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Robalo 242EX vs Scout 255 LXF

Old 01-15-2019, 09:12 AM
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So... I am about to make a decision on one of these two boats and wanted to get some opinions. Ultimately, I understand this is my decision but input always helps. Please keep in mind these boats are going to be used for 80% family and 20% fishing (or maybe even 90/10). I have the choice between a brand-new 2018 Robalo 242EX (with a 6-year Yamaha warranty if purchased in January) and a barely-used (120 hours) 2016 Scout 255 LXF. As far as equipment goes, both are comparable in terms of electronics, etc. and both boats have the Yamaha F300 XCA with digital controls. The Scout seems to be a bit more of a 'big boat,' but the Robalo is all brand-new and shiny. Price-wise, the Robalo is actually a little less money than the Scout. My wife and I like both boats for different reasons--she LOVES the 'sexiness' of the Scout, but the comfort of the Robalo (e.g., seating, etc.).

Anyone have thoughts or experience with either boat that they would like to share?
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:47 AM
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I just upgarded from a 195 SF to a 255LXF Scout. I assume the Scout in this case is a foot bigger than the Robalo. In these smaller sized CC, a foot seems to make a world of difference. I agree with the sexiness of the scout - you cant beat those lines. Also the head in the 255 is really sizeable which is what primarily sold me on that boat. The LXF series fit and finish is really top notch. All fasteners seem to be of high quality and attention to detail really sold me.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:05 AM
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I just upgraded from a Scout 195 SF to a 255LXF. I completely agree on the Scout's sexiness and lines. Cant beat the look of that hull. The LXF series is a significant step up from the other lines of Scouts and other manuf that I looked at. The fit and finish of the 255LXF seemed very high quality. All fasteners and latches have weight and a finish to them that says durability. Also - is the Robalo a foot shorter? It seems like 1-2' in the smaller CC makes a world of difference. The head in the 255 also sold me as being 6' I could completely stand up with head room. My boat also has the 300 and def looking forward to boating season for her maiden voyage.
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