Cobalt continues its mission of delivering “the next big


NEODESHA, Kan., Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – To meet the daytime boating needs of discerning boaters, premium luxury maker Cobalt Boats has announced the launch of its all-new R4 Sterndrive, a sports runabout family car incorporating clean lines, crisp handling, excellent performance and a range of luxury equipment.

“Developed to meet the typical needs of boating families, the R4 Sterndrive incorporates Cobalt’s most popular propulsion systems and benefits from the classic Cobalt interior configuration and aft swim platform. Power comes either from a standard Volvo 300 hp engine or from a range of Volvo and Mercruiser options that can generate up to 430 hp. Other standard features include a 6-speaker audio system with AM / FM stereo with Bluetooth and an iPod / USB / MP3 port, interior amenities such as a Garmin glass double cockpit, gloss black switch panels with illuminated switches, accessories and USB power sockets, depth and water temperature set, aft mat, removable cockpit and bow, through bow door, folding backrest for aft sundeck, seat folding passenger seat and a Delmar captain chair. Standard exterior equipment includes a mooring locker, stainless steel bow skid plate, ski pylon and swim platform with fold-out swim step.

The options are plentiful, from engine, cockpit and audio system upgrades to active trim, satellite radio, removable cooler, LED interior lighting, dinette table, air compressor, seagrass and Soft-Trac flooring, a power helm seat and array of aluminum turns, blankets, racks and wake-board shades – even a transom shower. Other convenience options include a Folding Tower with Front and Rear Bimini, Electric Tower Actuators, and a Rotating Sun Visor.

The R4 Sterndrive features a 24’3 “LHT and an 8’6” beam, with a dry weight of 5530 lbs. It can accommodate up to 13 passengers and 2,100 lbs of total weight, and it enhances the boating experience with Cobalt’s trademark combination of performance, comfort, reliability and luxury amenities.

“The innovative new R4 Sterndrive extends the runabout experience with its wide range of lifestyle options,” said Jason Turner, vice president of product development, engineering and operations. “The addition of this new accessible model to our popular R series of luxury dayboats offers family boaters a new way to find their own next big trip,” he added.

Currently in production, the Cobalt R4 Sterndrive is available to order through Cobalt’s world-class dealer network.

About cobalt:
Cobalt Boats LLC, headquartered in Neodesha, KS, is an industry-leading public manufacturer of luxury family boats. Combining uncompromising product quality with customer-inspired innovation and value, Cobalt, a division of Malibu Boats, has earned an international reputation for unsurpassed customer satisfaction through its world-class dealer network. Learn more at

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