Cobalt has built boats for almost 50 years with a careful ear to the water. We listen to what our owners and our dealers tell us. We listen with interest and with respect. We listen, and we learn.

Case in point: the revolutionary Cobalt R5.

Asked to create a mid-sized runabout with traditional elegance and the smoothest of quiet rides, we went to the prototype shop with an exterior profile first in mind. Sleek, low, and aggressive. Very, very aggressive, per the R5's Edge graphics, set forward of the sculpted truth that is the R5's transom, swim platform, and sunpad -- cohesive in their integrated design, free-flowing in their easy functionality. The transom is walk-thru, of course. The back-rest is convertible, and the space forward is wide and wider still, with an interior beam almost a foot wider than the ever so super-spacious 242's. We then followed with yachtesque, wraparound seating to capitalize on those wishes for a flawless ride, a ride begun of course in that legendary Cobalt hull. This seating configuration, by the way, belongs only to Cobalt in boats of the R5's size. The twice wide passenger seat forward makes the cockpit even more flexible in its service of a good time -- fully convertible in direct reflection of seating aft. A console door, elegant in its woodgrains and crafted vinyls, opens to a head larger above and all-around than any other boat in the class.

The helm gleams in hand-craftsmanship, in oil-rubbed ebony Makassar trim and duotone aluminum dash panels and switches of stainless steel and five-inch digital gauges with multi-function readouts and, over all, a form-fitted eyebrow in everlasting vinyl. The wheel wraps in leather: one of the most time-honored of Cobalt traditions, this masterpiece of a steering wheel. Our owners have always insisted on comfort and convenience and accessibility -- "ergonomics" to our designers -- and so the R5's armrests and footrests and controls and cupholders and every last little amenity aboard arrives with a form and a function just too ergo for words. And one more name to drop: the Rockford Fosgate stereo, optimized and ready, as we say, to crank.

The new Cobalt R5 then. Good things come to all who have spoken.

Base M.S.R.P. w/MerCruiser Single 350 Mag MPI ECT B3: $94,502

  • Specifications
  • Power Selections
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment

R5 Specifications

  Length Overall w/Swim Platform 25' 8'' 7.82 m
  Beam 8' 6'' 2.59 m
  Interior Cockpit Width 95'' 2.41 m
  Deadrise at Transom 21 degrees 21 degrees
  Fuel Capacity 50 gal. 189 L
  Freshwater Capacity 10 gal. 38 L
  Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini 64'' 1.63 m
  Bridge Clearance w/Bimini 91'' 2.31 m
  Bridge Clearance w/Arch or Tower 98'' 2.49 m
  Draft Drive Up 21'' .53 m
  Draft Drive Down 37'' .94 m
  Dry Weight 4880 lbs. 2214 kg
  Boat Certified Capacity 14 persons
  Boat Certified Capacity w/gear 2250 lbs. 1021 kg

R5 MerCruiser Power Selections

  •  350 Mag MPI ECT B3 300 hp 224 PkW
  •  377 Mag MPI ECT B3 320 hp 239 PkW
  •  8.2 Mag ECT B3 380 hp 283 PkW
  •  8.2 Mag HO ECT B3 430 hp 321 PkW

R5 Volvo Penta Power Selections

  •  V8-300C DP  300 hp 224 PkW
  •  V8-320C DP  320 hp 239 PkW
  •  V8-350C DP  350 hp 257 PkW
  •  V8-380C DP  380 hp 283 PkW
  •  V8-430CE DP (includes EVC)  430 hp 321 PkW

R5 Engine Options

  •  Anti-Corrosion System    
  •  DTS (Merc)    
  •  EVC (Volvo)    
  •  Ocean-X (VOL 300-320hp)    
  •  Ocean-X (VOL 350/380/430hp)    
  •  Seacore (Merc)    
  •  Tow Mode (Volvo EVC)    
       

R5 Dash and Insturmentation - Standard

  • Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt Detail
  • Aluminum Dash Panels
  • Black Leather/SS Steering Wheel Detail
  • Compass, Digital
  • Composite Helm Eyebrow, Custom Stitching
  • Dash Perimeter Wood Accent
  • Depth & Water/Air Temp Gauge Pkg.
  • Hour Meter
  • Illuminated Switch Panel/Switches Detail
  • Stainless Steel Switches

R5 Entertainment System - Standard

  • Standard Sound w/6 Spkrs., Bluetooth
  • Stereo Remote, Dash Detail
  • iPod/USB/MP3 Port

R5 Interior - Standard

  • Aft Sunpad w/Adjustable Backrest Detail
  • Bow Walk-Thru Doors
  • Carpet, 40 oz., Snap-In w/Neoprene Back
  • Head w/Porta Potti
  • Passenger Seat Flip Backrest System Detail
  • Removable Bow & Cockpit Carpet
  • Seating Varadense Comfort
  • Sundeck Convertible Lounger Detail

R5 Exterior - Standard

  • Anchor Locker
  • Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel Detail
  • Extended Running Surface
  • Graphics, Molded-In Gelcoat
  • Midship Cleats
  • SS Tubular Platform Perimeter Rail
  • Ski Pylon - Stainless Steel
  • Sky Light (Head Compartment)
  • Stainless Steel Engine Vents
  • Stainless Top Trim Windshield
  • Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step Detail

R5 Structure and Safety - Standard

  • 10/5/3 Year Warranty Protection
  • Battery Switch, Single Detail
  • Circuit Breaker Protected Elec System Detail
  • Composite Floor
  • Composite Transom
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Liner
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Fire Extinguisher, Manual
  • Ignition Safety Switch Detail
  • Kevlar Reinforced Hull
  • Stainless Steel Windshield Braces Detail
  • Through Prop Exhaust

R5 Canvas - Options

R5 Dash and Insturmentation - Options

  • GPS w/Weather, Garmin 741, w/Maps
  • GPS, Garmin 70S, w/Maps
  • Rudder Indicator, Merc
  • Rudder Indicator, Volvo
  • Touch Tech Package (Volvo only)
  • Wood Dash/Trim Pkg., Oil Rubbed Detail

R5 Entertainment System - Options

  • Premium Sound System w/Transom Remote
  • Premium Sound w/Transom Remote & Spkrs.
  • Satellite Radio System
  • Speakers, Arch
  • Stereo Remote, Transom Detail

R5 Interior - Options

  • Aft Walk-Thru Carpet
  • Aft Walk-Thru Gate
  • Air Compressor w/Holder
  • Bow Center Cushion Insert
  • Carpet, Cesera (Terra only)
  • Del Mar Helm Capt. Chair Detail
  • Dinette Table w/CP & Sunpad Receptacle Detail
  • Floor Covering, Sea Grass Detail
  • Grey Water System
  • Head w/Electric Porcelain Toilet Detail
  • Head w/Electric Porcelain, Macerator Detail
  • Head w/Pump Out Porta-Potti
  • Head w/Pump Out Porta-Potti, Macerator
  • LED Interior Accent Lighting (blue)
  • Remote Courtesy Lights w/key fob Detail
  • Sink Console (head compartment)
  • Stainless Steel Foot Tread (helm only) Detail
  • Sunpad Filler Cushion (w/Dinette) Detail
  • Sunpad Filler Cushion (w/o Dinette) Detail
  • Throw Pillows, cockpit

R5 Exterior - Options

  • Arch, SS/Alum w/Sunshade
  • Arch-Black, Alum, Electric w/Bimini
  • Arch-Black, Alum, Fwd. Folding w/Bimini
  • Arch-White, Alum, Electric w/Bimini
  • Arch-White, Alum, Fwd. Folding w/Bimini
  • COBALT Oval Logo, Recessed Detail
  • Docking Lights-Stainless Steel Detail
  • Fender Clips w/Line (4) Detail
  • Flagpole w/Flag Detail
  • Motorbox Actuator
  • Portal Light (1 in Head Compartment) Detail
  • Sof-Trac Mat (swim platform w/step) Detail
  • Swim Platform Transom Lighting Detail
  • Transhield Shipping Cover
  • Transom Shower Detail
  • Transom Tilt Switch Detail
  • Underwater Lighting Detail
  • Wakeboard Racks (requires Arch)

R5 Structure and Safety - Options

  • Battery Maintainer/Charger, 110v Detail
  • Battery Maintainer/Charger, 220v
  • Battery Switch, Dual w/ACR Detail
  • CE Requirements w/Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • Captain's Call Exhaust
  • Captain's Call Plus (w/Mufflers)
  • Cruise Control-Smart Tow (Merc DTS sgl)
  • Cruise Control-Zero Off (Vol sgl eng)
  • Drivers Rearview Mirror (W/S Mount) Detail
  • Fire Extinguisher, Automatic System Detail
  • Tool Kit Detail
  • Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/Autoglide
  • Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/o Autoglide
  • Windlass, All Chain w/Anchor Detail