Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Let’s Warm Things Up A Bit, Shall We?
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
We Did It Our Way: A Review on the Marker One M27
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
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
No Shortcuts in 2015
The 2015 model year has already kicked off to a great start. Cobalt Boats has introduced the highly anticipated R7 Water Sports Series (WSS) as well as a new S-interior option for the 200. These exciting debuts made their appearance at the 2015 Dealer Meeting held in the fall.
The R7 WSS is every watersports enthusiast’s dream. Standing fully prepared to fulfill demands of wakeboarding, wakeskating, or any and all watersport activities, this package exhibits outstanding athleticism and style. “This boat is the perfect combination of stern drive excellence and a water-sport towing machine,” says Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing. The addition of the R7 to the WSS series makes a great addition to our product offering, the tremendous interior beam synced with the WSS package will undoubtedly become an industry benchmark.
This ultimate bowrider sports new exterior graphics and a unique R model arch with billet wakeboard racks. The WSS-specific trim throughout the upholstery and dash, provides an aggressive look to the cockpit. As with any of Cobalt’s WSS sport boats, the new R7 WSS is showcased by the chrome WSS badge at the transom. A feature that provides a custom highlight, worthy of gloat. “The R7 WSS has already surpassed our initial projections. We can’t wait to see more from this industry-leading boat.”
Encompassing style, convenience and comfort, the 200-S interior is also new to the 2015 lineup. This versatile seating arrangement combines an oversized layout with amazing performance. The passenger seat can be positioned in a traditional, forward-facing manner, then quickly and easily flipped down, transforming the cockpit into a massive arena-style seating arrangement. “In addition, the 200-S includes an in-floor ski locker for convenient storage, which is also an added bonus” Hunt adds. And to top it off, the 200-S interior utilizes every square inch of space, maximizing your ability to bring aboard every necessity for a fun day on the water.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Industry News, Innovative Features, Lifestyle, Watersports | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Bowrider, Cobalt Boats, Cruiser, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Luxury Boat, New Boat, Watersports
Friday, January 23, 2015
Cobalt Boats and Marker One Donate To American Heart Association and Folds of Honor
Upon completion of the annual dealer meeting held this past fall at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, Cobalt Boats and Marker One were able to make two generous charity donations to the American Heart Association and Folds of Honor.
During the extensive weeklong training session, dealers, vendors and associates came together to participate in the annual Fun Run/Walk. This special get-together was originated by George Muffick, Northeast Regional Sales Manager of Cobalt Boats and Marker One. Muffick won his battle against cancer in 2008 and wanted to rally the Fun Run/Walk and donate the proceeds to a charitable cause. “Now in its 7th year, the Fun Run/Walk is an event we all look forward to at the dealer meeting. It’s a time to put down the books and get outside and raise money for a great cause,” says Muffick.
In addition to the annual Fun Run/Walk, participants from the dealer meeting also came together for a Silent Auction. Dealers were able to bid on their favorite teams in hope to choose the winners of the run. The auction also featured a commemorative etched bottle of Cobalt wine showcasing the American Flag from Sherwin Family Vineyards. The striking hand-etched, painted bottle adorned the words “In God We Trust” and “United We Stand”. The back of the bottle also states that it was proudly created “in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001”. Mike Tutor from Marine Sales of Pickwick was the winner of the beautiful commemorative bottle with a notable and especially appropriate bid of $9,110, symbolic of the September 11th historical event. Soon, a check will be sent to the American Heart Association in the amount of $15,360. In addition, Cobalt dealer, German Brothers donated $750 to the Folds of Honor program.
Cobalt Boats and Marker One again want to thank each of our dealers who participated in the philanthropic activities. “We are especially thankful for our very generous group of dealers, and we are pleased to report that the winners have all donated their "winnings" back as donations,” reports Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing. “We are also looking forward to donating to the Folds of Honor Program this year through our flagpole initiative. As of January 1, 2015, for each flagpole sold, we will donate the proceeds to this wonderful organization in honor of those who have fought for our country.”
To learn more about the Cobalt Flag Initiative and the Folds of Honor Program, please visit www.cobaltboats.com.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Customer Service, Dealer Partners, Industry News, Lifestyle | Tags: Boat Dealers, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle, Neodesha
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
It May Look Like a Pontoon, But Don't Call It One
Boating Magazine knows not to call the new Marker One an ordinary pontoon. After their review, you'll see why.
A few highlights from their up-close-and-personal date with the M27:
1. An Entirely Fiberglass Deck
Most pontoon manufacturers use fiberglass components, but what makes us different is the molded glass from the stringers up. No wood, just fiberglass.
2. Patents Are A' Pending
Up first is the fiberglass deck jointed to the aluminum hulls (otherwise known as tubes by others). The structural integrity of the M27 is so strong it dampens the noise from underneath. Another patent in the approval process is the lifting pads and strakes, working together to generate lift and lean inboard while turning. And lastly, the third patent is the wedge stringer system helping the boat sit level from bow to stern.
3. There's Space, and Even More Space Aboard
With its 9-foot-3-inch beam, the M27 has an interior space advantage over its competitors. There's space for lounging, a space for luggage, a space for dining. You name it, there's a space for it.
4. Fit and Finish
The Cobalt Boats aura is evident on the Marker One. From stainless steel furnishings to cavernous storage, the M27 glows with class from every angle. And for the party-goers, we've also included 23 cup holders and six receptacles for the technology of the day.
5. No Reservations Needed for Seating
Because the M27 was envisioned for comfortable, sprawl-out relaxing kind of boating, seating is a nonissue here. Take a seat forward-facing, or enjoy the wraparound arrangement with the group. Flip the armrests down for lounging or take a seat on the swim platform and go beaching.
Marker One was very pleased with Boating Magazine's review. To read the full article, click here.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Industry News, Innovative Features, Lifestyle | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boat Builders, Boating Industry, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Luxury Boat
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