FUTURE TEST: Scout 210 XSF

At the Miami Boat Show last week, Scout Boats announced its new 345 XSF, but being a light tackle enthusiast, the 2010 210 XSF (pictured) is right in my wheelhouse. One complaint my non-fishing friends and relatives always have is the lack of seating on the small center consoles I like to fish, an issue Scout [...]

20th February 2010.
By Pete McDonald

At the Miami Boat Show last week, Scout Boats announced its new 345 XSF, but being a light tackle enthusiast, the 2010 210 XSF (pictured) is right in my wheelhouse.

One complaint my non-fishing friends and relatives always have is the lack of seating on the small center consoles I like to fish, an issue Scout seems to address by adding armrests to the cushioning atop the cooler seating forward of the console. Here’s a look at the overhead accommo plan:

Note the transom seating as well. Good for a 20-footer. Will it all get in the way of fishing? Only a proper test will sort it out. Coming soon.

Scout also makes a dual console version, called the 210 Dorado, that’s more family oriented than fishing focused. Witness the layout differences:

I plan to test that one, too. Here’s what I said in a test of the Dorado’s big sister, the 245.


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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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