Scout 400 LXF

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The new 400 LXF luxury sportfish model joins Scout Boats’ growing LXF lineup.

By Gregg Mansfield

Scout Boats unwrapped the all-new 400 LXF at the Miami International Boat Show in February, adding to its growing LXF Collection of luxury sportfish models.

The 39-footer is the eighth model in the LXF category, joining the 255, 277, 305, 330, 355, 425 and 530 LXF models. Scout Boats says the collection blends high-performance fish boats with high-end cruisers, offering features that are found on larger sportfishing models.

“We want the customer to feel that ‘wow factor’ when they look at our models, when they touch something on the model, when they captain the model, and everything in between,” said Scout President Dave Wallace.

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Scout Boats takes the dive door to a new level with its standard hydraulic portside beach platform with synthetic teak.

The 400 LXF is built utilizing epoxy-infusion with carbon-fiber/e-glass construction, which Scout says creates a stronger and faster boat with improved fuel efficiency. As consumers have come with expect with the LXF line, the South Carolina builder utilizes top-shelf materials and finishes throughout the boat.

Among the highlights is the helm that includes as standard two Garmin 8616 touchscreens (available for upgrade to three 8616 screens). The owner can control features throughout the model with the help of C-Zone digital switching technology including electronically actuated SureShade integrated retractable aft awning and electronically actuated articulating rocket launchers. A Seakeeper 3 gyro stabilizer comes standard.

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The helm, which is protected by a solid windshield, comes standard with two Garmin 8616 screens and has room for a third touchscreen.
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Scout’s 400 LXF can handle a big crowd with spacious U-shaped seating in the bow and a lounge that can seat two people.

The 400 LXF also showcases a unique raised aft facing lounge seat/electronically actuated convertible leaning post option that adds a Kenyon grill, sink and cutting board to a ice maker and tackle drawers, or substitute a drawer refrigerator instead.

Showcasing the crossover appeal, the 400 LXF has a standard hydraulic portside beach platform with synthetic teak to make getting into the water and boarding safely away from the transom and engines.

Standard features throughout include a port and starboard acrylic transom access door; gas shock-assisted hatches; flush-mount cleats and rod holders; port and starboard floor fish boxes with overboard diaphragm discharge; a patented powder-coated hardtop with curved glass enclosure; under hardtop/under gunwale LED dimming courtesy lighting; and two hardtop-retractable water hoses for fresh and raw.

 

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The aft facing lounge seat/electronically actuated convertible leaning post can be customized.

Down below, there is a single-burner glass stove cooktop, microwave, flush mount 32” LED flat screen TV, galley sink, drawer refrigerator, enclosed shower/head area with toilet, sink and mirror with vanity cabinet. Stainless accents can be found throughout, while a convertible queen berth awaits those in need of rest after a full day of fishing or entertaining.

Thanks to the 12’1” beam and 6’3” headroom, the cabin offered enough space for overnighting for a couple.

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Down below the lounge is a large cabin that includes a galley, head and a queen berth.

Base power for the 400 LXF are triple Mercury 350XL Verados and starts at $971,000. The center-console model is available in twin, triple or quad configuration with power plants from Mercury and Yamaha.

“One of the things that clearly separates our models from our competition is fit and finish,” Wallace said, later adding, “we’ve taken the time to finish the boat inside and out, packed it with incredible innovations and put it all on a high-performance hull.”

Scout Boats, 843-821-0068
www.scoutboats.com