Scout 380 LXF: Timeless styling, sleek aesthetics and technology

Scout builds luxury sportfishing center console, dual console and inshore/bay boat models ranging from 17’ to 53’. Since its founding nearly three decades ago, the company’s goal has been to manufacture the best-built boats in its distinctive sportfishing niches. Each Scout hull is a true original, as the inhouse research and design team works closely with engineering to take concepts from blueprint to production more efficiently, growing the company’s world-class reputation for quality, strength, durability and value

Scout’s LXF Collection is comprised of luxury sportfish models that showcase a unique blending of highperformance fish boats with high-end cruisers. The cross between these two popular recreational marine mainstays allows one to enjoy amenities on this collection normally only found on much larger sportfishers.

The 380 is built on Scout’s epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel efficient hull. Epoxy-infusion provides more stability in the hull while reducing the overall weight in the boat, countering the long-term industry belief that a larger boat must be heavy to perform. LOA is 38’ 6” and the beam sits at a stable 12’ 1”.

“One of the things that clearly separates our models from our competition is fit-and-finish,” added Potts. “Our 380 carries this principle forward again with completely-finished doors, lids, hatches, bilges…we’re not just screwing a cheap seat cover to a lid and calling it a day. We’ve chosen premium upgraded upholsteries, taken the time to finish the boat inside and out, packed it with incredible innovations and put it all on a high-performance hull.”

Timeless styling, sleek aesthetics and technology are three main pillars of the 380. Scout’s built a reputation for being first-to-market with innovations throughout its nearly thirty-year history, and the 380 carries the company philosophy forward with perks like the optional hydraulic port side beach platform with synthetic teak – ideal for boarding/de-boarding safely away from the transom and engines – and the standard two Garmin 7616 touch screens at the helm (available for upgrade to three screens). From the helm and the key fob, the owner can control features throughout the model with the help of C-Zone digital switching technology as well. There’s also an optional Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, electronicallyactuated SureShade integrated retractable aft awning, and Scout’s optional patented electronicallyactuated articulating rocket launchers.

“We want the customer to feel that ‘wow factor’ when they look at our models, when they touch something on the model, when they captain the model, and everything in between,” said Scout CEO/Owner Steve Potts. “Much like the 420 LXF, as well as the other models in our series, this is like no other boat in its class.”

The 380 also showcases a unique new raised aft facing lounge seat/electronically-actuated convertible leaning post option that adds a Kenyon grill, sink and cutting board to a clear ice maker and tackle drawers, or substitute a drawer refrigerator instead.

Standard features throughout include a full transom walk-thru platform with Armstrong dive ladder; an inward port side boarding door; gas shock-assisted hatches; flush mount cleats and rod holders; port and starboard floor fish boxes with overboard diaphragm discharge; a patented powder coated hardtop with curved glass enclosure; under hardtop/under gunnel LED lighting; two hardtop-retractable water hoses for fresh and raw; and synthetic teak swim platform, transom door, aft-facing seat step and helm footrest, just to name a few.

Notable options include a bow table and filler cushion, upper helm flybridge, Release Marine fighting chair, real Teak upgrade, compressed air toy inflator, hardtop-mounted train horn, Taco 380XL cranking outriggers w/ 20’ carbon-fiber poles, and Lumishore underwater LED lighting.

Access for mechanical service is made easy with the help of a completely-finished and accessible midships mechanical room.

Down below, the appointments resemble the elegance of those on a private jet. You’ll find a singleburner glass stove cooktop, microwave, flush mount 32” LED flat screen TV, DVD &CD player, galley sink, drawer refrigerator, enclosed shower/head area with toilet, sink and mirror w/ vanity cabinet. Stainless accents can be found throughout, while a convertible queen berth awaits those in need of rest after a full day of fishing or entertaining.

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