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Best Recreational Boats from Scout

Different boats are used for different purposes. Whether you like fishing, skiing, or scuba diving, there’s a boat from Scout to fit your specific needs! Regardless of the model you choose, you’ll find comfort, refinement, and an outstanding design on every craft. Read on to learn more about the best...

Boat Buying Checklist

Buying a boat is exciting, but you should take your time and choose a craft that’s right for your needs. You should also have a plan in place for your boat and purchase all of the equipment it requires in advance. Use this boat buying checklist to help you prepare...

Boat Safety Gear Checklist

Nothing is more important on a boat than safety. Complete safety involves many precautions, such as safe boating practices and informing all passengers about proper behavior on the vessel. It also includes having the right safety equipment. With that in mind, we have prepared a simple boat safety gear checklist...

Overnight Boating Checklist

Getting ready to spend the night on your boat? Use this overnight boating checklist to make sure you have everything you need for a safe, enjoyable experience! If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit your exact needs with our Build Your Scout tool. You can...

First Time Boat Owner Checklist

If you’re a first-time boat owner, there’s a lot to keep track of regarding this recent purchase. However, this first-time boat owner checklist will ensure you’re thoroughly prepared to safely take your new craft out on the water. If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit...

Boating Pre-Departure Checklist

Getting ready to head out on the water? Before you leave the dock, make sure you have everything you need for a safe, fun, and enjoyable ride. This convenient boating pre-departure checklist will help ensure you’re prepared! If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit your...

How to Store Your Boat for Winter

Good boating starts with good preparation. That’s true before your fishing adventures, and it’s true before you store your boat for the cold winter ahead. Prepping your craft will ensure it’s in top shape at the start of the next season! Learn how to store your boat for winter, below....

Parts of a Boat: The Anatomy of Your Boat

Are you about to purchase a boat? While you don’t need to be a sea-faring expert, it’s important that you have a general understanding of the parts of a boat so you can refer to and fix them as need. Use this anatomy of a boat guide to learn the...

Best All-Purpose Fishing Boats from Scout

If you’re an avid angler, you likely enjoy all types of fishing, whether it’s inshore or offshore. But many times, boats are often designed for one type of fishing or the other. Luckily that’s not the case with Scout! We offer the best all-purpose fishing boats on the market that...

How Do You Clean Boat Upholstery?

Your boat is a major investment, so you need to protect it with cleaning, maintenance, and overall care. While boat owners are usually familiar with cleaning and maintaining a boat, they may be less likely to understand how to clean boat upholstery properly. Simply wiping down the upholstery is not...

How Do You Clean A Boat After Saltwater?

Cleaning a boat after a long day on the water is not a favorite chore for most. But if you want to keep your vessel in top shape for years to come, cleaning is essential. Fortunately, if you use these tips, this task will be fast and easy. Read on...

Boat Motor Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Choosing the right type of motor for your boat is essential. Use this simple boat motor guide to learn everything you need to know for making the right selection! If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit your exact needs with our Build Your Scout tool....

How to Get Rid of an Old Boat

The day will eventually come when you need to replace your boat. Whether you are close to a new purchase or simply want to explore options for getting rid of your craft, we’re here to assist you. Read on to learn how to get rid of an old boat. If...

How to Live on a Boat

Living on a boat can bring an unprecedented level of independence and excitement—any time you choose, you can take to the water for cruising, fishing, or travel. While it can be a thrilling and interesting lifestyle, you need to prepare and organize thoroughly to maintain comfort and stability. Read on...

How to Get a Boat Loan

Whether you like to ski, fish, or simply cruise the local waters with your family, purchasing a boat may be a great idea. Some buyers have the financial strength to buy a boat with cash, using their savings to make the purchase. Many others, however, will need a boat loan....
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