2018 Cobalt A28
A ride approaching perfection. Now boarding the A28.by Sulthoni, on
Her profile immediately catches your eye. Her elegant lines and jaw dropping aesthetics can turn even the most discriminating heads. Her inverse hull, whose complexity only yacht makers have seen fit to attempt, creates the sweep of a profile that can come only from Cobalt craftsmanship. Special to the A-Series is the hydraulic swim platform which lowers 24" below the water’s surface. Perfect for dipping a toe in the cool water, or functioning as a step stool for those eager kiddos jumping aboard.
The A28 interior will wow, as a soft aura of luxury surrounds you and your guests. Buttery smooth vinyls, rich textures, stainless steel accents all marry together to create this one of a kind model. The bow is broader in the beam, roomy and then some, with immediately reconfigurable seating. More practicality here too, in the added head compartment and yet more storage.
In the quantum leaps in technology, among all its genuinely new features, the A28 shows forth hour upon skilled man-hour of refined Cobalt craftsmanship – in the upholstery, at the helm, in the rubbed perfection of the gelcoat – and the payoff comes in years of reliable, worry-free enjoyment.
Now that’s worth turning some heads.
2018 Cobalt A28
Swim Platform Functionality
The swim step makes boarding your Cobalt breeze and provides a perfectly cool resting area.
Cobalt’s swim platforms are large, welcoming and safe, suspended just above the waterline for easy use in all water-born activities. Oversized, polished stainless steel tubing wraps every platform to protect the boat when docking. Cobalt’s exclusive and patented swim step requires only two easy flips: down to use, back to stow. The swim step makes boarding your Cobalt breeze and provides a perfectly cool resting area. Illuminate the platform above or below the waterline with option choices to suit your desires.
Industry Firsts and Real-World
Cobalt was the first sterndrive builder to feature the walk-thru transom, today, all Cobalt models are equipped with either a single or dual aft passageway for easy boarding.
Across five decades, Cobalt brought innovative functionality to the marketplace. Across five decades, other marine manufacturers have seen fit to copy the thoughtful design that has always defined Cobalt boats. Again this year, Cobalt will show an entire industry exactly the way to go.
• A Cobalt first: the integrated bow eye with a scuff plate for protection from trailer marks
• Cobalt was the first sterndrive builder to feature the walk-thru transom, today, all Cobalt models are equipped with either a single or dual aft passageway for easy boarding
• Stainless-steel adjustable poles to secure and tighten bimini tops with Cobalt innovative built-in turnbuckle — no fabric straps here
• Quick-release fender clips utilize stainless steel sockets for perfect placement and convenient deployment
• Cushioned storage lids with double-knuckled hinges to hold the lids open for easy access to the compartment below
• Cobalt often-imitated, never-duplicated flip-lip seat bolster – the captain sits high and comfortable, enjoying the full thrill of the ride
• A safer latch for the windshield walk-thru, holding the door securely open – yet another Cobalt first
• Perhaps the most imitated component of performance in the boating industry, Cobalt’s extended running surface for quicker planning, firm and true turns, minimized bow rise, and greater lift at the stern
Finely Detailed Interiors
Glance at any cockpit and witness the full effect of a Cobalt interior – straight, smooth, uniform, and very, very good looking.
The technical word is “interface,” those sensory exchanges between boat and owner, those points of contact so fundamental to the enjoyment of a day on the water, so critical to the determination of a boat’s long-term value. Glance at any cockpit and witness the full effect of a Cobalt interior – straight, smooth, uniform, and very, very good looking. Better yet, cruise a Cobalt at first opportunity for some meaningful, memorable interfacing of your own.
The instrumentation and its mountings borrow from aircraft and jewelry designers alike.
Start at the helm, where strength meets stylish strength. Rock-solid fiberglass substructure rides beneath upholstered good looks, as optional Ebony Macassar trim adorns the helm’s metal panels. The instrumentation and its mountings borrow from aircraft and jewelry designers alike. Stainless steel switch mechanisms are firm, sure, and sturdy.
Cobalt upholstery involves the fingers. Butter-soft and bull-strong, as tactile as they’re easy on the eye, always double-fastened with both adhesives and staples, and stitched with meticulous precision. Underfoot, the carpet or optional Seagrass flooring is snap-down/snap-out, rubber-backed, backed again with skid resistant no-flex composite flooring under all, and heavy. Heavy far beyond any marine standard.
• Precision-sewn interior details
• Double-needle stitching
• Seats that convert to a sun lounge
• Deep bow and cockpit seating
• The warmth and feel of premium materials
• A hand-crafted helm with detailed double-stitching
• Ebony Macassar trim
• Digital multi-function gauges
• Aircraft-inspired stainless switches
• Honeycomb composite core integrated with flooring – optimized strength-to-weight ratio, with improved sound and vibration dampening
Exceptional Methods of Construction
At Cobalt, the hull means hand-work, with every layer, rolled a by craftspeople who believe that yet one more careful pass just can’t hurt.
At Cobalt, the hull means hand-work, with every layer, rolled a by craftspeople who believe that yet one more careful pass just can’t hurt. And so the layers accumulate, eight altogether on the hull bottom and a full sixteen at the keel. Reinforced with Kevlar® and then strengthened again with Spraycore®, the hull’s structure hardens into the critical component of the legendary Cobalt ride.
The quality of the mold equals the quality of the finish, and so hand-waxing follows after every other part. Old finishes are reworked after every ten parts. No power buffers are allowed, and therefore no unsightly marks or patterns are left behind. And because time in the mold ensures integrity, flexible strength, and year-to-year dependability, the long hours spent in the molded matter even more. Every Cobalt hull cures and cures a while longer – well beyond normal industry standards.
No wood either in the polypropylene structural honeycomb of the floor.
Cobalt longevity is obvious, some of the reasons why less so. Invisible composites, hyperlight and hyper strong, compose every Cobalt transom. No wood there, not in that all-important forcefield. No wood either in the polypropylene structural honeycomb of the floor. Nor in the all-fiberglass stringers where a methacrylate bonding compound adds lifelong permanence. No wood in the water-impervious roto-cast seat bases.
• Z-Thane™ strengthening, protective barrier coat in the hull – A Cobalt exclusive
• Completely hand-laid hulls, reinforced with Kevlar™
• Composite construction on all structural components
• Cushioned lids with knuckled hinges for easy, open access to storage compartments large and larger still
• Exceptional hardware, largely stainless, over-sized, over-strong
• Graphics deep and strong in the gel coat
• Integrated bow eye with a scuff plate for added protection
• Hand-lamination, up to 16 alternating layers of fiberglass mat and woven roving
|Length Overall w/ Swim Platform||28’ 6’’ / 8.68 m|
|Beam||8’ 6’’ / 2.59 m|
|Interior Cockpit Width||88 1/2’’ / 2.25 m|
|Deadrise at Transom||21|
|Fuel Capacity||90 gal. / 341 L|
|Freshwater Capacity||10 gal. / 38 L|
|Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini||4’ 11’’ / 1.50 m|
|Bridge Clearance w/Arch or Tower||8’ 2’’ / 2.49 m|
|Draft Drive Up||30’’ / 0.76 m|
|Draft Drive Down||39’’ / 0.99 m|
|Dry Weight||5,460 lbs. / 2,477 kg|
|Boat Certified Capacity||Yacht Certified|
|Boat Certified Capacity w/gear||Yacht Certified|
|Engine||Volvo Single V8-350CE-G DP EVC|