Scout Boats will debut 38-footer in Miami

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Scout said the 380 LXF is built on its epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel-efficient hull.

Scout said the 380 LXF is built on its epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel-efficient hull.

Scout Boats said today that it will unveil its 380 LXF, the company’s newest luxury sportfishing addition to its LXF model line, at the Feb. 16-20 Miami International Boat Show.

The builder said the model will debut with a Yamaha triple 350 hp-rigged model in the Scout booth (in-water slip No. 450) and another Mercury quad 300 hp-rigged model in the Mercury booth (in-water slip No. 218). The quad-Merc model will be available for demonstration.

Scout said its LXF collection is composed of luxury sportfish models that showcase a unique blending of high-performance fish boats with high-end cruisers. The cross between these two popular recreational marine mainstays allows owners to enjoy amenities on this collection normally only found on much larger sportfishers.

The company said the 380 LXF is the seventh model in the category, joining the 255, 275, 300, 320, 350 & 420 LXF.

Scout said the 380 is built on its epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel-efficient hull. Epoxy infusion provides more stability in the hull while reducing overall weight in the boat, countering the long-term industry belief that a larger boat must be heavy to perform, the company said.

The length overall is 38 feet, 6 inches, and the beam sits at a stable 12 feet, 1 inch.

“One of the things that clearly separates our models from our competition is fit and finish,” Scout CEO and owner Steve Potts said in a statement.

“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.”

The company said the boat’s perks include an optional hydraulic port side beach platform with synthetic teak — ideal for boarding and deboarding 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. There’s also an optional Seakeeper gyrostabilizer, an electronically actuated SureShade integrated retractable aft awning and Scout’s optional patented electronically actuated 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,” Potts said. “Much like the 420 LXF, as well as the other models in our series, this is like no other boat in its class.”


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