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Scout Boats unveiled its biggest boat yet at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show: the Scout 67’ LX Series, dubbed Project Everest.
The South Carolina-based boatbuilder’s 67-foot, outboard-powered flagship is a sportfishing yacht that comes in three variations: the 670 LXF (luxury fish model), the 670 LXS (luxury sport model) and the 670 LXC (luxury cruiser model). The primary difference between each version is what’s overhead. On the fish version, there’s a flybridge; on the sport version, there’s a hardtop; and the upper station is pushed forward on the cruiser version.
The 67 LX measures 66 feet, 9 inches, length overall, with a 16-foot beam. Powered with five 600 hp Mercury V-12 outboards, Scout projects the top speed to be about 52 knots, with a 434-nautical-mile range at a 35-knot cruise speed. Fuel capacity is 1,500 gallons. Scout says there are no plans to build the 67’ LX Series with inboard power.
The helm is to starboard, and four steps lead belowdecks to an entertainment/theater room. The forepeak master stateroom with en suite head is accessed via double sliding doors that open at the push of a button.
Scout partnered with superyacht design studio Harrison Eidsgaard for Project Everest. Each 670 LX yacht will be built in carbon fiber epoxy, with construction expected to start in the third quarter of 2023. Scout says Hull No. 1 is expected to debut at the 2024 Miami Boat Show, and full production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2024.
“People look at outboard-powered boats as being trailerable boats ‘cause an outboard-powered boat has typically always been trailerable boats. … People think of a center-console being a utility or fishing boat that has a console in the center,” Scout Boats CEO Steve Potts said at the Miami Show. “I believe that we as designers and builders of these boats have to design and build things that reach people’s imagination. And it’s time for us to develop things that are reaching people’s imagination.”
What is the base price of a Scout 67’ LX Series yacht? $5 million.
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