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2020 Cobia 350CC

The 350CC fishes hard and plays even harder.

Cobia 350CC running shot
The double-stepped hull with 21.6 degrees of transom deadrise eats lumpy seas and asks for more.Courtesy Cobia Boats

I fell in like with the new Cobia 350CC the moment I stepped through the inward-opening side door that makes pulling in a fish (or a fully rigged diver) as easy as stepping off a dock. This wasn’t crazy-mad irrational lust like I have for Sophia Loren, but a genuine like for all the right stuff that I discovered during my test of this new Cobia. This is a great center-console that fishes hard and plays even harder.

Cobia 350CC bow seating
There's a chaise for two forward and an electric bow table that rises from the sole for picnic lunches.Courtesy Cobia Boats

First, the twin, hulking, Yamaha 425 XTO outboard engines (triple F300s are standard) shot us right out of the hole like a drag boat (7.3 seconds to 30 mph), but virtually sipped gas at a more moderate cruising speed (33 mph equals 23 gph). At the 62.6-mph top speed I recorded while running the Cobia, these 425 hp behemoths propel you to the islands or the canyons in fine style, and the 320 gallons of fuel allows you to stay all day.

Cobia 350CC helm
The dash has a vertical display that allows for easy reading of two 16-inch Garmin monitors.Courtesy Cobia Boats

The double-stepped hull with 21.6 degrees of transom deadrise eats lumpy seas and asks for more, please.

Just over 11 feet of beam means plenty of walk-around room to chase fish, especially as you pass by the console. Yep, a gang of anglers won’t be crowded.

There’s a tackle center equipped with a bait-prep station aft, a pair of oversize in-sole fish boxes that drain overboard, twin 42-gallon bait tanks,no less than seven insulated boxes to keep your beer, bait and lunch cold. Really neat is the hidden, lockable rod stowage locker in the sole.

Cobia 350CC cabin
The cabin will prove a delight for families, with a stretch-out double berth, an electric head and a shower, plus optional air conditioning.Courtesy Cobia Boats

The cabin will prove a delight for families, with a stretch-out double berth, an electric head and a shower, plus optional air conditioning. For the sandbar, there is seating for 11, including a chaise for two forward and an electric bow table that rises from the sole for picnic lunches.

The skipper (and two companions) get individual seats behind the big windshield, each adjustable with bolsters. The dash has a vertical display that allows for easy reading of two 16-inch Garmin monitors, and all the switches are easy to find and right where you’d want them for controlling the boat.

Cobia 350CC aft fish boxes
There are two macerated fish boxes aft.Courtesy Cobia Boats

One look at the Cobia 350CC, and I know you’ll fall in like too. Don’t miss this new Yamaha-powered center-console.

High Points

⋅Wide walk-arounds allow anglers to chase fish all around the boat easily.

⋅Solidly built hardtop includes a vented locker for easy access to life jackets.

⋅Waist-level power panel in cabin means no stooping to find switches.

⋅Great access to batteries (under helm seat) and to systems such as fuel separators and pumps.

⋅Deep gutters and squish-rubber seals on all hatches prevent leaks.

⋅Two macerated fish boxes aft.

Cobia 350CC performance data
Cobia 350CC Certified Test ResultsBoating Magazine

Specs

LOA: 34′4″

Beam: 11′2″

Draft: 2′0″ (hull)

Dry Weight: 10,560 lb. (rigged, with engines)

Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified

Fuel Capacity: 320 gal.

Price: $292,387 (with triple Yamaha F300XCA)

How We Tested

Engines: Twin Yamaha 425 XTO

Drive/Props: XTO Offshore 16 3/8″ x 21″ stainless steel

Gear Ratio: 1.79:1

Fuel Load: 125 gal.

Crew Weight: 640 lb.

More Information

Cobia Boats, Maverick Boat Group - Fort Pierce, Florida; 877-COBIA-FUN; cobiaboats.com