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  • 771 W Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060
  • +1 954-788-2900
$19 900

2016 SCARAB 165 HO Impulse

Length
15'9"
Year
2016
Fuel type
Gas
Hull material
Fiberglass

Only 23 hours. 250 hp. All OPTIONS. Trailer included

2016 Scarab® 165 HO Impulse with custom trailer 23 hours – ENGINE WARRANTY til 3/17/19

We just took in this top-of-the-line version of the SCARAB 165, called the HO Impulse. Has a supercharged 250 hp ROTAX (gets on plane in 1.6 seconds), top speed 53 MPH.  All the options, including hinged wakeboard tower, cruise control, bimini, KICKER Bluetooth sound, amp, speakers, and subwoofer, storage cover, seadek on platform, and Pearlescent upholstery. Only 23 total hours. ENGINE WARRANTY til 3/17/19 Trailer included.

An in-floor ski locker handles board storage duties. There’s an L-lounge up front, which helps bring the seating capacity up to five in addition to the the two aftward-facing stern seats.

Many people’s first exposure to Scarab boats was the sexy 38 KB owned by Sonny Crockett on the 1980s TV show “Miami Vice.” Over the next several decades, Scarab’s high profile slowly diminished until the storied name could only be found on outboard-powered offshore fishing boats built by Wellcraft (now called Scarab Offshore). But in 2013, the old Scarab swagger returned when Recreational Boat Brands (now owned by Beneteau) introduced a new line of upscale jetboats bearing the famous go-fast name. The move was made feasible when Sea-Doo discontinued its boat division but was willing to license and sell its Rotax jet engines, which have a reputation for excellent performance, durability, compact size and light weight. This is the latest addition to the Scarab family.

INSTALLED OPTIONS

  • Wakeboard tower, hinging 
  • Rotax® 4-TEC 250hp HIGH OUTPUT HO – 23 total hours
  • Cruise Control
  • SeaDek on platform
  • Bimini
  • Storage Cover
  • KICKER speakers incl Sub
  • KICKER amplifier
  • Bluetooth Stereo
  • Trailer
Engines
Engine 1  
Engine Brand ROTAX 250 1.5L Supercharged High Output HO
Year Built 2016
Engine type Jet
Engine/fuel type Gas
Drive type Jet
Engine power 250 HP
Engine hours 23 hours
Engine 2  
Engine type Inboard/Outboard
Engine/fuel type Gas
Dimensions
LOA 15'9"
Beam 7'1"
Draft 12"
Dry Weight 1,600 lbs
Deadrise 21° at Transom
Performance
Maximum Speed 55 MPH
Tanks
Fuel tanks 20 Gallons

Hull and Deck

  • Bow and stern eyes, stainless steel 
  • Cleats, pull-up, stainless steel 
  • Fiberglass stringers 
  • Meets applicable USCG & Canadian Regs; NMMA Certified using ABYC Stds. 
  • Navigation lights, L.E.D. 
  • Swim platform, aft, extended low-profile 
  • Swim platform, reboarding ladder, stainless steel 
  • Swim platform mat(s), soft step 
  • Rub rail, plastic 
  • Swim platform, aft, extended low-profile 
  • Swim platform, reboarding ladder, stainless steel
  • Swim platform mat(s), soft step 

Cockpit

  • Armrests port & starboard 
  • Assist handles, stainless steel 
  • Beverage holders, stainless steel 
  • Courtesy lights 
  • Fiberglass liner, skid-resistant, with stainless steel drains 
  • Scarab Impulse upholstery, textured accents 
  • Seating, bow cushions, hinged 
  • Seating, Swim platform lounge seats 
  • Seating, ComfortRide bench seats 
  • Self bailing cockpit 
  • Ski locker, in-floor, molded fiberglass finish 
  • Storage, bow & cockpit, beneath seats 
  • Storage, beneath motor hood 
  • Walk-thru, stern
  • Ski tow, stern

Helm

  • Cruise control
  • Depth sounder 
  • Emergency engine shut-off 
  • Lighted switches 
  • Outlet, 12V 
  • Scarab custom gauge cluster 
  • Storage beneath helm 

Engine/Systems

  • Weedless shaft guard 
  • Engine blower 
  • Bilge pump, automatic 
  • Closed loop cooling 
  • Lateral thrust control 

INSTALLED OPTIONS

  • Wakeboard tower, hinging 
  • Rotax® 4-TEC 250hp HIGH OUTPUT HO – 23 total hours
  • Cruise Control
  • SeaDek on platform
  • Bimini
  • Storage Cover
  • KICKER speakers incl Sub
  • KICKER amplifier
  • Bluetooth Stereo
  • Trailer

Boating World Magazine review:

Unique Factor

How does the sub-16-foot Scarab 165 HO Impulse we tested compare to the competition? Well, there isn’t any; it’s simply the only boat of its kind currently being produced. Despite its size, it’s not some sort of throwback. It’s a thoroughly modern boat with a host of high-tech features. Then there’s the styling. Yep … Scarab’s back.

The first thing you notice when you plop yourself in one of the low-slung, three-abreast Comfort Ride seats is how cushy they are, thanks to the suspension-spring seat bottoms. But the most unusual feature is the vertical gap between the twin backrest cushions that cant inward, which I’ll call the “spinal gap” in honor of my favorite faux band. In addition to staying cooler and taking the G force–related pressure off your spinal cord when you hammer the throttle, the inward angle helps wedge you in place during hard turns — which there will be a lot of in this model. Scarab designers used this space in another interesting way by adding mood lighting, which combines with the lighted cupholders to add some nighttime ambiance.

Performance

The 165 Jet comes with two engine choices. The standard model is the Rotax 150 hp version; the upgrade is the supercharged 250 hp HO engine, which runs a little less than $5K more. Simply put: Go big or don’t play. This is a thrill machine with the larger engine, so unless you are buying it just to use the rear jump seats for lounging at the sandbar hangout, the 250 is the way to go. Its weight-to-power ratio is off the charts. The 165 weighs just 1,600 pounds dry, so the math gives you a figure of 6.4 pounds per horsepower with the 250. For comparison, a sub-20-foot Sea Ray 19 Sport weighs 2,600 pounds, and its standard 135 hp 3.0L engine gives you a weight-to-power figure of 19.3 pounds per pony. Even with its most powerful 4.3L 220 hp sterndrive, the Ray’s still at 11.8 pounds per equine.

So what does all that power feel like? I’ve never actually been shot out of a cannon, but now I think I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like. Upon launch, there was very little bowrise as the li’l Scarab reached plane in 1.6 seconds and hit 30 mph in only 4.7 seconds. We hit a top speed of 53 mph with the Rotax screaming at 8000 rpm. Because of the boat’s size and our proximity to the lake’s surface, it felt like we were going 73.

Handling

The biggest downside of older-gen compact jetboats with minimal deadrise was the brutal pounding your body took when you went over any wave taller than a G.I. Joe action figure. The 165 Impulse features 21 degrees of deep-V wave-cleaving deadrise, giving it a surprisingly soft ride. Rookie jetboat pilots can attest to the fact there is a learning curve to driving them correctly. At slow speeds, they often go in the exact opposite direction you’d imagined, especially in reverse, until you learn that the bow goes in whatever direction you turn the wheel, no matter which direction you are going.

Another problem with high-power models like our test boat is how quickly the power comes on. Launching skiers without nearly jerking their arms out of their sockets can be challenging, but Scarab gives you a few tools to help. The standard Impulse package comes with cruise control, but to really take charge, choose the Digital Speed Control Package ($1,067), which uses Sea-Doo’s Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) to give you Ski Mode. With it you can control the rate of acceleration from 1 to 5 and preset the target speed, so all you do is apply full throttle and get the perfect tow. Docking Mode limits the throttle to 3500 rpm and spreads it out over the entire power-lever throw for precise control. And for maximizing your range (important with a 20-gallon fuel tank), ECO Mode settles in at your best mpg speed even with the throttle advanced all the way. As you would expect, the 165 Jet can do the crazy turns you’ve seen other jetboats do, with perhaps a little more inward lean due to the deadrise; fortunately, there are plenty of grabrails.

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