Left in the dark….

This is my third Scout, 141, 145 and now 155. Something about these small Scouts I just love. My new/used 2003 Scout SportFish 155 had filled with water (under the floor). The owner had now idea what to do so he sold the Scout….. Bad Scout owner… It was a very simple fix, thru hull for bail well had been hit and came loose. Some cleaning and 5200….. Shes back from the dark side of poor boat ownership. I’m having a pro do the hull compounding and cleaning, he said Scouts have the best Gelcoat of any boat. He is waiting for me to stop using the boat…… Thank you for building such a great boat.

Capt Kudzu

Perfection is not optional w/ Scout. It’s Standard.

Back in 1997 my father bought a new Scout 202 Dorado. The Boat was flawless when I sold it in 2012. I called scout in 2011 after considering selling it as I needed some information about the boat as well as some small screws etc, 14 years later; Scout had no problem getting me all information and part. Furthermore they spend 30 minutes with me on the phone and emailed me back several times. I recommended Scout to my friends over the years all had great success. Last year, I recommend Scout to my best friend who bought a used one, a 2000 Scout 1750 Center console. He did and again I called Scout to ask some questions about the boat and they even looked into what helm was used so I could get the same replacement as the one had some play. Once again Scout came through. I have lived in South Florida all my life and Grandparents had a place in the keys where I docked and have fished using scout boats since 1997. Now my friend lets me use his, which is used and stored in the keys. I go offshore 8 to10 miles for Mahi and tuna among others fish. Both Scouts have had 100 percent salt water use, lots of fishing, sun, friend’s family on them with countless hours of fun and at times heavy seas and never have let me down. So weather it has been at sea or calls to Scout since I have owned one and use one today I have and a firm believer to what Mr. Potts is stating. In my own words Scout is a company that you can trust through thick and thin and will be there for you no matter what either on the phone for support or on the high seas. I see Scout boats as a company that is a top to bottom second to none for quality, safety, innovation and striving for perfection. Thank you Scout for great boats my family and friends have enjoyed for many year and many years to come and most important fully trust. My motto for Scout boats: Perfection is not optional.

Third Scout

Hi, I just purchased my third Scout, a 300 LXF, what an awesome looking boat, so many new innovations, like c zone, a true head turner, that can back up the good looks with performance, and a great ride, keep up the great work!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Wieschhorster Family. Thank you for making such a quality boat. Our 187 has provided us with years of great experiences and memories and we are looking forward to many more to come!

Brent Wieschhorster
Bonita Beach, FL

202 Dorado – Great Family Boat


My name is Mike Handley and I am the owner of a boat dealership in Florida. I have owned a used boat dealership for nearly 5 years. We have averaged selling 110 boats per year for the past 5 years. At this rate, we obviously see many boats pass through our hands. Every one of these, we water test with our buyers. Over the year I have taken a love for seeing the Scout Boats come into our inventory. The reason is simple. There are a quick, easy sell!!! The boats sell them selves. The Scout boats have a higher quality buyer and seller. Typically, when the boat comes onto our lot, it is clean because the seller is has taken meticulous care of his boat and motor. The boats seem to never have stress cracks. The pumps are usually always working because they are easy to get too. And overall, the boats are in great shape because of the high quality of materials from the factory. Needless to say, because of the above listed reasons, when a used Scout comes into our inventory, we can typically expect to sell the boat for top dollar within 30 days. When the buyer contacts us, it is the same story, ” I have been waiting for a used Scout that fits my boating needs to become for sale.”

– To sum up the purpose of my letter, because I am in the marine industry and have dealt with hundreds and hundreds of boats that have been tested, I have the ability to make an educated decision on what boat is right for my family. I personally own a 2002 Scout 202 Dorado! This boat is primarily used a family boat with my wife and three children with the occasional offshore fishing trip. Attached is a picture of my boat and the family. Thanks Scout for building my boat right the first time.

Scout Boats Customer Chronicle # 114


“Alan, I have recently purchased a 2014 175 Sportfish, I just wanted let you know how extremely happy I am with my new boat! I did a lot of research before buying, and everything kept bringing me back to Scout. This Boat is excellent in every way possible. Please pass my compliment along to your team as they really do build a great product!”

Thank You

Randy Sullivan

Scout Boats Customer Chronicle # 113


Dear Scout Boats,

Thank you Scout and CrewsN2 for a great boat 10 years and running. With years of fishing and fun in the Keys. When not in use as a boat our Scout doubles as a U-Haul to get our stuff to and from vacation.

If they never wear out Scout how do you get return customers?

We wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Thanks again,



Scout Boats Customer Chronicle # 112


Dear Scout Boats,

The GHRI just finished conducting the annual census of the Cayman stingrays in Grand Cayman. This year we were assisted by three vets from the Georgia Aquarium, Tonya Clauss, Lisa Hoopes and Nicole Boucha, to assess the health of the rays by taking blood samples. Edingurgh university student Louisa Gibson, Dr. Brad Wetherbee (URI) and my son Alex assisted with the project.

All the research work was conducted on my 28 foot Scout “Makaira II”.

Photo 2: (L-R) Alex Harvey, Louisa Gibson and Brad Wetherbee secure a large ray in a pool in the cockpit of the Scout while Tonya Clauss prepares to take blood from the animal.


Guy Harvey

Scout Boats Customer Chronicle # 111


Dear Scout Boats,

We have a 14-ft Scout that we absolutely love.  We were pummeled by Tropical Storm Debby and the boat is probably a total loss.  I write to you to tell how amazing it is.  One side has completely sheared away by being beaten against a seawall.  Still, if we can start it, we can drive it.  It is floating even with the gunwale gone all the way to the floor.  If you saw it from the other side you might not know anything was wrong with it.

We look forward to buying another Scout to replace it.

Andrea Wilson

Scout Boats Customer Chronicle # 110


Dear Scout Boats,

I recently took delivery on my 177 Sport and have become more and more impressed with the quality I have seen.  I wanted a quality boat and I obviously purchased the proper one. My latest observation was that everyone of the 87 screw heads attaching the stainless rub rail were aligned in the exact same position. From a functional point, that was really not necessary. If indeed other workers at Scout have the same pride for detail, Scout has a very bright future indeed.

I have attached a photo of the boat beached with a friend, Rudy, on Marco Island, Florida. Rudy has been fishing the east coast for 70+ years and has owned many fishing rigs, including a 50ft custom sport-fish. He agrees with me, the Scout 177 Sport is all about quality in design and finish. I received expert advice from my local dealer, Naples Marina and your factory. Even though I questioned moving up to the 90hp or the 115hp Yamaha, I was convinced by both to stay with the 70hp. My satisfaction was their obvious intent, not making more money on the sale. Thank you again. Quality and obvious care go a long way.

Robert Branstrator DDS
Marco Island, FL