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.
The Hilton Lake Las Vegas hosted more than 400 dealers and vendors at the company’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas in September, where the boats were introduced.
The 2016 Cobalt CS3 is debuting as the newest boat in the Gateway Series, marketed with a price that the company said is “the perfect steppingstone into that boating arena.” Measuring more than 23 feet, the CS3 features a completely new hull and deck design. The boat has an island sunpad with port and starboard walk-throughs at the transom.
The Cobalt A40, in the hardtop version, was introduced this year. New for 2016 is the A40 Coupe with an integrated top design, a 12-foot beam, a navigation equipment shelf, a sliding sunroof and a retractable SureShade integrated into the design.
Cobalt’s R5 Water Sports Series Surf boat features the FWD drive from Volvo Penta. Cobalt and Volvo Penta sponsored a Surf Shack at the meeting, providing surfing lessons to more than 125 participants during the launch of this new product. The WSS Surf features a patent-pending surf control system that automatically tunes the boat’s attitude to the optimal surf configuration.
Marker One Platform Series launched into the pontoon market with two fiberglass decked models in 2015 — the M25 and M27. In 2016 the ML4 will add to the line, featuring an L-shaped seating layout, new exterior and interior styling and a new “aggressive” price point, the company said. The engine choices are Mercury, Yamaha and Evinrude.