San Ramon Boat Center, a longtime Cobalt Boats dealership with stores in Rocklin, Calif., and Lake Tahoe, recently announced the sale of the business to Scott Vanderbeek.
Cobalt Boats, of Neodesha, Kan., builds sterndrive powerboats ranging from 20 to 40 feet in runabout bowriders, cuddy cabins and cruisers. The company is still family-owned and led by its founder, Paxson St. Clair.
Cobalt Boats said its recent dealer meeting was the best-attended event in its history, bringing more than 400 dealers and vendors to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev.
Cobalt Boats and its platform boat brand Marker One introduced five new 2016 models — a record number of new boats introduced by the company in any one year.
Cobalt Boats hired Terry Clark as its new president.
Cobalt Boats named Jeffrey Morales as Western regional sales manager, replacing 40-year veteran Alex Barry.
If you had no experience building fiberglass boats and wanted to start a company, where would you go? Michigan? Good idea. Florida? Another fine choice. Texas or North Carolina? Sure. Kansas? Eh, maybe not.
Cobalt Boats will donate proceeds from flagpole sales to Folds of Honor in 2015 to support the group’s mission of providing educational scholarships and assistance to the families of those killed or disabled in service.
Cobalt Boats and its platform boat brand Marker One gave donations to the American Heart Association and Folds of Honor after a dealer meeting last fall at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo.
Five of the top 10 dealers in Boating Industry’s Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America were Cobalt Boats dealers.
Cobalt Boats introduced its new R7 Water Sports Series and a new S-interior option for the 200 at its 2015 dealer meeting this fall.