Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's Be Friends

 

We can all agree that social media has changed the way people communicate. What better way to embrace the social scene than by connecting with the people and companies that matter most?

Cobalt Boats wants to invite you to “Like” our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our very own YouTube channel – engage with us and see more of what you love! Each and every day, we’re posting photos, videos, footage and boating tips to our social channels.

Stay connected and learn about your favorite boats just by scrolling through your news feed. Do you have a customer service question? Or, maybe you want to check out a boat show near you? Simply follow us on any social channel for immediate service and answers to all your boating questions. 

Below are a few links that will help you find us:

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our You Tube channel

Read the Cobalt Life Blog

 

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


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


Monday, May 06, 2013

This Is The Summer Of Building Dreams

 

One of the revolving headlines now on the Cobalt website invites you to an in-home showing of a new video entitled “Building Dreams.”  We underscore that invitation again here, asking that you gather the family for an enjoyable look at all the reasons why this coming summer will stand among your very best ever.  In Building Dreams the people behind these boats emerge from the plant in Neodesha to explain the ingredients of Cobalt value, from design rationales to raw materials to manufacturing processes to quality-control methodologies. A happy blend of the technical, the historical, and the merely gorgeous, “Building Dreams” will show how fiberglass and stainless steel and leather and glass gather toward the greatness of a Cobalt, how a fundamental passion for boating can lead to more than forty years of marine imagination, to thousands upon thousands upon thousands of happy hours on the water for successive generations of Cobalt owners.

Pack St. Clair, Cobalt’s founder and guiding light, introduces the video, and you’ll find in Pack’s easy warmth and quiet confidence the basis of Cobalt’s refusal to compromise on these boats’ design or construction. Cobalt’s second generation of leaders speak to the continuation of the founding principles to every Cobalt in succeeding model years, as the design and manufacturing principles of large yachts come to the building of small runabouts.

The video offers you a personalized walk-through, bow to stern, of the best boatbuilders in the world going about their daily responsibilities. From the lamination schedule of the fiberglass to the composite miracle that is the transom to the Kevlar at critical points of boatly strength, you’ll come away with a rich understanding of why your Cobalt, with proper care and maintenance of course, will perform through a lifetime of comfort and performance.  Look for fulsome discussion of Cobalt’s bill of materials, the more than 2500 individual parts which constitute a finished Cobalt. Line by line, the insistence comes on quality, quality and, later, more quality still.  A number of long-time Cobalt associates  -- and they are legion, generations of entire families working together here – speak to their jobs, day to day, asking always “the Pack question.”  “Would Pack St. Clair approve?  Would he buy off on the job I’ve just completed?’

Listen from title to credits for echoes of the Golden Rule.  It’s all so simple really: friends building boats for friends to sell to friends.

 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle, Videos | Tags: Boat Builders, Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle, Neodesha


Friday, January 11, 2013

Committed To Building Dreams

 

In the early part of this century, the already venerable J.D. Power & Associates, global market researchers, inaugurated their annual study of manufacturers in the marine industry.  The studies came largely at the behest of Cobalt Boats and other top-tier manufacturers of various sorts of boats.  We were interested in learning even more about the nuances of customer satisfaction and then responding with ever higher standards of design, craftsmanship, and service after the sale of the boat.

There was an industry wide goal to enhance the performance of an entire industry. The result was a runaway leader that produced results year after year. Cobalt Boats was ranked “highest in customer satisfaction” in every single year of the J.D. Power study, which – unfortunately for Cobalt  –  no longer exists in the stern drive industry. But it’s good to know that you still have an ideal means of comparing the features, benefits, potential for long-term enjoyment, and value unto perpetuity of boats you’re considering for purchase.

We speak, of course, of boat shows.  Whose peak season is just now underway.

At a show near you, you’ll find everywhere opportunity for first-hand contrast of  models competing for your discretionary dollars.  All of us at Cobalt welcome your most rigorous inspection of the details of Cobalt quality, under the warm and friendly guidance of some folks who know next to everything about these boats.  At a boat show you’ll meet both your local dealer and, in most cases, some members of the Cobalt factory team.

Cobalt remains a family business, and that irreplaceable kind of personal interaction with customers will soon be obvious to you after a half-hour’s conversation inside a bowrider parked on a carpeted boat show floor.  No survey, no video, no brochure could hope to duplicate the exchange of information that comes in a quiet, one-on-one discussion of your needs and wishes for the boat of your warm-weather dreams. Your personal boating consultant exists in the form of a factory trained Cobalt Expert.

Plan to attend a boat show in the next few weeks, even if you’re not planning on buying right away. Watch the Cobalt Video called Building Dreams to further your confidence that Cobalt is the right company to earn your trust.

Friendships never happen on a schedule anyway.


 

  Categories: Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle, Videos | Tags: Boat Builders, Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle, Luxury Boat, Neodesha


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