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Scout 320 LXF
Displacement (without power): 7,100 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 23 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 7'7"
Max Cabin Headroom: 5'11"
Fuel Capacity: 262 gal.
Water Capacity: 20 gal.
Max Horsepower: 700
Available Power: Twin Yamaha outboards to 700 hp
Ever since fishermen (and their families) wanted more creature comforts, cruising features became more common on fishing vessels. Today, Scout Boats carries that trend one step further. The new line of LXF hulls — like this 320 — are doing triple duty as luxury yacht tenders in addition to fishing and cruising. Megayacht owners want boats that look as rich and stylish as the yachts themselves, and the 320 LXF meets that parameter in spades. The finest upholstery, gorgeous trim, powder-coating on all metal that isn’t polished stainless steel, and unique design features elevate Scout into a rarified niche.
In the bow, removable modular pods aft of each forward seat provide space for a sink, stowage and tackle drawers portside. An optional Kenyon grill that runs off an inverter hides in the starboard module along with more stowage. Aft backrests on both seats rise on electric rams. Control the through-stem anchor and windlass with foredeck buttons or from the helm. We found copious stowage under all forward seats and inside the foredeck sole.
Scout’s D-shaped structural console and T-top framework add sleek style that lowers wind resistance. The helm seat comes in your choice of a 60/40 split with pop-up bolsters or a bench. Another signature Scout design element is a shallow stowage locker on the side of the console that houses mops, gaffs, hanging line coils, brushes, etc. Inside, Scout provides a fixed head, an electrical distribution panel and a single berth. Scout also offers a gorgeous upholstery upgrade called the Cayenne package.
The helm module contains tackle drawers, a catchall, tool storage, a sink, a baitwell and four rod holders. Add five more across the back of the T-top, two more under each gunwale and the standard four in-gunwale holders, and your fishing armory is potentially extensive.
The two fish boxes have diaphragm pumps rather than macerators — a trend I am very glad to see. Macerators are forever clogging up with fish scales and detritus, causing them to burn out. Diaphragm pumps can move a whole baitfish overboard with impunity. I also love how accessible all the wiring, plumbing and valves are in the surgically clean lazarette.