For $8,500 would you buy this Scarab Panther 30 with twin 454 engines
This is the start of a new series on HauloverInlet.com, we are going to find the best used boat bargains and share them with you. You decide if the price is right!
Today’s entry is this 1989 Scarab Panther 30, a real screamer in its day this example sports twin 454 big block engines mated to Bravo 1 drives. Originally this combo put out over 650 horsepower and a top speed of 70+ mph. The example we are talking about today looks to be in great condition, its a bit bland with its solid white paint, but fits the Miami Vice theme very well. In fact this boat is for sale right here in Miami!
Add a bit of graphics for your own flavor or ride it as – is, this Scarab Panther 30 seems to be a great deal at $8,500; but we’d love to hear your vote down below.
Here is one of these in action and they sound mean! (not the same boat)
Here is the seller’s description from Facebook Marketplace:
Great Classic Powerboat… perfect project for the Old School lover… This Scarab Panther has all original interior in great shape, twin 454 BB with Bravo 1 drives. starboard engine needs to be looked at, has slight knock. No time anymore to finish this classic boat , but will make somebody a very nice boat. Doesn’t need much to finish. Selling boat Only $8500 FIRM. I have title in hand.
Click here to see the full listing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/557245838367206/
What do you think? Is this a great deal for this speedster or too old and too much work?
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Still available and if so do you have any pics of the interior. Also any transom rot or soft spots. I have restored two of these so far and looking for another.
This was the listing, not certain it’s still available
Wow just saw this page on the 1989 Scarab Panther.
I just bought the boat a couple weeks ago in hope of restoring it to original condition.
It is true about the Starboard motor has a knock, the aft stringers will need to be rebuilt and the paint is a little rough.
But I picked this boat up at a good price, plan to pull both motors and rebuild, rebuild the stringers and do a nice Vice style wrap on the sides.
That’s so awesome, glad someone grabbed it! Thanks for reaching out and checking out our site.