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    Yeah, I know, and they're not the only one's either.

    So what's next, Eliminator and Donzi too? Sheesh!

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    vid was aight until it showed the dude in a pink speedo. WTF?

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    Im pretty excited for this actually. A company that is known for making a good quality product cobined with the powerplants we all love. I havent found any pricing yet, but ive read they will come in 16 to 24 ft with the same engines we have seen in the latest sea doo boats. Might be a couple years before im ready to buy a new one though.

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    And I thought I read there was another boat company that was going to be using the engines too. I just cant remember where I read it.

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    No more seadoo boats to be had anymore, and the pink banana hammock is not only shocking but appalling as well, LOL!

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    Glastron is getting into it, both are owned by the same holding company.

    The GT 187 looks hot as well.

    http://www.glastron.com/details/GT187

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    I swear the insides look almost like my 2006 challenger down to even the speaker placements. The back deck is a bit nicer. I wonder if they licensed the molds as well with updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xintersecty View Post
    I swear the insides look almost like my 2006 challenger down to even the speaker placements. The back deck is a bit nicer. I wonder if they licensed the molds as well with updates.

    It does looks like the Doo, look at the beltline for the rub rail and the back of the Scarab does look good, the Glastron also has a similar set-up, much nicer than having to climb over or up and over.

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    SeaRay decided to cancel their program:

    http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/...t-boat-market/

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerxxx View Post
    Glastron is getting into it, both are owned by the same holding company.

    The GT 187 looks hot as well.

    http://www.glastron.com/details/GT187
    The Glastron has that update of old styling, much like what was done with the Mustang and Camero of recent. I look at that boat and I can't help but think 1970s.

    Here is the new boat:
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    Now compare the lines to the classic James Bond flying boat jump:
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    Granted the window is little more curved, it still has those strong straight lines. Here is an other example showing the strong straight lines. Granted bow riders were unheard of in the 70s.
    79gl-coverpiccrop.jpg

    Part of the emphasis of design is the alternating color patterns that show off those strong lines. In the update version it's taken to extreme. The bond boat shows and here is a way older Glastron with a more subdued alternating color design in red/white:
    paul-Glastron2.jpg

    One of the reasons I like the Sea Doo Challenger design is the smoothness of the curves giving a rich organic feel. It reminds me of a humpback whale. Sadly those design are going away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportster-2001-951C-Stock View Post
    SeaRay decided to cancel their program:

    http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/...t-boat-market/
    There may be a good reason SeaRay cancelled, SeaRay is owned by Brunswick Corp., that also owns among others, Bayliner, Lowes, Boston Whaler and most important Mercury Marine.

    I'm thinking the reason(s) BRP got out of the boat business probably two fold, the Spark, and more freedom to sell Rotax engines to other boat builders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xintersecty View Post

    Granted the window is little more curved, it still has those strong straight lines.

    That's what makes everyone different, I love the straight lines and retro style. You should see my kitchen--Contemporary style--clean lines, high gloss white cabinetry that you can shave in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouDoo View Post
    There may be a good reason SeaRay cancelled, SeaRay is owned by Brunswick Corp., that also owns among others, Bayliner, Lowes, Boston Whaler and most important Mercury Marine.

    I'm thinking the reason(s) BRP got out of the boat business probably two fold, the Spark, and more freedom to sell Rotax engines to other boat builders.

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    Agree on the first point, all of that is true.

    On the second point, it's a very complicated issue. Yamaha's sterndrive was abandoned totally, but not quite forgotten by all.

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    I have personally driven the Glastron and the new Scarab Impulse and I have to say that I was very impressed with the power on both boats. Looks like they will have the 255hp supercharged motor available in both models. All that extra power really helps the boat power out of the turns.

    The only complaint I had was with the Glastron. It was a bit light on storage space.

    Both had really great swim platforms with cushions built in and the Scarab has a really neat folding bench seat that converts to a sunpad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjZwG...9hL58uxTGB_LPP

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    I want one but probably costs way to much!!

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    Saw the scarab at the boat show. The 195 was going for $45.999 Canadian. I opted to buy a 2010 seadoo 210se. To be honest the look of the new scarab is nearly identical to the late model seadoo. I wanted the twin engines and after spending $$$$$$$$ last year on my 1998 challenger 1800 I just couldn't afford the brand new boat. But my new ones got warranty left on it and a mere 45 hours so at least this year I'll be on the boat not working on it... I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatpilot View Post
    I have personally driven the Glastron and the new Scarab Impulse and I have to say that I was very impressed with the power on both boats. Looks like they will have the 255hp supercharged motor available in both models. All that extra power really helps the boat power out of the turns.

    The only complaint I had was with the Glastron. It was a bit light on storage space.

    Both had really great swim platforms with cushions built in and the Scarab has a really neat folding bench seat that converts to a sunpad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjZwG...9hL58uxTGB_LPP
    Doesn't look like there is much room for a mechanic to work on the motor. Do any hatches open to reveal more of the engine?

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    Chaparral is in it now too and it looks like a close knock-off of the Scarab. Second cousins at least.

    http://www.chaparralboats.com/2014/c...hp?page=vortex

    Seems Scarab is the only one offering a twin powerplant under 21'. That 215 sure is a beauty!

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    If the new Scarab was a woman, she'd be a 10. The Chaparral looks great too, maybe a little overboard with the graphics, but to each is own.

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    It's always said that when a vacuum exists, it will be filled by something.

    I still can't fathom why BRP got out of the market. I know they had a small market share, but that's marketing. They had the best boat and feature set. They just needed to MARKET it better. Maybe they're smart and can make more selling powerplants to everyone else, but couldn't they have done that while keeping their own line? If you want an NA powerplant 19-20' boat with a fair amount of power, the base Scarab 215 (twin 150hp) is the only viable option. I haven't seen the numbers, but would expect similar performance to the Utopia 205 310.

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