Scout Boats debuts three new models at dealer meeting

Author:
Updated:
Original:
Viage Group Sarasota (Fla.) won dealer-of-the-year honors at Scout’s meeting.

Viage Group Sarasota (Fla.) won dealer-of-the-year honors at Scout’s meeting.

Scout Boats introduced three new models for 2018 and recognized its top dealers for 2017 at its annual dealer meeting in Charleston, S.C., on Monday and Tuesday.

The new models included the 355 LXF, the 235 XSF and 251 XSS.

New features on the boats included bow-mounted cameras, heated helm seats and hardtop-mounted solar battery-charging panels — all available options on Scout’s LXF fleet — as well as a two-toned cayenne interior upholstery package available on select models.

“Our R&D department has been working tirelessly to bring these exciting new innovations to our line,” Scout CEO and Founder Steve Potts said in a statement. “Our LXF series is the example of luxury married with performance, and we feel it’s incredibly important to continue to not only innovate our models, but to also provide the types of innovations that ‘wow’ our customers and exceed their expectations.”

“Couple these new innovations with our new-model debuts of the 380 LXF earlier this year, the 355 LXF, 235 XSF and 251 XSS, and the work going on our new 530 LXF flagship that will debut spring 2018, we continue to move the industry forward with state-of-the-art innovations for the discerning boat buyer who wants only the best.”

Scout also recognized its top dealers for 2017 at the meeting. Viage Group Sarasota (Fla.) won dealer-of-the-year honors and the dealership’s sales team was named top salesman of the year.

Marine Locker Bermuda in Hamilton, Bermuda, was named the top international dealer.

Related

Registration for Outdoors Conference Opens

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s June 1-2 virtual conference will include speakers and presenters from government agencies and ORR member partners.

Yamaha Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q1

The marine segment was up 7.4 percent, driven by demand for outboards in North America and Europe but tempered by supply-chain logistics.

Orion Announces SafetyPro Training

The factory-authorized courses are designed “to educate retail associates on how to match a boater’s type of boating with the different signal kits that we offer.”

A Truce on Tariffs?

The E.U. will suspend the June 1 increase of its retaliatory tariffs and agreed to negotiate with the U.S. to end steel and aluminum tariffs.

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.