In terms of function, the 26SD has a tremendous amount of interior space. Within its 8’6” beam, the 26SD’s cockpit is 91 inches wide. Cobalt also maximizes interior space by using a “blade-style” windshield, which creates less of an intrusion into the interior space than traditional wrap-around glass.
Also Cobalt made the most of the 26SD’s seating areas. The port-side lounge converts to an aft-facing lounge with one hand. That same effort is all that’s required to convert the rear bench to an aft-facing chaise, which is wide enough for three. The cockpit comes fitted with bi-folding doors at the windshield cowl and at the transom walk-through.
At the helm, which is wide enough for two, the driver looks over a dash that’s pure Cobalt. The first runabout builder to incorporate French stitching and real wood appliqués, Cobalt uses these sophisticated materials and construction techniques to create a pleasant driving environment. Stainless-steel switches illuminate when turned on, and labeled gauges provide ample systems data. Each analog gauge has an accompanying digital counterpart in the same dial, which is pretty slick.
Behind the driver, the 26SD comes with a mini-galley that includes a sink, waste receptacle, and an optional refrigerator. To port, you’ll find a standard head compartment with a portable MSD, with options for a porcelain commode and pump-out capability. The whole thing tucks neatly behind a clamshell door topped with more French-stitched vinyl.
There’s additional deck boat functionality at the bow, where the starboard lounge converts to a jump seat by removing the cushion beneath your thighs. The port side has a conventional lounge, and both have armrests that flip down from the backrest. There’s also a broad foredeck with a concealed telescoping ladder and an anchor locker.
At the stern, the 26SD really shines—literally, if you opt for the underwater lighting package. Even in standard trim the 26SD comes with Cobalt’s patented swim step, a clever bit of engineering that swings an inlaid portion of the swim platform out and down to create a submerged deck. Far superior to a ladder, that makes ingress to and egress from the water a snap.
From its profile view, the 26SD looks as good as a sleek runabout, with a sharp bow entry angle and ample flare for a dry ride. Transom deadrise is a healthy 21 degrees, so this is a boat that not only looks good, but also will hold its own in a lake chop.
The below are all the options as she was custom ordered and no option was left out:
AIR COMPRESSOR W/HOLDER PREMIUM SOUND UPGRADE W/ARCH SPEAKERS AND TRANSOM REMOTE
BATTERY SWITCH W/ACR-DUAL PUMP OUT PORTTA POTTI
BOW TONNEAU COVER SATELLITE RADIO SYSTEM
COCKPIT TONNEAU COVER STAINLESS FOOT PAD
DRIVERS REAR MIRROR TOOL KIT
FENDER CLIPS W.LINE X4 SOFT TRACK SWIM PLATFORM
AUTO FIRE EXTINGUISHER
SEA GRASS FLOORING (SAND) TRAILER IS NOT INCLUDED
Length overall : 8.0 m (26′2″)
Beam : 2.6 m (8′6″)
Bridge clearance : 2.3 m (7′7″)
Height on trailer : N/A
Draft up : 0.69 m (2′3″)
Draft down : 0.99 m (3′3″)
Dry weight : 2,495 kg (5,501 lbs)
Hull deadrise : 21°
Fuel tank : 189 l (50 gal)
Water tank : 38 l (10 gal)
Passenger capacity : Yacht certified
Max hp : 380 hp
Engine type : V8
Power : 320 hp @ 4,800 rpm
Induction : Atmospheric
Fuel requirement : Regular
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