Please select your home edition
Edition
Sea Sure 2020 - SHOCK-WBV - LEADERBOARD

New jet boat 255 Open Scarab – Ready to take Europe by storm

by Beneteau 2 Dec 2017 07:27 PST
255 Open Scarab © Beneteau

Announced in Fort Lauderdale in October, the latest Scarab 255 Open will be internationally premiered at the upcoming Nautic boat show in Paris, France. Designed for millennials keen on extreme water sports, this new jet boat pulls out all the stops combining all the sports and leisure features of the American brand acquired by a group Beneteau in 2014.

Scarab designs and manufactures a wide range of very sporty jet boats in Michigan. Originating in the 1990s period of Baywatch lifeguards and Miami Vice detectives, the powerful look of the scarab design captures everyone's imagination. Breaking with many of the codes of leisure craft, the sex appeal of this brand is likely to spark the same wave of enthusiasm in Europe as it has in North American waters.

Thanks to the Scarab's unmatched Rotax® jet propulsion system, the jet boats have dominated the young Americans thrill-seeker market. Combining jet ski fun with the utility of a real boat, they are popular for wakeboarding and surfing, but with excellent low-speed manoeuvrability for more relaxing activities such as fishing or swimming. Apart from their unmistakeable look, Scarabs stand apart for their incredible manoeuvrability and safety, even in very shallow water.

The 255 OPEN: bigger and bolder!

With its keen design, aggressive lines and bright colours, the new Scarab 255 Open is mesmerizing. The brand's flagship proudly boasts its sassy look and festive use, while offering faultless safety. Incredibly spacious, it can carry up to 13 people and offers a variety of pleasures in each space on board. With an attractively designed stern, the boat has two sun loungers on either side of a three-seat driving station with the steering wheel at the centre. The seat arrangement in aft cockpit is entirely modular.

Easy to handle and really safe

With a very small draft and aluminium reverse gates, the 255 Open offers 360 degrees manoeuvrability and handles like a dream, particularly near the coast. The tailgate, a new ergonomic feature, is a simple drop-down gate, inspired by American pickups, providing easy access to the large retractable swim platform. This brand new concept adds to the well-known safety of the Scarab, thanks to a propeller-free stern (jet propulsion system).

Adrenaline rushes

The rider's thirst for thrills will be quenched by the 255 open, with quickly responding successive accelerations and reversing. New on a jet boat the touchscreen command centre enhances the pleasure of at the helm. Accelerating from 0 to 80 km/h (50 mph) in 12 seconds is an unforgettable experience for the driver, passengers and all surf fans. The raised wakeboard tower extends their surfing grounds.

Two versions

Another innovation in 2018, is that each Scarab jet boat model will now be available in two versions: the G series and the ID series.

Available with an ideally suited engine, a black and white exterior, a Bimini top and a wide range of additional options, the G series comes with all the essentials and an optimum level of comfort.

The identity series (ID) can be customized entirely with an unlimited number of options. The result is a boat with a unique look, level of sportiness and comfort on board. Of course, the 255 open is available in these two versions.

The sound of "Endless fun on the water" – the brand's motto across the Atlantic – will echo right along our coast! Watch out for Scarab boats at the main European boat shows in 2018

Related Articles

2019-20 16-month revenues
Better end to the year than forecast. 2019-20 revenues: better end to the year than forecast thanks in particular to strong demand for outboard boats in line with current boating trends. Posted on 26 Feb
Production activities gradually starting up again
After the cyberattack on Groupe Beneteau on February 19 One week after the cyberattack on Groupe Beneteau on February 19, the joint efforts by its in-house teams and external IT experts make it possible to envisage gradually starting up production activities again at certain plants from Friday February 26. Posted on 26 Feb
Antares 11 gains momentum in Asia Pacific
Achieved great commercial success globally Since her world premiere at Paris Boat Show in 2019, the Antares 11—flagship model of Beneteau's legendary Antares range, has achieved great commercial success globally. She is also gaining big momentum in Asia Pacific. Posted on 4 Feb
Grand Trawler 62 to arrive in Asia Pacific in 2021
Expanding the scope of Beneteau's iconic Swift Trawler line Since Beneteau announced "Project E" and presented the mock-up of the owner 's cabin of it during last year's boot Düsseldorf, this new powerboat range for long-distance cruises with exquisite comfort and luxury has growingly raised public expectations. Posted on 22 Jan
Beneteau presents new members of 7th gen First
Big boats bring the glory, but small boats make the sailors On an ongoing mission to share its passion for sailing, Beneteau together with Seascape presents three new members of the seventh generation of First. Posted on 16 Jan
Excess 12 Catamaran ready for immediate delivery
The multi award winning catamaran has arrived in Australia The multi award winning, Groupe Beneteau built, Excess 12 catamaran has arrived in Australia and is available for immediate delivery. Posted on 9 Dec 2020
New Gran Turismo 41
The new Gran Turismo 41 joins Beneteau's express cruiser line renewal. The Gran Turismo 41 is a thoroughbred offering top levels of comfort and ample thrills behind the wheel, making her the ideal pleasure boat. A stunning combination of power and practicality, she is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Posted on 22 Nov 2020
Boating Rendezvous - Hong Kong 2020 concludes
A fabulous two-day event for the second edition It was a fabulous two-day event for the 2nd edition of Boating Rendezvous took place last week, connecting an estimated number of 150 sailing enthusiasts and boat owners together in Hong Kong, China. Posted on 19 Nov 2020
When I was young, I did everything to excess...
A lot of things behind the Groupe Beneteau brand, Excess, resonate There are a lot of things behind the Groupe Beneteau brand, Excess, that resonate. Chiefly there was a bit of irony behind the name, and who doesn't like a giggle? Posted on 16 Nov 2020
Beneteau at Boating Rendezvous - Hong Kong 2020
The Boating Rendezvous distinguishes itself with new launches and popular models Following the great success of the first edition of the Boating Rendezvous - Sydney this October, we are heading back to Hong Kong, China, where our regional headquarter is located, for the second edition. Posted on 7 Nov 2020
Highfield Boats - PBW - FOOTERSea Sure 2020 - SHOCK-WBV - FOOTERMaritimo 2019 Footer