Scout, building boats since 1989, continues to succeed today on innovative engineering.
The company pioneered reverse-shoebox hull/deck design, which increases overall hull strength and prevents water from penetrating through the hull/deck joint in rough conditions.
Today, Scout makes bay, dual-console, center-console and luxury center-console sport-fishing boats, all with 100 percent hand-laid fiberglass, including completely finished bilges, and door, lid and hatch undersides.
Scout’s gas-saving hulls, with the best strength-to-weight ratios in their class, include the NuV3 hull, a convex design comprising varying-degree deadrise angles for fuel efficiency and soft ride; Air Assist, which adds longitudinal buoyancy for quicker time to plane, better handling and boosted fuel economy; and Scout stepped hull, which reduces the hull’s wetted surface for faster, dryer and better-performing boating — requiring less horsepower and less fuel.
All Scouts have 10-year-limited hull and three-year-limited stem-to-stern warranties.
Scout 355 LXF
The 355 LXF is a luxury center-console fishing boat built on Scout’s rugged dual stepped-hull technology, strengthened further by epoxy infusion.
On deck, standard, are three independent (and independently) heated helm seats — beneath a standard T-top and Scout’s patented glass enclosure — and a patented, forward-facing fish-eye bow camera. Called an anchor camera, it feeds the helm’s multifunction touchscreen displays.
Beyond a transom 55-gallon livewell and 60-gallon fish box are twin floor fish boxes. Ten flush-mount gunwale rod holders exceed the minimums of more than 70 percent of survey respondents.
There’s plenty of fishing room — even for double and triple hookups. Up front, the bow urges relaxation with a lounge with retractable table.
The cabin’s forward dinette becomes a double berth, cabinets, refrigerator and full head, with 6-foot-1-inch clearance.
The deck was designed to accommodate an optional Seakeeper 3DC gyro stabilizer, increasingly popular on offshore boats, beneath the aft-facing bench seat. Optional solar panels within the T-top trickle-feed batteries when Seakeeper is ordered.
Add outriggers, underwater LED lights, and a 3-horsepower bow thruster. Optional cushion packages bring another level of sophisticated comfort.
Survey Says: On Target
- Rod holders meet or exceed expectations
- Livewell spacious enough for large baits
- Fishability with family-friendly comforts
- Great for fishing and touring
- Plenty of room to fish, but also plenty of room for relaxing and socializing
- Best strength-to-weight ratio in its class
- Leading industry innovator since 1989
- Luxurious appointments
More Info: scoutboats.com