2016 Boat Buyers Guide: Scout 420 LXF | Boating Magazine

Scout 420 LXF

The Scout 420 LXF strikes a balance between posh and utility.

LOA: 42'2"
Beam: 13'1"
Dry Weight: 15,800 lb. (without power)
Seating/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 500 gal.

More Information: scoutboats.com

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

Scout 420 LXF

Scout Boats

The 420 LXF — the largest Scout ever built — strikes a balance between posh and utility with its style and technology. Vacuum-infused epoxy-resin construction offers incredible strength. A spacious aft cockpit provides room to work lines and to entertain. You’ll find seven stainless-steel rod holders across the transom, an 80-gallon transom livewell and a pair of 108-gallon fish boxes. A foldout transom bench and a trio of high-back seats abaft the helm create a social center. A motorized awning provides cooling shade.

Retractable raw- and freshwater washdown hoses pull out from ports in the anodized-aluminum aft hardtop supports. A recessed boatswain’s locker on the starboard side stows deck brushes, gaffs and boat hooks. A transom door in the starboard quarter offers access to a platform forward of the quadruple Yamaha outboards. A beefy dive door on the port side includes an innovative and unique 6-foot-long dive platform that cantilevers outward from a recess in the hull. Very cool.

For the ulimate in stability, you can order a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer. A Kohler 6 kW diesel generator provides power for the gyro, two air-conditioning systems (one for the cabin and another for the bridge deck) and other appliances, such as the refrigerator/freezer/ice maker and the electric grill on the starboard side of the 420’s seating module.

Three-across helm seating features flip-up bolsters and armrests. You will find Ultrafabrics upholstery material throughout the Scout 420 LXF. A tempered glass windshield and an integrated hardtop protect the helm and three Garmin 8215 15-inch multifunction displays. A standard Yamaha Helm Master system and a Side-Power bow thruster make it easy to dock this 42-footer.

A step-down console cabin with 6½ feet of headroom features a beautifully crafted wood dining table that can be lowered and converted to a master berth with a 32-inch TV, galley and enclosed head with a shower.

Back topside, Scout included a lounger forward of the console and U-shaped seating with a retractable teak table in the bow. With too many options to list, you can customize this center-console to your heart’s content.

High Points
*Vacuum-infused epoxy-resin construction offers greater strength with less weight than hand-laid fiberglass.
*Dive door features a unique platform that cantilevers out from the hull.
*Cabin in the console features a galley, enclosed head and convertible berth.

How We Tested
Engine: Quad 350 hp Mercury Verado 350s
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Revolution 21" pitch
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 475 gal.
Crew Weight: 580 lb.

Price
$772,960 (base with quad Yamaha F300s and Helm Master)

Contact
Scout Boats Summerville, South Carolina; 843-821-0068; scoutboats.com

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