2014 Scarab 195
Scarab name is legendary in the annals of performance boat history -- when one was featured in the opening credits of the 1980s television hit Miami Vice, it became one of the most recognized boats in the world. The new Scarab 195 HO Impulse shares the name and vibrant styling of its namesake, but it also has roots in Sea-Doo's discontinued line of jet boats. The merging of ideas is evident in this sexy boat that's a trip to drive. The cockpit has an innovative U-shaped seating arrangement, featuring notches on the transom bench that create enough legroom for four to sit comfortably. The backrests flip down for a sun pad on top of the engine compartment. Lift the hatch to find additional storage space in the engine compartment, a benefit of the compact small-block engine. The twin bucket seats in front of the consoles have flip-up bolsters. Access to the stereo is inside the port-console glove box, which is huge for a 19-foot runabout. Walk forward through the stylish windshield, and the squared-off bow allows for more relaxation room up front than found on a typical 19-footer.