What to Look For In A Sea Fishing Boat

Sea Fishing Boat

Sea Fishing Boat

Sea fishing gives you a chance to escape the hassle of the everyday and enjoy open waters and warm weather. When the strike is on, it also allows you to enjoy fantastic fishing with the largest species around, such as tuna, shark, and billfish. However, to fully enjoy the open water, you need a high-quality sea fishing boat from Scout.


Most sea fishing boats have a few standard fishing features. Rod holders and live wells, for example, are must-haves for any fishing trip. However, an exceptional boat will also have additional features. Marine fighting chairs, cranking outriggers, and wash-down features are just a few of the items that make sea fishing more convenient.


Out on the sea, size can make a difference in ride quality and safety. While size is certainly not the only factor in a comfortable ride, it certainly makes a difference. If you are fishing out on the open waters, you’ll generally prefer a boat that is at least 30 feet in length.


Finally, you should make sure your sea boat is comfortable and relaxing. You’ll be out on the water for hours and in some cases days at a time. Your sea fishing boat should have everything needed for relaxation and luxury. A spacious cabin, plush seating, and all the modern amenities will make your boat more enjoyable for long sea fishing trips.

Sea Fishing Boats From Scout

Here are a few great boats from Scout that are perfect for fishing the open ocean!

420 LXF

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The 420 LXF is a stunning boat that can give you days of sea fishing enjoyment. With this craft, you’ll have all the right features for maximum comfort, entertainment, and luxury, as well as all the features you need to catch your limit of fish. As our flagship craft, the 420 LXF excels in all types of boating, including sea fishing.

380 LXF

380 lxf
Technology, performance, and luxury all come together in the 380 LXF. This boat has it all, including plenty of rod storage and a 100-gallon baitwell. Add in the 20-foot cranking outriggers with carbon fiber poles and you have an elite fishing vessel that can be used to target any offshore species.

320 LX

320 LXF
Sleek, sharp, and smooth, the 320 LXF is perfect for large lakes, bays, and fishing in the sea. It has comfortable forward seating and a deluxe leaning post with a baitwell, tackle drawers, and rod holders. You can even add a Kenyon stainless steel grill, allowing you to prepare a fresh-caught meal without touching land!

300 LXF

300 lxf
This is the only 30-foot boat in its class with a console berth and optional air conditioning. This means you have a nimble, manageable ocean fishing boat that has all the comforts of a larger vessel. When you want to target the most popular fishing species in your area, the 300 LXF will meet your expectations and beyond.


If you want more information on our full line of sea fishing boats, contact the expert team at Scout.

Best Bay Boats From Scout

231XS fishing drone shot

Do you live near a bay that offers excellent fishing? Are you thinking about buying a bay boat but don’t know where to start? Lucky for you, Scout Boats has some of the finest crafts for boating and fishing in bays. Combining engineering precision and luxury features, these are some of the best bay boats available. Scout watercrafts make cruising your favorite bay a remarkable experience.

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The first step in finding the right boat for your needs is knowing what features make a great bay boat. Bay boats are generally smaller in profile than other boats, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a smooth, easy ride. Bays often have heavy chop generated by wind and heavy boat traffic, so you’ll want a vessel that allows you to ride in comfort. While you may stick to the bays and never venture into the open ocean, you still need a sleek and intelligently-designed hull for a smooth, comfortable ride.

You should also have plenty of fishing features in your bay boat. Despite the trim dimensions of the boat, you still need all the various accommodations that make fishing convenient and enjoyable. For example, you should have plenty of rod storage, at least one live well, and space for casting at the front and the back of the boat. Because many bay boats are compact, having vertical rod storage also provides the space efficiency you need.

In addition to these features, you also need comfortable seating, cutting-edge technology, and a strong, reliable engine to propel you safely across the water.


Now that you know what goes into a great bay boat, here are some of the best from Scout.

251 XS

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This is one of the best bay boats you can find. We consider this a “hybrid” model because it can handle both inshore and offshore waters. This dual ability translates to near perfection in bays. The 251 XS has a 13-inch draft, allowing you to float through shallow waters, yet the hull is designed to cruise through chop with ease.

In addition, you’ll find plenty of features that create a wonderful fishing experience, such as lockable rod storage, trim tabs, a high-performance leaning post, and more. You can also enhance the visual appeal of the boat by adding Brisa cushions or custom color options.

231 XS

231 xs
Slightly smaller than the 251 model, the 231 XS is a nimble bay boat that can deliver elite fishing performance in many different conditions and locations. It rides on a hull that is sleek and sharp, allowing it to stay stable despite a 12-inch draft.

Standard features on this boat include bow storage, a lighted aerated release well, vertical console rod storage, and a trolling motor plug with three battery trays. If you want to upgrade the fishing experience, you can add a leaning post bait well, flush-mount rod holders, or a power pole bracket mount. Altogether, these features create one of the most enjoyable boating and fishing experiences available.


From the Florida Keys to the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest, there is a Scout to match nearly any area, including bays, open ocean, and intertidal shallows! Contact Scout Boats today or stop by one of our helpful dealers to learn more about the best bay boats from Scout.

Fishing Power Boats From Scout

195 Sportfish

Looking for high quality fishing power boats? You’ve come to the right place. With a full lineup of world-class vessels, powered by some of the most reliable motors on the water, Scout Boats has everything you need for pure enjoyment on the water!

195 Sportfish

195 Sportfish
Few models that are under 20 feet in length can brag about a wealth of features like you’ll find on the 195 Sportfish. This fishing power boat from Scout has everything you need, including a standard leaning post with aerated bait well, pull-up cleats, and under-gunnel rod storage. The boat can also include a recirculating live well, a troll motor plug, and a Yeti 65-quart cooler.

To enhance your boating experience, you can add items like trim tabs, Fusion Bluetooth stereo, and JL audio upgrades. It all rides on top of a unique and streamlined hull that creates a smooth ride across the water, even in choppy conditions.

300 LXF

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This is one of the most impressive boats you can find on the water. The 300 LXF is loaded with features that create a truly unforgettable fishing experience. This power boat comes standard with flush-mount gunnel rod holders, expansive rod storage, a deluxe fiberglass leaning post with a bait well, and a stern seat. To enhance the fishing experience, you can add cranking outriggers to increase your chances of a successful outing.

This is also the only 30-foot boat in its class to currently feature a console berth as well as optional air conditioning. This means you can ride in unbeatable comfort when you have the 300 LXF.

225 XSF

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The 225 XSF has all the features you need for powerful boating and effective fishing. You’ll get a forward-seating center console boat that rides on the revolutionary NuV3 hull, which was designed in-house by our boat engineering experts. You’ll enjoy comfortable seating and exceptional luxury from front to back.

There is a large variety of optional equipment that you can choose for the 225 XSF as well. Give yourself the benefit of a Bimini hardtop, a tournament leaning post, or LED underwater lights to create a boating experience that is truly remarkable.

275 Dorado

275 dorado
When it comes to family-friendly boating, few crafts can match the 275 Dorado. It is spacious, comfortable, and glides on a hull that smoothly cuts the water. From skiing to fishing, this power boat gives you all the right features.

With options like a ski pylon, a JL audio upgrade, and a cockpit cover, you can stay on the water for hours and not miss out on luxury, comfort, or entertainment. On every model, you’ll have the advantage of a swim platform and a forward folding bow table, further enhancing your boating experience.


You can have a world-class boat waiting for you at the marina. With Scout Boats, you’ll find luxury, refinement, and fishing excellence, all in one world-class package.

Contact your nearby Scout Boats dealer to learn more about the exceptional power fishing boats built by Scout!

The 420 LXF: Our Biggest Center Console Boat

Biggest Center Console

Biggest Center Console

At Scout Boats, we are extremely proud of every single craft in our lineup. From dual-console models like the 275 Dorado, to nimble fishing boats like the 175 Sportfish, we put our hearts into every model that rolls out of our South Carolina factory. But we have to admit, there’s one boat in particular that really makes us especially proud. The 420 LXF is the biggest center console boat in our lineup. Thanks to world-class engineering and outstanding luxury features, it’s one of the most impressive crafts you can ever enjoy. Throw in a full selection of fishing features, and you have a boat that hits every mark, no matter your passion.


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The excellence of our biggest center console boat starts with the advanced hull. Unlike other boat makers, we design every boat, top to bottom, front to back, at our in-house research and development office. This vessel has an epoxy-infused hull that delivers improved structural stability and strength, giving it unbeatable performance. Although the boat is 42 feet in length, the sleek, sexy hull allows it to glide through the water with ease.


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Even the standard, base model of the 420 LXF is absolutely loaded with luxury. Standard features include full 360-degree bolster cushions, a Fushion stereo system, a water heater, an electric bow table, and three Garmin 16-inch screens. To make the boat even more impressive, you can select features like a custom-painted TV dome, a hot-water shower on the deck, a forward-facing pull-out transom deck, and a release marine fighting chair. These features combine to make the 420 LXF the most stunning boat you’ve ever experienced.


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While the 420 LXF is a leader in the luxury-boat industry, Scout’s heritage is in fishing. We make sure this DNA is crafted into every boat we offer. With the 420 LXF, you’ll have plenty of rod storage throughout the entire craft, as well as an aerated transom livewell and a retractable cockpit water hose. You can add features like additional rod holders, a marine fighting chair, and a 5-in-1 leaning post with a Kenyon grill, which allows you to enjoy your catch without ever touching land.


One of the most enticing features in the 420 LXF is something you can’t see from the outside: the spacious, relaxing cabin. This cabin allows your family and friends to enjoy some rest out of the sun while relaxing on two single beds that convert into a queen. It has an air conditioner, refrigerator, privacy shades, and everything else you need for maximum comfort on the water.


You don’t have to leave comfort, refinement, and luxury at the shore. With Scout Boats, you’ll have everything you need for a wonderful experience with the lifestyle you deserve!

Contact us today to learn more about the 420 LXF or any of our amazing luxury fishing boats.