Scout launches hybrid boat

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Scout Boats, Inc. has developed a fiberglass hybrid boat, the 145 Hybrid, the company reported in a recent statement.

“Scout is an energy conscious company and we strive to create increased fuel efficiency with our model designs,” said Scout Boats President Steve Potts. “We are also the first to market with many new innovations. The 145 Hybrid is no exception. It garnered rave reviews from not only our dealer network at its debut, but also from the editorial staff that attended our media day. We currently have a 16’ version in the works as well.”

Developed in conjunction with Lenco Marine, the 145 has a 20hp Yamaha outboard flanked by Lenco dual 36-volt drives. The drives are controlled with a joystick mounted at the helm, which ultimately replaces the steering wheel on this model, according to Scout. The model’s drives can run up to 8 hours on a full battery charge. The model has three 30-amp bank battery chargers for its deep cycle batteries.

The new 145 by Scout offers many of the same features as the original 145, such as a side console, bench cushion, thwart seat and bilge pump, the company pointed out. Options on the 145 Hybrid include side rails, tempress seats, aluminum bimini top and a stainless steel base plate.

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