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

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Brief Summary

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

    Length Overall 23' 9''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 4,295 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 18.25 ''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 4' 9''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 50 gal.
    Water Capacity 10 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    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 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

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    550 3.5 3.0 0.8 4.7 4.1 210 183 68
    1000 6.3 5.4 1.3 4.8 4.2 216 188 74
    1500 8.1 7.0 2.7 3.0 2.6 134 117 82
    2000 15.0 13.0 4.8 3.2 2.7 142 123 77
    2500 22.8 19.8 6.0 3.8 3.3 172 150 80
    3000 29.9 26.0 7.9 3.8 3.3 170 148 78
    3500 37.2 32.3 10.9 3.4 3.0 153 133 84
    4000 40.7 35.3 15.2 2.7 2.3 121 105 84
    4500 47.5 41.3 19.3 2.5 2.2 111 97 87
    4750 50.2 43.7 23.3 2.2 1.9 97 84 87
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    550 183 338 5.60 2.84 1.99 68
    1000 188 348 10.10 4.92 2.04 74
    1500 117 216 13.00 10.22 1.27 82
    2000 123 229 24.10 17.98 1.34 77
    2500 150 277 36.70 22.52 1.62 80
    3000 148 274 48.10 29.90 1.61 78
    3500 133 246 59.90 41.26 1.45 84
    4000 105 195 65.50 57.35 1.14 84
    4500 97 179 76.40 72.87 1.05 87
    4750 84 156 80.80 88.01 0.92 87

    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 4.5 sec.
    0 to 30 7.2 sec.
    Ratio 1.95 : 1
    Props F6s
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 75 deg., 66% humid.; wind: 10 knots west; seas: calm

    Cobalt 240 Bowrider Line Drawing

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    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 bowridersThe LayoutAt 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 PerformanceThis 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.

    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.

    Standard and Optional Features

    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

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Extendable
    10-Year
    Yes
    No
    http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    10-Years 10-Year transferable protection No http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
    Engine Warranty
    Extendable
    5-Year No http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
    Powertrain Warranty
    Transferable
    5-Year
    5-Year transferable protection

    http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
    Gelcoat Warranty
    Transferable
    2-Year
    2-Year transferable protection

    http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable
    1-2 Year Yes http://www.cobaltboats.com/info/warranty.html
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes
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