Scout Boats http://www.scoutboats.com Wed, 27 May 2015 14:51:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Putting Only the Best into Your Boatshttp://www.scoutboats.com/putting-only-best-into-your-boats/ http://www.scoutboats.com/putting-only-best-into-your-boats/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 20:17:37 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=5155 Nothing is more important than the materials used in your boat. You may have the best design in nautical history, but without good materials, the effort is wasted. At Scout, we make it a priority to use high-quality materials on … Continue reading

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Nothing is more important than the materials used in your boat. You may have the best design in nautical history, but without good materials, the effort is wasted.

At Scout, we make it a priority to use high-quality materials on every square-inch of our boats, from hull materials to seating fabrics. When you purchase a Scout, you’re getting a boat that is built to last, with quality materials and world-class parts. We make sure everything, down to the smallest detail, meets your higher standard, so keep reading to learn more about the excellent materials that come together to make a Scout.

Premium Vinyl Materials

One of the first things you may notice about a Scout is the high-quality vinyl that we use throughout the boat. This vinyl protects against staining, fading, and mold ensuring that you have top-notch seating for you and your passengers. The vinyl we put into your Scout is easy to clean and maintain, and you can easily remove ink, ketchup, fish blood, wine, and any other material that might leave a stain on another boat. If you plan on fishing in your boat, eating with kids, or simply letting your group enjoy a glass of wine, you’ll really appreciate the top-notch vinyl in a Scout.

Whale Board

Another material, although one you won’t be able to admire with your eyes, is our whale board, a highly-compressed paper that we use for holding screws. It has a better retention than aluminum, so we use whale board to attach item like cleats, swim platforms, t-tops, seating, and more. We even use it behind hinges to ensure that doors and other moving items hold strong and stay firmly in place. It’s a tough, reliable backing plate that ensures your boat stays in great condition for many years.

High-Quality Small Parts

We create our own component parts, ensuring that everything inside a Scout meets your high standards. This includes our consoles, boxes, stringer systems, and other items that you will find on a Scout. We use a unique cold press operation that we developed ourselves, implementing a large amount of pressure to create a strong, long-lasting piece. You’ll get a boat with a world-class finish thanks to our advanced resin-compound, a low-shrink material that is superior to any product developed by the competition.

No Wood is Ever Used on a Scout

While we are very proud of what we use in a Scout, we are also proud of what we do not use. Specifically, wood. Over time, wood will rot and lose its strength, so we learned that boats will last much longer, and maintain a higher quality, if it has no wood. Instead, everything we use through the boat is a composite material, including transoms, stringers, decks, and more. While wood may look elegant and warm, a vessel with no wood is going to last much longer, helping you get more enjoyment and more value from your boat.

Quality Boats with the Finest Materials

Visit our website today to learn more about the quality materials and world-class innovations that make Scout boats stand out from the crowd. You can find the boat that you have always dreamed of, so contact us today or use our dealer locator to find a Scout in your area!

 

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Scout’s Superior Design, Development, and Research Processhttp://www.scoutboats.com/scouts-superior-research-process/ http://www.scoutboats.com/scouts-superior-research-process/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 18:33:26 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=4239 At Scout Boats, we take pride in creating unique, world-class boats that meet the needs of anglers and boaters of all experience levels. One of the reasons that Scout Boats stands out from the competition is our superior design, development, … Continue reading

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At Scout Boats, we take pride in creating unique, world-class boats that meet the needs of anglers and boaters of all experience levels. One of the reasons that Scout Boats stands out from the competition is our superior design, development, and research process. We strive to stay at the forefront of the industry, so at any given time we have four to six new boats going through research and development.

Not all designs will become Scout vessels, but our research and development process helps us create boats that are unmatched in quality, engineering, and style.

Using Ideas from Many Industries

At Scout, we get our inspiration for our boat designs from many sources including a wide variety of other boats, automotive trends and even the housing industry. We take into consideration many different designs and materials to create some of the most unique, stylish, and comfortable boats on the water.

We love going to boat shows and seeing all the latest designs, but we don’t just focus on boats that are similar to ours; we look at everything. From small aluminum fishing boats to multimillion-dollar yachts, we want to see it all so that we can get the best inspiration for your next boat.

Our designers and leaders also attend automotive shows, looking at state-of-the-art designs for vehicle exteriors, as well as innovations for interior comforts and conveniences. We also stay up-to-date on the housing industry, which allows us to consider design features and materials like hardwood flooring and granite countertops.

We Do Our Research

After conducting research and generating creative ideas, our designers will sketch out their newest model. These sketches happen whenever inspiration strikes. We might draw out our ideas on a piece of paper, in a notebook, or on the nearest napkin, as long as we are putting our ideas down.

From there, our engineering team does their work. These highly skilled professionals create digital 3D-models of our designs, allowing us to look at the idea from all angles. Creating a model with our computers allows us to make changes quickly, whether these changes are simple or complex.

Extra Steps for the Perfect Design

Because we take such a large pride in creating quality boats, we use one final step in our research and development process. After we have the design how we want it, we create a physical, full-scale model that we can walk in, sit in, and scrutinize. Having a life-size model allows us to find quirks and problems that we may not have noticed at first glance with the 3D-model. For example, space may be too tight or the layout might simply look awkward once it’s been built to full scale. With this extra step, we can make changes and adjustments until we have the right design to send to the production floor.

Get a High-Quality Boat from Scout

Whether you are looking for a top-notch fishing boat, or want a luxury vessel that you and your family can enjoy for hours, you need to visit our website and learn more about our high-quality products. You can find the perfect boat for your unique needs, so visit us today!

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Tips for Taking Boat Out After Winterhttp://www.scoutboats.com/tips-for-taking-boat-out-after-winter/ http://www.scoutboats.com/tips-for-taking-boat-out-after-winter/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 17:17:59 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=4115 If you live in a cold-weather climate, you probably put your boat in storage for the winter. Even warm areas like Florida, South Carolina, or California will see people put their boats away for the winter months. You might be … Continue reading

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If you live in a cold-weather climate, you probably put your boat in storage for the winter. Even warm areas like Florida, South Carolina, or California will see people put their boats away for the winter months.

You might be getting anxious for boating and fishing season, but you still need to take the time to prep your boat after winter. It may have been months since your boat has seen water, so keep these tips in mind before you head out…

Give Your Boat a Thorough Cleaning

Before you head out on the water, take the time to give it a complete cleaning. This will help protect the materials and ensure that your boat keeps its value for years. Even if your boat was thoroughly cleaned before you put it away for winter storage, you still need to do some basic cleaning. Some of the general cleaning you should do included wiping and polishing all of the hard surfaces and vinyl seating, vacuuming the interior, and power-wash any hard surfaces like the deck and windows.

Your Boat’s Engine

The last thing you want is to get to the water only to find out your boat motor needs repairs or maintenance. At Scout, we only use the most reliable engines available, but you’ll still need to run a meticulous inspection on your boat’s motor just to be sure. You should change the oil, lubricate moving parts, inspect the spark plugs, and make sure the fuel lines are in top-notch condition. If you want to be 100% sure that your motor is ready for the water, take it to a certified mechanic and have them give it a spring inspection.

Inspect and Maintain Boat Parts

Give your boat a thorough inspection on all of its parts, including hoses, lighting, door hinges, and any other moving parts. While Scout is dedicated to building boats that last for years and years, it never hurts to check everything out. Other items you will want to inspect include pumps, tie-down cleats, and any winches that you may have on your boat. Like the motor, you can have a trained professional inspect these items for you to ensure that everything is covered.

Stock Up on Safety Equipment

We take boating safety very seriously, building boats that are safe, comfortable, and reliable, but you still need to do your part to maintain safety on the water. Taking your boat out of winter storage is a great time to make sure all of your safety equipment is still up to your high standard. Count the number of life jackets that you have available, and make sure your boat has a throwaway life preserver. Do you have kids? There’s a good chance they have grown over the winter and you may need to purchase new life jackets. You’ll also want to make sure that your flares will still work and your fire extinguisher hasn’t expired.

High-Quality Boats for Any Season

No matter where you live, no matter what water activities you enjoy, you can have a high-quality fishing boat that is comfortable, convenient, and reliable. Visit our website to learn more about our complete lineup of incredible boats!

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Scout: The Right Boat for Your Familyhttp://www.scoutboats.com/scout-right-boat-family/ http://www.scoutboats.com/scout-right-boat-family/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:30:51 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=4111 If you are considering a boat for your family, you can’t go wrong with a Scout. Scout boats have plenty of options that will help you get the most enjoyment from your boating experience. We take the time to create … Continue reading

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If you are considering a boat for your family, you can’t go wrong with a Scout. Scout boats have plenty of options that will help you get the most enjoyment from your boating experience. We take the time to create high-quality boats that don’t just meet the needs of hardcore boaters, but also families who want to enjoy some quality time on the water.

So why is Scout the best boat for your family? Because we develop boats with three important characteristics: comfort, convenience, and reliability.

Keeping Everyone in Your Family Comfortable

Comfort is an important part of every boat we create. We use high-quality materials and design our boats to be comfortable, spacious, and relaxing.

One of the first things you will notice is the premium vinyl materials that we us on our seating. These materials are comfortable to the touch and are built to last for years thanks to nano-block technology. They are resistant to stains, whether they come from food, drinks, or fish bait, and are also resistant to UV rays, which can fade and wear out materials over time. The vinyl also resists mold, helping you and your family have a high-quality boat that lasts for years.

Scout boats have comfortable seating throughout, including a bow lounge area that is perfect for two people. There is seating toward the front and the back, and plenty of space for everyone to relax.

Convenience for a Fantastic Boating Trip

Scout boats also offer excellent convenience to make your boating easier and more accessible for your family. One of the most popular features will be the custom-molded swim platform, which perfectly fits to the back of the boat. This platform has a ladder and handle to help you pull yourself into the boat, while the ladder folds into the platform itself, making it easier to sit on.

At the front of many Scout boats, there is a foldout picnic table with a cooler underneath. This feature is great for a family that is spending a full day on the boat, as you can keep your beverages cool and have a nice place to sit and eat.

Inside a Scout boat, you’ll also find a cell phone charger and an MP3 player, and some models even come equipped with a head for extra convenience when nature calls.

A Safe, Reliable Boat for Your Family

Safety and reliability should be a top-priority for your boat purchase. With aScout, you’ll have a boat that is 100% unsinkable, thanks to meticulous design, advanced engineering, high-quality construction. We take boating reliability to a higher level. For example, during the build process, we use 20% more foam than what is required by the Coast Guard.

A Family Friendly Boat from Scout

Visit our website today to learn more about the comfort, convenience, and reliability of Scout Boats. With all the best features and premium materials, Scout has everything you need to keep your group happy. You and your family will love your Scout, so contact us today and let us help you find the right boat for your specific needs.

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Boating Safety Tips from Scout Boatshttp://www.scoutboats.com/boating-safety-tips-scout-boats/ http://www.scoutboats.com/boating-safety-tips-scout-boats/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:29:46 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=4099 Boating is a wonderful activity for you and your family. But it can be dangerous, so you need to make sure you are keeping everyone as safe as possible. Boating safety is essential, and we’d like to share with you … Continue reading

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Boating is a wonderful activity for you and your family. But it can be dangerous, so you need to make sure you are keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Boating safety is essential, and we’d like to share with you some of the most important ways to keep yourself, your boat, and your passengers safe for hours on the water. 

Check the Weather Before You Go Boating

Nasty weather can come up quickly. It might look sunny and calm right now, but in an hour, a heavy storm could be right on top of you. Check the weather listings for the day and make sure there are no storms on the horizon.

Make Sure There Are Enough Life Jackets

There should be a life jacket for every person on the boat, and at least one throwable life preserver. These are must-have safety items, and in many places, a life jacket for each person on the boat is a legal requirement. Drowning is a serious danger when boating, so make sure your group is protected.

Designate and Train a Co-Captain

What would happen if you, the owner and driver of the boat, were injured or incapacitated? Would any one know how to get the boat back to shore, where to go, or how to signal other boats for help? Give someone on your boat a basic walk-through of starting and operating the boat, basic boating techniques, and emergency procedures.

Use Common Sense At All Times

Pretty simple, huh? Always operate your boat at safe speeds, especially if you are cruising through a crowded area. Give other boats plenty of room, and steer clear of large vessels like barges and ships that have a hard time stopping and turning. Keep an eye out for buoys and other navigational features. These have been placed in the area to help keep boaters safe, so respect them at all times.

There are many other things you can do to stay safe on the water. Consider taking a safety course or having a local expert perform a safety check on your boat. There are even online safety tutorials that help you become a better, safer boat owner.

Features That Help Make Scout Boats Safer

When you choose a Scout, you’ll get a boat that is 100% unsinkable. Our boats are bonded together as one piece, creating a solid unit that is stronger and more durable.  All of our boats are certified by an extensive list of marine associations, including the American Boat and Yacht Council and the Coast Guard.

Many Scout boats have a toe-kick at the front of the deck. This keeps you from moving too far forward and potentially falling into the water. Boaters who use their boat for fishing will really appreciate this feature. We also include glass-enclosed windshields on many of our boats. This windshield creates a protective area around the console, allowing you to operate the boat without getting hit by wind, splashes, bugs, and other items that might distract you and disrupt your vision.

Find a Safe, Comfortable Fishing Boat

Visit our website today to learn more about the advanced features and state-of-the-art technology found on a Scout boat. You’ll get a boat that will keep you and your family happy for years, so contact us today!

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