Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cobalt Boats Premiers A40 at Miami Boat Show

 Cobalt Boats recently attended the Miami Boat Show in Florida February 13-17, 2014, to premier the highly anticipated A40. The Miami Boat Show is recognized as the world’s premier boat show, with more 2,000 exhibitors spanning across three locations. Cobalt dealers and invited guests from across the globe traveled to the show to take part in the event. The event provided the opportunity for participants to experience the exhilarating performance of the A40 and get behind the wheel for demonstration cruises throughout the show. The demos were led by Cobalt and Volvo Penta representatives, as the featured A40 was equipped with Volvo D6 Diesel stern drives. Cobalt held a reception featuring an exclusive tasting of Cobalt Wine. The event was hosted by Pack St. Clair, Founder and Paxson St. Clair, CEO at the Marriot Biscayne Bay. 

“The A40 premier at the Miami Boat Show was an instant success,” said Gavan Hunt, VP of Sales and Marketing. “The A40’s agile performance and sleek, elegant profile spoke for itself. Our customers and dealer partners were very pleased with the premier. Our dealers have staked the claim that the A40 is the ultimate day boat, and the team at Cobalt is thrilled with the initial demands of this new model.” 

The A40 is a sport yacht that combines the needs of luxury day boating with the demands for a weekend aboard. Below deck, the twin dual propeller gas or diesel stern drives provide instantaneous on plane times with speeds approaching 50 mph. The available Volvo joystick and Mercury Axius control pods allow for pinpoint docking accuracy. The cockpit features a hydraulic swim platform, stainless trimmed hard top, convertible island sun pad, outdoor galley with fridge, and a profiled frameless style windshield. The technologically advanced helm features a Garmin glass cockpit with dual 12" touch screen GPS multi-function gauges providing intuitive response to the captain’s demands. Austrian free-range leather, granite countertops, rich wood grains, and panoramic windows adorn the cabin. In addition to luxury, the A40 is constructed with a durable fiberglass stringer grid system and composite transom inset with a full fiberglass inner-liner. The A40 is a custom production model available through the Cobalt Dealer Network worldwide. 

The Cobalt A40 is now in production and has sold through July 2014. To learn more about the new model and other Cobalt news, visit www.cobaltboats.com. 

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Awarded to Gordy's Boats Associate

 

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.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cobalt Boat Shows - Find One Near You

 The boat show season has ramped to cruising speed, and all of us at Cobalt could not be more eager to show you what’s in store for 2014. It’s going to be yet another record-setting year for Cobalt, and our boat shows are the perfect place start the year off right. This year’s iteration of shows are presenting again the robust, invigorating sights of the latest and greatest Cobalt models. Cobalt boat shows are a place of utter amazement as you gaze lovingly at the boat of your dreams. Not to mention, getting you psyched for boating season. Need another reason to join us? Our boat shows are the best place to experience the luxury of a Cobalt, and because they are mostly held "off season", the shows typically feature the best pricing of the year.

 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.


 

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cobalt Boats Brings You Product Updates for 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.
 
And it doesn’t stop there. Cobalt is constantly making product improvements to enhance your boating experience. The new 220 S interior adds a convertible port side seat/lounger choice to our popular 220 model. The “Dagger Arch” is now available in White or Ebony Powder Coat, and there is a newly available electric actuated arch now available on the A Series, the SD Series, and many of the BR series. We have numerous other product enhancements to share with you, so stop by your Cobalt dealer showroom, or see us at a boat show for a thorough review.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cobalt Sports is Keeping You Warm All Winter Long

 

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.

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