Friday, April 24, 2015

BRP signs engine deal with Cobalt Boats 


Cobalt Boats’ Marker One Platform Series of deck and pontoon boats will now come equipped with BRP’s Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines.

“We’re proud to rig the Marker One Platform Series with the all-new Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine,” Gavan Hunt, Cobalt Boats vice president of sales and marketing, said in a statement. “The power and efficiency of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard delivers the torque and fuel economy our customers demand. The added bonus of BRP’s customizable engine panels aligns perfectly with Marker One’s Design Your Dream vision, as well. This isn’t your typical pontoon, and that’s why we’re rigging with an outboard that stands out on the transom.”

The Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine offers more than 400 color options.

“The pontoon boating segment is growing, and we’re committed to meeting this increased demand with unique products to perfectly match each application,” said Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division.

“Whether the Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series, specifically designed to enhance acceleration and throttle response, or the all-new Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine, with best-in-class torque for performance-minded consumers, we have what they want,” Villemure said. “This partnership with Cobalt Boats further reinforces our commitment to bring the power of choice to as many consumers as possible.”

Cobalt’s lineup includes runabouts and cruisers ranging from 20 to 36 feet, and now includes the new Marker One Platform Series, which can be rigged with the Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Cobalt Boats Adds Western Regional Sales Manager


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.


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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 or for an event calendar to find a show nearest you.


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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 There you’ll also find the boat test video, as well as a testimonial from an owner himself.


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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. 


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