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


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cobalt Boat Shows - Find One Near You

 The boat show season has ramped to cruising speed, and all of us at Cobalt could not be more eager to show you what’s in store for 2014. It’s going to be yet another record-setting year for Cobalt, and our boat shows are the perfect place start the year off right. This year’s iteration of shows are presenting again the robust, invigorating sights of the latest and greatest Cobalt models. Cobalt boat shows are a place of utter amazement as you gaze lovingly at the boat of your dreams. Not to mention, getting you psyched for boating season. Need another reason to join us? Our boat shows are the best place to experience the luxury of a Cobalt, and because they are mostly held "off season", the shows typically feature the best pricing of the year.

 So what can you look forward to seeing at one of the Cobalt boat shows this year? The R3 and R7, along with the R5 WSS models will all be capturing their big, big share of oohs, aahs, and ah-hahs. The 220 again is proving to be Cobalt’s most popular model, and this year we have added a new 220S seating option with convertible port side seat/lounger. And with this Spring’s introduction of the A40, you won’t want to miss Cobalt’s launch of the ultimate day boat!

 If you haven’t already visited a boat show, please consider dipping a toe in a very sudden summer. Go to cobaltboats.com or click this link (http://www.cobaltboats.com/support/calendar_of_events.html) for an event calendar to find a show nearest you.


 

 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Dealer Partners, Shows and Events | Tags: Boat Dealers, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cobalt Boats Brings You Product Updates for 2014

 

Cobalt Boats is excited to introduce the R3 and R7, sisterships of the widely popular R5. Let’s start with their physical descriptors that don’t leave much for the imagination. The R Models exterior profiles are sleek and low. The transom, platform design and aft sunpad are sculpted beautifully creating a smooth and sexy shear line. The sunpad backrest - convertible, and the rumble seat is simple and effective. Step aboard through the walk-through transom, and you’ll notice the cockpit has an interior beam measurement that is over a foot wider than any competitive runabout. This interior expansion, free space reclamation, is exactly what Cobalt’s new design creates. The wrap-around yacht style seating is widest of the mid-sized runabout category where only the R Models can deliver the expansive, luxurious yacht style seating arrangement. The attention to detail in the upholstery with the stitching is in perfect harmony. The design of the passenger seat provides a completely innovative convertibility to the cockpit. At the helm, the aluminum dash panels, stainless switches, and form-fitted vinyl eyebrow are all highlighted by the 5" digital gauges with multi-function displays. The Rockford Fosgate stereo with Bluetooth, provides fidelity that any audiophile will appreciate. It’s the leather wrapped wheel that allows you to nestle comfortably into the helm chair and utilize the perfectly placed armrest, and ergonomically positioned footrest. Everything fits, everything Cobalt.

Explore the pure simplicity, the unmatched craftsmanship that Cobalt delivers in this new series of sport boats. Discover wide open freedom; discover the Cobalt R series. The R3 and R7 join the R5 to make a complete series of boats that are unmatched in function and fashion.
 
And it doesn’t stop there. Cobalt is constantly making product improvements to enhance your boating experience. The new 220 S interior adds a convertible port side seat/lounger choice to our popular 220 model. The “Dagger Arch” is now available in White or Ebony Powder Coat, and there is a newly available electric actuated arch now available on the A Series, the SD Series, and many of the BR series. We have numerous other product enhancements to share with you, so stop by your Cobalt dealer showroom, or see us at a boat show for a thorough review.

 

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


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?

 

  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.

 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Innovative Features | Tags: Boat Builders, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Luxury Boat, Neodesha


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