|296 TWIN ENGINE BOWRIDER
Joystick docking and upgraded 496HO motor package with 360 hours of use and full-service history.
The sleek lines of the Cobalt 296 only hint at the uncommon luxury found within. From the textured vinyl upholstery to her sporty dash and leather-wrapped steering wheel, the 296 makes a quality statement few other bow-riders can hope to match. Instead of the usual wraparound seating, the double-wide helm and companion seats in the 296 have reversible backrests that become aft-facing recliners.
An enclosed head/change room with sink and toilet is behind the port glove box, the twin aft sun pads lift for engine access. Note the L-shaped lounge and forward-facing seat in the bow area.
Standard features include a walk-thru transom, extended swim platform, thru-stem anchor system, premium sound system, molded-in gel coat graphics, bow scuff plate, and trim tabs.
Built on a Kevlar-reinforced hull with moderate beam, the Cobalt is fitted with Twin 430hp 8.2L MerCruiser HO engines (optional) that deliver a top speed of over 55 knots.
Upgraded Mercruiser 496 Mag twin engines w/only 360 hours.
Upgraded Axius technology...Working through Mercury’s SmartCraft DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift) and its electronic/hydraulic power steering, Axius controls independently articulating MerCruiser Bravo Three stern drives to provide low-speed joystick docking and maneuvering, making boat handling simple and intuitive. Now anyone can dock and maneuver a stern-drive boat, where previously it was an intimidating and often embarrassing task.
The bold 296 brings sophisticated "outdoor" living to boating. It features "furniture style modules" and pillow back seating for those seeking the ultimate in a refined boating experience. Because of the superior hull design, it performs like a rocket with in excess of 850HP with combined engines. The spacious head is well appointed. In the bow area, you will be surprised at the vast seating and efficient use of space. The captain of the 296 will be wrapped in an ergonomically pleasing helm with superb forward visibility. Digital gauges provide accurate data and long-term reliability. Options you will want to consider to further set the 296 apart from the rest of the crowd are teak on the bow and floor, remote control courtesy lighting, and the innovative retractable dock lines.