This 350 represents the largest boat Scout has ever built. Initial sea trials exhibited typical performance characteristics of Scout boats and Martin Peter designs: smooth, dry ride in a head sea, a good turn of speed and good fuel economy. Witness the 53 mph top end the 350 reached while burning 69.5 gph with a pair of Yamaha 350s. Dropping that back to the most efficient cruising speed generated 30.4 mph at 4,000 rpm while using a modest 27.3 gph. While certainly not in the Prius league, it puts most other 35-footers to shame. You can expect that the twin fuel tanks totaling 330 gallons will offer a range of approximately 450 nautical miles.
Scout president Steve Potts and his family spend most of their spare moments fishing, so you can always expect these boats to be angler-friendly. The 350 Abaco boasts a large, open cockpit with a foldaway stern seat, rigging station with running water, bait freezer box with trays and loads of rod holders throughout the boat, including a quick-clear rack forward for when you have to move unused rods from the cockpit in a hurry.
Belowdecks, Scout provides sleeping accommodations for five between the forward master’s double, the midship double and a single berth via the dinette conversion. Scout accomplishes all of this with elegance thanks to cherry wood, teak and holly cabin sole, and even carved glass designed by Guy Harvey and etched by Lex Melfi.
Other notable standard features include a bow thruster, air conditioning below and on the bridge deck and washdown hose in the anchor windlass well. From the short options list, we’d suggest the 50-foot shorepower cord on a remote wind-up reel and the recessed teaser reels in the hardtop. And we’re just scratching the surface!
LOA……38 ft. 10 in.
Beam……11 ft. 11 in.
**Draft……2 ft. 2 in.
Weight……13,400 (w/ T350 hp OB)
Max Power……T350 hp OB
_Scout Boats / Summerville, South Carolina / 843-821-0068 / _www.scoutboats.com