Cobia 240 CC: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide

The 240 CC is built to satisfy the demands of a tournament fisher and his or her family.

Cobia 240 CC: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide
LOA: 23'7" | Beam: 8'10" | Fuel Capacity: 125 gal. | Dry Weight: 3,500 lb. plus power | Max HP: 300 | Seating/Weight Capacity: 8/1,700 lb. | Certifications: NMMACourtesy Cobia Boats

Cobia has been part of the Maverick Boat Group ­family for fourteen years and along with siblings Hewes and Pathfinder prides itself on being a quality company with quality people building ­quality products.

That commitment is seen in such brand-wide attributes as 100 percent wood-free construction (avoiding a key buyer remorse woe revealed in our survey: wood rot); double-clamped and -sealed hoses and fittings; pressure-tested, epoxy-coated aluminum fuel tanks; and everything checked through a 300-point quality-­assurance program.

Each boat’s design begins with a clear goal and set of criteria aimed at its intended use. The design process flows backward from that goal, with the assistance of ­serious anglers, committed ­boaters and skilled craftsmen. It’s not just a great boat; it’s a superb boat, is built to industry-leading American Boat and Yacht Council standards.

According to our survey, more than one-third of Cobia owners have owned their boats for seven years or more, higher than ­industry average.

Cobia 240 CC: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide
Ample helm space for large electronic; plenty of rod stowage in hard top and leaning post.Courtesy Cobia Boats

Cobia 240 CC
Take the proven hull of the cherished Cobia 237 CC, create atop it a new deck even friendlier to both the tournament fisher and his or her family, and you've got Cobia's new 240 Center Console.

The cockpit’s bow-to-stern level floor makes it the survey-desired 360-degree-access setting in which to wage a war with the biggest of fish (or frolic with the cruising family.) That carbon-fiber beam-reinforced deck houses a pair of 40-gallon insulated fish boxes ready for the catch of the day. Bait stays frisky in the 28-gallon livewell near the tackle station. Aft foldaway bench seating is standard.

Family time? A forward-entry walk-down head is a sure pleaser. Rain and spray are vanquished with an optional three-sided full windshield with wiper and vent, assisting in accomplishing the dry ride valued by survey respondents; add a hardtop (with additional rod holders) if you like. The whole gang will cheer for the cup holders and USB ports throughout the boat.

The hull? Fans of its parent, the 237 CC, know it for its comfortable open-water running — the most frequent demand of center-console boaters — and for fuel efficiency. Rated for up to 300 hp, the 240 CC scoots along at 44 mph ahead of a pair of Yamaha F115s, thrifty at 3 mpg at 27 mph. It's range is 375 miles at that speed, thanks to a fuel capacity of 125 gallons.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Seaworthy, comfortable ride
  • Livewell for several dozen baits
  • Foldaway aft seating for comfortable cruising or passage to the fishing grounds
  • Meets owner desire for no-wood, rot-free construction
  • Forward coaming pads convert to lounge seatbacks, further expanding seating comfort
  • Generous standards

Owners Say

  • Love livewell and (optional) T-top

Cobia Says

  • Proven hull, contemporary deck layout with a no-step transition from aft deck to foredeck
  • Solid feel
  • Low maintenance, even years down the line
  • Safe, reliable

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