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.