The 280 is pure center console, and has Scout's usual array of clever design touches to maximize efficiency. Like all of the Scouts we've tested, the 280 has excellent fit-and-finish, and is built with the highest quality resins and gelcoat. The hull is all hand-laid fiberglass, and the rest of the boat is fully composite-cored. The fiberglass stringer system extends into the integrated transom area, a system Scout calls the "Strata-Mount."It is designed to spread the stress generated by the engines throughout the entire hull. The hull is filled with closed-cell foam for maximum flotation, and Scout backs the boat with a transferable seven-year warranty.