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Cobalt 360 (Not a Current Model)
(w/ 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG Sterndrives)

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Brief Summary

Cobalt blends performance and luxury in its boats and that is clearly seen here with the 360. She’s an exciting express cruiser that makes a great weekender by combining performance and overnighting accommodations for four.

Key Features

  • Good performance and handling abilities
  • Nimble and turns better than some boats half her size
  • A wet bar with sink
  • Large swim platform with walk-thru transom
  • Aluminum pointed radar arch
  • Handsomely appointed interior finished in cherrywood
  • CD stereo along with DVD and flat screen TV for entertaining


  • Low cabin headroom
  • Aft cabin is on the small side for two adults
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 36' 0''
    Beam 10' 6''
    Dry Weight 13, 700 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 3''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 9' 6''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 174 gal.
    Water Capacity 35 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 2 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L Alpha
    Tested Power 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG Sterndrives
    Opt. Power 2 x 300 MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI
    2 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 Mag HO Bravo 1
    2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 GXi SX
    2 x 375-hp Volvo Penta 8.1 Gi DP

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.3 3.7 2.5 1.7 1.5 269 234 69
    1000 6.7 5.8 4.1 1.6 1.4 256 223 71
    1500 9.4 8.1 7.5 1.3 1.1 195 170 75
    2000 11.3 9.8 13.1 0.9 0.8 134 117 84
    2500 17.9 15.5 20.6 0.9 0.8 136 118 84
    3000 27.2 23.6 21.2 1.3 1.1 201 174 84
    3500 36.2 31.4 27.6 1.3 1.1 205 178 84
    4000 42.9 37.3 38.9 1.1 1.0 173 150 86
    4500 47.8 41.6 55.8 0.9 0.7 134 117 88
    4800 49.8 43.3 59.3 0.8 0.7 132 114 88
    600 234 433 6.90 9.46 0.73 69
    1000 223 412 10.80 15.52 0.69 71
    1500 170 314 15.10 28.39 0.53 75
    2000 117 216 18.20 49.59 0.37 84
    2500 118 219 28.80 77.98 0.37 84
    3000 174 323 43.80 80.25 0.54 84
    3500 178 330 58.30 104.48 0.56 84
    4000 150 278 69.00 147.25 0.47 86
    4500 117 216 76.90 211.23 0.37 88
    4800 114 212 80.10 224.47 0.36 88

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 6.0 sec.
    0 to 30 9.2 sec.
    Ratio 1.81 :1
    Props 22 ss
    Load 2 persons, 1/3 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 75 deg., 60% humid.; wind: calm; seas: 1' chop

    Cobalt 360 (Not a Current Model) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Cobalt's 360 Blends Performance and LuxuryTested by Capt. Ron SvobodaThe largest boat in the Cobalt line is the 360. She is geared toward customers seeking the best that the cruising and performance boating worlds have to offer. By combining world-class quality and exciting performance, the engineers at Cobalt have truly developed a vessel with few compromises. This luxury performance cruiser combines contemporary styling, innovation and extensive attention to details. The Walk-ThruAs we begin our tour of the 360, we find a large swim platform and a centerline transom walk-thru, both can be finished with optional teak. Flanking the port and starboard sides are sun lounges, drink holders and small storage hatches. Inside two of the hatches are waterproof stereo speakers, innovatively mounted to the under side of the hatch. When open, these speakers provide those aft in the water the opportunity to enjoy the music of the day. Moving forward into the 360’s cockpit, we find a large U-shaped settee to starboard and a smaller L-shaped settee to port. Just forward is a wet-bar with sink and storage cabinets below. Below all the cushions in the cockpit is storage space for large items such as safety gear or fenders. The HelmThe starboard side helm is impressive with its array of gauges, controls and electronic instrumentation. The helm is almost two-thirds the width of the vessel and provides enough room for two at the captain’s chair. The dash is finished in jet black with leatherette and real Bubinga wood accents. Everything is well laid out, easy to read and easy to use. Kiekhaefer controls come standard on this boat. For 2003, the 360 is equipped with optional ZF electronic engine controls for the throttles and drives. These control units are among the latest ‘fly-by-wire’ technologies making their way to the consumer market place. The amazing ease of use does take some getting used to, since most of the other controls on the water these days require a heavy hand to strong arm the controls to perform. Another subtlety at the helm is the pop-out step and sure-footed access to the foredeck. Here you will find rubberized traction leading to the wide, folding glass windshield. Finishing off the cockpit amenities is a molded fiberglass radar arch to provide you with all the space you’ll need for antennas and for securing the convertible top. Below DeckAccess through the companionway is via a sliding, smoked acrylic door. A few steps down and you’re in the 360’s cabin, where the decor is that of a fine, European motor yacht. One of the trademarks of Cobalt’s quality is their attention to detail. This is apparent in the cabin, where the handsomely appointed interior is finished in cherry wood and supple tan leather upholstery. One of the first things to catch your eye below deck is the 360’s galley, which is located to port. A beautiful Zodiac counter top is complimented by a polished stainless steel sink and faucet. Neatly concealed behind the cherry cabinet doors is a microwave oven and a refrigerator below.Forward is a V-shaped, leather settee and cherry wood dining table. There is lots of room here to relax, or to enjoy your gourmet meals. This area converts into the main berth with the addition of three filler cushions. A CD stereo provides the cabin ambiance, along with a DVD player and flat screen TV monitor. These are located in a starboard side cabinet that also houses a cedar lined hanging closet and two drawers for your wardrobe items. Directly aft of this cabinet is the head. Here you have a Vacu-flush toilet, vanity with sink, and shower. The 360’s layout includes an aft cabin for your guests or children. It has a deep, double berth, but may be a bit claustrophobic for some of us. The Business EndBack at the helm, we put the 360 through its paces. Cobalt offers several gasoline engine packages from either Volvo Penta or MerCruiser. If you wish to go with diesel engines, then you can choose from either MerCruiser or Volvo Penta power plants. Whether you choose gas or diesel, the stern drive configuration provides good space management and makes minor maintenance a breeze. Performance and handling are remarkable for a boat of this size. There is some prop slip half way through the acceleration curve, but once on plane, the ride is excellent. The 360 is nimble and carves turns better than some sportboats that are half her size. With the effortless electronic throttles and superb power steering, we performed slaloms during the test at full throttle using literally one finger to steer. The Cobalt 360 is a fine blend of performance and luxury. The only compromises I found were that the cabin headroom was awkward for us tall folks, and that the aft cabin could really only be enjoyed by children. But after driving this boat I quickly forgot about those things.Cobalt is top of the line in quality, and you will pay for it. But your resale value will also be higher, and your problems should be far less. Someone once said, "you never regret buying the best."

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Cobalt 360 (Not a Current Model) is 49.8 mph (80.1 kph), burning 59.30 gallons per hour (gph) or 224.45 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Cobalt 360 (Not a Current Model) is 36.2 mph (58.3 kph), and the boat gets 1.31 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.56 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 205 miles (329.92 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG Sterndrives.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional


    Air Cond./Heat Standard Cruisair
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Icemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Standard
    Cockpit Cover Standard
    Full Canvas Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Engine Synchronizer Optional
    Generator Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    10-Years 10-Year transferable protection No
    Engine Warranty
    5-Year No
    Powertrain Warranty
    5-Year transferable protection
    Gelcoat Warranty
    2-Year transferable protection
    Accessories Warranty
    1-2 Year Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes
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