Scout refined numerous aspects of its 420 LXF to deliver the recently unveiled 425 LXF S-Class center console. “We looked at the popularity and innovation of both our former 420 LXF as well as our current 530 LXF flagship and set a course to develop the new 425 with even more yachtlike characteristics and appointments than its predecessor,” says Scout CEO and Founder Steve Potts. “Our 425 rivals even some of the larger luxury sportfishing machines with its appointments, technology and attention to detail.”
Scout builds the double-stepped hull with an epoxy-infusion process, employing a carbon-fiber/e-glass blend. Feeder lines inject the exact amount of necessary epoxy into the fiberglass and core; a vacuum bag then removes air pockets, and the infused hull bakes for eight hours.
Standard features include twin 40-gallon transom livewells; sea chest manifold through-hull system, full transom walk-through platform; dual transom walk-through doors; port and starboard in-deck, 92-gallon fish boxes with overboard diaphragm discharge; retractable fresh- and raw-water hoses in the hardtop aft; heated forward helm seats and second-row seats; triple Garmin 8616s and Wi-Fi router; a Seakeeper 5, and Zipwake trim control.
A standard 8 kW generator powers the 12,000 BTU air conditioning in the console cabin, which also ocmes with a glass-stove cooktop, microwave, 32-inch LED TV (that doubles as a mirror when off), galley, sink, drawer refrigerator, enclosed shower and head, and a sitting area that converts to a berth.
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Available power packages for the 425 LXF include quad Yamaha 300s, triple Yamaha 425s, or quad Mercury 300, 350 or 400M Verados. (When Mercury makes its new V-12 600 Verados available, Scout will offer twin and triple configurations for the 425.) Notable options include a fish ice maker, freezer plate for the port fish box, Lumishore underwater lighting and a hardtop retractable rocket launcher.
LOA: 42 ft. 2 in.
Beam: 13 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 16,800 lb. (w/o engines)
Draft: 2 ft. 4 in. (w/o engines)
Transom Deadrise: 22 deg.
Fuel Capacity: 500 gal.
Max HP: 1,600 hp