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Should You Rent or Buy a Boat?

Boats are a great way to spend time with friends and family. Buying a boat is wonderful, but renting has also become a popular option for many people. So, how can you decide if you should rent or buy a boat? Consider the pros and cons of each choice below....

Bay Boats vs Offshore Boats: What’s the Difference?

Should you purchase a bay boat or an offshore boat? And what exactly is the difference between the two? It might seem like a tough decision, but if you learn about the design and purpose of each type, you will be able to choose the boat that is right for...

Bay Boats vs Flats Boats: What’s the Difference

There are a lot of different terms that are thrown around in the marine and boating industry. Many of these terms are used to describe products that have subtle differences, yet can be very similar. Take, for instance, the terms “bay boat” and “flats boat.” These two types of crafts...

Best Center Console Boats Under 25 Feet From Scout

Not everyone wants a massive boat. Even people living near coastal waters and the Great Lakes appreciate a small, nimble craft. If you enjoy the convenience and versatility of a moderately-sized boat, you’ll love the best center console boats under 25 feet from Scout. Read more

Should You Buy A Boat? Things to Consider Before Buying

Owning a boat is one of life’s many pleasures—but the decision to buy a boat should not be taken lightly. Many owners have rushed into a purchase and were unprepared for all the details of ownership. Fortunately, you can make the right choice by reviewing these things to consider before...

How to Set Up Your Fishing Boat: Tips from a Luxury Fishing Boat Manufacturer

Having a great boat is only part of fishing success. To make the most out of every outing, you need to know how to set up your fishing boat properly for maximum performance. With these tips, you’ll have the perfect setup for your next fishing adventure! Read more

Best Tournament Fishing Boats from Scout

Tournaments are a great way to build your fishing experience, compete with some of the best anglers in the area, and—if you’re good—maybe even win some cash. But for success in a tournament, you need the right equipment. Not only does this include high-quality rods and reels, but also a...

Best Saltwater Boats for Families from Scout

For many people, boating is a family activity. They have spent years on the water together enjoying fishing, skiing, and simply cruising the summer time seas. While boating with family is fun in just about any boat, you can improve your experience by choosing a boat that is perfect for...

Best Hybrid Center Console Boats from Scout

Scout Boats is proud to make excellent inshore vessels and offshore crafts. But if you want the best of both types, a hybrid center console boat will fit your needs. These boats are perfect for cruising across the bays, fishing on the open ocean, or relaxing at a secluded beach....

How to Get Your Boat Ready for Spring

Winter is winding down and spring is starting to take hold. It’s time to dust off the boat, put on some sunscreen, and head for the waters. But first, you need to know how to get your boat ready for spring. Here’s everything you need to do! Read more

Best Boats For Water Sports

Skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, and other water sports are a lot of fun for everyone on your boat. The person being pulled gets to enjoy an exciting sport, while those riding in the boat get to watch someone display their skills, trying to stay up and above the water. Plus, it’s...

Best Cruising Boats Under 30 Feet from Scout

When people think of a cruising boat, they often imagine a large vessel cutting across the water. However, smaller boats can still provide the same enjoyable ride as any other craft. Take a look at the best cruising boats under 30 feet from Scout, and customize your selection with fantastic...

Best Boats for New Boaters: What to Look For from Your First Boat

Buying your first boat is extremely exciting. Outside of buying a home, it’s probably the most exciting purchase you can make, so you need to make your choice wisely. You may be tempted to rush out and purchase the largest or most opulent craft you can find, but you should...

Best Dive Boats from Scout

Diving from a boat is an activity that everyone should get the chance to experience—it is a challenging sport that can reshape how you think about nature and the ocean. Being immersed in the water’s beauty is unforgettable, but you need the right boat to have a truly enjoyable experience....
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