Scout Boats signs deal with SiriusXM

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SiriusXM and Scout Boats said Scout is the first boatbuilder to provide new owners with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered marine weather, information and audio services.

Scout customers who purchase a boat equipped with a SiriusXM receiver will get three months of the broadcaster’s Marine Offshore Weather and three months of the SiriusXM All Access programming package.

Scout builds luxury sportfishing center- and dual-console models, as well as bay boats.

“Much like Scout, SiriusXM is second to none. Our customers are already familiar with SiriusXM audio in their vehicles, so it’s natural to want it on their boat,” Scout Boats COO Dave Wallace said in a statement.

“We design our boats primarily for sportfishing enthusiasts, and we think it’s important for them to be able to see graphical weather and other key information on their chartplotter/MFD — to help them find where fish are biting. Plus, these services make their time on the water more enjoyable.”

“We are very pleased Scout is the first to adopt our new program offering three months of SiriusXM satellite weather, fishing information and audio with the purchase of a new boat,” said Dave Wasby, vice president aviation, marine and music for business at SiriusXM.

“These boaters will get to experience firsthand the value of seeing graphical weather and fishing information on their chartplotter/MFD, especially when they are out of cellular coverage. In addition, they can enjoy SiriusXM’s world-class entertainment programming — including commercial-free music, plus sports, talk, comedy and more — while they are on the water.”

Scout Boats feature SiriusXM marine-compatible chartplotters/MFDs and receivers by Garmin. SiriusXM Marine Offshore Weather features include:

  • Graphical weather radar with storm cells and lightning overhead on the national charts
  • Sea surface temperatures to quickly locate temperature breaks where fish are likely to be biting
  • Marine zone forecasts, marine alerts, weather watch boxes and storm tracking
  • Weather fronts and isobars to identify changing conditions and help determine the best times to fish.

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