SCOUT 215 XSF SPORT
Scout’s nationally advertised Get on the Water promotion for its 215 XSF Sport package includes a Yamaha F150 outboard; a T-top with an aft spreader light, an overhead T-bag for life-jacket stowage, and a rocket launcher; forwardseating backrests and a stern seat. The promotion extends to several other models, but the 215 XSF comes with more equipment for anglers and families.
“The buyers get a deeper discount when they choose this entire package,” says Alan Lang, Scout’s director of sales and marketing. “The packages are usually centered on a certain type of boating. In this case, every option included in this package adds more appeal to a family.”
Scout’s legacy as a family-owned business keeps the brand in tune with the needs of adults and kids. “We pay close attention to how the boats are used,” Lang says. “We researched historical data on similar Scout models and determined that this package would be very popular.”
Lang says promotions on popular models usually have a long shelf life. “We usually keep them running yearround on models like this,” he says.
“To decide how to package our features, we consistently review what options and third-party additions are the most commonly sold in our boats. Additionally, we receive and incorporate buyer and dealer feedback to make sure we’re building the absolute best boats possible with respect to features, quality and price,” McCoy says.
FX22-Bay buyers vary in age and boating experience, though they’re generally concentrated in coastal areas of the United States. McCoy also notes that about 80 percent of FX22-Bays are sold and shipped with either a canvas T-top or hardtop, which comes on the LE package. However, hardcore bay anglers often choose a standard model without a top.
“In the end, package selection really comes down to how and where the boat will be used,” he says.
SPECS: LOA: 21 ft. 6 in. • Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 2,776 lb. (w/o engine) • Max Power: 250 hp • Promotional Price: • Transom Deadrise: 20 deg. • Draft: 15.75 in. $53,866*
* (w/ Yamaha F150, Sport package) Approximate; pricing was changing at press time.
The 215 XSF Sport package offers loads of cushioned seating for families who might fish or just take a picnic on the water.
Bay boats sometimes lack the rod storage of larger center consoles, but the FX22 comes with hangers in the foredeck boxes.