R8

Powerfully redesigned
to deliver on every promise.

Design Yours
COBALT R8

The Ultimate Bowrider with More of Everything

ACTIVITIES
  • Day Cruising
  • Wakeboarding
  • Skiing
  • At Anchor In-Water Activity
Environment
  • Large Bodies of Water
Trailering
  • Yes
LOA
27' 10"
Beam
8' 6"
Fuel
80 gal
Capacity
yacht certified
Head
yes

Exterior

What really makes this luxury boat a standout ride on the water is its added size. Not just longer, the R8 features a higher profile and more freeboard—making it more spacious, elegant, and powerful by its shape, fit, and finish.
Swim Step

Popular and envied, our patented Swim Step lowers below the water line for easy access in and out of the water, is great for lounging, pets, and stows flush within the swim platform surface.

Stainless Steel Windshield Trim

Find a polished stainless steel top surface cap to windshield frames and enjoy the brightwork look the windshield possesses—all crafted to reflect heat in the sun and be cooler to the touch.

Engine Access

The wide engine hatch opening allows for easy access, easy maintenance, and storage space access—and the easy-lift hatch is gasket sealed when closed to reduce noise in the cockpit.

Features & Innovations

Step & Platform Innovation

PATENT PENDING E-STEP ELECTRICALLY POWERED SWIM STEP

Cobalt’s already easy-to-use Swim Step just got easier. With the push of a button, the step folds into the water or returns from the water into the stowed position—all from the convenience of the aft sun pad. Designed to be sleek, simple, and effortless, the e-Step deployment has a near-silent actuation, making it the quietest actuated step on the market.

Exterior Innovation

Arch With Rotating SunShade

No need to take down your sunshade with the Arch with Rotating Sunshade. Built on our aluminum folding arch, the canvas remains up when the arch is folded down to lower positions, and the sunshade has a rigid frame for tight canvas fit and articulates as the arch is folded down, remaining flat. Gas assist cylinder or full electric actuation options make it easily operable for one person.
Interior Feature

Cobalt + Garmin

The Cobalt Glass Cockpit System is the premier multi-display solution for total helm control. The Garmin interface is fully integrated with the most pivotal handling and safety information from your Cobalt powertrain. The result is the ultimate boating experience now available with larger screens on select Cobalt models.
Interior Innovation

Fresco Chil Vinyl

Finally, no more hot seats on darker colored vinyl while you’re out enjoying a full day of fun on the water. This anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, mildew-resistant, and sulfide stain-resistant fabric technology keeps your vinyl a full 15-20 degrees cooler than traditional vinyl even when it’s out in the sun.
Step & Platform Innovation

SOF-TRAC POSITIVE TRACTION MAT

Dress up your swim platform with the Sof-Trac Positive Traction Mat. Gentle on swimsuits and wakeboards, you’ll maintain traction even when wet. Dealer-installed kits are available for most current models with or without the Swim Step.

Exterior Feature

Fender Clip Package

The Cobalt stainless-steel fender clips are a quick mount system installed in the deck at the perfect fender position, so the lines are always set to optimum length. When docking, simply insert the pin into the fitting and you’re done.

Interior

The R8’s roomy, expansive interior with both bow and cockpit larger fore to aft provides more room and extra comfort for your passengers and their belongings. Plus, our patented easy-entry Swim Step makes this the gold standard for any boating excursion.
Aft Backrest

Adjusts to 2 positions to provide the flexibility of facing forward or aft. Stainless-steel handle provides added security in rough waters and is supported by a heavy-duty steel hinge mechanism.

LED ACCENT LIGHTING

Create a rich nighttime ambiance in the cockpit and bow areas with indirect lighting hidden in interior upholstery side panels that feature RGB selectable color and LED low-power consumption.

INTERIOR STYLING

Experience maximized seating and modern design touches like contrasting color combinations, quilted upholstery, and Fresco Chil Vinyl on dark interiors to keep surface temperatures cooler.

Technical Details

  • Length Overall w/Swim Platform
    27' 10'' / 8.48 m
  • Beam
    8' 6'' / 2.59 m
  • Fuel Capacity
    80 gal. / 302 L
  • Freshwater Capacity
    10 gal. / 38 L
  • Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini
    62'' / 1.57 m
  • Bridge Clearance w/Arch
    102'' / 2.59 m
  • Draft Drive Up
    18'' / 0.46 m
  • Draft Drive Down
    35'' / 0.89 m
  • Dry Weight (varies with options)
    6400 lbs. / 2903 kg
  • Boat Certified Capacity
    Yacht Certified
  • Boat Certified Capacity w/gear
    Yacht Certified

Volvo Penta

  • V8-350CE-G DP - 350 hp (261 Pkw)
  • V8-380CE DP - 380 hp (283 PkW)
  • V8-430CE DP - 430 hp (321 PkW)

MerCruiser

  • 6.2 L MPI ECT-350 B3 DTS - 350 hp (261 PkW)
  • 8.2 Mag ECT B3X DTS - 380 hp (283 PkW)
  • 8.2 Mag HO ECT B3X DTS - 430 hp (321 PkW)

Engine Enhancements (Standard)

  • DTS (Merc)
  • EVC w/PTA & Cruise (Volvo)

Engine Enhancements (Optional)

  • Active Trim, Merc - Detail
    Active Trim, Merc (requires DTS)

    Active Trim, Merc

    Active Trim provides instant automatic trim for compatible outboards and sterndrives. This intuitive, hands-free system continually adjusts engine trim for changes in operating conditions to improve performance, increase fuel economy and optimize cruising speed at the touch of a button.

  • Ocean-X (Volvo) - Detail
    Ocean-X (Volvo)

    Ocean-X (Volvo)

    Ocean X (Salt Water Ready) Duoprop Outdrive Packages with Fresh Water Cooling Protected by a revolutionary titanium-ceramic coating and new sensor technology, OceanX is Volvo Penta's answer to the corrosive effects of salt water.

  • Seacore (Merc) - Detail
    Seacore (Merc)

    Seacore (Merc)

    MerCruiser SeaCore, a comprehensive corrosion protection system for the engines, transoms and lower units operated in saltwater.

  • Tow Mode (Volvo EVC)

Standard

  • Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt (dual) - Detail
    Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt (dual)

    Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt (dual)

    12v outlets provide necessary power to mobile devices on-board.

  • Composite Helm Eyebrow, Custom Stitching
  • Depth & Water Temp Pkg.
  • Gloss Black Dash Console
  • Hour Meter(s)
  • Illuminated Switch Panel/Switches - Detail
    Illuminated Switch Panel/Switches

    Illuminated Switch Panel/Switches

    Illuminated stainless steel switches with laser etched identifiers provide the perfect amount of lighting to the switch panel.

  • Stainless Steel Switches
  • Steering Wheel, Black Leather/Stainless Steel - Detail
    Black Leather/SS Steering Wheel

    Steering Wheel, Black Leather/Stainless Steel

    Cobalt's exclusive leather wrapped steering wheel provides the ultimate in style and control.

Optional

  • Active Trim, Merc - Detail
    Active Trim, Merc (requires DTS)

    Active Trim, Merc

    Active Trim provides instant automatic trim for compatible outboards and sterndrives. This intuitive, hands-free system continually adjusts engine trim for changes in operating conditions to improve performance, increase fuel economy and optimize cruising speed at the touch of a button.

  • Ocean-X (Volvo) - Detail
    Ocean-X (Volvo)

    Ocean-X (Volvo)

    Ocean X (Salt Water Ready) Duoprop Outdrive Packages with Fresh Water Cooling Protected by a revolutionary titanium-ceramic coating and new sensor technology, OceanX is Volvo Penta's answer to the corrosive effects of salt water.

  • Seacore (Merc) - Detail
    Seacore (Merc)

    Seacore (Merc)

    MerCruiser SeaCore, a comprehensive corrosion protection system for the engines, transoms and lower units operated in saltwater.

  • Tow Mode (Volvo EVC)

Standard

  • iPod/USB/MP3 Port - Detail
    Includes USB-A and USB-C connections.  Multiple power ports throughout, and one power/data port at helm.

    iPod/USB/MP3 Port

    Includes USB-A and USB-C connections. Multiple power ports throughout, and one power/data port at helm.

  • Sound System, Bluetooth, w/6 Spkrs.
  • Stereo Remote, Dash

Optional

  • Plat Sound w/Transom & Arch Spkrs-2 pr. - Detail
    Plat Sound w/Transom & Arch Spkrs-2 pr.

    Plat Sound w/Transom & Arch Spkrs-2 pr.

  • Plat Sound w/Transom Spkrs. - Detail
    Plat Sound w/Transom Spkrs.

    Plat Sound w/Transom Spkrs.

  • Prem Sound w/Transom & Arch Spkrs-1 pr.
  • Prem Sound w/Transom Spkrs.
  • Satellite Radio System
  • Speaker Covers, Arch (Premium Sound) - Detail
    Speaker Covers, Arch (Premium Sound)

    Speaker Covers, Arch (Premium Sound)

  • Stereo Remote, Transom (Std. Sound)
  • Speaker Covers, Arch (Platinum Sound) - Detail
    Speaker Covers, Arch (Platinum Sound)

    Speaker Covers, Arch (Platinum Sound)

Standard

  • Aft Facing Rumble Seat - Detail
    Aft Facing Rumble Seat

    Aft Facing Rumble Seat

    Additional suport and comfort while seated at the swim platform.

  • Aft Sunpad Backrest SS Accent Rail
  • Aft Walk-Thru Carpet
  • Bow Walk-Thru Door
  • Carpet, 40 oz., Snap-In w/Neoprene Back
  • Cooler, Removable Hard-Side (36 qt.)
  • Dash Storage Pocket
  • Del Mar Helm Capt. Chair
  • Head w/Porta Potti - Detail
    Head w/Porta Potti

    Head w/Porta Potti

    Easily accessible, upholstered head compartment. Shown with Porta Potti and sink console.

  • Passenger Seat Flip Backrest System - Detail
    Passenger Seat Flip Backrest System

    Passenger Seat Flip Backrest System

    Dual position port side seating with a fore and aft adjustable backrest and passenger flip up seat. Storage is located beneath port side seating.

  • Removable Bow & Cockpit Carpet
  • Seating Varadense Comfort
  • Sundeck Convertible Lounger - Detail
    Sundeck Convertible Lounger

    Sundeck Convertible Lounger

    Lounger converts from standard seating configuration to sun pad or rumble seat.

  • Trash Receptacle, 3.5 gal

Optional

  • Air Compressor w/Holder - Detail
    Air Compressor w/Holder

    Air Compressor w/Holder

    12v power inflator for water toys, with a dedicated holder.

  • Bow Filler Cushions - Detail
    Bow Center Cushion Insert (3 pc.)

    Bow Filler Cushions

  • Cockpit Heater w/Pull-Out Vent
  • Cooler, Soft-Side (35L) - Detail
    Cooler, Soft-Side (35L)

    Cooler, Soft-Side (35L)

  • Dinette Table w/Teak Accent - Detail
    Dinette Table w/Cockpit Receptacle

    Dinette Table w/Teak Accent

    The dinette table with cockpit receptacle provides the availability of placing the cockpit table at locations with the stainless steel bracket.

  • Dinette Table, Solid Teak - Detail
    Dinette Table, Solid Teak

    Dinette Table, Solid Teak

  • Floor Covering, Sea Grass - Detail
    Floor Covering, Sea Grass

    Floor Covering, Sea Grass

    Sea Grass floor covering creates an elegant and comfortable style to the interior of any Cobalt. Rubber backing and stainless steel snaps make it as durable as it is elegant.

  • Gray Water System
  • Head w/Electric Porcelain Toilet - Detail
    Head w/Electric Porcelain Toilet

    Head w/Electric Porcelain Toilet

    The upgraded porcelain head with holding tank and dockside receptacle.

  • Head w/Electric Porcelain, Macerator - Detail
    Head w/Electric Porcelain, Macerator

    Head w/Electric Porcelain, Macerator

    The Electric Porcelain head with macerator provides for overboard discharge. Local restrictions and laws apply.

  • Head w/Pump Out Porta Potti - Detail
    Head w/Pump Out Porta Potti

    Head w/Pump Out Porta Potti

    Easily accessible, upholstered head compartment. Shown with Porta Potti and sink console.

  • Head w/Pump Out Porta-Potti, Macerator - Detail
    Head w/Pump Out Porta-Potti, Macerator

    Head w/Pump Out Porta-Potti, Macerator

    Easily accessible, upholstered head compartment. Shown with Porta Potti and sink console.

  • Helm Seat, Electric
  • LED Interior Accent Lighting (RGB) - Detail
    LED Interior Accent Lighting (RGB)

    LED Interior Accent Lighting (RGB)

    (Shown in Cobalt model R6)

  • Sink Console (head compartment) - Detail
    Sink Console (head compartment)

    Sink Console (head compartment)

    Easily accessible, upholstered head compartment. Shown with porcelain toilet and sink console.

  • Sof-Trac Mat, Cockpit - Detail
    Sof-Trac Mat, Cockpit

    Sof-Trac Mat, Cockpit

    Sof-Trac platform mat combines an aggressive non-skid traction with the soft feel of a cushioned pad. Durable and stylish, the sof-trac mat is a water sport enthusiast favorite.

  • Stainless Steel Foot Tread (helm only) - Detail
    Stainless Steel Foot Tread (helm only)

    Stainless Steel Foot Tread (helm only)

    Stainless steel with rubber tread, the footrest instantly becomes an interior detail worth bragging about. Size and shape will vary slightly for custom fit to specific boat model.

  • Storage Compartment Lighting
  • Wood Interior Accent Pkg. - Detail
    Wood Accent

    Wood Interior Accent Pkg.

  • Galley w/Sink - Detail
    Galley w/Sink

    Galley w/Sink

  • Step, Cockpit Entry - Detail
    Step, Cockpit Entry

    Step, Cockpit Entry

  • Throw Pillows, Weighted (10) - Detail
    Throw Pillows, Weighted (10)

    Throw Pillows, Weighted (10)

    Pillows are filled with 4 pounds of Vyram weighted pellets for stable placement while boat is underway. 10 pillows: 6 weighted 18x18 inches / 4 non-weighted 12x16 inches

  • Throw Pillows, Weighted (4) - Detail
    Throw Pillows, Weighted (4)

    Throw Pillows, Weighted (4)

    Pillows are filled with 4 pounds of Vyram weighted pellets for stable placement while boat is underway. 4 pillows, 18x18 inches.

Standard

  • Anchor Locker
  • Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel - Detail
    Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel

    Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel

    Protect the gelcoat from trailer hook damage with the unparalleled bow scuff plate. Both fashionable and functional, the bow scuff plate from Cobalt is through bolted and designed custom for every Cobalt.

  • Fender Clips w/Line (4) - Detail
    Fender Clips w/Line (4)

    Fender Clips w/Line (4)

    A set of Custom Stainless Fender Clips, which provide a solid and secure place to hang the fenders. Includes the insert, the receptacle, and fender lines.

  • Graphics, Molded-In Gelcoat
  • Midship Cleats
  • Model Designator, LED, Transom - Detail
    Model Designator, LED, Transom

    Model Designator, LED, Transom

    Transom mounted lighted model number logo badge.

  • Ski Pylon - Stainless Steel
  • SS Tubular Platform Perimeter Rail
  • Stainless Steel Engine Vents
  • Stainless Top Trim Windshield
  • Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step - Detail
    Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step

    Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step

    The Cobalt patented swim step is designed for boating simplicity. A stainless latch releases the step for recessed storage or simply deploy for boarding.

  • Transhield Shipping Cover

Optional

  • Arch Elec, Alum Folding w/Bimini - Detail
    Arch Elec, Alum Folding w/Bimini

    Arch Elec, Alum Folding w/Bimini

    Arch available in white or black.

  • Arch, Alum, Folding w/Bimini - Detail
    Arch, Alum, Folding w/Bimini

    Arch, Alum, Folding w/Bimini

    Arch available in white or black.

  • Arch, Elec Folding w/Rotating Sunshade - Detail
    Arch, Elec Folding w/Rotating Sunshade

    Arch, Elec Folding w/Rotating Sunshade

    Arch available in white or black.

  • Arch, Folding w/Rotating Sunshade - Detail
    Arch, Folding w/Rotating Sunshade

    Arch, Folding w/Rotating Sunshade

    Arch available in white or black.

  • COBALT Lettering, Satin Black (exterior) - Detail
    COBALT Lettering, Satin Black (exterior)

    COBALT Lettering, Satin Black (exterior)

  • Docking Lights-Stainless Steel - Detail
    Docking Lights-Stainless Steel

    Docking Lights-Stainless Steel

    The docking lights with stainless steel trim rings.

  • E-Step Electric Swim Step - Detail
    E-Step Electric Swim Step

    E-Step Electric Swim Step

    An electrically actuated version of the popular Cobalt flip-down swim step.

  • Flagpole w/Flag - Detail
    Flagpole w/Flag

    Flagpole w/Flag

    Stainless steel flag pole with flag clips, receptacle and flag.

  • Motorbox Actuator
  • Portal Light (1 in Head Compartment) - Detail
    Portal Light (1 in Head Compartment)

    Portal Light (1 in Head Compartment)

    Stainless steel opening portal light with screen located at port side head compartment provides adequate ventilation and ambient sunlight.

  • PTM Board Rack Covers - Detail
    PTM Board Rack Covers

    PTM Board Rack Covers

  • Roswell Board Rack Covers
  • Sof-Trac Mat, Gunwales
  • Sof-Trac Mat, Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step - Detail
    Sof-Trac Mat, Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step

    Sof-Trac Mat, Swim Platform w/Flip-Down Swim Step

    Sof-Trac platform mat combines an aggressive non-skid traction with the soft feel of a cushioned pad. Durable and stylish, the sof-trac mat is a water sport enthusiast favorite.

  • Swim Platform Transom Lighting - Detail
    Swim Platform Transom Lighting

    Swim Platform Transom Lighting

    LED transom lighting provides the appropriate level of illumination for the perfect evening of entertaining friends.

  • Tow Balls, Brushed Aluminum - Detail
    Tow Balls, Brushed Aluminum

    Tow Balls, Brushed Aluminum

  • Transom Shower - Detail
    Transom Shower

    Transom Shower

    Freshwater wash down with pressure water system and fresh water tank.

  • Transom Tilt Switch - Detail
    Transom Tilt Switch

    Transom Tilt Switch

    Control the drive trim adjustment at the transom for utilization while trailering or dockside.

  • Underwater Lighting, RGB - Detail
    Underwater Lighting, RGB

    Underwater Lighting, RGB

  • Wakeboard Racks, Elite (Alum) - Detail
    Wakeboard Racks, Elite (Alum)

    Wakeboard Racks, Elite (Alum)

  • Wakeboard Racks, Triton - Detail
    Wakeboard Racks, Triton

    Wakeboard Racks, Triton

  • Wakeboard Racks, PTM - Detail
    Wakeboard Racks, PTM

    Wakeboard Racks, PTM

  • Camera, Rear Facing

Optional

  • Bow Tonneau Cover - Detail
    Bow Tonneau Cover

    Bow Tonneau Cover

    Sunbrella Canvas bow cover with stainless steel snaps and velcro which attaches to cockpit cover.

  • Cockpit Tonneau Cover - Detail
    Cockpit Tonneau Cover

    Cockpit Tonneau Cover

    Sunbrella Cockpit Cover with stainless steel snaps custom designed for each Cobalt (including those boats with an arch or Bimini top).

  • Mooring Cover - Detail
    Mooring Cover

    Mooring Cover

    The ultimate in weather protection, our mooring cover is custom built for each Cobalt model. The custom cover includes velcro closures around the tops, and stainless steel winches on the gunwale straps, and tent poles to prevent water pooling.

  • Shade Sail, Aft (req. Arch w/Sunshade) - Detail
    Shade Sail, Aft (req. Rotating Sunshade)

    Shade Sail, Aft (req. Arch w/Sunshade)

  • Shade Sail, Bow - Detail
    Shade Sail, Bow

    Shade Sail, Bow

  • Bimini, Premium - Detail
    Bimini, Premium

    Bimini, Premium

    Bimini top in the stowed position.

Standard

  • 10/5/3 Year Warranty Protection
  • Battery Switch, Dual w/ACR
  • Circuit Breaker Protected Elec System
  • Composite Floor
  • Composite Transom
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Liner
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Fire Extinguisher(s), Manual
  • Ignition Safety Switch - Detail
    Ignition Safety Switch

    Ignition Safety Switch

    Standard engine ignition safety switch with belt clip.

  • Kevlar Reinforced Hull
  • Stainless Steel Windshield Braces - Detail
    Stainless Steel Windshield Braces

    Stainless Steel Windshield Braces

    Solid stainless steel windshield support stanchions. Installation will vary depending on specific boat model.

  • Through Prop Exhaust

Optional

  • Battery Maintainer/Charger, 110v - Detail
    Battery Maintainer/Charger, 110v

    Battery Maintainer/Charger, 110v

    Built in battery charger located in the engine compartment with external power connection at the transom.

  • Battery Maintainer/Charger, 220v - Detail
    Battery Maintainer/Charger, 220v

    Battery Maintainer/Charger, 220v

    Built in battery charger located in the engine compartment with external power connection at the transom.

  • CE Requirements w/Auto Fire Extinguisher - Detail
    CE Requirements w/Auto Fire Extinguisher

    CE Requirements w/Auto Fire Extinguisher

  • Cruise Control-Smart Tow (Merc DTS)
  • Cruise Control-Zero Off
  • Fire Extinguisher, Automatic System - Detail
    Fire Extinguisher, Automatic System

    Fire Extinguisher, Automatic System

    Heat sensitive automatic Fireboy system mounted in the engine compartment designed to instantly eliminate flames in the event of an engine fire. Installation will vary depending on specific boat model.

  • Rearview Mirror, PTM w/Custom Cover - Detail
    rear view mirror

    Rearview Mirror, PTM w/Custom Cover

  • Tool Kit - Detail
    Tool Kit

    Tool Kit

    Convenient access to screwdrivers, pliers, and a crescent wrench with customized sunbrella storage container.

  • Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/o Autoglide - Detail
    Trim Tabs w/Indicators

    Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/o Autoglide

  • Windlass, All Chain w/Anchor - Detail
    Windlass, All Chain w/Anchor

    Windlass, All Chain w/Anchor

    Recessed anchor windlass is mounted below decks in the anchor locker. Cobalt uses a through hull mounted hause pipe made of stainless steel, and a stainless delta style anchor with all chain.

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