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FLIBS 2017: Cobia Boats introduces 32-foot center console

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The new Cobia 320 center console has a pressurized live well and large fishboxes.

The new Cobia 320 center console has a pressurized live well and large fishboxes.

FORT LAUDERDALE — Cobia Boats continues to expand its model line with the new 320 center console, which is on display at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center location of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Company president Scott Deal calls it “fishier” than other offerings because it has a pressurized live well and other fishing-focused items.

The 320 was developed with new forward-facing backrests that tuck cleanly into the bow gunwales when not in use. The hardtop is new, and there are large storage lockers throughout the boat.

Among the details are that the rails for the hardtop are elliptically designed to make it easier to install an acrylic windscreen, which is an available option. There are large fishboxes for bringing home the day’s catch,

Addressing the growing needs of owners and potential buyers who want the comforts of home, Deal said, “People like that. If you’re a fisherman, you store a lot.”

For a boating family there is a functional private head. Additionally, Cobia has placed USB ports throughout the 320, and the boat is designed to accommodate a second station.

Cobia says the boat, which has a beam of 10 feet, 3 inches, is trailerable, although the federal Department of Transportation says the maximum lane width is 8 feet, 6 inches.

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