Great Lakes Watercraft is proud to introduce catamaran micro skiffs from Scout Inflatables. These innovative catamarans are the ultimate Kayak Alternative and can serve as a perfect ship-to-shore tender. At just 37 lbs, it is light and easy to manage from your yacht or any shoreline. It is complete with extra large pontoons for added buoyancy and capable of carrying three people.
What does Great Lakes Watercraft think?
Scout Inflatables is new to the US Skiff market. Engineered in New Zealand, Scout Inflatables has earned the reputation of producing "Quality that you can stand on!" With their distribution facility in Southern California, Scout is well equipped and positioned to service the US market.
We love these Skiffs! They are the perfect transition between a kayak and our Takacat dinghies. It's the most convenient boat we have ever run across. Drop it in as a tender, or inflate it on any shoreline for a stable, efficient fishing experience.
Due to the narrow beam, the Scout 245 does not inhibit your visibility looking aft from the helm. It boasts a length of 8' which fits on most swim platforms for medium sized boats. We also like the extra thick rubber runners that span the length of the pontoons allowing you to lift and drag the boat up onto rough surfaces like the basalt beaches on Lake Superior!
For the RV's and campers, this small inflatable packs away tight and is lightweight giving you the opportunity to get out on the water while traveling. In less than 10 minutes you can assemble the boat, and best of all... no boat ramps required!
Accessory Pro Tips
The Scout Inflatables are a fully customizable Mirco Skiff with a range of accessories to help you construct a skiff that fits your specific use case.
Will your boat be stored outside? Custom fitted boat covers are available for the Scout 245 allowing you to protect your tender from UV and rain for longer term storage on your foredeck or swim platform.
Don't want to row your boat? Add a small gas outboard or an electric drive system from the Torqeedo Travel Series. The transom at the back of the skiff is a perfect fit for all transom mounted motors. Get a tiller extension so that you can pilot your skiff while standing up and fishing!
Looking for comfort? The custom bow cushion is a perfect passenger seat, but you can also add a swivel folding seat with rails or adjustable seat for added back support to be placed on the included aluminum bench. Also check out the custom-fitted Bimini sun shades!
- Length: 8” (2.45 m)
- Exterior Width: 3 ½’ (1.1 m)
- Interior Width: 16” (40 cm)
- Tube Diameter: 14 ½” (37 cm)
- Air Chambers: 2 + Air Floor
- Maximum Load: 500 lbs. (220 kg, 1 - 3 persons)
- Weight: (boat in the bag- 38 lbs or 17 kg)
- Maximum HP: 3.5hp @ 4 stroke
- Recommended HP: 2hpto 3.5hp
- Shaft length: Short Shaft
- BOAT IN BAG Dimensions: 36" x 26" x 11"
Equipment Included with the Scout 245
- High Pressure Drop Stitch Air Floor
- 1 Aluminum Bench Seat
- Padded Bench Seat Cover w/ Storage Bag
- External Bow Safety Ropes
- UV Protected carry handles
- Stainless D Rings for easy tie down
- 2 Aluminum Oars
- Canvas Carry Bag
- High Flow Foot pump
- PVC Repair Kit
- Underside protection strakes
- External safety lines
- Large Bow Mounted D-Ring
- Manufacturer's 2 year Warranty