Honda Marine, Scout Boats Team Up Center Console Series

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By Gregg Mansfield

Honda Marine and Scout Boats are teaming up to offer the Honda Seabrook Series Boats luxury boats powered by Honda Marine BF150 iST outboards, the companies announced ahead of the 2024 Miami International Boat Show.

As part of the brand partnership, Scout Boats will build exclusively for Honda a 19.5’ Seabrook Center Console or the 19.5’ Seabrook Dual-Model that will be sold by participating Honda Marina dealers through consumer-friendly online shopping experience.

“This new, strategic brand partnership with Scout Boats is designed to offer an innovative, feature-rich form of marine industry boat-and-engine packaging that integrates with a simplified, consumer-friendly shopping experience,” said Daniel Sherlock, director Honda’s Marine Division. “(It) eliminates the stress and second-guessing from the boat buying process, ensures that consumers are clear and confident in their choices, and exceeds expectations with delivery of product that makes for remarkable boating experiences,”

Both Honda Seabrook Series models can be customized with five trim levels. The Seabrook Center Console model will be offered in, while the Seabrook Dual Console will be offered in Base and Sport versions for the recreational boating market.

Honda is offering the Seabrook series with exclusive packages and colors. Each model comes with a three-year, limited stem-to-stern warranty, and a 10-year transferable limited structural hull warranty. The boats start in the mid-$70,000 price range.

The 19-foot boats will include Honda’s HD-4 Multi-Function Color display for engine data monitoring and fuel management; an illuminated 2.75” Ritchie compass; Garmin Fusion 25-watt RMS/50 peak stereo with four 6” speakers; Bluetooth connectivity; a 12V socket and USB port; and a Lewmar stainless-steel tilt steering wheel.

Also included are SeaStar by Dometic trim tabs, featuring an intuitive dial controller with an easy-user interface and intelligent actuator system—allowing the boat to get on plane faster and an improved ride experience.

Additional major amenities include a ski tow bar and collapsible Bimini tops (standard on Sport packages); an Igloo cooler and aerated baitwell (standard on Seabrook Series Center Console Models); and ports for charging cellphones.

The launch of the Seabrook series coincides with Honda Marine reengineering its BF150 iST outboard, based on the same technology found in its automobiles. The 150-hp outboard includes notable features such as Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), and Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) System.

Honda, which builds outboards from 2.3 to 350 horsepower, includes its Shift and Throttle (iST) drive-by-wire system for superb control and power, fine-tuned throttle control, variable speed trolling, enhanced docking, slow speed control, and a simple, easy-to-understand user interface.

As part of the partnership, Honda Marine has adopted the Honda automotive build and price online buying experience. Using a mobile device or laptop, boaters can build their boat, take care of the finance and the order is submitted to the closest dealer for delivery.

Scout Boats, which are built in Summerville, South Carolina, has been producing center consoles and bay boats since 1989. The partnership should benefit both companies.

“A brand partnership with Honda Marine extends the value of our product offerings to discerning boaters, and we look forward to working with the Honda team who shares our passion and vision for advancing new innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and premium product solutions that define the future of the marine industry,” said Dave Wallace, president of Scout Boats.

For more information and pricing, visit www.marine.honda.com/seabrook-boats.