Scout 377 LXF S-Class

Carolina sweetheart.

by Kevin Koenig

South Carolina builder Scout Boats has a reputation for building luxe center consoles with exemplary levels of fit and finish that ride atop well-performing hulls.

Photos Courtesy of Scout

This new 377 LXF S-Class is a good example of what the builder can do, in a footprint that is big enough to handle most any sea state while also being small enough for owners to handle themselves.

The 377 LXF S-Class also benefits from some construction methods that are worthy of rocket scientists — quite literally, since they are derived from the aerospace industry. Scout built this boat using carbon epoxy construction, i.e. epoxy infused with carbon fiber/e-glass. The builder says this construction method makes its hulls both lighter and stiffer than the competition.

“Our process removes the brittle, excess fat of the resin to create a boat that weighs a little less when compared to other outdated competitor processes, but at the same time provides an even stronger, more stable structure,” says Alan Lang, Scout’s director of sales and marketing.

The 377 LXF also has a stepped hull that effectively makes this boat float on a cushion of air while underway — excellent for high speeds and soft landings. Also excellent for high speeds are power packages, including triple 425-hp Yamaha outboards or twin 600-hp Mercury V12 Verados. With the Merc 600s, the boat hits 67.8 mph at 6400 RPM with a fuel range of 225 miles (when loaded with about one-third tank of fuel and five test personnel).

The LXF features a lithium-ion battery, a portside swing-in boarding door, a spacious cabin down below and an enclosed head, as well as a slick foredeck lounge, which is the perfect space to relax while on a high-speed dash to your favorite local watering hole.

Specifications

  • LOA: 37’7″
  • Beam: 11’5″
  • Draft: 26″
  • Dry Weight: 14,120 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 363 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 61 gals
  • Max Power: 1,350 hp
  • Base MSRP: $775,936
  • Website: scoutboats.com 
DEALERS

Source: https://lakelandboating.com/scout-377-lxf-s-class/