It takes audacity for a boatbuilder to replace a successful boat. Cobia proves its pluck, upgrading its popular 237 model to this 240CC (center console). A brilliant move, it kept the best features of the 237 (hull shape and running surface) and improved an already good deck and console.
This is a boat all about creature comforts, whether you’re strictly an offshore angler or need a double-duty boat for the family. The 240CC makes no compromises in either category.
Fishermen will love the large 33-gallon in-sole fish box (one of two on board) in direct line with the stern door, so you can boat and stash fish in one motion. The walk-arounds are a full 24 inches wide, with padded coamings and handrails everywhere. The optional hardtop, with powder-coated aluminum frame, is a smart upgrade. It has a molded underside, storage/electronics box, speakers, lights and five rocket launchers. The aft side of the console under the helm seat has tackle storage, including two drawers and three tackle boxes, opposite the 28-gallon livewell in the transom.
Our test boat boasted Llebroc helm seats, a luxuriously comfortable upgrade with individual bolsters and movable armrests. The dash has enough real estate for a single 16-inch multifunction display or two smaller screens.
Families will revel in the impeccably finished head compartment under the console, accessible via two easy steps through a wide forward companionway. There’s an optional electric head with macerator, and with more than six feet of headroom, this compartment serves for showering and changing as well.
Other family features include the wraparound bow seating with lounge backrests, a fold-down rear seat and high gunwales for kid safety.
The 240CC takes either single or twin outboards up to 300 hp. Although it’s pictured with twins, we tested it with one 300 hp Yamaha four-stroke. Topping out at 51 mph, it had plenty of get-up-and-go.
The all-composite no-wood construction is impeccable, with a 10-year transferable warranty. Thoughtfully designed with proven performance, the 240CC may prove a winner for Cobia.
- Full-composite hull and deck with no wood to rot
- Molded front-opening head compartment with steps
- Optional electric head
- Finished lockers under forward seating and decks
- Bait and tackle station abaft helm seating console
- Custom wiring harnesses with pull cords and labels
- Seacocks on all through-hull fittings
- Easy access to all systems
- Optional three-sided full windshield
Price: $81,060 (with Yamaha F300)
How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha F300 V-6
Drive/Props: Outboard/15 1/2″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 65 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.
Cobia Boats – Fort Pierce, Florida; 772-465-0631; cobiaboats.com