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What is a Boat’s Deadrise and Why it Matters for Performance and Comfort

The design of a boat hull can have a major impact on the overall performance, efficiency, and stability of a vessel. There are many aspects of a hull, but one of the most important features that offers a great comparison point for different boats is the “deadrise.” Learn more about...

Understanding the Costs of Boat Ownership

If you’re thinking about buying a boat, there’s a lot to consider. In particular, you need to be completely informed on all the costs of boat ownership so you can have the most enjoyment on the water. To customize your craft to fit your exact needs, use our Build Your...

Rough Water Boating Tips

You can do your best to avoid harsh conditions while boating, but you’ll eventually run into choppy waves, high winds, and rough water. Rough water can range from mildly frustrating to downright dangerous, but with these rough water boating tips, you can maintain safety and comfort for yourself, your boat,...

Essential Boating Safety Tips

Safety is key to having an enjoyable time on the water. View these essential boating safety tips to protect yourself and your passengers all throughout the boating season. Customize a craft to fit your exact needs with our Build Your Scout tool. You can add features for fishing, boating, sporting,...

How to Get Your Boat Ready for Summer

With the boating season already upon us, it’s important to know how to get your boat ready for summer. Whether your boat is still waiting in winter storage or you’ve been out a dozen times already, use these simple tips to keep your boat in top condition during this warm...

7 Shallow Water Boating Tips

Fishing in shallow water is one of the most enjoyable ways to catch numerous fish. But you have to be careful, as you can become stuck in shallow sand or mud. Plus, rocks, logs, or reefs can damage your boat. View these seven shallow water boating tips to navigate safely!...

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...
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