Scout Boats http://www.scoutboats.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:56:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Scout Innovations: What You Can’t Seehttp://www.scoutboats.com/innovations-you-cant-see/ http://www.scoutboats.com/innovations-you-cant-see/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:19:13 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=5431 You can tell just by looking at it that Scout Boats creates exceptional boats. It has designs that are meticulously crafted by our experts. It has top-of-the-line upholstery materials that are elegant, durable, and comfortable. It has a cabin that … Continue reading

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You can tell just by looking at it that Scout Boats creates exceptional boats. It has designs that are meticulously crafted by our experts. It has top-of-the-line upholstery materials that are elegant, durable, and comfortable. It has a cabin that was designed to give the driver comfort and convenience. Take one look, and it’s obvious that these are state-of-the-art fishing boats.

But what about the things you can’t see? If you were to dissect a Scout, you would find the same level of perfection that you see on the outside.

Drainage System

To make our boats more convenient, we have added plenty of features, including rod holders, cup holders, and many different openings. What happens if these little features fill with water? On some boats, the water might sit until is it cleaned out, but thanks to our innovative drainage system, the water conveniently flows down. We add tubing to everything we do, creating a plumbing system that makes your boat more enjoyable for everyone.

Whale Board Backing Plates

Behind every item attached to the deck of a boat, you need a strong, reliable backing plate. It needs to be made from a material that will hold screws tight and make sure the item will stay put for a long time. On Scout Boats, we use a material called “whale board” for our backing plates. This is a highly compressed resonated paper that holds screws tighter than aluminum, giving a nearly permanent clasp between the deck and the item. Whale board is used to back many items on our boats, including cleats, swim platforms, tee-tops, seats, and more. It’s a tough, reliable backing plate that adds to the quality and strength of a Scout.

Watertight Tabbing

In a perfect world, every boat deck would be created in one piece, giving better strength and durability due to fewer joints. However, because decks need to be molded, not everything can be created together, as different angles create difficulty when separating the piece from the mold. In our tabbing department, we connect boxes to the deck with fiberglass, creating a watertight connection and building a longer, more durable boat.

Multi-Directional Fiberglass

At Scout, we take pride in using the best possible materials to build our boats. With this in mind, we use multi-directional fiberglass for the creation of our hulls. The best vendors in the industry supply this type of fiberglass. Woven in multiple directions, our fiberglass creates a stronger, more durable boat and gives our products another quality that is hidden from sight.

Find a Great Fishing Boat for Your Family

Visit Scout Boats today and let us help you find the perfect fishing boat for you and your family. You can have the right boat to make everyone happy, whether you are going fishing for marlin or simply out for a relaxing cruise on the water. You can have the best, and Scout Boats can make it happen.

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Scout’s Meticulous Attention to Detailhttp://www.scoutboats.com/scouts-meticulous-attention-detail/ http://www.scoutboats.com/scouts-meticulous-attention-detail/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:34:59 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=5415 Legendary coach John Wooden was famous for making is players focus on the small elements of basketball. He won ten NCAA titles in 12 years. Vince Lombardi made his football team practice the famous “Packer Sweep” over and over again, … Continue reading

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Legendary coach John Wooden was famous for making is players focus on the small elements of basketball. He won ten NCAA titles in 12 years.

Vince Lombardi made his football team practice the famous “Packer Sweep” over and over again, restarting the drill if the quarterback so much as stepped at the wrong angle. The Packer Sweep later became one of the most famous football plays in the history of the sport.

Orel Hershiser, once an average major league pitcher, worked on the minute points of his mechanics with such focus that he set the record for consecutive scoreless innings and earned the Cy Young Award.

What do these men have in common with Scout Boats? They all share a fanatical attention to detail that brought along excellent results. Like Wooden, Lombardi, and Herchiser, by focusing on the details, Scout Boats has risen to the top in our industry.

Screw Head Alignment

One of our most interesting and unique details is the screw heads that we use on our stainless steel rails. While many boats have screws that protrude from the rail, our screws are perfectly aligned, providing a flat surface that is cleaner, more attractive, and less likely to catch clothing, long hair, or fishing hooks. This detail is placed on every Scout boat no matter what the size.

Finished Lid Edges

Scout boatsIt might be easy to forget about lid edges. After all, they are just used to cover areas like the live wells and storage compartments. How important can they really be? At Scout Boats, every detail is important, so we take the time to meticulously finish every square inch of the lids, including the undersides. On our larger boats, we buff and polish each corner and edge, giving your vessel a quality finish that is only matched by the most luxurious yachts.

Excellent Comfort and Convenience Features

luxury fishing boatsLike a high-quality sedan, having the right features can make all the difference. No matter which Scout you choose, you’ll find plenty of comfort and convenience features, including a folding stern gate that gives you easy access to the dive platform, a recessed handrail for passenger comfort, quality vinyls that resist staining and fading, and a tilting helm that allows you to select the perfect angle.

Finished Bilges

When you look inside the bilge of a Scout, you’ll see something completely unique. Other boat manufacturers put almost no thought into the bilge interior, after all, it’s a hidden area that is only seen when the lid is lifted. But once again, we have put meticulous attention into the smallest details, including the bilge interior. We have given our bilges a smoothly-finished fiberglass interior, which is visually pleasing, easy to clean, and yet another example of our fanatical attention to detail.

Finishing Department

high quality fishing boats from ScoutThe key to sending out a perfect final product is a detailed finishing department. Everyone who works in this area has a keen attention to detail, going through the boat to find nicks, scuffs, scratches, and other blemishes that would decrease the visual appeal of the finish. They buff and polish every little detail, ensuring the boat has a flawless appearance before it goes out for delivery.

Scout’s Commitment to Detail to Work for You

best fishing boatsIf you have a passion for details, and only want to own the highest quality boat, you deserve a Scout. Visit our website to learn more about our highly-engineered designs, or browse our current selection of fishing boats and yacht tenders.

You’ll find a boat that will keep you happy for years, so contact us and let’s get you building your own Scout luxury boat today!

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12 Essential Items to Keep on Your Boathttp://www.scoutboats.com/12-essential-items-keep-boat/ http://www.scoutboats.com/12-essential-items-keep-boat/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:01:01 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=5397 Now that you have the perfect boat, you need to keep all the necessary items onboard to ensure everyone is safe and happy on the water. Take a look at this quick list of items to make sure you have … Continue reading

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Now that you have the perfect boat, you need to keep all the necessary items onboard to ensure everyone is safe and happy on the water.

Take a look at this quick list of items to make sure you have all the essential items on your boat.

Sunscreen and Bug Spray

The sun can be very harmful on a long day, and bugs can quickly ruin a fun outing. That’s why you need a ready supply of sunscreen and bug spray. Keep the bottles waiting for you on the boat, and make sure to replace them every year.

First Aid Kit

Cuts, scratches, bruises, burns, and other medical problems can happen quickly, so make sure you are prepared to give immediate attention to anyone who is injured. Most injuries will be minor, but a throughly-supplied first aid kit could eventually save a life.

Fire Extinguisher

A fire on a boat is a life-threatening emergency, especially if you are far from shore. Protect your passengers with a fresh fire extinguisher, and make sure you know how to use it properly.

Life Jackets and Throwable Life Preservers

scout rob mondaviYou may not have to wear it all the time, but everyone on board should have a life jacket that fits right and can hold their weight. Kids, of course, should always wear their life jackets while riding on a boat.

Extra Rope

Tying to the dock, towing another boat, or throwing to an overboard passenger. You never know when a rope will come in handy, so keep on in storage on your boat and you’ll quickly find hundreds of uses for it.

A Sharp Knife

From cutting up bait to cutting off unwanted ropes, a good, strong knife is essential for every boat. Always keep your knife in its sheath and find a safe spot for it where children won’t be able to find it.

Emergency Signal Flares

_TRA7257If you are stuck in the water, one of the most important rescue items is a good signal flare. It should give off plenty of smoke and light so the flare can be seen during day and night, helping you get the assistance you need any time you’re stranded.

Motion Sickness Pills

Even the most experienced sailors can get seasickness every once in a while, so keep a supply on motion sickness pills in your boat. You may never need them, but the first passenger that gets seasick will be incredibly grateful.

Plenty of Water

Especially if you are planning a long trip, having a full supply of water is a smart decision. A warm, sun baked climate can quickly cause dehydration and fatigue. Make sure everyone has enough clean, cool water for the trip, and don’t be hesitate to head in for more water if your supply runs out faster than you expected.

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Visit our website today and learn more about our high-quality fishing boats. Scout boats are perfect for everyone from elite anglers and fun-seeking families. You can have a great experience on the water, and Scout Boats would love to be a part of it, so browse our full collection of luxurious fishing boats today.

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Tips for Boating With Your Doghttp://www.scoutboats.com/tips-boating-dog/ http://www.scoutboats.com/tips-boating-dog/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:15:39 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=5365 For most dog owners, the canine friend is more than a pet; he’s a member of the family. Many people feel that life is just more fun with a dog around, so taking them out on the water seems like … Continue reading

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For most dog owners, the canine friend is more than a pet; he’s a member of the family. Many people feel that life is just more fun with a dog around, so taking them out on the water seems like a perfectly normal thing to do.

While you can have lots of fun with your whole family and your dog on the boat, you need to make some extra preparations to ensure that everyone stays safe and happy, from your passengers to your pets.

Know What to do if Your Dog Goes Overboard

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What is the plan if your dog falls over board or decides to jump in the water? Are you going to kill the engine and call the dog? Are you going to drive near the dog and try to pull her in? Make sure you have a plan of action if your furry friend ends up in the water.

Get a Lifejacket

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There are lifejackets for dogs of all sizes, and it never hurts to have one on your canine, even if they are excellent swimmers. If your dog goes over while the boat is moving, they could be stunned and unable to swim. Currents and other factors can affect even dogs that are great swimmers, so get a life jacket that fits right for your dog’s size and weight.

Sniff Around Before Your Trip

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Before you take your dog out on the water, let them explore the boat while it is on the trailer or sitting at the marina. This will allow your dog to check out his surroundings and take in all the new smells. Once he seems comfortable with being on the boat, it’s time for the first trip.

Make the First Trip Short

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Don’t spend an entire day on the water with a dog, especially for their first time out. Plan on an hour or two to see how your dog handles it. If she seems comfortable with the boat, the water, the waves, and the overall experience, you can try a longer trip the next time you go out.

Be Aware of Where your Dog is On the Boat

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Having a dog run wild on the boat can be dangerous for people and animals, so always be aware of their location. You wouldn’t want someone tripping on the dog or having your dog get caught in a closing hatch or swinging door, so make sure everyone is looking out for your four-legged friend.

Look out for Lures, Live Bait, and Equipment

file000273943000Dogs are a lot like catfish: if it smells, they’ll eat it. Put a lid on all of your live bait, as it could make your dogs sick. Also, don’t leave hooks, sharp objects, fishing rods, and other equipment lying around. (This is an important safety tip with or without your dog)

With these tips in mind, you and your dog can have more fun while boating on the water.

Quality Boats for the Whole Family

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If you’re looking for an excellent boat for you, your family, and your dog, visit Scout Boats and check out our full lineup of luxurious fishing boats. You’ll find comfortable materials, innovative designs, and world-class engineering when you drive a Scout.

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Creating Excellence in a World Class Facilityhttp://www.scoutboats.com/creating-excellence-world-class-facility/ http://www.scoutboats.com/creating-excellence-world-class-facility/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:02:05 +0000 http://www.scoutboats.com/?p=5329 Scout Boats is proud to be a leader in the fishing boat industry. We create some of the finest vessels on the water, delivering comfort, performance, and luxury to docks all over America. Each and every Scout comes through our … Continue reading

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Scout Boats is proud to be a leader in the fishing boat industry. We create some of the finest vessels on the water, delivering comfort, performance, and luxury to docks all over America.

Each and every Scout comes through our state-of-the-art facility, where our culture of excellence is put into action. There are many departments that make up our manufacturing facility, and we’d like to share a few examples to show you how Scout Boats is always creating excellence.

Meticulously Clean Facility

scoutboat meticulously cleanBefore we can even mention individual departments and areas, we need to talk about the cleanliness of our facilities. It doesn’t matter how advanced your technology is, if we have a plant that is cluttered and dirty, we can’t build a great product. Messes not only lead to lower quality, they also create safety hazards, and therefore keeping a clean facility is part of our safe working environment.

At Scout, we believe that the environment where people work will effect the final results, so each department thoroughly cleans their surroundings. Anyone familiar with the boat-building industry will know that this is an uncommon trait. Many plants have messy work stations and cluttered facilities, but we take pride in being exceptional, and this includes the cleanliness and organization of our facility.

The Test Tank

ConstructionTourBtnHand-picked boats from Plant A, which creates our smaller boats, and all boats from Plant B, which builds boats larger than 24 feet, get taken to our test tank, an advanced piece of equipment that tests them in moving water. The test tank also showers rain on the boat, which allows us to test the joints, hatches, and other connecting points for leaks. This is part of our thorough Quality Control process, and it has become a vital component in our facility.

 

 

 

Small Parts Department

scout boats quality boatsAll the components that are attached to a Scout are created by our team in the small parts department, including the consoles, boxes, stringer systems, and more. We achieve near perfection in our parts thanks to an advanced cold-press operation, which we developed in-house. The molds go through a gel-coating booth before rolling to a pneumatic press, which applies a tremendous amount of pressure until the part cures. With this system, we achieve a world-class finish that has become standard for all Scout Boats.

Light Tunnel

scout boats light tunnelIn normal factory lighting, it can be hard to spot minor blemishes and scratches. When you get out on the water, however, the bright sunlight will illuminate any imperfections in the finish. For this reason, we invested in an advanced light tunnel, which replicates bright sunlight and helps us spot areas that need more attention. We wheel each boat into the light tunnel, ensuring the perfect finish when it’s delivered to you.

These are just a few examples of what makes up our state-of-the-art facility, located in the beautiful city of Summerville, South Carolina. While our facility is a source of pride, it’s our tremendous people that bring out the excellence in Scout Boats.

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