Our test boat had the standard 250 hp three-cylinder supercharged and intercooled Rotax 4-Tec powertrain, and it turns the 195 Open into quite a sporty boat. We topped out at 41 mph and got there in a hurry, jumping on plane in a mere four seconds and passing 30 mph in under seven seconds. Shoppers will note that the Yamaha 190 FSH posted a 43 mph top speed, but that boat has no head and carries no water ballast. Back aboard the Scarab, the factory captain insisted on cranking the wheel hard over at near-top speed. The 195 Open didn’t spin out as I’d expected — just banked hard, threw spray everywhere and rocketed away, thanks to the hard chines on each side. Waterjets aren’t the quietest engines, but our 195 Open had considerable sound-deadening material, and I’m told more is coming.