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.
*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.
$772,960 (base with quad Yamaha F300s and Helm Master)
Scout Boats Summerville, South Carolina; 843-821-0068; scoutboats.com