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Scout adds to its center console fleet

Scout’s new 380 LXF bridges the gap between the 350 LXF and the 420 LXF in the builder’s fleet of sportfishing center consoles. In addition to fishing offshore, the 380 LXF is ideal for outings with friends and family.

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Standard equipment includes a patented hardtop with curved glass enclosure, a 5-kW genset, cabin air conditioning, a convertible queen berth, and plenty of rod holders, fishboxes and stowage compartments. Optional upgrades include a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizer and a SureShade retractable cockpit awning.

Below deck, the forward berth converts to a dinette. The galley is equipped with a drawer refrigerator, cooktop and microwave. An electric head, a vanity with a sink and an enclosed shower are found in the head compartment. There’s also additional rod stowage in the cabin.

Scouts are known for their innovative stowage and seating. On the 380 LXF, for instance, a “summer kitchen” on the leaning post’s aft end — grill, sink and cutting board — folds away under electric power and turns into a bench seat with a backrest. “At Scout, we strive to create what doesn’t exist,” company president Steve Potts said while introducing the boat at the Miami International Boat Show in February. “We’re not followers.”

The 380 LXF measures 38 feet, 6 inches overall, with a 12-foot, 1-inch beam. Fuel capacity is 405 gallons. The deck is flush from bow to stern, with a three-person helm seat and bow and stern seating.

Scout builds the 380 LXF using the resin infusion process, with epoxy resin for a strong but light boat. She rides a double-stepped hull with 22 degrees of deadrise at the transom. With triple Yamaha F350s, top speed is estimated at 61 mph, with a cruise of 37 mph. Pricing is $630,920 with triple F350s, which includes Optimus electronic steering, and $694,097 with quad Yamaha F300s. Contact: Scout Boats, Summerville, South Carolina, (843) 821-0068.

This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue.