The 37's cockpit is a euro-style design combined with a seating layout found aboard domestic cruisers. It has a big semi-circular lounge aft, served by a retractable table that stows or deploys instantly by folding into the lounge. The wetbar has a sink with hot and cold running water and flush, frameless fiberglass doors below. Also check out the large, integral swim platform. Instead of seeming to hang off the back of the boat like an appendage, it's built into the cockpit. It not only looks better, but the platform now can also serve as an extension of the cockpit while the boat is anchored or docked.
On the port side forward you'll find a companion lounge that either seats three or allows one person to recline. The helm is a doublewide flip-bolster bench with headrests. Visibility was fine seated or standing, running or docking. My tester sported the hardtop ($23,075) in lieu of the standard arch. The hardtop looked great and didn't rack or rattle underway. The overhead lights in the top can burn in three colors.
The sidedecks provide adequate bow access, but if given the choice, use the molded steps on the cabin bulkhead. Once forward you'll find more top-quality boatbuilding and amenities. The nonslip is aggressive and cleanly molded. Open the anchor hatch. The locker is lit, conceals the windlass and washdown, and unlike many boats, will hold enough rode to anchor in more than just a shallow cove.
I wish there were space here to describe the two-stateroom, single-head cabin accommodations. All that teak and walnut, the porcelain sinks, the granite counters, self-closing drawers, the oh-just-so decor are truly a cut above the fleet. Make sure you check it out.
MSRP: Standard power - $441,667 Test power - $476,090
Contact: 800.468.5762 www.cobaltboats.com