2024 Scout 357 LXF

The Scout 357 LXF is built to satisfy anglers and cruising enthusiasts alike.

Scout’s new 357 LXF S-Class maximizes performance, luxury, styling and fishability. It offers outstanding efficiency thanks to its epoxy-infused, double-stepped hull construction that minimizes weight while maintaining high strength and a flawless finish.

Scout 357 LXF running near shore
The 357 LXF offers outstanding efficiency thanks to its epoxy-infused, double-stepped hull construction. Courtesy Scout Boats

The 357 LXF falls within Scout’s ­S-Class category reserved for luxury models 33 feet and up in length. The designation signifies the upper echelon of the Scout lineup, with luxury akin to high-end automobiles.

Scout 357 LXF helm
The expansive helm is nicely appointed. Courtesy Scout Boats

Standard features aboard the Scout 357 LXF include a fully walkable swim platform with a starboard-side transom door and Esthec decking, an Armstrong swim-platform ladder, a 47-gallon transom livewell, a 60-gallon transom fish box, a cockpit portside door, and raw- and freshwater washdown systems.

The 357 LXF offers abundant standard equipment and conveniences, such as a 50-amp onboard battery charger, ­remote-controlled lighting with a key fob, three captain’s helm chairs with heated seats and individual flip-up bolsters, an anchor camera in the bow, and an aft-facing bench seat that converts into a raised prep table.

Scout 357 LXF cabin
The cabin includes a forward berth. Courtesy Scout Boats

Posh forward seating includes a lounger for two on the forward console as well as wraparound seating/loungers in the bow, with an electrically actuated bow table that can retract flush with the seats to accommodate an upholstered filler cushion to create a spacious sun lounger.

Optional upgrades on the 357 LXF include a Seakeeper 3 DC gyrostabilizer, with versions that include a solar panel on the hardtop, as well as an ­additional 50-amp charger and two additional ­batteries.

Scout 357 LXF head
Belowdecks, there’s a marine head, and vanity with a sink and faucet. Courtesy Scout Boats

Anglers and cruising enthusiasts alike will love the retractable rocket launchers that allow for deploying an electric fiberglass cockpit sunshade. Air conditioning for the cabin and helm keeps the crew comfy on sultry days, and windshield wipers help maintain forward visibility when the rain falls. A wireless charger ensures that mobile phones are at the ready.

Scout 357 LXF aft seating
Posh seating is found forward and aft. Courtesy Scout Boats

High Points

  • Capable of speeds in excess of 72 mph with triple Mercury 400 hp outboards.
  • Cabin includes a forward berth, marine head, and vanity with a sink and faucet.
  • Epoxy resin-infused, double-stepped hull construction.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$548,864 (base with triple Mercury 300 hp Verado V-8 outboards)
Dry Weight:10,120 lb. (without power)
Seat/Weight Capacity:Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity:319 gal.
Available Power:Triple Mercury outboards up to 400 hp each or twin Yamaha XTO 450 outboards

Scout – Summerville, South Carolina; scoutboats.com