You can see that at the dock with the CS3’s sporty profile and graphics. The swim platform extends well aft of the transom and features Cobalt’s signature flip-down swim step. When actuated by a simple stainless-steel lever, the swim step drops down to create a seat or step in the water that makes for easy reboarding after a towing session or a swim at anchor. Note, too, how the swim platform is protected on either side by integrated L-shaped fenders — they look like hockey sticks — with stainless-steel rail inserts. These help both first-time and veteran boaters keep their hull sides free from dings in the gelcoat, or worse. Also note there are two transom walk-throughs, one to either side of the sun pad mounted on the engine hatch, so access to the swim platform and that flip-down swim step is quick and easy, with no climbing necessary.