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Our Best Dual Console Fishing Boats

  When most people think of saltwater fishing, they often think of center console boats. These crafts certainly have their advantages, but if you’re really looking for something spacious, relaxing, and comfortable fishing boats, you should give serious consideration to the dual console lineup from Scout. These boats have excellent versatility, allowing you to cruise […]

Saltwater Fishing Boats from Scout

Are you looking for a saltwater fishing boat that has all the right features, along with amenities that create a luxurious boating experience? Do you want to enjoy the world’s highest standard in saltwater boating? Then you need to check out these saltwater fishing boats from Scout!

Custom Sport Fishing Boats from Scout

  Scout wants to help you have a wonderful boating experience. That’s why we allow you to take any of our models and build a custom sport fishing boat to match your exact needs. But with so many options, how can you choose the right features? It all depends on how you plan to use […]

High-End Fishing Boats from Scout

  We are extremely proud of our high-end fishing boats. These vessels, which deliver a higher standard of quality and refinement, give boaters and anglers more options for cruising, fishing, and fun on the water! Here are a few great options from our lineup!

Two-Person Fishing Boats from Scout Boats

  Sometimes the best number for fishing is two. Fishing with three or more people can be a hassle. Someone will be late, the fishing can get crowded, and people will endlessly debate the best spots and the best tactics. It becomes an exercise in crowd management, not a focused fishing adventure. On the other […]

Scout Center Console Bay Boats

  If you live near open water, but don’t want the size of a large offshore fishing boat, a bay boat is one of your best options. These crafts are built specifically for bay and nearshore fishing. While they can handle offshore waters on a calm day, they are best in moderate waters, usually within […]

Scout’s Best Small Fishing Boats

It’s easy to assume that all great fishing boats are large. Chasing big offshore trophies like sailfish and marlin certainly calls for a big boat, but some of the best fishing happens in shallow waters, which requires a much smaller, lighter craft. While we are proud to offer large boats like the 420 LXF, we […]

Buying A Fishing Boat [Guide]

  Are you looking to buy a new fishing boat? Whether you are purchasing your first boat or you want more room and more power, you need to take your time and make the right choice. There are many options and styles to think about. This guide to buying a fishing boat can help you […]

Sport Fishing Boat Manufacturer: Scout Boats

Becoming a leader in the boating industry doesn’t happen by accident. As you’ll see from Scout’s history, as well as some of our top sport fishing boats, it takes dedication, resiliency, and precision to reach the top. Here’s some inside info on what makes us a leading sport fishing boat manufacturer. Our History Scout was […]

Building a Custom Fishing Boat with Scout

  Scout Boats is dedicated to creating boats that perfectly match your needs. While this means allowing you to add features that enhance your personal boating experience, it also means creating boats with industry leading standard features, such as a smooth ride, comfortable seating, and enhanced convenience. From this foundation, you can use our Build […]

New Center Console Fishing Boat from Scout: 380 LXF

  Scout Boats is continually developing new products for people who love fantastic luxury fishing crafts. The latest in our lineup is the 380 LXF. This new center console fishing boat offers the ultimate in comfort, size, performance, and everything needed for true enjoyment on the water.

Best Luxury Sport Fishing Boats From Scout

  Fishing boats should be well crafted for (surprise!) fishing. But that doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice luxury. At Scout Boats, we make sure that everything we create is built to deliver fishing utility combined with unmatched comfort. Our boats are setting a new standard in the industry. Let’s take a look at […]

Top Bay Boats From Scout Boats

  Bay boats are extremely popular all across the country. By providing versatility, reliability, and comfort, bay boats meet the needs of both fresh and saltwater anglers. They are also great for skiing and water sports or simply cruising the water in leisurely style. If you are considering one of these crafts, take a look […]

What Size Boat Do You Need?

Are you trying to decide what size boat you need? Start with how you plan to use the craft. Here we’ll take a look at some basic types of boating to help you choose the right size for your needs.

Scout’s Best Sport Fishing Boats

Sport fishing boats are a top choice all across the country. From coastal waters to local rivers, these vessels allow anglers to reach specific destinations while maintaining a comfortable ride. At Scout, we take a particular pride in creating boats that meet the needs of highly-demanding anglers. These are a few of our best sport […]

Scout’s Best Coastal Fishing Boats

Are you looking for one of the best coastal fishing boats on the water? Do you want luxury features surrounded by world-class fishing amenities? Then you need to learn more about Scout’s best coastal fishing boats. With multiple layouts and a variety of sizes, we have the right craft to meet your needs.

Luxury Boat Brands: What to Look For, What to Expect

It takes more than plush vinyl and a high-tech fish finder to become a luxury boat brand. It takes years of hard work and dedication with a relentless pursuit of perfection. When you start shopping for a luxury fishing boat, start by choosing the right brand. And as you’ll see, there are a few important […]

Scout’s Best Inshore Fishing Boats

  Inshore fishing provides a unique combination of activity and excitement. While offshore fishing is undoubtedly the place for king-sized trophies and monster battles, inshore fishing is the best option if you want to catch multiple hard-fighting fish in a single day. To enjoy inshore fishing, you need the right boat. Fortunately, Scout has created […]

Scout’s Largest Fishing Boat: 420 LXF

  The 420 LXF is our largest fishing boat. This massive vessel provides a world-class boating experience full of luxury and refinement. You can spend weeks on the water fishing, enjoying the sun, and relaxing in the cabin, all while taking advantage of superior materials and luxury appointments. Excellence is in full swing with the […]

Amazing Luxury Yacht Tenders from Scout Boats

  Scout Boats offers some of the finest reliability and performance on the water. These vessels, which are extremely reliable as fishing and cruising boats, also make some of the best yacht tenders imaginable. Scout Boats are comfortable, luxurious, and reliable—exactly what you expect from a luxury yacht tender. These boats are incredibly reliable, stunning, […]

Boat Warranties: What to Look For

  Without a boat warranty (or without a good warranty), boat ownership can be an expensive hassle. With a quality warranty, however, owning a boat is exactly what it should be: carefree, enjoyable, and relaxing. Do you know what to look for in a boat warranty? Are you aware of the various aspects and how […]

New Fishing & Bay Boats in the 2017 Scout Lineup

  Scout is bringing more innovation and ingenuity to the water with two fantastic additions to the 2017 lineup. While boats like the 420 LFX and 175 Sport Dorado display our prowess for design and engineering, we are never content. At any given time, our research and development department is creating multiple vessels for future […]

Join us at the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

Scout is thrilled to join the 2016 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show Thursday, December 1-Sunday, December 4! We’ll be showing off our lineup of top-quality luxury fishing boats, giving anglers and boaters from all over the area the chance to see our crafts up close and personal. Come find us at water spaces 613-615!

3 Incredible Offshore Fishing Boats

Scout makes some of the most incredible boats you can imagine. With meticulously-designed hulls, these vessels can smoothly cut through heavy, hard-hitting chop. They give you all the accessories you need for hours of comfort, while allowing you to catch the most challenging and exciting fish in the water. We are immensely proud of our […]

Shallow Water Fishing Boats: Considerations for Buying

  When many people think of saltwater angling, they often think of open-ocean fishing from large vessels. They think of 1,000-pound tuna being heaved out of the water by salty skippers. They think of crashing waves rocking massive boats will deep hulls. But not all saltwater fishing is deep-water fishing. Like freshwater, some of the […]

Scout’s Best Boats for Saltwater Fishing

When researching the best boats for saltwater fishing, Scout quickly becomes a top choice. Inside and out, front to back, top to bottom, our boats are designed and built to a higher standard. We use hulls that were created by our in-house design team. We use upholstery materials that resist staining and fading. We implement […]

Buying Bay Fishing Boats: What to Look For

Bay fishing boats like the Scout 251 XS and 231 XS are highly-functional vessels that allow you to cruise through deeper water while fishing in shallow, tighter areas. In most cases, a bay boat will have a relatively deep hull and provide a smooth, consistent ride across the water. They have a dry ride yet […]

The Difference of a 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.

Scout’s Best 19’ Boats: The 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 […]

Dual Console vs Center Console Boats: Sport Fishing

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 […]

5 Ways a Luxury Fishing Boat Will Enhance Your Angling

  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 […]

The Making of a Luxury Boat Manufacturer

Scout Boats is a luxury boat manufacturer with a strong history of excellence and innovation. Since its initial founding by Steve Potts in the 1980s, Scout Boats has made continually evolved to keep up with demands and to better serve the boating community. The guiding principle of Scout’s refined, unwavering excellence, however, has remained unchanged. […]

Our Best Center-Console Sport Fishing Boats

We take pride in building only top-quality boats. As a leader in boat design and construction, Scout Boats has a complete lineup of excellent crafts, including world-class center-console sport fishing boats. While every boat we create is exceptional, we’d like to give you a closer look at a few of our best center-console sport fishing […]

World-Class Fishing Boats from Scout Boats

Scout Boats does not use the term “world-class fishing boats” lightly or vaguely. Everything we do, from design to manufacturing to sales, keeps us among the best in the world and promotes a standard of excellence. To prove this point, let’s take a look at five luxury fishing boats from Scout Boats and what makes […]

Scout Boats Featuring Yamaha Promotions

Luxury fishing boats require superior designs and materials—but they also need an engine that can give them rapid acceleration and superior top-end speed. With the right outboard motor, your bay boat will get the most from its intelligent engineering. At Scout Boats, we make sure to provide powerful, dependable engines that give our vessels a […]

Inshore Offshore Boats: Essential for Charleston, SC Fishing

Charleston, South Carolina offers some of the best fishing in the country, and this is largely due to the wide variety of fishing options. With everything from freshwater rivers to deep blue oceans, the Charleston areas gives a local angler everything they could dream of. To truly get the most from fishing the Charleston area, […]

Why Buy a Dual Console Boat?

Dual console boats are some of the most popular on the water. Offering comfort, convenience, and space, these boats have a place on lakes, bays, and open oceans. If you are trying to decide on a dual console boat, make sure you understand the advantages of these vessels, as well as the available options within […]

Designing Our Most Fuel Efficient Boats

  Fuel efficiency is a major consideration when buying a new boat. By using less fuel, you can take longer trips and get more enjoyment from every dollar you put into the gas tank. While efficiency might seem like something only car buyers are concerned about, it’s actually an important part of purchasing a boat […]

Online Boat Customizer: Maximize Your Boat’s Potential

  If you are making a large purchase like a vehicle or house, you need to take your time so you can make the perfect choice. You are investing a lot of money on an item you’ll have for a long time, so you deserve to search through all of the available options to find […]

Customize Your Bay Boat with These Essential Upgrades

  Even without upgrades, Scout boats are some of the finest boats on the water. However, with a few additions, you can increase your boat’s value and enhance your overall personal enjoyment. Scout offers a range of upgrades that you can add to your boat, encompassing enhanced performance, fishing, water sports and more, all to help […]

Boat Registration for Your New Craft

  Like cars and trucks, boats need proper registration to go on the water. This registration helps each state maintain quality waters, enhance safety, and ensure excellent boating for future generations. No matter what type of boat you are buying, you should understand boat registration and why it’s important.

Test Driving a Boat: What to Look for, What to Ask

  When you purchase a car or truck, you take it for a nice long test drive, making sure it has comfortable seating, a smooth ride, and all the right amenities. Shouldn’t you do the same for your boats? When you properly test a boat, you are ensuring you take home a craft that accommodates […]

Boater’s Safety Certification: The Importance of Education

  Boating is one of the best activities for anyone who enjoys being outside. Unfortunately, boating can also be dangerous if certain precautions are not followed. With the right training and knowledge, however, boating can be a safe, enjoyable hobby for many people. One of the ways to increase boating safety is to become certified […]

195 Sportfish: Fuel Efficient Boat that’s Fast & Comfortable

  If you are looking for a medium-sized, versatile fishing boat that you can use in salt or freshwater, the 195 Sportfish may be perfect for your needs. This boat has all the features you expect from a luxury fishing boat, plus the fuel-efficiency you’ll need for a full day of exceptional boating.

Finding the Best Hull Design for Your Needs

The hull of your boat is one of the most important design features. When it comes to performance, efficiency, smoothness, and stability, everything is riding on the hull. Whether you’re a nautical expert or you’re considering your first boat, understanding the basics of hull design and the value of a top-quality hull is very important. […]

Versatile 17 Foot Boat: 175 Sportfish

If you are looking for an incredible 17 foot boat that you can use for fishing, cruising, and all of your water sports, the 175 Sportfish is a great option. With a lighter profile and smaller size, it is able to handle shallow waters while you explore remote, hard-to-reach destinations. It has comfort, convenience, and […]

Why Buy A Fiberglass Boat?

We take pride in using the best possible materials on all Scout Boats. This includes premium vinyl on the seats, whale board for holding screws tight, and superior gel coat for an outstanding finish. One of the most important materials used on a Scout is fiberglass. It might not sound as sexy and appealing as […]

275 Dorado: Perfect for the Family

The Scout 275 Dorado is one of the best boats for families. With plenty of space, a convenient, comfortable layout, and family-friendly features, the 275 Dorado is excellent for cruising the water for a couple hours or an entire day. Thanks to an innovative design and advanced boating technology, this boat will make everyone in your […]

Fantastic Areas in the US Every Boat Owner Should Visit

In our last article, we wrote about great international destinations for people who love boating and fishing. These areas offer a unique way to experience new cultures, lifestyles, and fishing. But what if you want to vacation a little closer to home? What if you want something within a day’s drive; a place you can […]

Great International Fishing Spots To Bring Your Boat

Are you tired of fishing your same fishing spot over and over? Would you like to try your luck in new waters while experiencing vibrant and interesting cultures? Then travel to one of these amazing international fishing destinations…  

Bay Boats: Nearshore Fishing Versatility

At Scout Boats, we are proud to make some of the finest vessels you can spot on the water. We put years of engineering, design, and a passion for boating into each and every product we build. Our full selection includes multiple lines of boats like the Dorado and LXF models. Another line is our Bay […]

Sun Protection Tips: How To Protect Your Skin

Boating is one of the true pleasures in life. It’s a great chance to gather with friends and family, enjoy some fresh air, and unwind from the everyday stresses of work. At Scout Boats, we really can’t image life without boating. But any boater can tell you, if you’re going to go out on the […]

Southeastern Saltwater Fishing: Top Species that You Can Target

Scout boats are made for anglers. Yes, they are great for cruising the water, relaxing on the deck, or visiting shoreline restaurants, but their true purpose is casting a line. These luxury fishing boats have all the modern conveniences of a top-end European car, but they also have everything an angler could need, including live-wells, […]

11 Essential Apps for Boaters and Anglers

Want to add convenience and simplicity to your boating? Are you looking for quick access to vital information, or simply want to learn more about the fish you love to catch? Then use these 11 apps and your boating will be safer, smarter, and more enjoyable than ever…  

We Are Proud to Work with the Finest Partners

At Scout, we are proud to work with some of the finest partners you could ask for. Whether it’s a company that provides superior products for our boats or an organization that improves the local community, we believe we have the best partners a business could ask for! Yamaha:  We are thrilled to mount Yamaha […]

Boat Vinyl Upholstery & Paint Color Options for your Scout

At Scout Boats, we believe that boating should be a unique, relaxing, and enjoyable experience. The boat you drive should not only give you excellent performance and fantastic features, it should reflect your own personal style. Customization is extremely important to our boats. You’ll be able to choose a wide range of features that fit […]

Boating Electronics: Proper Boat Wiring

By its very definition, a high-quality luxury fishing boat demands superior technology. With our advanced electronic systems, we can create boats that use the latest technologies that you find anywhere on land. At Scout Boats, we believe that your lifestyle of quality and comfort should continue whether you’re on land or water, so we wire […]

Flats Fishing: Tips, Fish & Boats

Flats fishing is one of the most interesting, rewarding, and visually-stimulating ways to fish. With species that are as gorgeous as the scenery, fishing the flats allows you to enjoy a highly active form of angling. Many of the people at Scout Boats love fishing the flats, and we’d like to share some of the […]

Luxury Fishing Boats: Combining Angling & Comfort

Some boats are great for fishing. They have all the features you need for storing rods, organizing equipment, and keeping your catch. Other boats offer high-quality luxury, giving you comfort and convenience features that make cruising around the water a wonderful experience. With a Scout, however, you get the best of both. You have a […]

Preparing for the Boating Season

Spring is in the air and boating season is about to begin in full. At Scout Boats, we can’t wait for the warm weather and summer sun! You can’t just rush to the water though. Before you head out, use these simple steps to prepare yourself, your equipment, and your boat for the entire year. […]

Scout’s Dorado Series: Dual Consoles at Their Finest

At Scout, we take pride in creating amazing boats that deliver comfortable rides, luxurious materials, and outstanding performance. No matter which one you choose, our boats set a higher standard for excellence on the water. Take the Dorado series as an example. This line of stunning dual-console fishing boats uses advanced hull designs, world-class interior […]

Scout Boats are Worth the Price

At Scout, we understand that a boat, which most people use for recreation and weekend fun, can be a big-ticket item. With so much on the line, purchasing a boat is certainly not something you want to do carelessly. You need to take your time, be patient, and get all the information available. Like purchasing […]

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Must See Boat Shows

Boat shows are a wonderful opportunity to take in the newest models and peruse the latest in boating technology. They’re also great for a day of water-related entertainment, giving any boater the total package. If you love boat shows, put these eight on your bucket list.

Stunning Scout Boats: Combining Art With Engineering

If you are purchasing a boat, you deserve to have something that not only performs perfectly, but also stands out visually from every other boat on the water. At Scout Boats, we take pride in crafting boat that looks great, not only in the showroom, but on the water. Our boats are made to look […]

How to Get More Fun Out of Boating in 2016

Are you looking for some fun and exciting boat activities for 2016? Are you ready for more than just cruising between the marina and the waterfront restaurants? Then you need to mix it up. You need to add new boating activities that few will try, but everyone will enjoy. From sports and games to new […]

Scout’s LXF Luxury Sportfish Series

There are many boats available today, but few offer the convenience, comfort, and luxury of Scout’s LXF sportfish series. These boats are the true identity of luxury fishing, so let’s take a look at why the LXF series from Scout is one of the most highly regarded names in the industry.

Tips for Making Time to Go Boating

Let’s face it, people are busy. Between your career, your social life, being a parent, and simply relaxing, it can be tough to find time for activities like boating. However, you bought a boat for the open water, not to sit in a garage or stay anchored at a marina. If you have a boat, […]

Scout Boats’ 2015 Year in Review

Scout Boats has a rich history of quality, performance, luxury, and reliability. 2015 was another successful year, with new models, expanding facilities, and more people added to the Scout family. It was an exciting year that was full of new and unique challenges, but thanks to our ingenuity, creativity, and high-quality team, we met these […]

9 Great Holiday Gifts for Boaters

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the boater in your life? Have you bought them everything you can think of, and need a few ideas for this season? Then your friends at Scout Boats want to help. Since we are boaters ourselves, we know what boaters love! Here are a few ideas to […]

7 Saltwater Fish that are Great for Winter Anglers

Think winter is the time to put away your rods and store your boat? Think again. At Scout, we make fishing part of every boat we create, and we want to help you enjoy your vessel all year long. With that in mind, here are seven saltwater fish that you can target throughout the winter […]

How to Build Your Own Scout

Everyone has different needs, tastes, and preferences. This goes for food, cars, houses, hobbies, and clothing. It also goes for boats. You may need a small boat for fishing in intertidal areas. You may need a large boat for offshore adventures. Maybe you want to host family gatherings and need a boat that can accommodate […]

Tips for Winterizing Your Boat

For many people across the country, winter means taking their boats out of the water and putting it into storage for three or four months. The fishing, swimming, and boating season is over, and it’s time to get out the heavy jackets; maybe even the snow skis. If you are giving your boat a break […]

Marinas: What Every Boat Owner Needs to Know

Boating is one of the best experiences in life, but finding a place to store your boat can be a hassle. If you keep it at home, you need to haul it to the water and launch it every time you go out. You also have to load it up and find a place to […]

How to Use Your Fishfinder to Catch more Fish

For many anglers, fishing without a fishfinder is like driving without a steering wheel. Okay…maybe that example is a little extreme, but fishfinders are still important tools for anglers all over the country. From commercial fishermen who depend them to make a living to professional anglers who compete and win with their help, a fishfinder […]

What Boat Owners Should Know About Tides

Boaters need to consider many factors, including wind, current, and water depths. They also need to be knowledgeable about the tides. Anyone who wants to own a boat in a coastal region should have a strong understanding of the tidal changes. They can effect how you boat, how you fish, and where you can go, […]

What Every Boat Owner Should Know About Boat Insurance

Boating is an exciting way to enhance your lifestyle. It should be about fun, friends, and family, but sometimes you have to talk about the serious stuff. Boat insurance, for example, is one of those topics that might not be very exciting, but it’s something every boat owner should understand. With the right coverage, you […]

Offshore Fishing Tips from Scout

At Scout Boats, we love fishing. It’s part of our culture and one of the biggest reasons we started building boats in the first place. Offshore fishing is one of our favorite activities. When done right, it can be an addictive sport that brings the most impressive fish in the water. If you’re getting started in […]

Tips for Having a Better Boating Experience

  Let’s face it: boats are not a necessity. The fast majority of people don’t need a boat; they buy one because it makes them happy. It helps them bond with their family, escape the hustle-and-bustle of work, and relax for at least a few hours every time you want to take it out. Unless […]

Why a Scout Boat is the Perfect Yacht Tender

Scout Boats has a well-earned reputation for quality, performance, and comfort. Because of excellent designs and superior construction, Scout has become of the most popular brands to use as a yacht tender. A tender is a smaller boat that is used as a transport for yachts. These boats need to be reliable and versatile, and […]

Dual Console Boat

Dual Console Boats

If you are considering buying a boat, you have a lot of decisions to make. What size do you need? How much power should it have? What features do you want?

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Boating in the Fall

Fall is a great time of year for boaters. As the tourists and weekend warriors pack things up for the season, you can have the water all to yourself. The changes in weather not only free up the lakes and coastal areas, they also trigger movement in fish populations, resulting in reliable catches from many species.

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Luxury Fishing Boats

At Scout, our entire team is dedicated to creating world-class luxury fishing boats that meet the needs of individuals who demand more from life. We believe a boat should not just give you access to the best fishing waters; it should enhance your lifestyle through luxury, comfort, and style.

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Bay Boats from Scout

“Bay boat” is a loose term to describe smaller boats that are designed for fishing near shores and around bays and inlets. They have higher sides and slightly deeper hulls compared to boats made specifically for shallow flats, but they are capable of handling shallow water while maintaining stability and safety in choppier seas. Most […]

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Advantages of Center Console Boats

Center console boats are a popular choice for off shore boating, fishing, and cruising around the lake.

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The Best Sport Fishing Boats Come From Scout

If you are looking for the most impressive sport fishing boat on the water, you need to check out the full lineup from Scout. Our staff is comprised of many different people with numerous skills and specialties, but one thing that brings us all together is fishing. Almost all of us love fishing, and we put this passion into the boats we create.

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Scout Innovations: What You Can’t See

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.

Scout’s Meticulous Attention to Detail

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.

12 Essential Items to Keep on Your Boat

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.

Tips for Boating With Your Dog

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.

Creating Excellence in a World Class Facility

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.

Uncompromising Quality

Scout: A History of Uncompromising Quality

Scout Boats is one of the most successful boating companies in the world. This statement doesn’t come from sales numbers or profit margins; it comes from quality products, outstanding service, and an uncompromising culture of excellence. Through its history, Scout has maintained a commitment to doing things right and building a strong, high-integrity company. A World-Class […]

Scout Strata-Mounts: Extra Strength for More Power

An outboard boat motor can be large, heavy, and powerful. Not only will it put a lot of weight on the back or the boat, it will push a massive amount of force into the structure of the hull. For this reason, strong, reliable construction is essential, especially for larger boats that may be carrying three or four outboard motors for excessive amounts of power.

8 Tips for Boating with Kids

Boating is one of the great enjoyments in life, but if you plan on hitting the water with kids, you need to take some extra steps. Children have specific needs, so keep these eight tips in mind to keep your kids safe and happy on the water.

Scout Boats: A Culture of Excellence

Scout is world-renowned for creating top-quality boats that are comfortable, convenient, and innovative. It takes a special kind of business culture to reach such a reputation, so at Scout we have committed ourselves to creating a culture of excellence. Everything we do, from hiring employees, to manufacturing our boats, to working with our dealers, is done with the utmost dedication and pride.

How Radar Has Changed Fishing Forever

If you’re going offshore fishing, you’re going to need radar. What was once used only for war ships, it’s now one of the most important tools on many fishing boats.

Putting Only the Best into Your Boats

Nothing is more important than the materials used in your boat. You may have the best design in nautical history, but without good materials, the effort is wasted.

Scout’s Superior Design, Development, and Research Process

At Scout Boats, we take pride in creating unique, world-class boats that meet the needs of anglers and boaters of all experience levels. One of the reasons that Scout Boats stands out from the competition is our superior design, development, and research process. We strive to stay at the forefront of the industry, so at any given time we have four to six new boats going through research and development.

Tips for Taking Boat Out After Winter

If you live in a cold-weather climate, you probably put your boat in storage for the winter. Even warm areas like Florida, South Carolina, or California will see people put their boats away for the winter months.

Scout: The Right Boat for Your Family

If you are considering a boat for your family, you can’t go wrong with a Scout. Scout boats have plenty of options that will help you get the most enjoyment from your boating experience. We take the time to create high-quality boats that don’t just meet the needs of hardcore boaters, but also families who want to enjoy some quality time on the water.

Boating Safety Tips from Scout Boats

Boating is a wonderful activity for you and your family. But it can be dangerous, so you need to make sure you are keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Fuel-Efficient Boats Thanks to World-Class Hulls

At Scout boats, we take pride in creating high-quality boats that meet the needs of boaters all across the country. Part of what makes our boats so outstanding is the superior fuel-economy. We put meticulous time and effort into creating a hull that runs smoothly across the water, reducing drag and lifting the overall fuel-efficiency.

Scout Fishing Boats: Extensive Quality Control

Scout is proud to offer some of the finest fishing boats you can find on the water. We take our time to design, build, and complete boats that meet the highest standards for boaters and anglers all over the country.

Scout: The Right Fishing Boat for You

At Scout, we design our boats with the angler in mind. Everyone here loves fishing, so we understand what anglers are looking for in a luxury fishing boat. Throughout our design process, we are constantly taking into account how anglers will use our boats. We consider design styles, convenience features, and technology to make sure our boats meet the needs of any fishing adventure.

The Innovative Reverse-Shoebox Design of Scout Fishing Boats

When you are looking for a high-quality fishing boat that delivers long-term value and superior features, a boat from Scout is a great idea. Our boats are expertly designed and meticulously engineered, resulting is a product that gives you and your family years of enjoyment on the water.

Boat Building Techniques for Superior Sportfish Boats

When investing in a luxury fishing boat, you want a boat that features the most sophisticated build techniques and engineering. You want the best. Thanks to our meticulous build process, Scout creates some of the most superior sportfish boats on the water.

Scout 420 LXF: The New Standard for Luxury Fishing Boats

Scout is once again changing the boating industry with a new flagship sport fishing boat, the Scout 420 LXF. This incredible vessel delivers a level of comfort, space, and convenience that will rival any yacht on the water. And with Scout’s 100% hand-laid construction, top-quality materials, and advanced engineering, you know you’re getting a leader in luxury fishing boats.

The Yamaha Outboard Warranty: An Engine You Can Depend On

When you purchase a fishing boat, you’re buying something to enhance your happiness. You’re making the pleasure of boating, fishing, cruising, or simply being on the water with friends and family, a part of your lifestyle.

Scout: The World’s Best Sport Fishing Boats

Whether you are a professional angler or simply looking for one of the top fishing boats available, learn why Scout is a great choice.

Yacht Tender: A Luxurious Complement to Your Lifestyle

You’ll notice on the front of many of Scout’s center console boats, a nice, heavy-duty tow-eye. The reason why is about 50% of these boats are used as tenders for large yachts. In the industry, Scout Boats is known for being one of the best yacht tenders in the world– a major endorsement, considering that yacht tender captains put these boats to the test.

Best Luxury Center Console Fishing Boats – 255, 275, 300, 320, 350 LXF

The luxury center console fishing boat market has been fueled with dozens of manufactures over the past few years. Featuring limitless performance, passenger maneuverability, and room for all your gear and fish, luxury center console boats provide the best overall vessel for practically all applications.

Build a Boat Online with the Scout Customizer

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy the making the most of an investment. For example, if my wife is planning another vacation, we usually take a few minutes to see what major activities or attractions we plan on partaking in and iron out the details a little later on. Furthermore, when we decided to purchase our last vehicle, we took our time building one online by picking out our desired color, trim, and options.

Luxury Center Consoles: Expertly Crafted from Foundation to Finish

While Scout boats feature a perfect finish, they all start with expertly engineered foundations. Top quality construction, wiring, drainage, and power are just some of the fundamentals that make Scout Boats a leader in the sport fishing industry.

World Class Fishing Boats: Scout Boat’s Special Features

Each Scout boat is built with the highest attention to detail and features state-of-the-art innovations that adhere to a rigorous quality control process. Here are just a few of the factors that make Scout Boats world class fishing boats.

Scout Boats Expands

Scout Boats has been building award winning sport-fishing boats for over two decades and has earned a reputation for cutting edge design and quality. In May, Scout Boats announced that it is expanding its facility in Dorchester County, South Carolina. This expansion comes years after Scout introduced boats with a reverse-shoebox hull/deck design in order to increase the overall strength of the hull and improve safety.

Strictly Boaters Boat Show 2014

Last weekend, South Jersey Marina hosted its fourth annual Strictly Boaters Boat Show, which features regional manufacturers, dealers and companies that produce boats and related services used in New Jersey. The boat show has been successful even though it was launched in 2009 during the nation’s recession. Boat enthusiasts and designers from across the country have flocked to New Jersey to sell and purchase a wide array of products.

El Nino Brings Great Opportunities for Sport Fishers

El Nino, which is the name of a current that warms the surface of the Pacific Ocean and causes significant weather changes, is a great opportunity for sport fishers to practice their skills. The oceanic phenomenon is well known for driving unique fish to the shorelines of California, including an increase in the number of albacore.

Saltwater Sportfishing Recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

April 2014 — The Fisheries Department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it was going to develop a national recreational fishing policy during the Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit in 2014. The NOAA is responsible for managing marine species, especially from those who target them for consumption.

Increase Access to Recreational Fishing

Recreational fishing has become an impressive industry complete with advancements in boating and navigation technology. In 2011, the National Marine Fisheries Service estimates that Americans spent $27 million on fishing-related goods, including both goods and services. Similarly, in 2011 saltwater anglers generated over $70 billion in economic output. Fishing, including boating and tackle, has become an increasingly important industry and is continuing to expand.

De-Winterizing Your Boat

It’s important to take proper seasonal care of your boat, whether you have purchased through Scout Boats or elsewhere. In the winter, people are often knowledgeable about preparing their boat for the long cold season ahead; however, after the first rays of sun people often forget about properly preparing their boat for the long season of use that is ahead.

2014 North American Windsurfing Championship

On February 20th, 2014 the 2014 North American Windsurfing Championship took place in Cancun, Mexico with over fifty-six competitors from eight different countries, including Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the United States of America.

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