Step aboard Cobalt's 296, and you'll discover upscale boating beyond the pale. The aft bench cushions resemble loose, oversized throw pillows. Think they're impractical? Think again. Made of textured Sunbrella, the pillows are secured with a hidden track. Inwale space boasts a rich, diamond-pattern vinyl and some unique contours. The seat vinyl feels soft and supple, and its lush mix of colors, texture, and stitching makes it seem like real leather. Cobalt admits to trying to evoke the feel of a living room, but a colleague hit the nail on the head: The 296 thinks it's a fine English motorcar.