Scout Boats, Inc. has unveiled the much anticipated 530 LXF, the company’s newest luxury sportfishing flagship. This “mega centre console” addition is the company’s latest to its popular LXF model line. The model was officially debuted to the media and public at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Scout’s LXF Collection is comprised of luxury sportfish models that showcase a unique blending of high-performance fish boats with high-end cruisers.
The cross between these two popular recreational marine mainstays allows one to enjoy amenities on this collection normally only found on much larger sport fishers. The 530 LXF is the eighth and most impressive model in this category to date, joining the 255, 275, 300, 320, 355, 380 & 420 LXF models.
The 530 is built on Scout’s carbon fibre epoxy-infused, double-stepped fuel efficient hull. The Epoxyinfusion process utilizing Carbon Fiber/E-glass is utilized on the 530, 420 and 380 LXF models (a the process used frequently in the aerospace industry), and provides a Class A finish, with more stability in the hull while reducing the overall weight in the boat – countering the long-term ideology that a larger the boat must be heavy to perform.
LOA is 53’ 0” and the beam sits at a stable 14’ 8”. The beam is extended to an even wider 17’ when the electronically-actuated dual beach platforms are engaged port and starboard. “What we’ve created here is a ‘yacht-like-centre console’ masterpiece on so many levels,” said Scout CEO/Founder/Owner Steve Potts. “A masterpiece that not only looks stunning but one where the consumer can choose their multi-engine configuration based on their individual performance appetite.
Working with both Yamaha and Mercury, we’ve been able to successfully reach incredible cruise and top-end speeds with either four, five or even six engines. And there-in-lies the real performance statement that we make with this model – it will run incredibly on four engines with speeds in the mid 50’s.
But if a customer wants the look and feel of more horsepower and speeds reaching mid 60’s, then they can get five engines. We’ve even had two models pre-ordered with six Mercury engines for an undisclosed buyer, of which one model will be on display in our Scout booth at the Miami show.”
A 530 LXF rigged with five new Yamaha 425 XTO engines will also be on display in the Yamaha booth during the Miami show. 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 centre 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 bar stools that retract and stow out of the way, and a cooler, sink and cutting board with granite countertop; 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.
“One of the things that clearly separates our models from our competition is fit-and-finish,” added Potts. “Our 530 carries this principle forward again with completely-finished doors, lids, hatches, bilges…we’re not just screwing a cheap seat cover to a lid and calling it a day.
We’ve chosen premium upgraded ultra leather upholsteries, taken the time to finish the boat inside and out, packed it with incredible innovations and put it all on a state-of-the-art high-performance hull with our carbon epoxy construction.” Timeless styling, sleek aesthetics and technology are three main pillars of the 530.
Scout’s built a reputation for being first-to-market with innovations throughout its nearly thirty-year history, and the 530 carries the company philosophy forward with perks like the company’s patented bow camera.
Scout’s optional patented electronically-actuated articulating rocket launchers (that work in unison with the electronically-actuated SureShade integrated retractable aft awning); a Garmin 24” MFD touch screen at the helm, Garmin 12” MFD touch screen in the overhead helm, and Garmin 8617 MFD behind the port mezzanine seat; C-Zone digital switching technology; Fusion stereo head unit with Bluetooth capability and 12 JL Audio speakers, four subwoofers and three amplifiers.
Twin bow electronically actuated tables; a transom access doors both port and starboard; and numerous seating options available throughout the boat including a plush bow area, a three-person forward sun lounge with dry the box underneath, aft-facing stadium seating for three, and helm area seating for seven.
“Another area our 530 shines in is the versatile seating options throughout the boat,” added Potts. “We designed 21 comfortable seating areas (not including the integrated bar stools) that create a much wider variety of experiences for all ages than any other inshore/offshore vessel in existence.
We’ve created an on-the-water entertainment platform where regardless of weather, sea conditions or speeds, the captain and crew can enjoy numerous options to maximize their pleasure on the boat.” “The 530 is certainly beautiful top side, but you really get a feel for the time and attention we put into the entire model as you move below deck,” said Potts.
“We partnered with Genesis Interiors to design appointments below never seen before on a boat this size. We wanted the customer to feel like they were stepping aboard a private jet or walking into a clean, modern luxury home.”
Below deck, the 530 showcases a private master stateroom upfront with a walk-around queen berth and unique rod storage underneath when the gas shock-assisted frame is raised; an enclosed separate head with door and skylight; and enclosed separate shower room with door and skylight; galley with sink, drawer refrigerator, drawer freezer with internal ice maker, wine chiller and 32” LED TV (there is a second 32” LED TV in the private master stateroom); dining table and couch that converts to a single berth; private aft double berth and hanging closet.
There’s even an overhead saloon skylight with automatic sliding shade and Garmin MFD touch screen mounted in the salon. “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 Potts. “The 530 is like no other boat in its class, period.”
Scout builds luxury sportfishing centre console, dual console and inshore/bay boat models ranging from 17’ to 53’. Since its founding three decades ago, the company’s goal has been to manufacture the best-built boats in its distinctive sportfishing niches.
Each Scout hull is a true original, as the in-house research and design team works closely with engineering to take concepts from blueprint to production more efficiently, growing the company’s world-class reputation for quality, strength, durability and value.
Scout 530 LXF PR SPECIFICATIONS
Length Overall: 53’ 0” 16.5 m
Beam: 14’ 8” 4.51 m
Draft (approx): 31” 0.78 m
Dry Weight w/o Engines Epoxy-Infused Hull w/ Carbon E-Glass) (approx): 26,500 lbs 12,020 kg
Dry Weight w/ Quad Yamaha 425s (approx): 30,500 lbs 13,835 kg
Dry Weight w/ Quint Yamaha 425s (approx): 31,500 lbs 14,288 kg
Dry Weight w/ Quad Mercury 400s (approx): 29,248 lbs 13,267 kg
Dry Weight w/ Quint Mercury 400s (approx): 29,935 lbs 13,578 kg
Deadrise: 18 degrees
Max HP: 2700 HP 2,013 kW
Fuel Capacity: 875 gals 3,312 L
Fresh Water Capacity: 100 gallons 379 L
Holding Tank Capacity (Black Water): 40 gallons 151 L
Holding Tank Capacity (Gray Water): 40 gallons 151 L
Cockpit Baitwells (x2): 30 gallons/each 114 L/each
Cabin Headroom: 6’ 5” 1.96 m
Bridge Clearance (to top of hardtop; no tower): 9’ 8” 2.95 m