I just had my Challenger tuned and winterized at a local dealer. He mentioned that Sea Ray bought the molds from Sea Doo. He claims Rotax engines have been ordered and they should be introducing new boats. Again, just a rumor, but hopefully it's true and breathes new life into the line.
Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:25 PM
Close but no cigar. Sea Ray came out with the Jet 21 boat which was internally developed and using Weber engines. They recently have been pulled before hitting the market.
Scarab, part of the Welland/Scarab family which includes Glasstron, bought the BRP hulls and have licensed the engines. Trying to revive the Scarab name as more than an offshore fishing boat. Google Scarab 195HO jet boat and you will see images and a promotional video (Facebook). The dash on both starboard and port side is obviously the BRP one. My dealer was at the dealer event two weeks ago where they saw the production model and rode in a preproduction model on the water. A 19 &1/2" as compared to the SeaDoo 18". Looks like single engine only for the 195. Look like decent boats but the larger ones should be even more interesting.
Glasstron also has one on their website and it is less than handsome or innovative.
Chaparral has also licensed the engines but are designing their own hulls.
Stay tuned as it should get interesting.
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:18 AM
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