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2019 Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition

The 195 ID Wake Edition mixes head-snapping performance with amazing looks and sound.

January 1, 2019
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2019 Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition
LOA: 18’10” | Beam: 8’0″ | Draft (max): 1’0″ | Dry Weight: 2,460 lb. | Seat/Weight Capacity: 9/2,730 lb. | Fuel Capacity: 31 gal. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats

Take the head-snapping acceleration of a jet-pump drive system, add turn-on-a-dime maneuverability, speed control, a wakeboard tower, ballast and radical race-boat styling, and you get the Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition.

Scarab’s jet propulsion has a docking mode, which lengthens the throttle stroke to avoid overcorrection. That makes sliding the Scarab into the slip an easy endeavor. Another unique feature is a true neutral adjustment. Tap a switch to raise or lower the jet bucket and balance the flow, which makes it easy to hold a true neutral spot on the water — something you’ll appreciate when pulling riders in towed sports.

2019 Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition
The forward seating area provides a comfortable, secure ride. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats

The sporty helm on our test boat had dual tachometers with both analog and digital displays. Lighted toggle switches are permanently labeled, and they’re easy to read and reach from the helm for optimum vessel control.

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With full ballast and a full crew, the rider gets a long wave and a no-fear ride thanks to a completely internal propulsion system. The wakeboard platform is positioned low and close to the water. The transom seat backs can tilt forward to create aft-facing seating ideal for lounging at anchor or on the sandbar. With seat backs in their running position, you get arena seating that wraps from the helm seat around to the portside passenger console, which contains a remote for the premium Kicker stereo, plus USB inputs, a 12-volt receptacle and an auxiliary input. Enjoy your music your way and charge whatever you want for all-day connectivity.

2019 Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition
The transom seat backs can tilt forward to create aft-facing seating. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats

The forward seating area is ideal for two or three persons, and on our check ride it was comfortable in moderate chop at top speeds. Stainless-steel grab handles are positioned on the coamings for a secure ride when the waves pick up.

Sound on our boat was supplied via Kicker speakers throughout. The speakers in the optional tower were also Kickers, and we’d definitely add that setup to the package. Same goes for the board racks that are removable for docking.

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2019 Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition
The wakeboard tower is a great mix of form and function. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats

The performance is head-snapping, and so are the looks and sound.

High Points

  • Stereo remote sat on the transom in our test boat.
  • Comfortable bucket seat for the driver has a bolster and side cutouts to allow for rider observation.
  • Wakeboard tower design enhances the visual appeal.

Price: $59,307

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2019 Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition
Scarab 195 ID Wake Edition Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested
Engine: Rotax 300 hp jet pump
Drive/impeller: Jet pump/161 mm diameter stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.00:1
Fuel Load: 15 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.

Scarab Jet Boats – Cadillac, Michigan; 231-775-1351; scarabjetboats.com

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