New for 2014 is the 220S, which is the same 220 hull with an alternative cockpit layout. The original 220 featured what Cobalt calls “stadium” seating, which has a rear-facing chaise lounge to port with a backrest built into the port console. The new 220S sports more of a traditional design, allowing a passenger to face forward in front of the port console. However, the backrest is adjustable so that it can be converted to a rear-facing lounge — utilitarian for a ski-spotter seat — or fully reclined to help create a sun pad. There’s a larger sun pad over the engine box and a transom walk-through to port that accesses the fantastic extended swim platform with stainless-steel piping and Cobalt’s signature flip-down swim step. It’s great for skiers or tubers. The in-sole ski locker has a rubberized mat to keep your gear from sliding around, and Cobalt offers an air compressor as an option for the tubing-obsessed family.