Three New Center-Console Fishing Boats

Recent rollouts from Scout, Regulator and Bull's Bay from the pages of Sport Fishing magazine.

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Scout 300 LXF
Scout's brand-new 300 LXF — a forward-seating, center-console luxury model — comes with the company's Nu-V3 high-performance fuel-efficient hull. The 300 is the fourth LXF, joining the 275, 320 and 350. The new 300 features a C-Zone digital-switching electronics system, programmable from a remote key fob. It also comes standard with a hardtop and tempered-glass enclosure, Fusion stereo, and a deluxe leaning post with a livewell and tackle drawers. Designed for a maximum of 600 horsepower, the 300 LXF offers power-assist hydraulic steering and 212 gallons of fuel capacity. Forward and belowdecks, Scout provides cushioned comfort for the family with ample seating and a fully outfitted console berth. Beneath the bow seating, fish boxes complement the in-sole fish box. Additional standard items include dual swim platforms with a center walk-through, transom door, starboard-console storage for brushes and lines, an electric marine head, Lenco trim tabs, and flush-mount rod holders. SPECIFICATIONS LOA 30 ft. 2 in.
BEAM 9 ft. 10 in.
TRANSOM DEADRISE 20 deg.
DRAFT 22.5 in.
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Regulator 34CC (Triple Outboards)
Regulator launched its first triple-outboard center-console this summer with the unveiling of the fully loaded 34. The original twin-engine 34 made its debut in 2012. “Our customers were asking for more,” Regulator Marine president Joan Maxwell says. “What’s special about Regulator’s approach to triples is that we engineered a consistent engine-mounting height to ensure a better look and improved water flow to the engines.” The 34’s three Yamaha F300s are available in white. Other options to trick out the trip 34 include three new Raymarine electronics packages customized for offshore anglers, Flexiteek decking on the newly designed Armstrong bracket with dive ladder, additional rod holders in the gunwales, an insulated and macerated in-sole fish box, and the Yamaha Helm Master system. Regulator says many of these options will be offered throughout its line, along with new gelcoat colors ice blue and pastel green, and new underwater lights for select models. Standard-feature additions include Fusion 700i stereos with Bluetooth and four premium speakers, larger bow cleats, and additional insulation on all livewells and fish boxes. SPECIFICATIONS LOA 33 ft. 10 in.
BEAM 10 ft. 11 in.
TRANSOM DEADRISE 24 deg.
FUEL 350 gal.
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Bulls Bay 1700
The principals at Carolina Composites, builder of Pioneer Boats, wanted a more value-priced boat line to appeal to a broad fishing market. So the company acquired some classic bay-boat tooling and launched the Bulls Bay line. The Bulls Bay 1700 — the smallest in that line compared with the 2000 and 2200 — offers a wide-open deck layout and key, basic fishing amenities. With a dry weight of 1,300 pounds, it floats in 10 inches of water, capable of snugging up near marsh edges and oyster reefs. The foredeck is clean, and houses one large fish box and an anchor locker; a trolling-motor harness with plug comes standard. A 12-gallon livewell in a port aft compartment carries enough bait to target inshore gamesters. A wide, cushioned bench seat accommodates the captain and as many as three anglers (up to 550 pounds total). Two flush-mount rod holders aft keep tackle at the ready. Options include a washdown pump, bow casting-chair kit, swim platform and dual battery switch. The 1700 can handle 115 hp, and it carries 29 gallons of fuel. SPECIFICATIONS LOA 17 ft. 1 in.
BEAM 7 ft. 4 in.
TRANSOM DEADRISE 15 deg.
DRAFT 10 in.