Like Tree0Likes

Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

Reply
Old 06-01-2006, 11:28 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Lucia, W.I.
My Boats: Still shopping
Posts: 8
Default Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

Originally posted in the Scarab owners forum; hoping I might get a reply here.
Hi guys, newbie here looking at making my first boat purchase. I live in St. Lucia and most of my boating activities will be coastal party runs with a bunch of friends, a little fishing and the odd island hops to Martinique and the Grenadines. Outboard powered center and dual console boats are the rage here and I am looking at some 34 Scarab Sports currently for sale ranging from 1988 to 1991 with power ranging from twin 225's to 300's and one with triple 200's. Any issues with these boats in that age range that I should be wary of? Do they use a lot of wood coring in stringers, decks, etc that are prone to rot? Prices range from about 39K to 55K. Any feedback will be very much appreciated.

Buzz
Tropical Buzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 08:24 AM
  #2
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Lucia, W.I.
My Boats: Still shopping
Posts: 8
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

No one has any feedback??
Tropical Buzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 08:40 AM
  #3
Who Me?
Platinum Member
 
FeverMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Tampa
My Boats: 2006 38TE Fountain
Posts: 6,656
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

Old Center Consoles (fishing boats) are not that well known on this performance boat type of forum. The best advice for you is to get the boat surveyed.
Check out thehulltruth.com for a forum more suited to this style of boat.
FeverMike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 09:07 AM
  #4
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Lucia, W.I.
My Boats: Still shopping
Posts: 8
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

Thanks. Sorry. Bye.

Last edited by Tropical Buzz; 06-02-2006 at 09:12 AM.
Tropical Buzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 09:18 AM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Turkey Point Island Edgewater Md.
My Boats: 2012 39' Nor-Tech CC
Posts: 2,639
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

My good friend owned one for years, sold it to a local guy and it is still running around the Bay up here in Maryland..... His had a set of 454 big blocks, it would run mid to upper 60's with that package. I could imagine with twin outboards and the weight of this boat it woulb be slow???? I would agree with Mike, get a survey, when he bought his boat some ten years ago he had a stringer issue that was detected during a survey, and the brokerage dealer had it fixed before delivery. Sorry dont remember the exact issue, but as in almost every opinion on this board, GET A SURVEY......
Spicy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 11:51 AM
  #6
Registered
 
Rebel_Heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: LOTO
My Boats: Fountain - 2001 35 Classic, Nortech - 2015 340 Sport Open
Posts: 1,173
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

I've been scuba diving at St. Lucia. What a beautiful island! What's it like to live in paradise?
Rebel_Heart is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 01:09 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vice City & Tavernier, FL
My Boats: one ballsy Top Gun, a very fast Skater, one party Yellowfin....oh yeah, and two Boston Whalers
Posts: 5,851
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

like warm apple pie

jr mike
thedonz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 01:13 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 441
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

Check for soft decks, the afore-mentioned stringers, as well as the fuel tank...great riding hull.
Hugh
hpoffshore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2006, 11:48 AM
  #9
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Lucia, W.I.
My Boats: Still shopping
Posts: 8
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

Appreciate the feedback, guys! I am currently combing the online classifieds, boat trader, etc. in search of a 30'+ center console. Came across a few Scarabs that are big and attractively priced, but I am open to all brands that are solid, 50+ mph capable and suitable for island hops and party cruising. Since this will be my first boat purchase, I am looking for something pre-owned that I don't have to invest a whole pile of money in. No big rush, research is ongoing. Thanks again.
Tropical Buzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2006, 11:55 AM
  #10
Who Me?
Platinum Member
 
FeverMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Tampa
My Boats: 2006 38TE Fountain
Posts: 6,656
Default Re: Looking at a Scarab 34 Super Sport

I saw the other day a 1999 Scarab 302 with twin 225 Opti's off I-4 on the west side of Orlando, FL for $45,999. Sorry I do not know the dealer but you might try a boattraderonline.com search.
FeverMike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
shifter
Powerboat P1
5
06-08-2008 07:31 PM
CIG3
GTMM/Dragon
4
09-08-2007 08:51 PM
Ran-Dom 32
Ocean Express
12
06-09-2007 08:01 AM
Ric232
General Boating Discussion
14
03-28-2004 09:01 PM
JIM H
Formula
6
08-25-2003 11:18 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.