John page williams
The following review was written by John Page Williams, Editor-at-large, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. John, senior naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has been a regular contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine for 30 years, specializing in environmental issues, nature, wildlife, fishing and boats. He has been testing new and used boats for the magazine's Time-Tested and New Boat News departments since 1998.
Cobalt 29
FEBRUARY 2010
 
   
Length overall  30' 2"
Beam  9' 5" 
Draft  3' 1" 
Deadrise  21 degrees
Weight 7,350 lb
Fuel 125 gals/ Water 18 gals
Waste 18 gals
Base Price  $134,125

Cobalt has refined its already-classic 29-foot bowrider to make even more efficient use of space. New features include an L-shaped bow settee that provides comfortable rear-facing seating as well as two forward-facing lounges; pillow seat-backs in the spacious cockpit; and retractable docklines for convenience. From almost any other builder, these features would sound like gimmicks, but Cobalt makes all three practical. Cobalt Boats, Neodesha, Kan., 800-468-5764; www.cobaltboats.com