Cobalt 240 Bowrider
(w/ 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0L GXi)

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The 240 is an attractive and versatile bowrider that offers something for everyone in the family. With an impressive top speed she’s one sportboat you won’t want to bring back to the docks.

Key Features

  • 10-year hull warranty
  • 5-year powertrain warranty
  • AM/FM stereo with CD
  • Ice chest
  • Swim platform with wet locker
  • Removable dinette table
  • Porta-Potti

Specifications

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Specifications
Length Overall 23' 9'' Dry Weight 4,295 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 18.25 '' Fuel Cap 50 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap 10 gal.
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 4' 9''
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0L GXi
Opt. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0 MPI
1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MX MPI
1 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag HO Bravo 1
1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi SX
1 x 420-hp Volvo Penta 8.1 GXi DP

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Line Drawing

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Photo Gallery

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Quality and Performance

The 240 from Cobalt is clearly one of the higher quality boats in her class. With her performance and craftsmanship, Cobalt has made this 240 a model for mid-size bowriders.

Comfortable Control

Up at the helm, the padded bolster seat and tilt wheel gives you the option of sitting or standing. The windshield does a nice job of redirecting the wind even when you’re on your feet.

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Room to Entertain

An L-shaped lounge amidships easily seats three adults and there is no shortage of drink holders. A fiberglass platform can be pulled up from the floor to create a dinette.

No Wasted Space

To starboard is a triangular storage/seating area that opens up to reveal an insulated, self-draining cooler. Cobalt offers an optional galley unit that can be featured here.

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A Nice Touch

At the transom, there is a trash receptacle and small storage compartment. In addition, Cobalt has implemented a “life jacket dryer;” an area that maximizes the heat from the engine.

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Captain's Report

The 240 from Cobalt is clearly one of the higher quality boats in her class. With her performance and craftsmanship, Cobalt has made this 240 a model for mid-size bowriders

The Layout

At the bow lies an anchor locker, rare for a bowrider. The waste pump-out is all the way forward and there are backing plates on the tow line.

In the bow area, recessed grab rails line the exterior, protected by bolster padding all the way around. The seating is ample and there are carpeted storage compartments underneath. Four drink holders and speakers ensure an enjoyable ride up front. The bow area can also be completely enclosed with a folding door.

Up at the helm, the padded bolster seat and tilt wheel gives you the option of sitting or standing. The windshield does a nice job of redirecting the wind even when you’re on your feet. The gauges are nicely grouped together and our test model was equipped with the MerCruiser SmartCraft system.

Moving amidships, an L-shaped lounge easily seats three adults and there is no shortage of drink holders or inset storage lockers. There is snap-in carpeting and a fiberglass platform can be pulled up from the floor to create a dinette. When you add the padded cushion, you have an impromptu sunpad. To starboard is a triangular storage/seating area that opens up to reveal an insulated, self-draining cooler. Cobalt offers an optional galley unit that can be featured here.

Leaving the cockpit towards the transom, you’ll find a centerline ski locker supported by gas-assisted struts.

At the transom, there is a trash receptacle and small storage compartment. In addition, Cobalt has implemented a “life jacket dryer;” an area that maximizes the heat from the engine. Cobalt also offers an optional extended swim platform, a feature on our test model, which gives extra room, a wet locker for your tow ropes, and a swim ladder.

Specs and Performance

This high-end sportboat measures in at 23 feet, 9 inches with a trailerable 8’6’’ beam. She weighs a lean 4,240 pounds and has a conservative 50-gallon fuel capacity.

The 240 delivered a top speed of 50.2 mph at 4750 rpm. Her best cruise was found at 3000 rpm, clocking a speed of 29.9 mph with a range of 170 miles. She hopped on plane after 4.5 seconds and it took her 7.2 seconds to reach 30 mph.

Cobalt has been building quality sportboats for years with exciting features and smart style. This is new 240 is sure to impress with her sleek design, spacious layout, and excellent turn of speed.





Cobalt 240 Bowrider Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Cobalt 240 Bowrider is 50.2 mph (80.8 kph), burning 23.25 gallons per hour (gph) or 88 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Cobalt 240 Bowrider is 29.9 mph (48.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.78 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.61 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 170 miles (273.59 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0L GXi.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Portable Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Warranty

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 10-Year
Transferable Yes
Extendable No
Link http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
Deck Warranty
Years 10-Years
Transferable 10-Year transferable protection
Extendable No
Link http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
Engine Warranty
Years 5-Year
Extendable No
Link http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
Powertrain Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable 5-Year transferable protection
Link http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 2-Year
Transferable 2-Year transferable protection
Link http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
Accessories Warranty
Years 1-2 Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Price

Cobalt 240 Bowrider Price
Pricing Range $64,886.00
Price as Tested $66,769.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


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