Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cobalt Sports is Keeping You Warm All Winter Long

 

Cobalt Sports has everything you need to stay warm this winter season. From jackets to hoodies to beanies, our signature apparel takes you from cold to warm in style! For the men, our Cobalt Ribbed Crewneck is a must-have this winter season. Available in both navy and heather grey, this casual crewneck has the texture of a winter sweater with faux suede on the back neck patch. The ladies can keep warm all winter long with our widely popular Furry Fleece Jacket. This must-have jacket has princess seam pockets, a zippered pocket on the left sleeve and an exposed zipper. Available in Silver and Black, we promise your special lady will adore this cozy fleece. We’re also excited to introduce our exclusive Cobalt Beanie in navy, heather grey and hot pink featuring our embroidered cobalt emblem.

And it’s not too late to think about getting your boat accessories organized for the upcoming boating season. We’ve stocked up on our go-to essentials, as well as some new items that are sure to catch the eyes of everyone on board. The exclusive Tervis Tumbler has a new look – Cobalt blue in color, but the same great quality you’ve always experienced from this highly demanded product. The Cobalt team is also excited to offer two new license plates in either stainless steel or powder black. These attractive, heavy-duty marque plates also include four matching one-piece hardware hider caps and compliment our stainless steel frame very nicely!

Browse our latest arrivals at cobaltsports.com or call 620-325-2653 to speak with our sportswear specialist.

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  Categories: Accessories and Apparel, Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle | Tags: Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cobalt Dealers Lead The Way at Boating Industry's Top 100 Boat Dealers

 

This past November, the Marine Retailers Association of America hosted the Marine Dealership Conference and Expo and Top 100 Award presentations in Orlando, Florida. Legendary Marine of Destin, Florida was named Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row qualifying Legendary to be inducted into the Boating Industry “Hall of Fame”. Their rapid growth and focus on constant improvement was noted as the dominant winning attribute by the award panel.  This accomplishment marks the first time that a Cobalt dealer has been recognized as a Hall of Fame company.

In addition, Cobalt dealers were recognized throughout the night, partially due to the massive increases in market share and sales growth that Cobalt dealers have experienced. Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of Fontana, Wisconsin saw its standard-setting service department named the very best in North America for the second year in a row, and Gordy’s was also ranked as the #2 dealer in North America. Park’s Marina, Seattle Boat Company, and Strong’s Marine also ranked in the Top 10. Cobalt was the dominant boat builder in the Top 10 with the Top 2 rankings and 5 of the top 10 dealerships representing Cobalt. In addition, 18 dealers in the Top 100 are authorized Cobalt dealerships. The Darlene Briggs award for the woman of the year in the boating industry was presented to Rallee Whowell - Chupich, from Gordy’s Boats recognizing her lifelong commitment to customer care and excellence in the industry. Strong’s Marine received a special recognition for its Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Cobalt Boats congratulates these outstanding businesses and associates for their allegiance to the highest standards of integrity, knowledge of product, and willingness to go above and beyond in the service of today’s sophisticated customers. 

Listed below are the Cobalt Dealerships recognized as Top 100 Dealers.

•Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Michigan
•The Boat Shop, Tafton, Pennsylvania
•Boat Town, Austin, Texas
•Causeway Marine, Manahawkin, New Jersey
•Dri-Port Marine, O’Fallon, Missouri
•Cleveland Boat Center, Cleveland, Tennessee
•Futrell Marine, Hot Spring’s, Arkansas
•Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wisconsin
•Lake Viking Marine, Gallatin, Missouri
•Legendary Marine, Destin, Florida
•Lodder’s Marine, Fairfield, Ohio
•Marine Sales of Pickwick, Counce, Tennessee
•Paris Marine, Peterborough, Ontario
•Parks Marina, Okoboji, Iowa
•Rambo Marine, Hazel Green, Alaska
•Rayburns Marine World, Kelowna, British Columbia
•Seattle Boat Company, Seattle, Washington
•Strong’s Marine, Mattituck, New York

Cobalt is proud to be associated with all of our fantastic dealers, and we are especially proud of these "Top 100" dealers for going the extra mile to achieve this prestigious recognition.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cobalt Hosts Ride and Drive Event During Dealer Conference

 

Cobalt Boats held a very successful “Ride and Drive” customer event at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, FL on Sunday, September 8, 2013. During the event there were 14 Cobalt boats available to demonstrate, and participants were able to take the helm of the Cobalt model of their choice as they experienced the award winning Cobalt ride. Over 200 invited guests were some of the first to take a sneak peek at the new 2014 boat line, which includes the Water Sport Series, Cruisers, SD Series, A Series and the R3 and R7 Bowriders. This amazing display of 2014 models was showcased by official Cobalt representatives, along with a team of technicians from Mercury and Volvo. “The event was an amazing success. It was such a pleasure to share the Cobalt story with customers from around the country at a convenient and luxurious location” said Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing at Cobalt.

In conjunction with the event, Cobalt held its annual dealer meeting conference at the Vinoy Resort and Golf
Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference brought together dealers from across the globe to experience
what’s in store for the upcoming 2014 model year. The packed agenda featured a spectacular introduction
of the new 2014 models aboard “Yacht Starship”, Florida’s largest dining yacht. Discussion centered on the
new R Series introductions which included the R3, R5 WSS and R7. In addition, the 2014 model year will
showcase the new 220S, featuring innovative seating design. Dealers were also enlightened by the dynamic
keynote speech from Sam Dantzler, who shared key insights on sales strategies and critical issues facing
today’s recreational retailers.

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Cobalt’s Water Sports Series

 

In these days of endless sun and perpetual youth, the water holds a particular attraction for the athletic and the less-inhibited among us.  Cobalt’s Water Sports Series (WSS) boats have been built for friends and families who enjoy each other at speed, in the air, occasionally upside-down.

In addition to all the expected, all the traditional advantages of Cobalt design and manufacture – raw power, quickness to plane,  and stability in the turns, for example – the WSS boats bring along some special features sure to catch the practiced eye of  marine athletes and the good-hearted people who pull them around.

Let’s begin with the unglamorous but utterly necessary: Cobalt wakeboard racks from industry pioneer Roswell stash up to four boards safely up, up and out of the way, preserving precious interior storage space. Proven Roswell design meshes maximized functionality with clean chromed lines in a package at once fashionable and efficient. Look for cast-aluminum tines machined to exceptionally close tolerances with a reinforcing backing plate and protective rubber gaskets mechanically positioned, all to ensure lifetime strength, lifetime ease of use.  A three-position swivel comes standard on all Cobalt racks for convenient loading and unloading of boards – no damaging drops, no more leaning out over the gunnels to retrieve a board.

Okay.  Time to jump up and down.  Here comes the ski tower, ready to deliver the vertical lift necessary for airborne antics. Made of superstrong stainless-steel tubing (2” O.D.) all around – no aluminum whatsoever, the tower rises from backing plates structurally embedded in the fiberglass for rugged, durable, failsafe mounting. Welded grab handles emerge on each side. A bimini top creates generous headroom under a fully protective sunshade.

Let the acrobatics begin.

Accurate and consistent in its performance, easy and straightforward in its use, the Wakeboard Pro cruise control from PerfectPass helps even inexperienced drivers deliver smooth, predictable, essentially perfect rides to skiers and boarders. The Wakeboard Pro makes water sports more enjoyable, and simply so: just by preselecting a speed on the in-dash display and pulling the rider up as usual.  At the chosen speed, the Wakeboard Pro takes firm, precise control.

And get this!

A personalized screen shows riders’ names and preferred speeds, in addition to all the expected data from a digital speedometer and tach.

And up, down, and all around the WSS boats mean that famous Cobalt ride.

Do we hear applause astern?

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  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle, Watersports | Tags: Bowrider, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Wakeboard, Watersports


Monday, June 10, 2013

Build on, Neodesha.

 

In the little Kansas town of Neodesha a huge sign hangs over the entrance to the Cobalt plant: “Through these doors walk the best boatbuilders in the world.” Simple statement of a complex fact.

For owners of Cobalt boats the word “best” passes without contradiction.  Those proud owners’ confident assurance of Cobalt quality begins in the handiwork of their boats’ builders.  Key word: “builders”.  Not producers. Not assembly-line workers.  But builders – hands-on, personally engaged, personally responsible builders.  Craftspeople with demonstrated skills, an uncompromising ethic of work, and self-imposed standards of individual accountability.

Cobalt is approaching fifty years of building boats in the classic tradition.  We’re a throwback of sorts, a company of the insistent belief that the very best work is done by hand.  Of course, we understand the role that the tools of a digital age can play in the production of boats of immediate service and enduring value.  Machines can produce. They can produce just fine.  And we take rich advantage of the accuracies, the exact replications, the measurements of performance that emerging technologies make possible.

But only a knowledgeable, caring human being can build.

So we persist in the daily pursuit of the unreachable -- the design, manufacture, and ongoing support of the perfect runabout, the ideal performance cruiser. With our dealers worldwide, we give our minds and hearts to the winning of the hearts and minds of our customers.

And the results are these, tangible and unforgettable in a summer that lasts like laughter: the escaping ooohs and inescapable wows of sudden movement, a welcome if unasked amnesia, the cares of a workaday world whisked away in a nanosecond of spray, land-locked worries gone in the laughing thump to the chest that defines a good, good day.

Build on, Neodesha.

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