Wow, after a full day of tromping through the conference center and running boats for the NMMA Innovations awards, the Miami show is already cranking at full speed – and it hasn’t even started yet!
There aren’t a whole lot of new fishboats being introduced this year, but today we did see one that’ll be on interest to many anglers: Scout’s new 210 center console. The hull is a departure from the usual variable-degree deadrise, with three different planes of increasing deadrise going from the keep up. It’s similar to Sea Craft’s old design in the inverse (Sea Crafts’ three planes of the hull went down in deadrise, as you moved up from the keel).
A couple of really nifty features were the transom seat, which folds up to create a motorwell damn or removes completely to increase cockpit space, and the forward console seat, which is twice as long as most and features arm rests and a fishbox/dry stowage box underneath.
Like most Scout’s it’s a slick little machine – look for a full review in an upcoming www.HookedOnFishingBoats.com test! See you tomorrow, at the boat show – enjoy!