Scout 670 LX: Attaining Yacht Status With Center Consoles

Few boats that run on outboard motors qualify as true yachts, and even the largest and most lavish models usually straddle the line between boats and yachts as opposed to inarguably jumping the bar. This is most certainly not the case with the new, soon to be released Scout 670 LX line, a series of three 67 foot long, 16 foot wide mega-monster outboard boats that run on five — yes, five — V12 600-hp Verado outboards.

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The Scout 670 LX models take outboard power to the next level. Photo via Johnson Marine.

Scout 670 LX Models

The 670 platform will support three different models, an LXF, LXS, and LXC. The LXF will be laid out and rigged for sportfishing, the LXS will be a luxury sport model, and the LXC is designed to be a luxury cruiser. The 670s are slated for a 2024 introduction with production in full swing by mid-2024 and deliveries beginning by 2025.

Scout already employs cutting-edge construction techniques and materials including epoxy infusion, resin transfer molding, carbon fiber, and five-axis routers, but obviously, a massive undertaking like building the 670 LX has required some significant changes at the company. To accommodate construction without interrupting their other lines (Scout offers 26 different models ranging from 17 to 53 feet), an additional 35,000-square-foot plant (the fifth on Scout’s 36 acres) is being constructed.

Scout 670 LX Performance

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With five Mercury Verado 600 hp outboards on the transom, the Scout 670 sports some serious power. Photo via Johnson Marine.

The huge squad of Mercury Marine outboards generates a grand total of 3000 horsepower, so this boat will be on par with or well beyond the total power output of other sport yachts in this size range. It will also, however, offer a lot more performance pizazz. It’s exceedingly rare for even the sportiest diesel inboard yachts of this size to attain highway speeds, but the 670 LX is projected to hit a top-end speed of 60 mph. Cruising speeds are estimated to be in the 40-mph range, and the yacht’s cruising range is expected to be in the neighborhood of 500 miles.

Scout 670 LX Luxury Features

The aft cockpit of the 670 LX fits into the “beach club” style designs seen on many larger yachts. Both the port and starboard gunwales swing down at the press of a button, to turn the entire cockpit into one massive swim platform capped off by a forward-facing settee integrated with the transom. An aft-facing settee sits forward in the cockpit, integrated with the massive hard top supports. Swim platform extensions run aft on either side of the outboards.

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Gunwales fold out to create a “beach club” on the Scout 670 LX. Photo via Johnson’s Marine.

Sidedecks ring the cabin, leading to a bow cockpit with a U-shaped settee/dinette. Aft of the cockpit area the padded cabin top serves as a huge four-person sunpad. Despite acres of outdoor amenities, however, inside the cabin is where the boat really becomes a yacht. Rather than go entirely with their in-house design team, Scout chose to partner with the UK-based design studio Harrison Eidsgaard. This is the same studio that’s been brought in by superyacht builders like Heesen Yachts and Feadship, and for custom design projects like the 417-foot expedition yacht Rex — with an underwater lounge, helipad, two hot tubs, and a gym.

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Scout partnered with superyacht design studio Harrison Eidsgaard on the 670 LX. Photo via Johnson’s Marine.

Belowdecks, the Scout sports three private staterooms including a forward master with en suit head, an aft guest queen stateroom, and another guest stateroom with twin berths. The upper cabin area incorporates the helm station and a galley and bar, and in an interesting twist, this layout shifts the focal lounging space to a middle cabin area dedicated to a theatre room. The entire upper cabin is wrapped by a sleek curved windshield that provides maximum visibility in all directions.

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Lounging areas include the belowdecks theatre room, on the Scout 670 LX. Photo via Johnson’s Marine.

Scout 670 LX Specifications

Since the scout 670 LX is still under construction details regarding specifications are in short supply. We know that pre-order listings on Boat Trader put LOA at 67’, and Scout has specified a beam of 16’ which extends to 19’6” when the gunwales are folded down to open the beach club.

Most of the time we see exceedingly large outboard boats, we see examples that straddle the line between boats and yachts. When we look at the biggest center consoles in the world, we see outboard boats that arguably make yacht-grade. But the Scout 670 LX aims to put all doubt to rest. Yes, you absolutely, positively can have an outboard-powered yacht.

See Scout 670 LX boats for sale on Boat Trader.