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Cobalt Boats 252 - Bowrider Boat

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2007 Cobalt Boats 252 Description

The Cobalt 252 has been designed for exploration, for the finding of places far away from the workaday and the fully expected. The 252 is at once convenient, practical, reliable, and thoroughly luxurious, a boat calculated to appeal at every turn to the senses, and to one’s best sense of utility and value.

The 252 jumps at the opportunity to entertain, from the deep-down relaxation of the small island that is the 252’s sunpad with its adjustable backrest to the walkthru doors at the bow, accommodating easy traffic flow back and forth as does the side walk-thru astern, even with a capacity crowd of 15 funlovers on board. Two massive ice chests huddle out of sight, molded into the cockpit, in keeping with the 252’s maximized use of space, from an easily accessed ski locker underfoot to handy stash compartments thoughtfully placed here and there stem to stern. The entertainment system comprises an entire family of standard equipment – AM/FM radio and CD player with six speakers, an iPod®/MP3 port, and stereo remote at the dash.

Discover in the 252 a boat for the ages. And for all ages in the meantime.
2007 Cobalt Boats 252 Specifications
  • Length Over All: 27 Feet and 7 inches.
  • Draft: 3 Feet and 1 inches.
  • Beam: 8 Feet and 6 inches.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 73
  • Water Tank Capacity: 10
  • Max Load: 2585
  • Dry Weight: 5425
  • Model Name: 5.7 Gi SX
  • Model Year: 2007
  • Hours: 1
  • Horse Power: 280
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 73

2007 Cobalt Boats 252 Standard Features

Dash and Instrumentation
Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt
Black Leather Steering Wheel
Depth & Water/Air Gauge Package
Hour Meter

AM-FM CD w/6 Speakers
iPod™/MP3 Port
Stereo Remote, Dash

Anchor Locker
Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel
Midship Cleats
Removable Ski Pylon
Swim Platform, Extended w/Ladder
... more
Cobalt 252
By Pete McDonald
July 2007

True champion, play it right.



Some boat companies achieve the perception of luxury through marketing (think of Grey Poupon ads). Some companies, like Cobalt, build a boat of such quality that it speaks for itself. The new Cobalt 252 is such a boat, a runabout with the meat to support the mustard.

Start with the way the 252 is laid up in the mold—high-quality vinylester resin and chines reinforced with Kevlar. Then the hull-to-deck joint features a backing strip for extra bite and support. The gel coat on my test boat looked flawless—no surprise.

The 252 performs at a high level on the water, too. It exceeded the 50-mph mark with test power and always felt dialed in throughout the rpm range. What’s more, even hitting other wakes at high speeds, nothing rattled. I could execute lock-to-lock turns at 30 mph with no slippage or ass-end blowouts. The 252 proved its worth for towing or going slow in rough water, holding plane at 14 mph and just 2000 rpm.

At the helm, the standard black leather steering wheel never obstructs the gauges from any tilt position, and there’s a comfortable spot for your elbow to rest when working the throttle. The stainless-steel switches on the dash all have LED lights and are clearly labeled. I liked the recess to the right of the wheel, a little insert with felt padding to hold your phone, keys, or whatever in place.

The in-sole ski locker, located in the walkthrough between the main and bow cockpits, has enough space to stow all your water toys. The double-finished hatch lifts on two gas-assisted struts. The transom seating backrest adjusts for aft-facing seating or reclines to create a sunlounge. Stainless-steel cupholders are strategically placed throughout the boat, as are six speakers. The removable ski pylon and extended swim platform with a wraparound stainless-steel rail should cover all in-water activities. What’s missing? The cockpit wetbar that other competitors offer standard.



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