The Scout 215 Dorado adds flourishes to its classic lines—including a frameless, racy-looking wraparound acrylic windshield—that will turn heads anywhere this smooth-riding dual console carries you.
The F150 Yamaha outboard on our test boat propelled the 215 to plane in 3.5 seconds and 30 mph in 7.5 seconds. Top speed was a pleasing 43 mph at 5,700 rpm. Handling proved excellent. The 215 carved turns with confidence-inspiring precision. With 20 degrees of deadrise at the transom, it knifed smoothly through choppy seas. The feel was solid, with nary a rattle or creak. We’d like to see footrests for the helm and portside seats.
Interior and Accessories
An inviting bow area offers twin lounges and seating that envelopes guests. Set up the optional oval teak table for drinks and snacks.
Open the central windshield panel and stroll aft to find a cockpit deck spanning 7¼ feet wide by 7¾ feet long. Guests can fold down the transom bench seat to kick back. For the helm and port console, twin adjustable, swiveling bucket-style seats come standard. Back-to-back seating that becomes a lounger is an option for the port side.
Insert the optional ski pylon to retrieve your gear from the central insole ski locker, and turn up the Fusion four-speaker stereo.
There’s a telescoping, stainless-steel boarding ladder in the starboard swim platform. The head compartment in the port console offers privacy, and a portable marine toilet is optional, but a good idea.
For anglers, this boat has four gunwale rod holders, horizontal rod racks below the gunwales, and a 19.4-gallon covered livewell in the port quarter with a pump that serves the raw-water washdown system. A freshwater washdown is optional.
A black acrylic dash and matching countertops, along with a stainless-steel wheel, complement this boat’s classic yet racy look.
Note that the suggested retail pricing is listed here, but Scout informed us about a special discount program currently underway, so when shopping, ask about this Scout promotion.
How We Tested
- Engine: Single Yamaha F150
- Drive/Prop: Outboard/Reliance 14″ x 17″ stainless-steel 3-blade
- Gear Ratio: 2.00:1 Fuel Load: 50 gal. Crew Weight: 400 lb.
- Earns style points.
- Self-bailing cockpit quickly drains water away from the nonskid deck.
- Hydraulic steering ensures easy handling.
- Many saltwater anglers will want greater livewell capacity.
- Footrests would be nice additions at the base of the consoles.
Grady-White’s Freedom 215 ($84,790 with a Yamaha F200, portable head, Vista top and side curtains, trim tabs and hydraulic steering) is another versatile dual console with similar length and beam, 80-gallon fuel capacity, and abundant fishing features, including an optional 16-gallon livewell in lieu of the aft cooler.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$72,632 (MSRP as tested with Yamaha F150)|
|Displacement:||2,776 lb. (without power)|
|Transom Deadrise:||20 degrees|
|Fuel Capacity:||82 gal.|
|Available Power:||Single Mercury or Yamaha outboard to 200 hp|
Speed, Efficiency, Operation
Scout Boats – Summerville, South Carolina; 843-821-0068; scoutboats.com