Friday, April 17, 2015
Cobalt Boats named Jeffrey Morales as Western regional sales manager, replacing 40-year veteran Alex Barry. Barry is taking a part-time position, starting July 1.
Morales comes to Cobalt with retail experience, most recently as sales manager of The Slalom Shop. Prior to his retail experience, he was a regional sales manager for an inboard boat builder.
Morales will manage the western United States and the western provinces of Canada.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Dealer Partners, Industry News | Tags: Boat Dealers, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Neodesha
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Boat show season is wrapping up. All of us at Cobalt could not be more eager for the boating season ahead. But it's not too late to catch a show and score some great deals before summer is here.
We have been traveling the country and abroad to show you the very latest from our company. This year’s iteration of shows are presenting again the robust, invigorating sights of the latest and greatest Cobalt models, as well as the new Marker One Platform Series. And we can attest, Cobalt boat shows are a place of utter amazement. Our dealer network goes above and beyond just another booth with a few boats on display. We promise when you leave the boat show doors, you’ll be amped up for boating season, even in the chilly, winter weather.
Hit up a boat show now and you may even score better pricing during the “off season”! It’s the perfect time to start chatting with your Cobalt dealer and get psyched for boating season.
So what can you look forward to seeing at one of the Cobalt and Marker One boat shows? The all-new 220-S will be sure to bring in its own oohs and aahs. And of course the A40 will capture some eyes of those who seek magnificence. For those of you who are the fun seekers out there, be sure to catch the Marker One Platform Boat. You won’t want to miss its grand entrance this coming boating season!
If you haven’t already visited a boat show, please consider dipping a toe in a very sudden summer. Go to cobaltboats.com or markerone.com for an event calendar to find a show nearest you.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Industry News, Innovative Features, Lifestyle, Shows and Events, Tips and Hints | Tags: Boat Dealers, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Boating World Magazine is known for keeping us all posted on the latest boating news. From boat testing and reviews to industry updates and Q&A's, this renowned publication embodies the passion of its readers and shares with us all the need-to-know-now information regarding the boating lifestyle.
Let’s begin, shall we? When Boating World Magazine set out to test our M27, we were thrilled at first plane. We knew they would love this Platform for so many reasons. And that they did!
First, as any seasoned boater would notice, the ride was impeccable. The M27 stood true to her nature. Smooth. Quiet. “The arrangement yields plenty of lift and helps the M27 ride high in the water to scoot over the chop in style, making it a good choice for larger bodies of water,” noted the magazine. And duly noted was her performance – “Anyone who has been on one of the builder’s runabouts or yachts would recognize this helm’s Cobaltiness: dark, double-stitched dash, eyebrow and leather-wrapped wheel. The windshield, bracketed with stainless steel posts, is made of real glass instead of the usual plastic bubble. The doublewide helm seat invites the copilot to join the captain, and the flip-up bolster is just what you would see on a regular Cobalt.”
It wasn’t to our surprise that they pointed out those special features aboard as well. This M27 was fully loaded with our top-of-the-line Yeti cooler, optional port-side galley and sink, as well as the endless number of cupholders. But above all, like true Cobalt fashion, our upholstery took the eyes of all in her path. “Ultra-wide seat bottoms and three reversible seatbacks yield lots of space and options for lounging, sunning and sitting.”
To read the entire review, head over to http://www.boatingworld.com/BoatTests/Article/Marker-One-M27-by-Cobalt. There you’ll also find the boat test video, as well as a testimonial from an owner himself.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Industry News, Innovative Features, Lifestyle | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Luxury Boat, New Boat
Monday, July 01, 2013
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?
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle, Watersports | Tags: Bowrider, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Wakeboard, Watersports
Monday, June 10, 2013
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.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Innovative Features | Tags: Boat Builders, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Luxury Boat, Neodesha
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