|Scout signage at the Chas. Harbor Marina|
Scout Boats based in Summerville, South Carolina weathered the economic recession that blew winds of change into the boat manufacturing business. Scout is gathering a head of steam in 2014, celebrating 25 years of excellence by announcing a facility expansion and adding 300 new jobs. On September 24 three new boat models were available for inspection on nearby Charleston Harbor.
|Optional Fishing Console is the Bomb!|
With the air temperature hanging in the low 60’s and a northerly wind of 20-knots, the conditions on the water were sporty. The three Scout boats we rode in were the 255 LXF, the 275 Dorado and the 300 LXF and they each provided a dry ride. The larger the boat the more stable the ride in choppy seas but the 27-footer had noticeably more bounce than the other two models.
Dotson Guice with Scout told me that the 255 LXF is a luxury fishing boat that replaced a similar 24-foot model. I saw that it had two bench seats in the bow equipped with forward-facing backrests that are removable. Amenity choices include a T-top with tempered glass enclosure, fusion stereo with ipod and USB jacks, in-floor fish box and fiberglass leaning post. A special silver boat hull color is available for the 255LXG in honor of the company’s anniversary.
|Neat fold out table stows snug against the bow|
|How about a cool wrap on a new Scout boat!|
To read this magazine feature article in its entirety click on All At Sea.
To view past blog entries involving Scout click 2010 ReelN4Kids - 2010 Red Trout Celebrity Tourney - 2013 CCA State Convention - 2013 Lowcountry Tarpon Tourney.