Wellcraft created this 35 Scarab Sport for combining the good qualities of an offshore center console with those of a cuddy-cabin cruiser, making a serious fishing boat that's also fine for family outings. A full fiberglass liner incorporates a head compartment under the console and the two-berth cuddy. There's lots of seating around the console and at the transom.
This provides more seating and cockpit space which means more room for fighting fish and simply moving about. •
This allows Wellcraft to include a portside step-down entry to the self-contained head, with sink and access to console rigging. •
Pull Out Battery Sliders.
These allow best accessibility for battery maintenance. Batteries are heavy, and having to shoe-horn them into place is not only inconvenient, it isn’t safe. •
Pressurized Fresh and Raw Water System.
This allows for a shower in the head and at the transom.
• The transom layout designed to allow access to mechanical equipment. Forgetting that boats always need maintenance is a major oversight for a manufacturer. Wellcraft makes accessibility easy. • Full fiberglass liner with integrated storage. No marine-grade plywood with fiberglass overlay here. That means no rot and no water seeping into seams that weren’t caulked properly. The deck has scuppers for sending any water that comes aboard, right back overboard. • Foam fiberglass encapsulated stringer system. As strength to this offshore ready hull. • Composite transom. Keeps the weight down while keeping the strength in.
Long on Standards
The standard equipment list is long. Among the standouts that we found, Wellcraft equips the 35 Scarab Sport with a 6-gal. (22.7 L) water heater, showers in both the head and on the swim platform, shore power with 30-amp converter, a powder-coated sport arch, a cleverly hidden single burner butane stove, a vanity with mirror in the head, courtesy lights and both built-in and removable coolers.
Don't Forget Fishing
But Wellcraft includes plenty of fishing gear on the 35 Scarab Sport standards list, too. Included are a 21-qt (19.9 L) baitwell and rigging station at the transom that includes a sink, raw water washdown, and 2 removable bins. We also found port and starboard in-deck fishboxes with overboard drains. Pull-up cleats won't snag your lines. There are four gunwale rod holders, under-gunwale racks port and starboard and rocket-launcher holders in the arch. Coaming bolsters are also standard. A transom door will do double duty for both fishing and swimming – a heavy-duty dive ladder is optional. We prefer them to the often flimsy folding ladders most builders provide.
Of course what boat would be complete without a list of options that allow users to dial in their Scarab to their liking? A 40-qt (37.9 L) Kodiak baitwell comes with pullout drawers and additional tackle storage trays. Taco Grand Slam outriggers with 15’ (4.6 m) are also optional, but only with an upgrade to the T-top. And speaking of the T-top, it includes an aluminum frame, electronics box, PFD storage, 8 rod holders, and 3 spreader lights.
Calling All Options
Even if heavy-duty offshore fishing isn’t in the game plan, There are still some options that will make this great boat even better. Wellcraft will add air conditioning for the cuddy, with a separate shore circuit and cord; a 5-kW genset, radar; a full electronics array; and so forth. In short, you can load up your 35 Scarab Sport with all kinds of extras.
Maximum rated power for the Wellcraft 35 Scarab Sport is 900-hp, with triple 300’s offered from Merc and Yamaha. Most boats are rigged with 700-hp in twins, which will only take the form of Yamaha F350s. We haven't tested the boat ourselves, but Wellcraft test results claim a top speed of 54.0 mph (86.9 kph), cruise of 38.1 mph (61.3 kph) at 4000 rpm with twin F350s. Range at cruise is 525 mi (845 km) at that speed. Again, these are Wellcraft numbers, not ours, so don't call us if your 35 Scarab Sport doesn't go as fast, but chances are…. it will.
Wellcraft’s reputation with the Scarab is legendary, and they are the definitive performance boat for the brand. They not only carry pride of ownership, but make a statement that the owner of this boat has arrived, and done so in style.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Raw Water||Standard|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
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