New Sterndrive R33 luxury runabout from Cobalt Boats

Twin Volvo-Penta or Mercruiser sterndrives propel the Cobalt R33 to speeds in excess of 60 mph.
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To provide boaters with even more comfort and space, premium luxury manufacturer Cobalt Boats has announced the introduction of the all-new R33 Sterndrive luxury runabout. Offering clean lines, nimble handling, superb performance and advanced appointments, the R33 Sterndrive is a yacht-certified example of bigger being better – and faster: Powered by twin Volvo or Mercruiser engines generating up to 860 horsepower, the R33 can reach excessive speeds. of 60 mph.

The R33 continues Cobalt’s trend towards contemporary design, with its deeper cockpit and greater freeboard, which in turn allow for a more spacious interior and larger bow and cockpit areas. In addition to standard equipment such as a Garmin glass cockpit with several touch screens, ultra-fast USB-C charging stations, 42 (!) cup holders, a multitude of storage spaces, an integrated bathing step and a cabin that can accommodate beds as well as seats. The R33’s unique offerings include the industry’s first state-of-the-art Harman Kardon marine audio system – a Cobalt exclusive – as well as a Seakeeper gyro stabilization system.

As well as a range of colors and sound system configurations, functional options include a choice of L-shaped seating or galley, removable soft-sided Ice Mule cooler, solid teak dinette table, even larger 12-inch Garmin display panels, stainless steel LED docking lights, side entry door and RGB accent lights. A smart TV for broadband streaming is also available; a hydraulically operated swim platform; “Fresco Chil” padding reduces temperatures by up to 20°F on dark surfaces; a dash-mounted cell phone holder with wireless charging; an intuitive joystick home controller; teak flooring for cockpit, cabin, head and bathing platform; and the world’s first fully electric one-touch folding tower and planar sunshade.

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“Incorporating a host of innovative technologies to enhance the daytime boating experience, the new R33 Sterndrive features advancements in design, luxury, convenience and overall performance,” said Jason Turner, President of Cobalt. “We look forward to sharing this exciting boating statement with our dealers and the boating public,” he added.

Now entering production, the Cobalt R33 Sterndrive is available to order through Cobalt’s world-class dealer network.

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

Earnest A. Martinez