A completely fly-by-wire system controls the triple Yamaha F300 outboards, making them incredibly responsive. In addition to Yamaha’s CommandLink electronic throttle and shift, Scout incorporated the Optimus steering system as standard. Optimus provides adjustable steering response according to speed: At 2,200 rpm and less it takes 3½ turns lock-to-lock with 30 percent effort. At 5,500 rpm, that changes to 70 percent effort and 6½ turns lock-to-lock. Response follows a parabolic curve between 2,200 and 5,000 rpm. Interestingly, you never consciously notice the change. The system also provides more accurate control of the Garmin nav system and autopilot, which in this instance consist of three 12-inch displays, effectively providing more viewing area than two 15-inchers.