Scout to debut 380 LXF at MIBS

Scout Boats, Inc. will unveil the 380 LXF, the company’s newest luxury sportfishing addition to its LXF model line. The model will be debuted at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, with a Yamaha triple 350HP-rigged model in the Scout booth (in-water slip #450) and another Mercury quad 300HP-rigged model in the Mercury booth (in-water slip #218). The quad-Merc model will be available for demo.

Scout will also hold a press conference for the media to unveil the model and update attendees on corporate information on opening day of the show, Thursday Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Scout booth.

Scout’s LXF Collection is comprised of luxury sportfish models that blend fish boats with cruisers. The cross between these two recreational marine mainstays allows one to enjoy amenities on this collection normally only found on larger sportfishers. The 380 LXF is the seventh model in this category to date, joining the 255, 275, 300, 320, 350 and 420 LXF models.

The 380 is built on Scout’s epoxy-infused, double-stepped hull. The company says epoxy-infusion provides more stability in the hull while reducing the overall weight in the boat. LOA is 38’ 6” and the beam sits at a stable 12’ 1”.

“One of the things that clearly separates our models from our competition is fit-and-finish,” said Scout CEO/Owner Steve Potts. “Our 380 carries this principle forward again with completely-finished doors, lids, hatches, bilges … we’re not just screwing a cheap seat cover to a lid and calling it a day. We’ve chosen premium upgraded upholsteries, taken the time to finish the boat inside and out, packed it with incredible innovations and put it all on a high-performance hull.”

Features and styling include the optional hydraulic port side beach platform with synthetic teak – ideal for boarding/de-boarding safely away from the transom and engines – and the standard two Garmin 7616 touch screens at the helm (available for upgrade to three screens). From the helm and the key fob, the owner can control features throughout the model with the help of C-Zone digital switching technology as well. There’s also an optional Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, electronically-actuated SureShade integrated retractable aft awning, and Scout’s optional patented electronically-actuated articulating rocket launchers.

“We want the customer to feel that ‘wow factor’ when they look at our models, when they touch something on the model, when they captain the model, and everything in between,” said Potts. “Much like the 420 LXF, as well as the other models in our series, this is like no other boat in its class.”

The 380 LXF offers a raised aft facing lounge seat/electronically-actuated convertible leaning post option that adds a Kenyon grill, sink and cutting board to a clear ice maker and tackle drawers, or substitute a drawer refrigerator instead.

Standard features throughout include a full transom walk-through platform with Armstrong dive ladder; an inward port 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; two hardtop-retractable water hoses for fresh and raw; and synthetic teak swim platform, transom door, aft-facing seat step and helm footrest, and more.

Notable options include a bow table and filler cushion, upper helm flybridge, Release Marine fighting chair, real Teak upgrade, compressed air toy inflator, hardtop-mounted train horn, Taco 380XL cranking outriggers w/ 20’ carbon-fiber poles, and Lumishore underwater LED lighting.

Access for mechanical service is possible with the help of a finished and accessible midships mechanical room.

Down below is a single-burner glass stove cooktop, microwave, flush mount 32” LED flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, galley sink, drawer refrigerator, enclosed shower/head area with toilet, sink and mirror with vanity cabinet. Stainless accents can be found throughout and a convertible queen berth is below.

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