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Brief Summary

The Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover is a fiberglass pickle-fork design intended to take advantage of the best attributes of a sporty deckboat and the increased cockpit space afforded by outboard power.

Key Features

  • AM/FM Stereo with an Auxiliary Port for an MP3 player
  • Platform with boarding ladder
  • Removable table with screw-in base
  • Helm seat with flip-up bolster
  • In-floor storage
  • Lighted head with Porta-Potti and locking door
  • Cushioned bow seating area
  • Bow lounge filler cushion
  • Bimini top and storage boot
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26'
    7.92 m
    Beam 102''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 3,700 lbs.
    1,678 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 75 gal.
    284 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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    Captain's Report

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover running shot
    The flagship of Starcraft’s deckboat fleet, the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover has the passenger capacity to handle 13 people and depending on the power, she tops 50 mph.

    Overview

    With single outboard power from Yamaha or Evinrude, the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover has a top speed faster than 50 mph, according to Starcraft. Having the power source on a bracket well aft of the transom has numerous advantages. It improves performance because having the outboard farther aft gives it more trim leverage and better overall efficiency. Additionally, using an outboard opens up the cockpit and lets Starcraft develop a comfortable aft-facing lounge on the stern. Finally, for the saltwater environment, the outboard can be fully tilted out of the water, which enhances longevity.She comes with a stout standard-equipment list and with four available option packages, the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover can go from basic to bling’d out, depending on buyer preference.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover floor plan
    The pickle-fork design creates a wide lounge area in the bow and the cockpit has plenty of space for passengers to move about freely.

    Major Features

    Enhanced Efficiency.

    The wide sponson-like chines at the bow provide lift on takeoff and the steps or air intakes in the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover’s chines at amidships help break adhesion with the water’s surface, improving hole shot and enhancing overall efficiency.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover running shot
    Air intakes or cutouts in the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover’s chines improve performance and help make the big boat more efficient.
    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover idle shot
    The deep entry at the bow and the pronounced chines should smooth out the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover’s ride in bay and lake chop.

    Well-Equipped.

    While many manufacturers make these items options, Starcraft includes bow filler cushions, a portable table, a Bimini top with boot, a freshwater sink with faucet, a private head with a portable toilet and tilt hydraulic steering all as standard equipment.

    Warranty.

    Starcraft provides a Lifetime Hull Warranty on the boat, plus a 6-year warranty against blistering.

    Package Upgrades.

    The 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover can be ordered with four options packages, depending on the focus of the intended use. The Fishing package comes with a livewell and a bow fishing seat and base. The LS upgrade includes snap-in cockpit carpet, lighted cup holders, LED illuminated speakers, two rear-facing speakers, a remote touch pad for the stereo on the transom, a transom shower and underwater lighting. In the SCX Sport package, buyers get a black dash, windshield frame and wakeboard tower with board racks and speakers, a snap-in carpet and grey interior. Finally, the SCX Super Sport has underwater lights, aft facing speakers with an amplifier, lighted speakers, exterior accent lights, a silver windshield and wake tower and black or gray Bimini with blue or green interior accents.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover lighted speakers
    Lighted cup holders and speakers are available options that give the boat an upscale look at night.

    Features Inspection

    The Bow

    The 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover’s bow is a versatile seating area with filler cushions and a receptacle for a removable table. The lounges on each side can be used for booth-style facing seating or passengers can insert the optional fillers and stretch out on each side. Families will also like the depth of the bow seating. There’s storage in the base of the permanent bow seats and in the step that leads to the bow platform. Out on deck, the boarding ladder stores beneath a hatch to keep passengers from tripping over it.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover filler cushion
    The optional bow filler cushion turns the dual seats into a long lounge where one can stretch out.
    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover portable table
    With the portable table in place, the bow seating area becomes a snack or cocktail area.
    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover reboarding ladder
    The four-step reboarding ladder makes the Crossover 250 OB SCX ET just as at home with the bow on the beach as she is on the water.

    The Head.

    A private head compartment in the port console of a bowrider or deckboat in this size range is pretty standard, but the one on the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover looks extra large with plenty of seated headroom. It comes standard with a portable marine toilet and buyers can upgrade to a porcelain pump-out version and add a pressurized freshwater sink.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover head
    A detail that is often overlooked, the opening portlight adds natural light as well as ventilation.

    The Helm.

    Across from the head, the helm console has storage in the base and a standard array of gauges that includes a tachometer, a speedometer, fuel and volt meter. The AM/FM stereo has a port for an MP3 player. The bucket seat has a flip-up bolster so drivers can choose to run the boat from a sitting or leaning position. A digital depth finder is optional.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover toggle switches
    Toggle switches are positioned below the helm and illuminate when activated making it easy to see if an accessory is accidentally left on.
    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover in sole storage
    The in-sole storage locker is deep enough to accommodate wakeboards or skis with high-wrap bindings and the dual gas struts hold up the hatch, making it easier to retrieve contents with both hands.

    The Cockpit

    The 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover’s cockpit has the right combination of space and seating capacity to make it easy for passengers to move around. To port is a bucket seat with three cup holders outboard under the gunwale. Aft to starboard the standard wet bar has a pressurized freshwater sink and plenty of space in the base. Just abaft, in the companionway to the stern, a hatch opens to reveal space for a portable Igloo cooler. We like that Starcraft provides a gate to close off the passage to the stern to keep little ones from getting too adventurous.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover companionway hatch
    This hatch in the starboard companionway to the stern would benefit from being equipped with a gas strut. We do like the lift-and-lock latch as opposed to the turn-and-lock type.

    The Stern.

    One of the biggest benefits that the outboard motor provides on this boat is the convertible stern lounge. When the seats are in the “Up” position, it offers back to back seating with space for two or three people in the cockpit while still providing a spot to relax on the stern while watching the kids swim. Lower the seat with one hand and it stretches out to a large sun pad. In either position, this lounge will be a favored spot on the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover. The absence of a sterndrive or inboard engine means an extra-large storage locker beneath this seat. On the stern and to starboard is a second four-step ladder and owners can equip the boat with an optional freshwater stern shower.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover lounge
    In the “Up” position, the stern seat creates a wraparound lounge to port in the cockpit along with a transom seat.
    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover sun pad
    When it’s lowered, the lounge converts into a large sun pad that has space for a couple of adults.
    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover wake tower
    The optional wake tower adds to the watersports functionality. The aft-facing seat serves as a great staging area for putting boards on.

    Construction

    Starcraft laminates the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover with a 22-mils thick gelcoat backed up by alternating layers of 24-oz. woven roving that have a 6” (15.24 cm) overlap between the hull and deck for added strength. Additionally, the hull-to-deck joint is screwed together. The gelcoat is protected by a Blister Guard barrier. The stringers are encapsulated in fiberglass and foam-filled for flotation and improved sound-deadening. Additionally, for a cleanly finished appearance and better fit, the cockpit is a full fiberglass liner

    Optional Packages and Included Equipment

    Fishing Package

    A livewell and bow fishing seat with base.

    LS Package

    A snap-in carpet, lighted cup holders, LED lighted speakers, two rear facing speakers, remote touch pad for stereo on transom, a transom shower and underwater lighting.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover speakers
    To keep the tunes pumping, two aft facing speakers come with the optional LS package.

    SCX Sport

    Black dash, black windshield frame, black wakeboard tower, board racks, wake speakers, a snap-in carpet, and gray interior.

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover board racks
    Board racks that are part of the SCX Sport and Super Sport packages provide valuable storage space to keep the decks uncluttered.

    SCX Super Sport

    Sport package, underwater lights, aft facing speakers with amplifier, lighted speakers, exterior accented lights, silver windshield, silver wake tower, black or gray Bimini top and blue or green interior accents

    Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover bimini top
    The optional Bimini top that comes with the tower integrates into the structure cleanly.

    Individual Options to Consider

    • Snap-in carpet
    • Ski tow
    • Bow filler cushion
    • Marine-grade speakers
    • Digital depth finder
    • Trim gauge
    • In-dash Lowrance GPS
    • Wake tower
    • Wakeboard racks for tower
    • Aft facing speakers on tower
    • Tower Bimini top
    • Cover
    • Freshwater transom shower
    • Changing room

    Base MSRP Price

    $69,250 with a Yamaha F250XA.

    Observations

    Deckboat buyers are looking for versatility and the choice of outboard propulsion for the 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover further enhances this boat’s do-everything mindset. She will more than likely get better fuel economy than a single sterndrive and the absence of an inboard or sterndrive engine in the stern creates opportunities for designers to develop seating and valuable storage. As mentioned earlier, the ability to trim an outboard all the way out of the water when the boat is in a slip is a big plus for saltwater boaters.Her sheer size and V-bottom pickle fork design should make the Starcraft 250 OB SCX EXT Crossover a capable performer as a cruiser when late day winds pick up at the local lake or bay.In the cockpit or bow, the boat feels deep, which should provide security for the kids and even pets. The freeboard and molded-in spray rails should keep the passenger areas dry from spray.We like that the boat comes with such a complete standard equipment list and that owners have the option to keep things basic or make a bolder statement with four upgrade packages that include eye-catching graphics.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap-in
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Transom Shower Optional

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional

    Warranty

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