Scout Boats reports strong sales at Miami show


Scout Boats exhibited multiple models in its lineup at the Miami International Boat Show. MIBS 2013 was the most successful Miami show on record for the company.

“Overall, we had a tremendous show, and sales were high,” Scout CEO and founder Steve Potts said in a statement. “Our hats really go off to the NMMA and all of their efforts put forth to make this show successful. It’s clear the Grow Boating campaign and all the hard work put into that by the industry professionals is taking hold and starting to pay dividends for us as exhibitors. We at Scout would like to personally thank all the show personnel and industry staff involved in continually helping give every opportunity for these shows to be successful for the exhibitors.”

Scout had numerous models on display during the Feb. 14-18 show, including the new 320 LXF and 350 LXF, which were being debuted for the 2013 model year. The company also had a 350 LXF and a 275 LXF with Teleflex's Optimus 360 system at the Sea Isle Marine location as in-water demos.

“We saw steady traffic throughout the entire show,” Scout vice president Dave Wallace said in a statement, “not just in our booth, but all through the show and on the docks where we had in-water demo models. Our innovative product, combined with the NMMA’s show efforts, certainly created a win-win situation. We look forward to having other successful NMMA-sanctioned shows throughout this boat show season.”

Scout builds sportfishing, fish-and-ski, walkaround, flats and bayboat models from 15 to 35 feet.

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