A GEM of this sport fish that proves details & condition matter. At just 294 hours, this boat will last generations.
Perfect for the Highly Selective Buyer. Are you that buyer? Can you afford her? Superior ride, long range, high fuel economy, forever engine and hull life.
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See the true SHOWROOM condition of this exceptional Scout inside our showroom. Fully equipped from bow thruster, spotlight and windlass through full navigation-radar/gps/sounder. The economy 3.8 mpgat 30 mphat 2500 rpm range=488 miles and reliability of Cummins dieselprovides the range and fuel affordabilty you want. Top speed of 42 mph! Enjoy comfortable cruising and serious offshore angling aboard this premium vessel.
Original family ownership, proper operation and regular maintenance make this perfect for the discriminating buyer. This hull is the better choice than the other dark colored hulls available-always looks great-no expensive paint job, no frequent polish required. Micron bottom paint for superior protection and performance.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
LOA: 28 ft 6 in
Beam: 9 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 9550 lbs
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Built: 2004
Engine Model: 4.2 L
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 285
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 300 HP
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (140 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Electric bilge pump
Sea water pump
Shore power inlet
Manufacturer Provided Description
Scout's 280 Vintage is the result of a design partnership between Scout and Cummins MerCruiser, and the retooling of a 280 Abaco to accommodate a standard CMD 4.2 Electronic Sterndrive 300 hp diesel engine. The Vintage offers more than 50 square feet of fish-fighting room and a long 500-mile cruise range with just a 140-gallon fuel tank. This model can reach top speeds of approximately 43 mph and cruising speeds of 30 mph. All of the standard 280 Abaco features remain, with the addition of a full stern Flexi-teek platform, twin port and starboard portholes, a bow thruster and a deluxe stern seat/motorbox.
Boat Test Report
Scout Boats - 280 Vintage
Tested By Capt. Ron Svoboda
If your favorite fishing holes take you a long way from your slip, then you can appreciate fuel economy and your boats range. And even though outboard engine technology has come a long way in the past few years, it is hard to compete with the value of diesel power. With that in mind, Scout introduces the Vintage 280 and moves into the future by using today’s materials combined with classic styling cues to bring you a stout fishing machine.
Spacious Working Cockpit
The cockpit uses a clean and simple layout, with a pair of long fish boxes in the sole and rod holders on both starboard and port gunwales. Thick bolster pads are attached to the cap rails for added fishing comfort as well.
At the stern is a padded engine box that tilts forward so you have good access to check all your fluids. Unfortunately, the Racor is mounted all the way aft and might be a bit of a challenge to service. Moving forward in the cockpit is a utility station located to port. The station supplies space for the livewell and a small bait prep area with a pressurized, freshwater faucet. There is also a small tackle stowage cabinet to starboard, as well as a large built-in cooler.
At the Helm
Surrounding the helm station is a massive tubular aluminum structure that supports a large hardtop. This top, combined with the wraparound windshield will keep the weather from slowing down your water adventures.
Like the rest of the boat, the helm is well though out with analog engine gauges clustered in a pod right above the navigation panel. Mounted to the beefy fiberglass hardtop is a pair of large electronics boxes, just waiting for your favorite gear to be installed. The raised helm station gives the skipper good visibility and results in a surprisingly roomy cabin.
Complimented by the teak sole, a generous V-shaped lounge works as a double berth or as a dining area with the removable table installed. You’ll also find additional rod stowage above both lounges. On the port side of the cabin is a mini-galley which features a microwave oven, refrigerator, storage space, and a large countertop with sink. The power distribution panel and stereo are also conveniently located here. On the starboard side is the private head compartment which offers many features for a boat of this size.
The highlight of this boat is of course the Cummins MerCruiser diesel engine. The 4.2 liter, electronically controlled power plant dishes out 300 horsepower and over 450 foot pounds of torque. Even better is that the output is virtually smoke free. Underway, the 280 felt docile at engine speeds under 2000 rpm. But once the torque curve of the inline 6 kicks in, and the boat wants to plane, you can feel the pulling power of this world class engine.
Best cruise speed and fuel economy came in at 30 miles per hour at 3.9 miles to the gallon. Top speed numbers were reached at 42 miles per hour while turning at 3,800 rpm. A Bravo Three sterndrive came equipped on our test boat, and helped get the Scout out of the hole quicker, and made docking much easier than a single propped drive. Combined with the outstanding fuel economy, the 280 provides a solid ride in rough water and will make those long distance journeys much more comfortable.
Speeds measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter on gas inboards, sterndrives, and outboards, TechMate electronic scan tool on gas EFI inboards, Caterpillar digital fuel-flow meter on diesel engines, or permanently installed fuel-monitoring equipment. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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