A high-speed runabout can be many things, depending on the builder, but as boats.com US reviewer, Brett Becker explains, when it comes to Cobalt boats, you can expect to see quality touches throughout. Join Brett for a First Look Video aboard the Cobalt CS3 Titanium edition, which was on display at this year's Miami Boat Show.




Part of the Cobalt "Gateway" range of entry-level boats, the CS3 features the company's signature swim platform with built-in fold-down step, and is the only boat of its size to offer twin walk-throughs connecting the aft end to the main cockpit. The interior fixtures and fittings on the display boat are in Titanium, which features silver fabric and stainless steel dashboards, while the anchor locker has a notch at the bow to enable the locker lid to be shut with the chain fed out.

For more fast, attractive new runabouts, check out the affordable Bayliner Element CC6 review or the First Look Video of the Draco 22 RS.

Written by: Brett Becker
Brett Becker is a freelance writer and photographer who has covered the marine industry for 15 years. In addition to covering the ski boat and runabout markets for Boats.com, he regularly writes and shoots for BoatTrader.com. Based in Ventura, Calif., Becker holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in mass communication from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.