Calling it a “mega center console,” Scout Boats added the 530 LXF to its popular LXF model line of luxury sportfish models that blends the performance of high-performance fish boats with high-end cruisers. The line consists of models from 25 feet to 53 feet with the 530 LXF by far the largest in the lineup.

The 530 has been in development for two years, as Scout’s R&D team researched and shaped every inch of the model into a world-class mega center console experience.

Standard features on the model include a Seakeeper 6 gyro stabilizer; a unique glass helm enclosure with electronically-sliding windows port and starboard; a smartly-designed cockpit island with a forward-facing bench seat, aft facing barstools that retract and stow out of the way, and a cooler, sink and cutting board with granite counter top; a Fischer Panda 15kW generator; 16,000 BTU air conditioner/heaters in both the cabin and helm area; an electric sliding sunroof; and heated helm seats and seat backs port and starboard, just to name a few.

The 530 is built on Scout’s carbon fiber epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel efficient hull. The Epoxy-infusion process utilizing Carbon/E-glass is utilized on the 530, 420 and 380 LXF models (a process used frequently in the aerospace industry), and provides a Class A finish, with more stability on the hull while reducing the overall weight in the boat.

Buyers can opt for Yamaha or Mercury power but they should be prepared to hang a lot of outboards on the transom. The 530 can be equipped with four to six outboards, and with four power plants expect the boat to run comfortably in the mid-50 mph range. Customers wanting a little more speed can opt for five outboards, which Scout says should deliver speeds reaching in the 60-mph range.

“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 Steve Potts, founder and owner of Scout Boats. “The 530 is like no other boat in its class, period.”

Specifications

Length: 53’
Beam: 14’8”
Weight w/o engines: 26,500 pounds
Max. Power: 2,700 hp

For more information:
www.scoutboats.com

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