The Scout 330 LXF brings a high level of luxury to the field of saltwater center-console fishing machines. Posh amenities such as twin high-back helm seats, comfy forward loungers, a retractable bow dining table, and a lounger on the forward console will delight cruising guests.
There’s also Scout’s undeniable reputation for style reflected in a gracefully sweeping sheer, Carolina-style bow flare, and classic tumblehome of the stern quarters—elements that will capture the attention of envious onlookers. Twin Yamaha 425 XTO outboards vault the 330 LXF to plane in 5 seconds, and from zero to 30 mph in 8.2 seconds. The 330 LXF tops out at over 66 mph.
You can expect precise, confident cornering at speed. The double-stepped hull lifts with little bow rise during hole shot, and knifes smoothly through rough seas while maintaining a near-level trim angle. Epoxy-infusion construction results in optimized weight and strength, and delivers a solid feel and long-term durability.
A hardtop integrates with the full-height tempered-glass windshield, side windows and the center console. An optional retractable rocket launcher holds five rods on the aft edge of the hardtop and tilts down electrically to allow deployment of a motorized sunshade.
A Yamaha CL7 display monitors the outboards and interfaces with the Yamaha Helm Master joystick system. A workstation abaft the helm seating can be equipped with either a grill or a mini fridge. It includes raw- and freshwater washdown spigots, as well as three tackle drawers. A Yeti Tundra 65 slides out from underneath.
The transom bulkhead includes six rod holders, a 21-gallon covered livewell in the port quarter, and a flip-out transom bench. Twin insulated 132-quart in-sole fish lockers bracket the aft deck. A transom gate in the starboard quarter offers access to the swim platform, and a beefy inward-opening door is built into the port side of the spacious cockpit.
The 330 LXF’s step-down center-console interior offers 6 feet, 3 inches of headroom, an electric-flush marine toilet, and a 6-foot-long berth for two adults.
- Scout’s 330 LXF receives high marks for combining classic styling with advanced construction and innovation.
- Double berth inside the center console enables overnight trips.
- Loungers on the forward console and the bow invite guests to kick back and relax.
- Integrated full-height windshield protects the helm area from wind blast while underway.
- Transom platform is easy to traverse from side to side.
Draft (max): 2′3″
Dry Weight: 9,545 lb. (without power)
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 265 gal.
Price: $414,602 (with twin Yamaha 425 XTOs and Helm Master)
How We Tested
Engines: Twin 425 hp Yamaha 425 XTO
Drive/Props: Outboard/Yamaha XTO Offshore 161/8″ x 23″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.79:1
Fuel Load: 130 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.
Scout Boats – Summerville, South Carolina; 843-821-0068; scoutboats.com