Known for combining innovative design with super functionality and plenty of style, Scout has enhanced its reputation with the 300 LXF. A sharp and aggressive, forward-seating center-console that handles cruising daytime to light overnight, along with hard-core piscatorial pursuit, our test boat seemed determined to make a statement. In conditions that bordered on snotty, we chewed the chop, cut on a dime and tore through our paces without a flinch. It ran fast, tight, tough and dry while handling a demanding series of tight turns, circles and crosswind maneuvers in fairly sloppy seas that might have caused lesser rides to spit the bit. It popped smoothly out of the hole with sufficient visibility over the bow and accelerated quickly, and we discovered a sweet spot at 33 mph with a burn rate of 16.4 gph. Top speed? A brisk 62 mph.