Until now, I've always avoided drifting in any performance boat because the narrow beam means it rolls like a demon. With a wider, 9-foot 9-inch beam, not only is the Scarab 35 very stable in a large beam sea, but when everyone moves to the same side of the boat to fight, gaff and take photos, it doesn't lean over at all. This also means that as people move about the boat, you don't need to constantly readjust your trim tabs while running.
Few boats come with five fish boxes, though you needn't (and, I hope, won't) fill them all with fish. In addition to the racks for four rods under each gunwale, standard equipment includes two in each gunwale, though most owners install another 10 or so around the entire boat.
I found two changes to the fishing configuration that I'd make were this my boat. First, I'd get rid of the anchor roller sticking out below the bow (through the stem). As we fought fish, it was a real hardship trying to work the fishing line around the protruding anchor. I'd plug that bow hole and lift the anchor out of the locker when I needed it.
And although I love the huge bow deck for fishing and casting nets, my second change would be to fabricate a set of stairs to access it. It's waist-high on me and tough to climb on at any time, let alone with something in your hands. I hope Wellcraft will mold a set of steps in the anchor locker hatch. They could hide there when not in use.
Kingfish tournaments represent the NASCAR of fishing. The boats travel at high speeds everywhere they go. Many owners have taken to putting bean-bag chairs in the stern for comfortable seating under way. Wellcraft's recessed transom seat accomplishes the same thing in more sophisticated fashion.
I also appreciate other details on the 35. Besides the big "coffin" fish box above-deck forward, this center-console has an optional freezer. Nothing beats an ice cream sundae or sandwich on a hot afternoon.