281 XSS

Scout 281 XSS
Carbon Epoxy Construction
Scout 281 XSS

Starting at $245,212*
*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.

Introducing our newest flagship Bay Boat model, the 281 XSS. We designed this model to be like no other bay boat or inshore/offshore crossover on the market, thanks to its advanced build methodology, sleek styling, high performance and abundant features. The boat has incredible fishability with a large casting foredeck, large casting rear deck, dual stern bait/fish boxes and ample rod storage.

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

281 XSS Highlights

casting deck

Large Casting Decks

Enjoy large casting decks both fore and aft.

Carbon Epoxy Construction

We use epoxy infusion w/ Carbon Fiber/e-glass throughout the boat, including the hardtop superstructure.

fender storage

Dedicated Fender Storage

Store your fenders smartly, leaving more room for fishing gear.

530 LXF Scout Line Drawing

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