SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Scout Boats, Inc. unveiled the 420 LXF, the company’s newest flagship and LXF Series. The model was debuted at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show in Miami, Fla.
Scout’s LXF Collection is comprised of luxury sportfish models that showcase a blending of high-performance fish boats with high-end cruisers. The cross between these two recreational marine mainstays allows one to enjoy amenities on this collection normally only found on much larger sportfishers. The 420 LXF is the sixth model in this category to date, headlining the 255, 275, 300, 320 and 350 LXF models.
“We could have brought this model out prior to now, but we didn’t want to rush to market with an inferior product,” said Scout CEO & Founder Steve Potts. “While my son Stevie has spearheaded this project with his team, our entire Scout family has been behind the development of this incredible model. It’s important to all of us to provide the very best we can provide for our customers, especially as the customers’ expectations continue to rise. Our 420 rivals even some of the larger luxury sportfishing machines with its appointments, technology and attention to detail. We’re all extremely proud of this new flagship.”
The 420 was in research and development for three years prior to its debut. Over 400 hours were put into testing the epoxy-infused double stepped hull developed for this model. Scout Boats says epoxy infusion provides more stability in the hull while reducing the overall weight in the boat, countering the long term industry belief that a larger boat has to be heavy to perform.
The 420 is outfitted with quad engine configurations, including Yamaha F350’s or Mercury’s new 350 Verados, while achieving top end speeds in the 70s.
“We wanted the customer to feel that ‘wow factor’ when they look at the model, when they touch something on the model, when they captain the model, and everything in between,” said Potts. “This is like no other model in its class.”
The 420 comes with optional hydraulic port side beach platform with stowable pocket ladder – ideal for boarding/de-boarding safely away from the transom and engines – and the optional three Garmin 17” or 19” touch screens at the helm. (Three Garmin 8215 15” screens come standard.) Features can be controlled through C-Zone digital switching technology as well. There’s also an optional SeaKeeper gyro stabilizer.
Standard features throughout include a full transom walk-thru platform (with optional dive ladder); a side boarding door; gas shock-assisted hatches; flush mount cleats and rod holders; port and starboard floor fish boxes with overboard diaphragm discharge; a patented powder coated hardtop with curved glass enclosure; under hardtop/under gunnel LED lighting; a three-person aft facing cockpit seat; two retractable fresh water hoses; a retractable raw water hose; and Eco-Teak swim platform, transom door, bow table and helm footrest.
The boat also comes standard with a Garmin helm Wi-Fi router, Fusion stereo with eight seven inch speakers, amp, forward deck remote control and Bluetooth compatibility, a JBL Sound Bar in the cabin, AGM glass-pack batteries with two chargers and dimming courtesy under bolster and hardtop lights. Other systems include an anchor windlass wash down hose, water heater, Kohler generator, electronic bow table with filler cushion and air conditioning. Access for service to the main systems on the 420 is possible with the help of a midship systems room and a stern accessible room.
Down below, customers will find a twoburner glass stove cooktop, microwave, flush mount 32” flat screen TV, DVD player, galley sink, drawer refrigerator, enclosed shower area with sump, a high/low electric release marine take table and an enclosed head area with a full size toilet and sink with hot and cold water. Stainless accents can be found throughout, while two single beds come together to make a King-sized berth.
The 420 also provides customizable features for its owner, such as custom-painted engines and a SureShade integrated retractable awning. Underwater deck and bow cameras are available as well as underwater LED lights. The standard upholstery package can be upgraded to the Brisa or Italia package.
For more information on Scout, visit www.scoutboats.com; or contact Mark Jerkins at TMR Creative, email: email@example.com; phone: 863-583-0081.