In this way, there is no creep, as there is with other brands.

    Scarab 255 ID wake
    Look at the water to the right of the boat. Notice the wake thrust as the boat turns in its own length.

    This combination of propulsion attributes provides positive low-speed handling control around a dock or when maneuvering to pick up boarders in the water.

    Scarab 255 ID: Boat Inspection

    Scarab 255 ID running
    Zig-zagging at speed will make a lot of water enthusiasts happy in this boat.

    The builder has told us that what makes the 255 ID popular is her interior, seating capacity, versatility, and speed.

    Scarab 255 ID helm seating
    Ergonomic helm seating swivels the captain in the chair to the center of conversation, bow or stern.

    This jet boat is 25’ (7.62 m) long and can carry 13 people, or a total of 2,100 lbs. (953 kg) of people and gear, whichever is less – in the U.S. However, in Europe and countries following CE standards, the capacity rating is for 11 people.

    Scarab 255 ID: Anchor

    All the way forward, the hatch to the anchor locker opens to the side with a preventer strap to keep it upright. A bow ladder and Danforth-style anchor are inside – we’d like to see anchor keepers on the bracket to hold the anchor in place.

    Scarab 255 ID ladder
    It is somewhat unusual to find boarding ladders on both ends of a boat and this bow ladder can’t really be considered a reboarding ladder, as those require that the swimmer in the water is able to deploy it.

    Scarab 255 ID: Bow

    Scarab 255 ID bow
    The bow has a squared flare on the topside, providing more space for loungers to either side and a wrap-around bench and bolster forward.

    The bulwarks forward are high enough that the wrap-around bolster is also a seatback. Speakers, cupholders, and grab handles accent the space.

    Scarab 255 ID storage
    In-deck storage forward is large enough to hold a couple of coolers.
    Scarab 255 ID bow table
    There is a bracket up front so the same oval table used aft can be moved. A wood top table is optional.
    Scarab 255 ID sun pad
    With slideboards in the passageway connecting the consoles and filler cushions in place, the entire bow area can be converted to a sun pad/playpen.

    The builder has told us that what makes the 255 ID popular is her interior, seating capacity, versatility, and speed.

    Scarab 255 ID: The Helm

    Scarab 255 ID safety glass
    Real safety glass in the Scarab 255 ID’s windshield provides a distortion-free view from the helm.

    The wrap-around windshield is tempered-glass. Each console has a flat dash pad and supports for the windshield. The center windshield panel has a 22” (55.88 cm) wide opening between the consoles.

    Scarab 255 ID windshield
    The closed center panel of the windshield provides more protection for the helm area. When open, the 22” (55.88 cm) walkthrough makes moving forward easy.
    Scarab 255 ID wheel
    The padded wheel has tilt control and along with the adjustable helm chair puts the helmsman in the best position to captain the ship.

    The helm has a three-spoke tilt wheel, and the 12” (30.38-cm) touchscreen frames the top of the helm dash. This digital combo gauge has water temperature, speed, fuel, charge level, tach and all of the usual engine and boat diagnostics, including GPS and chartplotter.

    Scarab 255 ID touchscreen
    The touchscreen speed control options on the dash provide repeatable control of the Scarab 255 ID.

    Its mode setting offers four computer-controlled modes to match activity:

      Cruise mode is like setting cruise control in a car, keeping a constant speed.

      In dock mode, the throttle has 20-percent of thrust of WOT (Wide Open Throttle) in the same throw distance of the throttle, giving better feel and maneuverability.

      In eco mode, the boat automatically finds the best fuel efficiency for the maximum on plane range.

      In ski mode, 5-speed preference settings can be set to individual skiers so that exact speeds can be repeated regardless of driver ability. These speeds can be tweaked incrementally to get the setting just right.

    Scarab 255 ID dash
    The simple dash has switches that light when activated, including the two engine start buttons to the right of the key.

    To the left of wheel is a horn button. Toggle switches with indicator lights are to the right of the wheel, with key and ignition buttons for each engine just below. The safety lanyard and kill switch are on the bulwark in front of throttle.

    To the far right of the console is a wake blast ballast system used for filling the ballast tanks for wakeboarding. There is a cup holder behind, which will be a good place for a cell phone.

    Scarab 255 ID helm
    The throttle is on the side bulwark, and is noteworthy because one digital throttle and shift control activates both engines.

    The single throttle simplifies control, taking the confusion of twin levers out of the picture. Beginning boaters will like this feature. Below the throttle and shift is a storage net.

    Scarab 255 ID
    The helm chair wraps around the rib cage, keeping the driver secure.

    Helm Seat. The Scarab has a contoured helm seat which sits on a pedestal base with built-in headrest. It slides fore and aft, swivels, and has a flip-up bolster. There is an open back for ventilation, and a padded armrest on the bulwark behind the throttle.

    Scarab 255 ID cooler
    A starboard slide under the cooler makes access from the helm console a breeze.

    The helm console has a side access door with a 36-quart (34 L) cooler on a slide and dedicated storage for the table and bracket behind the cooler.

    Scarab 255 ID helm console
    Inside the helm console is dedicated storage for the table support. It is easier to remove the cooler from the slide when placing or retrieving the support.
    Scarab 255 ID upholstery
    Upholstery can be color-matched to the hull.
    Scarab 255 ID helm chair
    The companion helm chair, shown here with the bolster up, has its own footrest and stereo controls (red arrow).
    Scarab 255 ID interior
    Scarab interiors are stitched with the highest quality textured materials.

    The companion seat has the same adjustments and bolster as the helm chair along with a footrest, audio input jack, USB and 12V charging ports and speaker toggle switch on the bulwark, along with a cargo net. The bulwark is padded next to the seat and there’s a grab handle just in front. A padded armrest runs along the gunwale, ending in a cupholder by the passenger console. The console opens into the optional head compartment. An enclosed changing room is standard.

    Scarab 255 ID porta potti
    The spring-loaded slide latch opens to reveal the optional Dometic Porta-Potti and sink in our test boat, which is also available with a transom shower.
    Scarab 255 ID head
    The head compartment has room to double as an enclosed changing area for children.

    The head compartment has a light over a vanity sink, and our test boat had a Dometic toilet. The compartment has 3’10’’ (1.17 m) clearance from deck to overhead. There is seated clearance of 29” (73.66 cm).

    Scarab 255 ID storage
    In-deck storage is on the centerline between the seats and another just forward of the helm consoles.

    Looking between the seats, we can see the Scarab logo on the seatbacks and the in-deck storage.

    Scarab 255 ID ballast
    The empty FATSAC ballast bladder on the centerline is complemented by two more wing tanks in the aft cockpit, below the rear-facing seats.
    Scarab 255 ID speaker
    On the bulwark beside the seats is a padded bolster with a speaker above.
    Scarab 255 ID cockpit
    Pack a picnic, ice the cooler, and the Scarab 255 ID’s cockpit seating invites a party.

    The rear-facing seat on the starboard side has a table mount attached to its base. There is optional Marine Mat decking in the cockpit. Also, note the grab handles on each seat base as required by ABYC standards. This boat is NMMA certified.

    Let’s remove the center filler cushion in the cockpit bench seat and check out the engine space below.

    Scarab 255 ID: Engines

    Scarab 255 ID engine hatch
    The molded engine hatch has three gas shocks to assist in holding up the cover.

    There are separate battery compartments to either side. The right contains batteries and the battery switch, the left side has batteries and the 12-gallon (45 L) water tank. All the batteries have proper tie-down straps.

    Scarab 255 ID caps
    The yellow caps are oil fills and dip sticks. The blue arrow in the middle is the air intake. Green arrows point to catalytic converters and red arrows indicate the tucked-in location of the intercoolers.

    The 4-stroke, 3-cylinder in-line engines were designed for the marine environment, so all the regular maintenance points are on top.

    Scarab 255 ID cooling plates
    Below the boat are cooling plates, similar in function to keel coolers, for the closed loop cooling system.

    A main reason why the Rotax engines have a 1-year anti-corrosion warranty, and a 3-year overall limited warranty is the closed loop cooling system which eliminates salt and sediment. The closed loop cooling system is essential for shallow water operation.

    Scarab 255 ID: Aft Cockpit

    Scarab 255 ID walkthrough
    A pad on the walkthrough to the platform transforms the cockpit’s rear seats into a bench.

    The aft cockpit has two forward-facing seats that have a filler cushion that can form a bench across the back. The handle below the filler cushion is for opening the engine compartment. Deck drains are just below the handle.

    Scarab 255 ID cockpit seats
    The cockpit seats convert into full-length loungers.

    Aft facing bucket seats, one on each side of the boat, have molded bases with seats that open and have fold-out leg supports to make 61” (154.94 m) long chaise loungers. Here is where the spotters sit, and in fact the whole cockpit can be configured to maximize seating for spectators watching the show behind the boat.

    Scarab 255 ID: Swim Platform

    Scarab 255 ID swim platform
    The swim platform layout, shown with the boat on her trailer, highlights the recessed handholds on either side of the boarding ladder.

    When entering the boat via the platform, the first thing you notice is the decking. The gray swim platform mat is an option, but makes moving around in bare feet comfortable with good traction.

    Scarab 255 ID shower
    The pull-out shower head on the swim platform stows just below the fresh water fill for the 12-gallon (45 L) tank.

    Features on the swim platform include the tow ring, stereo controls, speakers, waterfill, and a pull-out shower head.

    Scarab 255 ID low emissions
    The low emissions sticker reminds us that the Rotax engines have a CARB 4, Ultra-Low Emissions rating, meaning it can be used anywhere in the world.
    Scarab 255 ID ladder
    The collapsible four-step reboarding ladder projects 41” (104.14 cm) below the waterline with two grab handles built right into the transom. This is one of the deepest sportboat ladders we have ever measured.
    Scarab 255 ID swim platform pad
    The laser-cut padding on the swim platform outlines the in-deck storage lockers.
    Scarab 255 ID in deck storage
    The in-deck storage covers on the swim platform hinge out. Note the drains in the outboard corners.

    There is a large in-deck storage compartment extending across the aft section of the swim platform that can stow tow lines, mooring lines, small fenders, wet bathing suits, and other gear. There are port and starboard overboard drains.

    Scarab 255 ID swim platform
    The swim platform seats share a seatback with the aft cockpit bench seats.

    Two rear-facing seats are positioned for launching watersports, and when anchored, watching kids swimming behind the boat. They are not to be used as spotters’ seats. These share seatbacks with the aft cockpit bench seats, so simply flip the seatback into the desired position. A cup holder flanks each seat.

    Scarab 255 ID passthrough
    Moving forward, there is a 6” (1.82 m) step up from the swim platform to the 15” (4.57 m) wide pass-through to the cockpit.

    Scarab 255 ID: Wake Edition Package

    Scarab 255 ID
    Our test boat was equipped with the “Wake Edition Package” which includes three ballast bags ($2,373 alone), plus other features. The ballast bag seen here is under the starboard aft-facing seat.

    As we put the leg back under the seat, note the additional storage in the seat base. These hold the wing tank FATSAC ballast bladders for the wakeboarding system.

    Scarab 255 ID jps
    Lift the handle indicated by the arrow and we find the JPS located under the back seats. Significantly more compact than sterndrives, they provide more cockpit space.

    It is important to remember that this is a 25’ (7.6 m) boat and note how large the cockpit is. The reason for this is the jet engines and drives have a low profile and seats can be put on top of them. Sterndrive engines are high and seats must be put forward of them, reducing cockpit space.

    Scarab 255 ID: Wakeboard Arch

    Scarab 255 ID bridge clearance
    The bridge clearance with Bimini and wake tower deployed is 7’4” (2.23 m).
    Scarab 255 ID tower
    The wakeboard tower, with kicker speakers is a $3,432 option. The Bimini is extra.

    Scarab integrated the arch with the Bimini. The arch has an overhead clearance of 79” (200.66 m), and has speakers and places to carry wakeboards and skis.

    Scarab 255 ID board racks
    An optional $623 board rack mounts easily to the arch.

    Scarab 255 ID: Wake System

    Scarab 255 ID wake blast
    The right side of the helm console has the Wakeblast controls for filling the three water ballast bags.
    Scarab 255 ID fatsac
    The FATSAC ballast bladders were filled to test the wake-forming capability of the Scarab 255 ID for wake surfing.
    Scarab 255 ID
    Because the Scarab 255 ID is a jet boat, it is possible to safely wake surf behind the boat, something that can’t be said for conventional sterndrive boats.

    Scarab 255 ID: Trailer

    Scarab 255 ID trailer
    The custom dual-axle painted trailer is standard equipment for the Scarab 255 ID. Galvanized trailers with Gator-hyde coating are an option, as is the trailering cover ($1,000).

    Scarab’s custom trailer features:

      • Tandem axle

      • Brakes with chrome wheels

      • Swing away tongue

    Scarab 255 ID: Other Optional Equipment to Consider

      • Cockpit marine mat ($1,000)

      • Swim platform mat gray ($433)

      • Trailering cover ($973)

      • Wakeboard tower ($3,432)

      • Wakeboard tower Bimini top (canvas only) ($1207.75)

      • Wakeboard racks ($627)

      • Bow and cockpit cover ($693)

      • Digital speed control package ($880)

      • Head Porta-Potti ($247)

      • Impact graphics ($513)

      • Galvanized trailer ($913)

    Scarab 255 ID: Tow Sports Options

    The 255 ID comes with surf/wakeboard racks and wakeboard tower speakers (requires premium sound package and tower/arch). Three optional packages are available.

      • Surf Stream Wake Enhancement System ($860)

      • Wake Ballast System ($2373)

      • Wakeboard tower, hinging with gas-assist and Bimini top ($3,700)

    Color Options

    A variety of colors are available.

    Scarab 255 ID: Exterior

    Scarab 255 ID atomic
    Black/Atomic with atomic graphics.
    Scarab 255 ID red
    Black/Crimson Red with crimson red graphics.
    Scarab 255 ID blue
    Black/Denim Blue with denim blue graphics.
    Scarab 255 ID gray
    Black/Phantom Gray with cognac graphics.
    Scarab 255 ID crimson
    Crimson Red.
    Scarab 255 ID denim blue
    Denim Blue.
    Scarab 255 ID color
    Jet Black.
    Scarab 255 ID liquid blue
    Liquid Blue.
    Scarab 255 ID green
    Seafoam Green.

    Scarab 255 ID: Interior Colors

    Scarab 255 ID interior colorsScarab 255 ID

    Scarab 255 ID: Price

    Starting at $62,866 (U.S. and Canada only).

    Scarab 255 ID: Observations

    Overall, the Scarab 255 ID provides a platform for friends and family to enjoy boarding, skiing, and other water activities without worry about propeller accidents. The new generation of control systems of the jets is more user-friendly and easier than ever before. And with reliable, powerful, and highly maneuverable jet drives. The jet nozzles on the Rotax swivel from side to side, which gives this system some advantages over others.

    A customized Scarab 255 ID built-to-order takes six to eight weeks from the factory. We recommend the digital speed control package. The other options, depending on one’s use of the boat are obvious.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Scarab 255 ID (2019-) is 54.5 mph (87.7 kph), burning 18.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 69.64 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Scarab 255 ID (2019-) is 21.5 mph (34.6 kph), and the boat gets 4.8 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.04 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 241 miles (387.85 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 250-hp Rotax 250 JPS.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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