BULLETPROOF. With details such as a Kevlar-reinforced hull and engines mounted on through-bolted beds that span the inboard side of its fiberglass stringers, the 360 is built as well as it's finished. We took exception to the lack of remote fuel/water separators. Our test boat relied upon a pair of engine-mounted primaries. Secondaries, with inspection bowls, could easily be mounted in the compartment for the optional genset just forward of the engine room bulkhead.
Another big dayboat is Sunseeker's 34 Superhawk ($284,551 with twin MerCruiser 502 MAG MPIs). This has a standard teak cockpit and platform and a 240-volt AC system, which decreases the amperage used by accessories; the 360 offers a 110-volt system. Given the existence of the Sunseeker and the Formula, we can't say that Cobalt owns the big-water, day-cruising category. But it should share equal billing with some very good company.
LAST WORD: The powerboat enthusiast's perfect complement to a waterfront home.
Displacement (lbs., approx) ........10,500
Transom deadrise ..22º
Minimum cockpit depth...11"
Max. cabin headroom..6'0"
Fuel capacity (gal.)...174
Water capacity (gal.)..35
Price (w/standard power) ........$217,905
Price (w/test power) ........$245,523
STANDARD POWER:Twin 315-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GXi/SX V-8 gasoline stern drives.
OPTIONAL POWER: Twin MerCruiser or Volvo Penta gasoline stern drives to 940 hp total; twin Yanmar diesel stern drives to 600 bhp total.
TEST BOAT POWER: Twin 415-hp MerCruiser 502 MAG MPI Bravo Three V-8 gasoline stern drives with 502 cid, 4.47" bore x 4.00" stroke, swinging 26" pitch Bravo Three ss propsets through 2:1 reductions.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT(major items): Bimini top; leather tilt wheel; Auto-retract trim tabs w/indicators; power helm seat; Zero-Effort controls; AM/FM/CD stereo w/6 speakers and remote; air compressor; icemaker; removable cockpit carpet; bow scuff plate; head w/ shower; microwave; refrig erator/freezer; single-burner stove; water heater; battery charger; dual 30-amp shorepower.