Review of the Cobalt 23SC

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After more than four decades of crafting sterndrive boats, Cobalt’s first outboard-powered boat was well worth the wait. This amazingly versatile model allows you to cruise around the bay or zip down to the Bahamas with friends and family. She comes loaded with features that will certainly entertain her passengers including a standard bow ladder, use of Cobalt’s free space reclamation, and standard twin 7607 Garmin embedded into their glass cockpit. To say the seating is versatile is an understatement on this vessel, stacked with two reversable backrests and seating for thirteen you will never run out of room for you and your guests.

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Passing through the wide transom walkthrough, you enter the spacious cockpit which offers Cobalt’s first-class upholstery. The port console offers a very spacious head compartment equipped with an optional Vacuflush marine head with macerator and overboard discharge. The port side companion section has a convertible lounge seat to make watching watersports very simple for onboard passengers accompanied with a stainless steel grabrail and convenient cup holders. Moving to the helm, as always Cobalt perfected this design with baseball stitching, inset Garmins, aircraft inspired aluminum switches, leather wrapped steering wheel, and to top it off a real sexy accent logo in the center of the wheel. Down below, a massive ski locker can be found in the cockpit sole offering cavernous storage for all of your boating essentials and water toys.  

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The Cobalt 23SC can be powered by both Yamaha and Mercury four stroke outboard motors delivering superior durability, reliability, longevity, and performance that every captain desires. Maximum available HP is 300, though 225hp proves to be a sweet match with this first-class vessel. With a cruising speed of 30mph and a top speed of over 46mph, outrunning the storms is an easy task for this vessel.

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Cobalt boats set a completely new standard for strength, power and versatility, both inshore and offshore. Over 50 years of combined experience from top engineers and craftsmen are built into each and every vessel. Even the smallest models deliver the performance, safety and reliability usually reserved for much bigger boats. This particular hull has a 21-degree deadrise, accompanied with oversized chines to keep you and your passengers dry throughout your ride.

Composite construction including the floor and transom, Kevlar reinforcing, and 16 hand laid layers of fiberglass makes the hull result a safer, stronger, more fuel-efficient dream. Every Cobalt is backed with their industry leading warranty that includes a 10-year hull warranty, 5-year true bow to stern warranty, and a 3-year warranty on blistering and oxidation.

The following equipment is standard on the Cobalt 23SC and optional on much of the competitors in its class:

Bow Boarding Ladder, SS

Stainless Steel Switches

Color-Matched Aluminum Dash Panels

Glass Cockpit, Dual Garmin 7607

Patented Swim Step

Bow Scuff Plate

Aft Sunpad w/Adjustable Backrest

Your aquatic adventures await. Whether exploring Tampa Bay or the navigating the Gulf coast, the Cobalt 23SC is a most willing and capable partner.