Like all Scout luxury center-consoles we’ve tested, this is a high-performance fin chaser at heart but feels right at home as a dinner-cruise vessel, yacht tender, or island-hopping play boat. Our test in the Charleston Harbor gave us foot-high wind chop along with steep wakes from passing cruisers. The 355 gave it right back, ripping through harbor traffic. Cornering delivered a pronounced, confident heel under tight control. The double-stepped running surface produced speeds approaching 70 mph with three aboard, which gave a fleet-of-feet sensation even in a large hull. Spray is deflected downward by the hard chines and Carolina bow flare. The hull frees up quickly, releasing faster for less wetted surface; higher efficiency is the result, especially in calm water.