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January 28, 2009

Scout 245 XSF

Scout's dedication to more fuel-efficient hull designs and to quality standards gives the 245 XSF some extra clout in its class.

Between the aft compartments stretches a transom seat with a fold-down gate     for easy access to the swim platform for fighting a fish around the engine.

On our bumpy September seas, the 245 exhibited a medium roll moment with gentle transitions. Cockpit bolsters reach to lower-thigh level on an average-sized man, allowing a short reach to the water for releasing fish.

Design and Construction
Scout says its NuV3 hull technology results in a smoother, more stable ride, excellent spray deflection, improved handling and better fuel efficiency. The design begins at the keel with the initial deadrise angle to the first strake.

That first - and lowest - angle allows the boat to plane more quickly and run efficiently. The second, slightly increased angle (by about 1 degree) carries between the first and second strakes and provides more stability in rougher conditions with better spray deflection. The third angle - and the steepest (an increase of 21¼2 degrees) - runs from the second strake to the chine and further reduces pounding in heavy seas.

Abovedecks, Scout takes great pains to properly finish its boats, using quality  hardware with an eye toward the finest aesthetics. The helm's leaning post features a very comfortable ergonomic design. Its bolsters, plus all coaming pads and cushions, offer super-soft comfort for those long hours anglers often spend in rough seas.

The helm console features an automotive-style gauge panel just below eye level. Mount a multifunction electronics unit with a 12-inch display or two smaller units side by side into the angled face of the console. A tilt steering wheel comes standard.

Scout's 245 brings attention to detail, extra amenities and a fuel-efficient design together in a comfortable, offshore package. What more could you want in these volatile evolutionary times?

LOA......24 ft. 5 in.
BEAM......8 ft. 6 in.
HULL DRAFT......1 ft. 5 in.
DEADRISE......20 deg.
WEIGHT......2,600 lb. (dry)
FUEL......125 gal.
MAX HP......350 hp OB
MSRP......$73,133 (w/ Yamaha F250BTXR)
 $86,436 (Guy Harvey edition)

Scout Boats / Summerville, South Carolina / 843-821-0068 / www.scoutboats.com