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Cobalt 26SD WSS
Draft: 2'3" (drive up)
Displacement (approx.): 5,500 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 21 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 4'11" (without Bimini)
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.
Max Horsepower: 430
Available Power: MerCruiser and Volvo Penta sterndrives
The Cobalt shines brighter at the helm and passenger console than many boats do. There, custom factory-molded pods for instruments, helm and glove box are carefully upholstered with tough vinyl that is so like leather you’ll have to sniff it to know it’s not. That vinyl, matched with careful double stitching along the brow that shields the instruments and the helm, is sculpted into a thing of elegance. Even the foot plate below the helm, angled perfectly for comfortable piloting, boasts a beautiful stainless-steel and rubber surface, increasing traction in those hairpin turns while adding pizazz to the helm station.
For that reason, Cobalt also adds sweet little touches nobody else seems to — like the transom platform. At first glance, you might think the company forgot to install a boarding ladder. At second glance, you see a broad step that folds out and swivels down about 12 to 14 inches, offering an easy re-entry point. Even more, this fixture serves as a wonderful place to sit and lounge in the water while anchored at your favorite cove or sandbar. It also functions to shield swimmers’ shins and toes from the prop blades.
Inside the cockpit, seating wraps around from the passenger console to the extra-wide captain’s chair. A lounge seat behind the captain can be converted to an entertainment galley, if you wish.
At the bow, seats are wide and boast removable cushions to port and starboard that create two forward-facing armchairs and an aft-facing love seat. Replace those cushions for full lounge capabilities. Armrests fold away to streamline passage from bow to cockpit and back. Yes, there’s a full anchor locker and a stainless-steel boarding ladder there as well.