Center Console boats have come a long way from their lean and mean roots, and we’re learning that anglers are grateful for the change. As more fishermen express a desire for blue-water machines that can double as family dayboats, cocktail cruisers and more, boat builders are responding with hybrid models designed to do it all. A new addition to this category is the Scout 305 LXF, one of the only 30-footers in its class with a console berth down below for overnighting. This 30’4”-long offshore model with a 9’10’ beam rides on a proven deep-V hull and features a cockpit designed with all the creature comforts active families are looking for in an open boat.
For information on the Scout 305, read Fancy Fish. To learn more about other models from Scout, see https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/boats/new-boat-scout-530-lxf.
To learn more about other trends in center console design, see https://www.soundingsonline.com/features/fresh-catch