Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Feature Items Online

 

First and foremost, Cobalt is proud to announce the launch of the new A40. This new sport yacht is designed for power and performance, combined with the elegance and luxury that is found in every model. Take a look at the new music video as well as the 360 virtual tour. These new features give you an up-close-and-personal view, only second to seeing this spectacular boat in person. Be sure to take a few moments and watch the joystick control and twin engine solutions video found here.

The second new feature to the Cobalt website is the 2014 Cobalt Full Line brochure, available for download today. This is your chance to marvel and learn more about all of your favorite boat models, just in time for boating season. The downloadable PDF presents stunning photography that is just as striking online as it is in person. Large graphics, vibrant colors and detailed spec information widened across your screen, giving you immediate access to boat models, accessories and amenities. This massive, thorough PDF is an exact replica of the hard copy so you won’t miss even a page! But just in case you want a hard copy for the desk or coffee table, you can request the brochure to be sent directly to your home!

Simply go to our home page and click on the picture of the couple that says “The New 2014 Brochure Download Now”. Then fill out the form, click submit and download the brochure of your dreams. Literally!

Lastly, don’t forget to download your favorite Cobalt model wallpaper for your computer! Head over to the Download Library to view all the wallpaper options for your personal or work computer, as well as your tablet or mobile device. Customize and showcase your very own Cobalt dream boat. It’s a simple way to relive the best memories and look forward to the ones yet to be made.

 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Customer Service, Industry News, Innovative Features, Lifestyle, Tips and Hints, Videos | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Family Boating, Lifestyle, New Boat


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cobalt Boats Premiers A40 at Miami Boat Show

 

Cobalt Boats recently attended the Miami Boat Show in Florida February 13-17, 2014, to premier the highly anticipated A40. The Miami Boat Show is recognized as the world’s premier boat show, with more 2,000 exhibitors spanning across three locations. Cobalt dealers and invited guests from across the globe traveled to the show to take part in the event. 

 

The event provided the opportunity for participants to experience the exhilarating performance of the A40 and get behind the wheel for demonstration cruises throughout the show. The demos were led by Cobalt and Volvo Penta representatives, as the featured A40 was equipped with Volvo D6 Diesel stern drives.

Cobalt held a reception featuring an exclusive tasting of Cobalt Wine. The event was hosted by Pack St. Clair, Founder and Paxson St. Clair, CEO at the Marriot Biscayne Bay. “The A40 premier at the Miami Boat Show was an instant success,” said Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing. “The A40’s agile performance and sleek, elegant profile spoke for itself. Our customers and dealer partners were very pleased with the premier. Our dealers have staked the claim that the A40 is the ultimate day boat, and the team at Cobalt is thrilled with the initial demands of this new model.”  

The A40 is a sport yacht that combines the needs of luxury day boating with the demands for a weekend aboard. Below deck, the twin dual propeller gas or diesel stern drives provide instantaneous on plane times with speeds approaching 50 mph. The available Volvo joystick and Mercury Axius control pods allow for pinpoint docking accuracy.

The cockpit features a hydraulic swim platform, stainless trimmed hard top, convertible island sun pad, outdoor galley with fridge, and a profiled frameless style windshield. The technologically advanced helm features a Garmin glass cockpit with dual 12" touch screen GPS multi-function gauges providing intuitive response to the captain’s demands.
Austrian free-range leather, granite countertops, rich wood grains, and panoramic windows adorn the cabin. In addition to luxury, the A40 is constructed with a durable fiberglass stringer grid system and composite transom inset with a full fiberglass inner-liner.

The A40 is a custom production model available through the Cobalt Dealer Network worldwide. The Cobalt A40 is now in production and has sold through July 2014. To learn more about this new model, visit the A40 webpage here.

 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Dealer Partners, Industry News, Shows and Events, Videos | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Cuddy , Family Boating, Lifestyle, Luxury Boat, New Boat, Runabout


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boating Magazine Reviews Cobalt R3

 

It was a choppy day on Tampa Bay, but the R3 performed like a much larger craft! The team at Boating Magazine took the R3 for a test spin in stiff chop, but she undoubtedly performed in true Cobalt fashion. Able to really strut her stuff, the R3 reached just a wisk shy of 50 mph at wide-open throttle and showed off great midrange oomph, all while executing tight graceful turns at speed. We are not surprised, and are quite proud of the performance. Here are a few key notes about the Cobalt R3:
 
“What might surprise you is how much interior space the R3 has for a 24-foot boat with an 8-foot-6-inch beam,” reports the magazine. “Thanks to a build process Cobalt calls free space reclamation (FSR), that roominess is no optical illusion.” Cobalt is proud to deem this phrase one of our finest innovations. The hull and deck are shaped for a much more exacting fit. An extra foot of interior width is noticeable as you stroll through the cockpit with loads of free space.
 
Now on to the seating arrangements. “Cobalt adorns the R3 with seating that wraps around the transom and the port side. A double-width bench sits in front of the port console; its backrest adjusts to allow passengers to face forward or aft. There’s also a jump seat behind the plush captain’s chair,” says Boating Magazine.“All of the seats are covered with high-quality premium vinyl that looks sharp and is easy to clean due to a protective outer coating.” And we can’t forget to mention the backrest/chaise lounge on the transom which flips down to create a beach of a sun pad. Of course, the additional flip-up cushion creates a nice rumble seat as well, if you so choose an aft-facing arrangement. “The extended swim platform features Cobalt’s signature stainless-steel bumper rail for dockside protection. The flip-down fiberglass swim step is another Cobalt calling card, and it makes getting in and out of the water incredibly easy.”
 
And to wrap it all up, the guys at Boating Magazine took a seat in the bow area, really soaking it all in. “It has plush forward-facing backrests abutting either console, with recessed stainless-steel grab rails for safety. The backrest cushions lift up on gas-assist struts to reveal cavernous stowage in both consoles — another benefit of FSR. The consoles support a sturdy raked windshield with stainless-steel-topped frame.”
 
We have to say they did a great job hitting the hot spots of the R3, rating it amongst the best. The exclusive Cobalt features like the leather-wrapped steering wheel and hand-stitched vinyl eyebrow really set this model on top. From the massive stowage compartments to the wood-grain dash, the R3 deserves a good test every time she is tested. The rest of the story can be found here.
 
View the R3 music video: Play Now

 

  Categories: Industry News, Innovative Features | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Luxury Boat, New Boat


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cobalt Boats Premiers A40 at Miami Boat Show

 Cobalt Boats recently attended the Miami Boat Show in Florida February 13-17, 2014, to premier the highly anticipated A40. The Miami Boat Show is recognized as the world’s premier boat show, with more 2,000 exhibitors spanning across three locations. Cobalt dealers and invited guests from across the globe traveled to the show to take part in the event. The event provided the opportunity for participants to experience the exhilarating performance of the A40 and get behind the wheel for demonstration cruises throughout the show. The demos were led by Cobalt and Volvo Penta representatives, as the featured A40 was equipped with Volvo D6 Diesel stern drives. Cobalt held a reception featuring an exclusive tasting of Cobalt Wine. The event was hosted by Pack St. Clair, Founder and Paxson St. Clair, CEO at the Marriot Biscayne Bay. 

“The A40 premier at the Miami Boat Show was an instant success,” said Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing. “The A40’s agile performance and sleek, elegant profile spoke for itself. Our customers and dealer partners were very pleased with the premier. Our dealers have staked the claim that the A40 is the ultimate day boat, and the team at Cobalt is thrilled with the initial demands of this new model.” 

The A40 is a sport yacht that combines the needs of luxury day boating with the demands for a weekend aboard. Below deck, the twin dual propeller gas or diesel stern drives provide instantaneous on plane times with speeds approaching 50 mph. The available Volvo joystick and Mercury Axius control pods allow for pinpoint docking accuracy. The cockpit features a hydraulic swim platform, stainless trimmed hard top, convertible island sun pad, outdoor galley with fridge, and a profiled frameless style windshield. The technologically advanced helm features a Garmin glass cockpit with dual 12" touch screen GPS multi-function gauges providing intuitive response to the captain’s demands. Austrian free-range leather, granite countertops, rich wood grains, and panoramic windows adorn the cabin. In addition to luxury, the A40 is constructed with a durable fiberglass stringer grid system and composite transom inset with a full fiberglass inner-liner. The A40 is a custom production model available through the Cobalt Dealer Network worldwide. 

The Cobalt A40 is now in production and has sold through July 2014. To learn more about the new model and other Cobalt news, visit www.cobaltboats.com. 

 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Industry News | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Luxury Boat, New Boat


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Awarded to Gordy's Boats Associate

 

It is with great pleasure and excitement that Cobalt Boats congratulates Rallee Whowell-Chupich from Gordy’s Boats, who was recognized for her lifelong commitment to customer care and excellence in the marine industry. The Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award was presented to Whowell at the Marine Dealer Conference.

The award is in honor of the late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., who was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award was founded in 1987. It is presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It recognizes "long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement of women in the marine business."

Each woman who applies has to be nominated by either her dealership or affiliate. These nominated women are active in the marine industry either from manufacturing or retail, but also active in the industry and local community. Family and personal accomplishments are also of key importance.

Once nominated, the application is completed and submitted to the selection committee.  The recipient is recognized at the Marine Dealer Conference at a luncheon and presented an award and a monetary gift for further education.

This is a highly sought after award for active women in the industry and Cobalt Boats congratulates Whowell on this monumental achievement. We would like to recognize that the award was passed from the 2012 Woman of the Year, Cobalt’s own Debbie Meigs. Debbie has been a loyal and amazing Cobalt associate for 40 years, and is a customer care specialist.  Cobalt congratulates these women for being the best of the best, and we look forward to carrying on Cobalt’s tradition of excellence for many years to come.

 

  Categories: Customer Service, Dealer Partners, Industry News, Shows and Events | Tags: Boat Dealers


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