To help its dealers move product and increase consumer interest in recreational boating, Scout Boats, Summerville, SC, has introduced its new 151 Series, which consists of four models with special package boat, engine and trailer pricing.
The 151 Series includes the Standard, Sport, Sportfish and Dorado models that are available with Yamaha engine packages ranging from 25 hp to 40 hp. The 151 Standard comes with a 25 hp four-stroke tiller and trailer (and a 40 hp tiller and trailer as an upgrade), while the 151 Sport, 151 Sportfish and 151 Dorado are powered by a 40 hp and come with a trailer. According to Scout, prices range from US $9,995 to US $14,495. All four models are also available with a Sportsman's Package upgrade that includes the company's Heritage Green hull color, Sportsman's Green deck and camouflage cushions for US $1,000.
“With the current state of the industry and with the credit/financing issues plaguing the dealer level, we wanted to create an 'impulse buy' for the boating consumer,” said Scout CEO and president Steve Potts. “Our dealers will be able to choose from one of these models to carry on their floor, which will not take up much floor plan space and we're supplying a point-of-purchase collateral piece that showcases the model series and pricing so that the customer can choose which model is right for them. The customer can write a check or swipe their credit card and walk out the proud owner of a new Scout – complete with engine and trailer – without the dealer having to worry about consumer financing.”
Designed for fishing, hunting, or cruising inland lakes, the 151 Series' models come standard with several features including a built-in gas tank, electrical system including navigation lights and bilge pump, ample storage space along with bench and console cushions (Sportfish and Dorado models only). All models share an LOA of 14 feet, seven inches, a beam of six feet, five inches, dry weight of 640 pounds and 10-gallon (US) fuel capacity.
“Our 151 Series will also offer new boating consumers an affordable entry into the sport of fishing and boating, while also allowing current boating consumers a platform to downsize from their current model in an effort to remain in the industry during the current economic recession,” Potts added.