Custom Wave Technology

An Evolution in Boating Technology

With Cobalt’s revolutionary surf system, Custom Wave Technology powered by Volvo Penta, you get the combination of Malibu Surf Gate with an explicitly designed surf hull, the Volvo Forward Drive engine, and six hard ballast tanks that can have as much as 2,300 pounds of ballast. The result is a best-in-class wave that will even compete with some competition towboats.

Cobalt Surf System with Surf Gate™

Cobalt Surf System with Surf Gate™

Cobalt Surf System with Surf Gate™

Volvo Penta FWD

Cobalt’s Custom Wave Technology begins with the Volvo Penta FWD drive, uniquely engineered with forward-facing Duoprops positioned well under the boat for added safety. The counter-rotating props pull the boat through the water rather than pushing it, resulting in better bite, acceleration and speed in a more efficient, smooth way, increasing fuel economy. Because the Forward Drive is under the boat, there’s less noise and exhaust, meaning more comfort. The adjustment of drive trim is also one of the single biggest factors to quickly adjusting a wave to your liking.

Volvo Penta FWD

Controls

Driving with the Cobalt Custom-Wave Technology couldn’t be easier. Just turn on Speed control. This is the “ON and OFF” for your surf system. Select your rider profile and the system will automatically configure the boat per the pre-saved profile setting – ballast, drive trim, speed, surf left or right. Cobalt is set up with 2 starter profiles – Mellow and Steep. These will give you a starting point for setting up your wave. Then when the surfer is ready, put the throttle down and the boat will automatically adjust to the profile surf settings and speed. With the touch of the surf button on the Garmin screen, the driver can switch the surf wave from right to left, even while underway.

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Surf Tabs

Surf Gate™

Surf Gate is the dominant surf technology in the industry – and for good reason. Using high-speed hydraulic actuators, Surf Gate creates an endless surf-able wave on either side of the boat. Just ask the pros – they’ll tell you Surf Gate creates the longest, highest, cleanest wave with the best push out there. Get back as far as you want or as close as you want.

Surf Hull

While several stern drive brands have models outfitted with ballast and some form of surf mechanism, Cobalt is the only brand that has combined the best-in-class Surf Gate technology with a specifically-designed surf hull form to generate the world-class wave that will absolutely rival some of the best competition towboats on the market.

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Cobalt Surf Boat Design & Construction

Hard Ballast

Your Cobalt surf boat has 6 hard ballast tanks and can have as much as 2,300 pounds of ballast. The hard ballast tanks allow you to better scale the wake and wave for all ages and ability levels. Remember that additional weight in the boat doesn’t always translate to a good surf wave. The general rule for surfing in a Cobalt is to fill all the ballast tanks in accordance to your boat loading; such as if you have 2 people in the boat you can fill the ballast all the way up. But if you have 10 people in the boat, perhaps you only need the ballast tanks ¼ full.

Superior Wave Quality

With the touch of the surf button on the Garmin screen, the driver can switch the surf wave from right to left, even while underway. Fine-tune your perfect surf wave with adjustments to the drive trim for smooth transitions, wide push zones, and nice pop.

The line the boat is driving can also change the wave shape. For example, if surfing on the starboard side and you want the wave to be a little more open,  turn the boat a little bit to the right.

Cobalt Surf Boat Design & Construction

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