The Scout 260 Cabrio is a fishing boat packed with features you would expect to find on a much larger boat. She is both good looking and functional, and designed to handle serious offshore water at high speed.
The 260 has 50 square feet of fighting space in the cockpit and all three sides are protected with deep bolstered padding. The stern seat is also removable for more space. A 32-gallon circulating livewell and 96-quart icebox with sink, bait working station and tackle drawers are a real plus. Other fishing features include a fresh-water washdown and two large insole fish boxes. Inside there is a V-berth and a galley complete with refrigerator, cooktop, microwave oven and sink. A fully enclosed head and shower competes the 260 Cabrio.
Scout Boats 260 Cabrio Specifications
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Scout Boats 260 CabrioEngine options
2x225-hp Yamaha outboards
2 x 225-hp Yamaha outboards
various Dual Yamaha EFI up to 225-hp
Scout Boats 260 Cabrio Photo Gallery
She's a different kind of fishboat.
The 260 Cabrio is a good-looking fishboat with many standard features to boast about. Her swoopy sheerline and low deck profile are reminiscent of a Carolina combi, and her extra-big bow flare provide
The Scout 260 Cabrio looks more like a small version of a fully custom fishing boat, and this 26-footer is as well built as she is conceived. The 21-degree deadrise hull is designed to handle serious offshore waters at speed, and the wide reverse-radius chines give her good lateral stability when trolling or drift fishing. Meanwhile her swoopy sheerline and low deck profile are reminiscent of a Carolina combi, and her extra-big bow flare provides a dry ride in the rough stuff.
At 28 feet from pulpit to bracket, the Scout is a big “26-footer”. Dry weight of just over 5,000 lbs means she’s quick on her feet and her 9’4” beam provided a stable ride in a seaway.
With a pair of 225-hp Yamaha outboards at the stern, we recorded a top speed of 54.7 mph. Best cruise at 3500 rpm gave us a speed of 35.4 mph and a 333 mile range. She carved tight turns with no tendency to slip or skid, and her curved transom kept the cockpit dry as we backed down hard on a fish.
If you want a production-looking boat there are plenty of them out there. But if you prefer to be different, take a good look at the Scout 260 Cabrio.
Scout Boats 260 Cabrio Test Result Highlights
Top speed for the Scout Boats 260 Cabrio is 54.7 mph (88 kph), burning 51.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 195.68 liters per hour (lph).
Best cruise for the Scout Boats 260 Cabrio is 35.4 mph (57 kph), and the boat gets 1.76 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.75 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 333 miles (535.91 kilometers).
Tested power is 2 x 225-hp Yamaha outboards.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels go to our Test Results section.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Scout Boats 260 Cabrio Standard and Optional Equipment
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Scout Boats 260 Cabrio Warranty
Scout Boats 260 Cabrio Warranty Information
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