Our test 215 XSF was rigged conservatively with a 150 Yamaha; still, it produced a solid 45 mph top speed despite being no flyweight calm-water hull. Weight without engines is almost 2,900 pounds, ensuring a hull that can take a pounding. Its efficient hull design coupled with the fuel-sipping Yamaha gave a 3.9 mpg best cruise economy at 4,000 rpm and 29 mph. With a standard 82-gallon fuel tank, that translates to a huge 285-mile range, leaving 10 percent of the fuel in reserve. In the choppy Charleston harbor, the hull thumped satisfactorily through big tug and cruiser wakes, with no signs of flex or hard slamming — thanks in large part to the Scout’s 100 percent hand-laid fiberglass construction and reverse-shoe-box-fit deck-to-hull seam.