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A25 Cobalt boat … Cobalt boats innovation / craftsmanship for new high bar in a Bow Rider boat

Starting with a new desire for a Cobalt bow rider boat perfection, Cobalt invented and uses a five piece mold for the hull. Cobalt then adds more hand craftsmanship at each step of creating a masterpiece of a bow rider.

The A25 Cobalt bow rider boat boarding movements were studied and are addressed with molded in treads in both of the aft gunwales.

The ride and stability are improved with some hull running surface innovations from the engineers at Cobalt for their A25 Cobalt.

A up and down hydraulic elevator choice sets a new high bar for water access from the A25 Cobalt.

Cobalt addressed and improved both cockpits in the Cobalt A25 with features that are not common to other boats. Seating is adjustable such that different crowds (up to 15 people and their personal gear in the  Cobalt A25) all with a “ballroom dance floor” sized main cockpit.

The A 25 Cobalt helm station shows new thinking coupled with old world craftsmanship. Gauges and touch screen choices allow you to keep tabs on the boat, engine, and the water around one. A lighted glove box with a USB port is standard.

In the bow, the A25 Cobalt uses a flexible seat and cockpit layout that works for lounging or sitting (either side or forward facing).


Do not miss the “wet locker” storage for water sports gear, the fender storage port and starboard, retractable line systems, air compressor, and cruise control.

Three sizes of engines, two brands, and inboard outboard stern drive I/O powers are offered. The A25 Cobalt bow rider boat is a 25’ 6” boat with a 8’ 6” beam that features an extra wide cockpit through-out its length. She weights in at 5,125 lbs and is rated for a 2,065 lb load capacity.

See one of two examples coming for this model year here…

Is it a 22’, 24’, or a 26’ boat?

Here is a LOA 26’ 02” runabout bow rider boat that ends the running surface piece of its hull far short of where the swim platform ends or even where the boat’s deck ends. Its accepted within the boating industry that this is one way to spec a new boat offered for sale.

There is no spec as to the length of the part of the hull that is in contact with the lake when its up – on plane.

Nor is the “at rest” wetted hull length listed in the specs by the boat builder.  

Here, seabuddy measured the swim platform as about a 40” length and the recessed section of the hull as about another 12” more. So this boat could be also be referred to as a 22 footer. The boat builder calls this its 246 model.

So, is it a 22’, 24’, or a 26’ boat?

Its your money, so you decide what you want in a boat. I am just pointing out that a model name or an LOA number DO NOT always tells all of the story.

Hey, this is just the boat I have photos of to show the issue – not the only boat sold this way among all the new boat builders.

Just make sure of what you are looking at and BRING your own tape measure.