SARASOTA, Fla., — Scarab (registered trademark) Boats will debut its new 30-foot-long Scarab at the New York/New Jersey International Boat Show, according to a press release from Wellcraft, which builds the current Scarab line of high-performance fishing boats. The show will be held from September 28-October 1, 2006 at the Liberty Landing Marina in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey.
“Wellcraft’s new Scarab 30 is all about high-performance fishing and we’re proud to introduce it formally at this show,” said Mike O’Connell, senior vice president and general manager of Scarab, in the release. “The world-class facilities at Liberty Landing are among the best I’ve seen and the location is convenient to thousands of serious fishing enthusiasts in the northeast.”
The current Scarab line includes the 35 Scarab Tournament center console; the 35 Scarab Sport, a center console with forward cabin; the 32 Scarab Tournament; and now the 30 Scarab Tournament.
“We’re proud to reintroduce the world-class, high-performance Scarab brand in a boat that exemplifies today’s Scarab mission—to build world-class fishing boats that serve the weekend fisherman as well as the tournament angler,” said O’Connell. “This boat delivers outstanding fishability combined with exceptional creature comforts and style.”
The 30 Scarab shares many features found on the 35 Tournament— one of the hottest boats on the FLW Kingfish circuit today. Standard features include four fishboxes, 15 rod holders, fiberglass T-top with electronics box and PFD storage bags, transom rigging station, pressurized water (13 gal. fresh, plus raw), composite transom and 288-gallon fuel capacity. The console features room for twin 12″ electronics display screens.
Other standard features include a tempered, safety-glass windshield, 84-quart aft baitwell, cockpit bolsters, 50-quart forward console seat cooler, tackle storage, submersible-rated electrical connections, trim tabs and Sirius (registered trademanrk) satellite radio system.
The 30 Tournament is 30’2″ overall with a 9’2″ beam and 23-degree deadrise.
The boat also boasts an NMMA Yacht Certification and transferable 10-year structural hull limited warranty.
Equipment options include Raymarine electronics packages, bait station with 40-gallon Kodiak baitwell and tackle storage, rubrail with stainless insert, high-performance controls (N/A with Verado engines), marine head, 15′ outriggers and T-top canvas enclosure.
Hull side color options include Fighting Lady Yellow, Midnight Blue and Scarab Black. For divers, there’s a standard integrated swim platform and transom door, as well as an optional heavy-duty dive ladder.
Eight outboard power options up to 600 hp are offered for the 30-footer. They include Yamaha four-stroke and HPDI, Mercury Verado and High Performance Optimax 300XS and Evinrude E-Tec engine models.
“Buyers who shop the tournament-ready boats during this boat show season will find more standard features for their dollar on the 30 Scarab Tournament,” said O’Connell.