Scout Introduces Dealer Linked Inventory System

Summerville, SC-based Scout Boats has developed a new linked inventory system that allows Scout dealers to search one other's inventory in order to locate specific models.

“The Dealer Linked Inventory Program will help our dealers work together to make room for 2010 models, and it was an important investment for us to make,” said Scout Boats International Sales Manager, Alan Lang. “It's easy for our network to use, and is one more thing we can do to help our dealers during these difficult times.”

Scout dealer Mark Payne, of Payne Marine, Pointe au Baril, ON, is pleased with the new capability. “The key benefit is that if a customer wants a particular model I don't have in stock, I can search nearby dealerships and see if someone else has one on hand. If so, I can get the boat for the customer in a few days, rather than ordering one from the factory in South Carolina and waiting a few weeks for it to be delivered. At the same time, if another dealer has a sale for a model I have in stock, then we can move the boat and we both benefit.”

Scout's Dealer Linked Inventory Program was designed in conjunction with partner Dealers Circle ( The builder manufactures more than 30 different fiberglass fishing and fish 'n ski models ranging from 15 to 35 feet in length.