Scarab Jet 285 ID

Revolutionizing the standard for future jets, the Scarab 285 ID is an evolutionary leap for the jet boat industry. With an LOA of 28’ and a beam at 9’2”, it’s clear, the 285 covers the gamut as the most luxurious, next-gen recreational jet boat on the market.

Persons Capacity
Fuel Capacity
98 gal

Superiority is keenly evident.








Twin Rotax Power

Outperform the competition in speed, comfortability, and longevity: Rotax powerplants up to twin 300s effortlessly drive the 285 flagship through the waves in any sea condition.

Asymmetrical Seating

Wrap-around seating with raised lips and lush coaming pads remind you that extra legroom is always a necessary convenience.

Touch Screen Command

Being in command has never felt this in sync! How about a sleek touch screen with tach, tunes, depth, and GPS alongside wake presets, iNR, camera controls and more all in one place?

Adaptive Seating

We’re boaters, not owls. Portside nesting for two doubles back as a lounge or spotter seating when flipped forward!

Rolling Sun Lounge

Can a sun lounge be too oversized? We didn’t think so. Our folding sun lounge opens the stern to offer you more than enough room to roll around.

Drawer Fridge

The onboard fridge is your go-to addition towards comfortably maximizing long days in the sun—without lifting any seats!

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Approx. Boat & Engine Weight 5750 lbs 2608 kg
Beam 9' 2" 2.8 m
Bridge Clearance 5' 4" 1.6 m
Bridge Clearance w/ Arch or Tower 8' 2" 2.5 m
Deadrise 22° 22°
Draft 20" 51 cm
Fuel Capacity 98 gal 371 L
L.O.A 28' 8.5 m
LOA w/ extended swim platform 30' 9.1 m
Max HP 600 HP 448 kW
Storage Length on Trailer 28' 9" 8.8 m
Storage Length on Trailer w/ ext swim 30' 9" 9.4 m
Total height on Trailer 8' 8" 2.6 m
Total height on Trailer w/Top 11' 2" 3.4 m
Trailer Weight Tandem Axle 1685 lbs 764 kg
Water Capacity 12 gal 45 L

Hull and Deck

  • Bow and stern eyes, stainless steel
  • Cleats, pull-up, stainless steel
  • Deck color scheme, choice of color
  • Deck color scheme, white
  • Deck lids w/ locking compression latches
  • Exterior color scheme, choice of color
  • Fiberglass stringer system
  • Horn
  • Ladder, bow, wide-step, hidden, telescoping
  • Ladder, stern, hidden, telescoping
  • Meets applicable USCG & Canadian Regs; NMMA Certified using ABYC Stds.
  • Navigation lights, LED
  • Rub rail w/ stainless steel insert
  • Swim platform, bow
  • Swim platform, stern
  • Thru-hull fittings, stainless steel
  • Transom door
  • Windshield w/ walk-thru, auto inspired design
  • Winning edge owner protection plan


  • Anchor storage, under bow seat
  • Armrests, port & starboard
  • Assist handle(s), billet aluminum
  • Beverage holder(s), stainless steel
  • Cell phone holder w/ wireless charger
  • Cooler(s), carry-on
  • Courtesy light(s)
  • Flooring, reed mat, Ash, removable
  • Interior color scheme, choice of color
  • Seating, cockpit, U-shaped
  • Seating, ComfortRide, flip-up bucket bolster(s)
  • Ski locker, in-floor, w/ gas-assist hinged lid & mat
  • Storage, bow, behind backrest at helm
  • Storage, in-floor, bow
  • Storage, swim platform, wet storage
  • Table, convertible side
  • Table, w/mount(s)
  • Upholstery, notched seat cushions for ultimate legroom
  • Upholstery, superior custom-contoured vinyl w/ elevated edging for added comfort
  • Walk-thru, stern
  • Water intrusion management system


  • Cruise control mode
  • Depth sounder
  • Steering wheel, deluxe, tilt
  • Touch screen command center

Power Options

  • Twin Rotax® 4-TEC 250 ECT

Tow Sports

  • Ski tow, stern, stainless steel

Head / Changing Compartment

  • Head, enclosed w/ porta pottie


  • Stereo, w/ AM/FM radio, Bluetooth & auxiliary input

Engine / Systems / Drive

  • Battery switch
  • Battery, dual switch
  • Engine vents
  • Flush out exhaust kit
  • Intelligent neutral & reverse (INR)
  • Outlet, 12V
  • Outlet, USB charge port(s)
  • Sound dampening kit
  • Weedless shaft guard


  • Bimini top, Sunbrella® (inc. w/ wakeboard tower)

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Years of worry-free boating with the Scarab Warranty


Our lifetime limited warranty on the structural components of the hull and deck make it one of the finest protection plans in the industry. Most Winning Edge limited warranties are transferrable, increasing the value of your Scarab. See your Scarab dealer for specific information regarding warranty coverage.


The exclusive factory warranty covers material, labor, and most boat components for three years; exceptions apply. Our customer service experts use state of the art technology for claim processing; a direct link to the craftsmen/professionals that manufacture your boat. (Trailer warranty limited to one year)


Lifetime structural hull or deck warranty applies to the first retail owner. A testimony of hull design and structural engineering makes the warranty transferable to the second owner; limitations apply.


A prorated warranty covers osmotic hull blistering for five years. Our engineered Vinyl Esther barrier coat has the best track record in the industry for minimizing hull blistering—a process of construction that gives you peace of mind.

* Not all of the Winning Edge limited warranty is transferable. Ask your dealer for all limited warranty details.

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* Scarab specifications, photography, video, features, and options are for reference purposes only. Models are shown with non-Scarab options and accessories. Options vary by model while some are shown with optional equipment. While Scarab makes every effort to ensure information contained herein is correct, content should not be regarded as infallible as unending product refinement and design changes may result in revisions to current models. Scarab reserves the right to change product specifications, models, features, imagery, video, and colors at any time without notification or incurring obligations. Representations herein do not constitute a warranty of any of the products shown. All limited warranties are outlined in the Scarab limited warranty that accompanies each boat. Please see your authorized Scarab dealer for additional information, option availability, and specific warranty details prior to purchase.