Wednesday, February 26, 2014
It is with great pleasure and excitement that Cobalt Boats congratulates Rallee Whowell-Chupich from Gordy’s Boats, who was recognized for her lifelong commitment to customer care and excellence in the marine industry. The Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award was presented to Whowell at the Marine Dealer Conference.
The award is in honor of the late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., who was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award was founded in 1987. It is presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It recognizes "long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement of women in the marine business."
Each woman who applies has to be nominated by either her dealership or affiliate. These nominated women are active in the marine industry either from manufacturing or retail, but also active in the industry and local community. Family and personal accomplishments are also of key importance.
Once nominated, the application is completed and submitted to the selection committee. The recipient is recognized at the Marine Dealer Conference at a luncheon and presented an award and a monetary gift for further education.
This is a highly sought after award for active women in the industry and Cobalt Boats congratulates Whowell on this monumental achievement. We would like to recognize that the award was passed from the 2012 Woman of the Year, Cobalt’s own Debbie Meigs. Debbie has been a loyal and amazing Cobalt associate for 40 years, and is a customer care specialist. Cobalt congratulates these women for being the best of the best, and we look forward to carrying on Cobalt’s tradition of excellence for many years to come.
Categories: Customer Service, Dealer Partners, Industry News, Shows and Events | Tags: Boat Dealers
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
So what can you look forward to seeing at one of the Cobalt boat shows this year? The R3 and R7, along with the R5 WSS models will all be capturing their big, big share of oohs, aahs, and ah-hahs. The 220 again is proving to be Cobalt’s most popular model, and this year we have added a new 220S seating option with convertible port side seat/lounger. And with this Spring’s introduction of the A40, you won’t want to miss Cobalt’s launch of the ultimate day boat!
If you haven’t already visited a boat show, please consider dipping a toe in a very sudden summer. Go to cobaltboats.com or click this link (http://www.cobaltboats.com/support/calendar_of_events.html) for an event calendar to find a show nearest you.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Dealer Partners, Shows and Events | Tags: Boat Dealers, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Cobalt Boats is excited to introduce the R3 and R7, sisterships of the widely popular R5. Let’s start with their physical descriptors that don’t leave much for the imagination. The R Models exterior profiles are sleek and low. The transom, platform design and aft sunpad are sculpted beautifully creating a smooth and sexy shear line. The sunpad backrest - convertible, and the rumble seat is simple and effective. Step aboard through the walk-through transom, and you’ll notice the cockpit has an interior beam measurement that is over a foot wider than any competitive runabout. This interior expansion, free space reclamation, is exactly what Cobalt’s new design creates. The wrap-around yacht style seating is widest of the mid-sized runabout category where only the R Models can deliver the expansive, luxurious yacht style seating arrangement. The attention to detail in the upholstery with the stitching is in perfect harmony. The design of the passenger seat provides a completely innovative convertibility to the cockpit. At the helm, the aluminum dash panels, stainless switches, and form-fitted vinyl eyebrow are all highlighted by the 5" digital gauges with multi-function displays. The Rockford Fosgate stereo with Bluetooth, provides fidelity that any audiophile will appreciate. It’s the leather wrapped wheel that allows you to nestle comfortably into the helm chair and utilize the perfectly placed armrest, and ergonomically positioned footrest. Everything fits, everything Cobalt.
Explore the pure simplicity, the unmatched craftsmanship that Cobalt delivers in this new series of sport boats. Discover wide open freedom; discover the Cobalt R series. The R3 and R7 join the R5 to make a complete series of boats that are unmatched in function and fashion.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Industry News, Innovative Features | Tags: Award Winning Boat, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats, New Boat
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Cobalt Sports has everything you need to stay warm this winter season. From jackets to hoodies to beanies, our signature apparel takes you from cold to warm in style! For the men, our Cobalt Ribbed Crewneck is a must-have this winter season. Available in both navy and heather grey, this casual crewneck has the texture of a winter sweater with faux suede on the back neck patch. The ladies can keep warm all winter long with our widely popular Furry Fleece Jacket. This must-have jacket has princess seam pockets, a zippered pocket on the left sleeve and an exposed zipper. Available in Silver and Black, we promise your special lady will adore this cozy fleece. We’re also excited to introduce our exclusive Cobalt Beanie in navy, heather grey and hot pink featuring our embroidered cobalt emblem.
And it’s not too late to think about getting your boat accessories organized for the upcoming boating season. We’ve stocked up on our go-to essentials, as well as some new items that are sure to catch the eyes of everyone on board. The exclusive Tervis Tumbler has a new look – Cobalt blue in color, but the same great quality you’ve always experienced from this highly demanded product. The Cobalt team is also excited to offer two new license plates in either stainless steel or powder black. These attractive, heavy-duty marque plates also include four matching one-piece hardware hider caps and compliment our stainless steel frame very nicely!
Browse our latest arrivals at cobaltsports.com or call 620-325-2653 to speak with our sportswear specialist.
Categories: Accessories and Apparel, Cobalt Boats, Lifestyle | Tags: Cobalt Boats, Family Boating, Lifestyle
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This past November, the Marine Retailers Association of America hosted the Marine Dealership Conference and Expo and Top 100 Award presentations in Orlando, Florida. Legendary Marine of Destin, Florida was named Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row qualifying Legendary to be inducted into the Boating Industry “Hall of Fame”. Their rapid growth and focus on constant improvement was noted as the dominant winning attribute by the award panel. This accomplishment marks the first time that a Cobalt dealer has been recognized as a Hall of Fame company.
In addition, Cobalt dealers were recognized throughout the night, partially due to the massive increases in market share and sales growth that Cobalt dealers have experienced. Gordy’s Lakefront Marine of Fontana, Wisconsin saw its standard-setting service department named the very best in North America for the second year in a row, and Gordy’s was also ranked as the #2 dealer in North America. Park’s Marina, Seattle Boat Company, and Strong’s Marine also ranked in the Top 10. Cobalt was the dominant boat builder in the Top 10 with the Top 2 rankings and 5 of the top 10 dealerships representing Cobalt. In addition, 18 dealers in the Top 100 are authorized Cobalt dealerships. The Darlene Briggs award for the woman of the year in the boating industry was presented to Rallee Whowell - Chupich, from Gordy’s Boats recognizing her lifelong commitment to customer care and excellence in the industry. Strong’s Marine received a special recognition for its Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Cobalt Boats congratulates these outstanding businesses and associates for their allegiance to the highest standards of integrity, knowledge of product, and willingness to go above and beyond in the service of today’s sophisticated customers.
Listed below are the Cobalt Dealerships recognized as Top 100 Dealers.
•Action Water Sports, Hudsonville, Michigan
Cobalt is proud to be associated with all of our fantastic dealers, and we are especially proud of these "Top 100" dealers for going the extra mile to achieve this prestigious recognition.
Categories: Cobalt Boats, Dealer Partners, Industry News, Shows and Events | Tags: Boat Dealers, Boating Industry, Cobalt Boats
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