We Say: The R5 has all the spring of a racehorse and the agility of a barrel turner. If you've ever ridden a well-behaved horse, you know it knows what to do — all it needs from you is to understand your intent. Cobalt's R5 is that way. During testing it offered me a oneness with the feel of the ride that's rare in boats. I nudged the wheel to port and fed in throttle; it carved a rodeo turn so tightly, so smoothly, it was infectious. Its cut to starboard was equally graceful; not many boats are so ambidextrous, suffering from the effects of prop torque or poor X-factor placement of the sterndrive.