281 X Signature

Carbon Epoxy Construction

Starting at $410,257*
*Price includes standard boat & standard engine.
Current pricing is based on 2025 model year, please see your
local dealer for availability and additional pricing details.

The 281 X Signature Edition model - crafted with Carbon Epoxy Construction throughout - is built on our 281 XSS model platform, yet is a unique model with features available only on this Signature Edition. This model package includes a Scout white hull w/ red accent stripe, Mercury 400R engine, custom diamond-pattern stitched upholstery with black and red accents, carbon fiber exposed hardtop legs and lids, carbon fiber Edson steering wheel, (2) 10ft black Power-Poles, a fish box conversion to release livewell on the starboard side, bow rod/cup holders, and more.

Additionally, this model comes standard with a custom painted transom with the signature of Scout’s CEO/Founder Steve Potts as well as one-of-a-kind 2nd station, which has full controls topside while allowing the captain to stand aft of the two helm seats, thus providing an unobstructed view for all. A Garmin Kraken 63” trolling motor which includes one 36V Li-Ion battery, battery charger and trolling motor plug is one of the notable options.Production on this model is limited to three per model year. A truly exclusive and prestigious model.

Scout 281 XSS Overhead Rendering

28' 1"


(8.6 m)

9' 4"


(2.8 m)

126 gal

Fuel Capacity

(477 L)

600 HP

Max HP

(448 kW)


Draft (aprx)

(0.48 m)

Specs Continued

Dry Weight w/o Engine(s) (aprx)

5,457 lbs 2,475 kg


15.5 degrees

Bridge Clearance

(Aprx to T-top)
7' 8" 2.3 m

Freshwater Tank Capacity

13 gal 49 L

Second Station

Captain from a one-of-a-kind 2nd station, with a unique design that places you aft of your passengers at the helm.


This model comes standard with a Mercury 400R engine.



Our CEO/Founder’s signature is on every model we make, but literally on this limited edition Scout.

Carbon Fiber

Hardtop legs and underside of lids have exposed carbon fiber, utilized in our manufacturing process on numerous models.

530 LXF Scout Line Drawing

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