The Difference of a World Class Fishing Boat

World Class fishing boat

World Class fishing boat

When you are looking for a world class fishing boat, you can’t get any better than Scout. While other boats will simply get you on the water, our crafts will ensure a superior boating experience. Here are a few reasons Scout Boats blow the competition out of the water.

FINISHED BILGES AND LIDS

The inside of our bilge areas are finished off with smooth fiberglass, creating a visually-pleasing finish and making them easy to clean. The lids are also finished with fiberglass, further enhancing the overall quality of a Scout. This is a small touch that you will only notice when you open the bilge hatch, but it’s one of the many fine details that make our crafts world class fishing boats.

PLUSH SEATING MATERIALS

A world class fishing boat will have premium features that you can see and feel. Perhaps the most obvious example of a Scout’s quality is the vinyl seating material, which is both visually impressive yet rugged and durable. Our vinyl seating resists fading from the sun, staining from food and drink, and damage caused by mold.

HULL DESIGNS FOR EACH SIZE CATEGORY

Many boat designers use the same hull design across their entire lineup, scaling the single hull up or down to fit boats of all sizes. At Scout Boats, we feel this is a mistake, because hull design is not a one-size-fits-all prospect. We recognize that each size category needs a different hull, so we currently utilize three different hull designs to ensure better performance, handling, and efficiency for each of our world class fishing boat models.

FEATURES YOU CAN’T SEE

Sometime the true quality of a product can’t be seen. While features like the hull design and seating materials clearly enhance the boating experience of a Scout, there are many innovations hiding just under the surface. These hidden features include whale board backing plates for holding screws tight and multidirectional fiberglass for a more durable hull. From the drainage system to the watertight tabbing, there are many unseen but important features that make Scout Boats world class!

QUALITY CONTROL

To ensure that only world class fishing boats come out of our manufacturing facility, we implement a meticulous quality control (QC) process. This process includes final inspections from a QC expert who examines the boat for any blemishes or imperfections they can find. If they spot an issue, the boat is given the attention it needs before it is made available for sale.

WORLD CLASS DEALER NETWORK

Part of what makes a vessel a world class fishing boat is the strength of the dealership network. You should seek out a get great boat that meets all of your needs for efficiency and performance, and you should have a simple, enjoyable, and clear buying experience.

We take pride in having one of the best dealer networks in the industry, with several dealers in the boating industry’s top 100 list. We meticulously grade and evaluate our dealers to make sure you are getting a superior buying experience. Only the dealerships that meet our high standards for service are allowed to sell our world class fishing boats.

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Scout’s Best 19’ Boats: The 195 Sportfish

195 sportfish

Choosing a properly sized boat might seem like a challenge. There are so many options available today that finding the perfect craft for maneuverability and group comfort can seem daunting. One of the most popular sizes is a 19’ boat. At 19’, a boat can handle shallow and narrow channels while still being able to board larger groups.

Take a look at the 195 Sportfish, one of Scout’s best 19’ boats, as an example. This center console craft has all the fishing features you need for a successful outing, along with the comfort you need for entertaining your group.

195 sportfish

19’ Center Console Design for Better Fishing
One of the top features that makes the 195 Sportfish one of our best 19’ boats is the center console design. While other deck layouts have their advantages, having a center console fishing boat allows for complete access to the water from all sides. These boats give you more space to cast and better versatility when it comes time to haul in a large, hard-fighting trophy. The intelligent center console design creates one of our best 19’ boats.

Superior Hull Design Creates Efficiency & Performance
Every top-quality boat needs an excellent hull design. That goes for any vessel from massive battleships to luxury fishing boats. Further amplifying its status as one of our best 19’ boats, Air-Assist design of the 195 Sportfish to creates a smoother, more efficient ride. This three-piece hull decreases the time and effort it takes for the boat to reach a plane and improves handling and ride stability. This is the hull that started the Scout Boats company, and it’s still used today on many of our crafts.

Wide Beam with Narrow Surface Contact
The “beam” is a nautical term for the width of a boat. On the 195 Sportfish, you’ll enjoy a beam of 8’ 6”, which gives you enough space for all of your boating activities. While you might assume that the wide beam would mean a large contact surface with the water, which would cause more drag, the hull design allows for minimal contact space, reducing drag and enhancing efficiency and performance to yet again make this model one of our best 19’ boats.

Wealth of Standard and Available Features
You can pick and choose from the finest features on our best 19’ boats, and all of our boats for that matter. You’ll automatically have luxury appointments like flush-mount rod holders, an aerated bait well, and Bay Star hydraulic steering, plus the option of choosing many available features. This not only includes specific hull colors, but can include trim tabs, troll motor plugs, T-top enclosure, and more.

Comfortable Seating for Seven
This 19’ boat is one of the smaller crafts in our lineup, but it still has room to comfortably seat seven people. You and six of your friends and family members can enjoy a full day of skiing and pleasure boating. You can visit shore side taverns and restaurants or find a beach for swimming and sun bathing. The choice is yours when you take home the 195 Sportfish!

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Whether you’re looking for a luxurious ride or want one of the best 19’ boats on the water, the 195 Sportfish is sure to please!

Dual Console vs Center Console Boats: Sport Fishing

Dual Console

If you’ve decided to purchase a luxury boat, congratulations are in order. You’ve made a decision that will enhance your lifestyle, help you bond with family, and give you a hobby that you’ll enjoy for years. Deciding to buy a boat is easy. Deciding on what type of boat, however, is the hard part. When it comes to buying a sport fishing boat, the question is usually a matter of a dual console vs center console boats.

Two types of boats, the dual console and the center console sport fishing boats, are very popular with boaters all over the country. Each has its unique advantages and each can be built to your specific needs. So how can you decide between the two? It all comes down to what you will be doing with your new boat.

Dual Console vs Center Console Boats

Dual Console

ADVANTAGES OF A DUAL CONSOLE BOAT

Most dual console boats are made for lounging, cruising, and relaxing. They often have more room for lounging near the front of the boat, allowing people to lay out and relax in the summer sun. For casual days on the water, a dual console boat offers the comfort and space many boaters desire. Dual console boats also offer better weather protection, as the cockpit covers the entire width of the boat, allowing passengers to find shelter during a rain shower or windy weather.

If you are looking for a versatile boat for pleasure cruising, skiing, and general boating, then a dual console boat will suit your needs.

DISADVANTAGES OF A DUAL CONSOLE BOAT

Dual console boats have a few disadvantages. For starters, they have less room on the deck floor, as more space is needed for seating. They can also be less convenient for fishing.

Dual Console vs Center Console Boats

Center Console

ADVANTAGES OF A CENTER CONSOLE SPORT FISHING BOAT

Center console sport fishing boats are generally made for one purpose; you guessed it, fishing. With a center console sport fishing boat, an angler has access to all sides of the vessel, so they can cast off the front, back, and sides with ease. This is especially handy if an angler hooks a large fish, as they can work the trophy from front to back with fewer obstructions along the rail. While the cockpit area is smaller, the helm can be bigger (because there’s only one console at the center) allowing for more features, such as controls, convenience, and entertainment equipment.

In most cases, center console sport fishing boats are for dedicated anglers who live in areas that don’t require as much weather protection.

DISADVANTAGES OF A CENTER CONSOLE SPORT FISHING BOAT

Before you buy a center console sport fishing boat, you should be aware of their disadvantages. Unlike a dual console, finding protection from the weather can be more difficult in a center console boat. This is because the cockpits, while canopied, are not usually covered on all sides.

Dual Console vs Center Console Boats: What’s Right For You?

You deserve a high-quality boat that is efficient, enjoyable, and luxurious. You deserve a Scout!

Build your dual console or center console boat today starting from our complete lineup of luxury fishing boats! From bay cruisers to offshore crafts, you’ll find the right vessel for you and your family.

5 Ways a Luxury Fishing Boat Will Enhance Your Angling

Luxury Fishing Boat

Luxury Fishing Boat

Any boat will get you out on the water and give you a chance to fish. A luxury fishing boat, however, does so much more. With a luxury fishing boat, your angling is enhanced, giving you more chances to have a successful day on the water. You’ll get to a fishing spot quickly, have everything you need for high-performance angling, and spend more time on every outing.

There’s no doubt about it. A luxury fishing boat will enhance your angling, with…

PLENTY OF STORAGE FOR FISHING RODS AND EQUIPMENT

The more rods you have on your boat, the greater your chances of catching fish. With a luxury fishing boat from Scout, you’ll have plenty of rod holders all throughout the boat, allowing you to pack heavy rods for deep sea fishing, light rods for lakes and rivers, and even fly rods for fishing the shallow flats. You can take all of your equipment with you thanks to the spacious, intuitively-designed storage compartments that are found throughout Scout’s luxury fishing boats.

AERATED WELLS FOR STORING BAIT AND YOUR CATCH

Offshore fishing usually calls for live bait, and having active, swimming live bait on the end of your line can make a big difference when attracting predators. To ensure high-quality bait, you need a boat with a bait well that allows you to keep fish healthy. On a luxury fishing boat, the wells are aerated, keeping the water oxygenated and the bait lively. The live wells on our luxury fishing boats are also great for storing your catch while you head back to the docks.

EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR LONGER FISHING ADVENTURES

Thanks to the intelligent hull designs that were crafted by the engineers at Scout, our luxury fishing boats are more efficient, allowing you to get more fishing from every tank of gas. Scout luxury fishing boats cut through the water like a fillet knife through a salmon, reducing drag and keeping you on the water for a longer period of time.

ACCESS TO THE WATER FOR ALL ANGLERS ABOARD

When you have a luxury fishing boat, especially a center console fishing boat, you’ll have better access to the water from all angles. This serves two purposes. First, you can cast to nearly any place on the water, and second, you can reel hard fishing fish from any side, increasing the chance of a successful landing.

COMFORT FOR WHEN YOU NEED A BREAK

Let’s not forget, sometimes even the heartiest of anglers need a break. With a luxury fishing boat, you can sit back and relax, enjoying the fine vinyl material, amenities and intelligent layout that allows you to unwind. Rest up, because when you have a luxury fishing boat, you’re going to spend whole days on the water!

THE 225 XSF: LUXURY FISHING AT ITS FINEST

If you’re in the market for a luxury fishing boat, the Scout 225 XSF is the perfect choice. At 22 feet, 5 inches in length, the boat is large enough to handle offshore chop but sleek enough to reach narrow fishing hotspots. With all the fishing features you need, the 225 XSF is a wonderful craft that’s sure to meet your needs.

BUILD YOUR LUXURY FISHING BOAT TODAY

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Whether you are looking for a small boat for cruising intertidal areas or a large boat for offshore fishing, you’ll find it all with Scout Boats!