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Base Price: $34,599
(with twin 110 hp, 1,052 cc Yamaha Marine engines)
LOA: 21'3" Beam: 8'6" Displacement: 2,875 lb.
Base price: $35,847
(with 220 hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI Alpha sterndrive)
LOA: 20'10" Beam: 8'6" Displacement: 3,500 lb.
Still the most popular boat on the water, the family bowrider offers the seating space you need for the kids, the performance you desire for towing and just cruising, and the deep-V hull to handle chop.
When I was researching this story and found a Cobalt that met our financial parameters, I was pleasantly surprised. For as long as I can remember, Cobalt has been among the brands most often compared to high-end luxury automobiles. The Cobalt 200 retails for $35,847 (once you see this boat you’ll come up with the other $847) in its base dress without a trailer and powered by a 220 hp V-6 MerCruiser 4.3L MPI with an Alpha One drive. So equipped, the boat should run speeds nearing 50 mph and have the punch to pull a skier out of the water.
Among the features that set the 200 apart from other small bowriders is a walk-through transom with removable cushions that fill in the passageway. The driver and co-pilot ride in bucket seats that swivel and adjust fore and aft. Finally, up front, even adult-size passengers sit nice and deep in the bow, so you’ll feel secure when the kids are hanging out up there. Of course, there are drink holders everywhere.
Construction highlights include composite reinforcements in the cockpit sole and transom in addition to molded fiberglass stringers. Rigging details such as double-clamping all plumbing connections, lining all storage compartments with rubber mats or carpet, and using backing plates on every fastener ensure that the well-built and finished 200 will last for years.
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A 20-foot bowrider with stowage for your scuba tank and fins? Pretty cool.