Scout 530 LXF

Going, going, GONE!

By Ken Kreisler
What can you expect from Scout, a boat building company whose original building was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo back in 1989, just as it was getting started?


  • LOA: 53'
  • Beam: 14'8"
  • Draft: 31"
  • Weight: 26,500 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 875 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 100 gals.
  • Power: 2,700-hp outboards
  • Price: Contact dealer

For starters, you can expect a steadfast determination toward quality and customer satisfaction. And with the exciting new 530 LXF, that idea is taken to new heights, length and speeds. 

“We’ve created a ‘yacht-like-center console’ on so many levels,” says Scout CEO, Founder and Owner Steve Potts. 

Those yacht-like features include: Multi Yamaha 450-hp or Mercury 400-hp outboard configurations up to six engines than can reach speeds of nearly 70 mph; a standard Seakeeper 6 gyro and Fischer Panda 15kW genset; and a private master stateroom with queen berth and 6-foot, 5-inch headroom. 

To bring this stunning new addition to the LXF sportfishing lineup took two years of rigorous research and development. The epoxy-infused with carbon fiber E-glass hull results in a strong yet lightweight structure — one certainly ready to accept the multi-engine possibilities the 530 LXF presents.

Along with her hardcore sportfish profile, the 53-foot boat features a pair of aerated transom baitwells, seven transom rod holders, locking in-deck rod storage and electric reel plugs. Options include electronically actuated articulating rocket launchers that work in tandem with the automatic retractable SureShade aft awning.

Starting on the bow, a pair of electrically operated tables surround comfortable seating, and sunpad seating is just below the front windshield. Wide walkways lead to the glass-enclosed helm, featuring electric windows and a sunroof overhead. A cockpit island provides a forward-facing bench seat, a pair of folding stools on the aft side, and a sink, cooler and granite-topped cutting board. Need more room on the beam? Actuate the aft port and starboard beach platforms and she’ll stretch herself to 17 feet, 10 inches. Below decks is a salon, galley, convertible sofa, dining table, aft double berth and plenty of storage space.

“This model does it all: A high-performance fishing machine with the elegance of a yacht, the comfort of a home that will handle whatever waters the Great Lakes will throw at it with pleasure,” says Alan Lang, Scout’s director of sales and marketing.

The Scout 530 LXF is a must-see. But don’t blink; you just might miss her as she speeds by.

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