|For Scout's many fans, the 280 Sportfish is the ultimate center console. The company earned its reputation as a high-quality builder as the public got to know its line of smaller skiffs and bay boats.
The 280 is pure center console, and has Scout's usual array of clever design touches to maximize efficiency. Like all Scouts, the 280 has excellent fit-and-finish, and is built with the highest quality resins and gelcoat. The hull is all hand-laid fiberglass, and the rest of the boat is fully composite-cored. The fiberglass stringer system extends into the integrated transom area, a system Scout calls the "Strata-Mount."It is designed to spread the stress generated by the engines throughout the entire hull. The hull is filled with closed-cell foam for maximum flotation, and this Scout is pushed by dependable 4 stroke Yamahas.
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The large cockpit should satisfy most offshore types, with coaming pads running 360 degrees around the boat. Live-baiters will appreciate the 30-gallon live well built into the transom bulkhead. The lighted well comes with a grill supply system wherein water is introduced evenly throughout the water column, a very nice touch. There are two good-sized fishboxes in the deck, running fore and aft. These open on piano hinges and gas-assisted rams, and have sturdy rubber gasketing all the way around.
There are two storage compartments in the transom bulkhead for holding loose gear, and the Y-valve for the head is located in the starboard box. A large lazarette sits under the live well, and the bilge pumps, oil tanks and fuel valves are all accessed through a hatch under the well.
At the forward end of the cockpit, a step up takes you to the helm area. Two sub-deck rod-storage lockers built into the steps hold three rods per side, and five more rods will fit in holders welded onto the aft end of the leaning post - rocket launcher. The leaning post contains a full tackle center with three tackle drawers, a sink and cutting board. The rocket launcher seat contains a shallow storage tray.
The 280's console features a large vertical surface for electronics flush-mounting, with a centerline helm, an acrylic windshield, and a couple of built-in drink holders. You will find a Garmin plotter on the helm with a VHF in the overhead electronics box. The sub-console head compartment has a surprising 6' 4"of headroom, and the head is hidden in a storage box-out of sight and out of the way until you need it. The boat's batteries are down there too, where they are easily accessible. A cooler under the front console seat is perfect for holding cold drinks.
The Scout design team obviously took storage needs seriously when designing this boat, because the bow area contains very generous storage spaces. A huge in-deck storage box on the centerline will hold a lot of gear, and there are three more storage boxes in the raised seating area that wraps around the bow. A molded pulpit holds the anchor, and a low-profile stainless bow rail provides a handhold, yet remains out of the way for casting. A power windlass make anchoring easy.
This Scout has fresh bottom paint and is ready to go. She is in Ft Myers. Trailer is not included, but new and used are available. This is a nice one.. Located in Ft Myers Florida.|
Contact Number: 888-351-2331
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