Cobia Boats Unveils New 344 CC at Miami Boat Show

Boating News / February 28, 2014

Cobia 344 CC Rendering

For Immediate Release

Contact: Charlie Johnson

Director of Marketing

Maverick Boat Company, Inc.

772-465-0631: Ext. #126

cjohnson@mbcboats.com

 

Cobia Boats Unveils New 344 CC at Miami Boat Show

FORT PIERCE, FL, February 27, 2014 –Cobia Boats, built by Maverick Boat Company, Inc. (MBC), introduced its new flagship with the debut of the 344 Center Console at the recent Miami Boat Show. The latest addition to Cobia’s totally revamped model line-up, the 344 CC builds on the success of the Cobia 296 CC and expands on the brand’s focus on designing performance driven boats that meet the needs of the discerning family fisherman.

The 344 CC features a twin-stepped hull and is designed to partner with either twin F350s or triple F300s for fast and efficient running in big water conditions.  Topside amenities include a side dive/ tuna door that opens inward for dockside boarding. In addition, the boat comes standard with an electronic table that flushes into the forward deck and lifts with the push of a button to create a forward sundeck or a higher table for the bow seating area.  Deluxe helm bolsters, a berth inside the fully step-down console, forward console seating with armrests and drink holders, and a foldaway aft bench seat add to the standard comfort features. With the addition of the optional “expedition” cooler to the forward console seating, the area converts to a forward facing, fully cushioned chaise lounge for two.

For the serious angler, the boat includes twin 41-gallon livewells with an optional pressurizing pump box, two in-floor fishboxes that are macerated to pump overboard, and horizontal rod storage hidden underneath the berth in the lockable console. The tackle center features a sink and rigging area, along with numerous tackle storage drawers, and is designed to offer a comfortable aft facing seat area for watching trolled baits. Topside rod storage is achieved in racks underneath the aft covering boards and vertically on the aft legs of the optional hardtop.

The helm area features standard Optimus electronic steering, Yamaha’s Command Link Plus display and additional storage drawers located above a molded-in footrest.  Optional upgrades include an Optimus joystick control and a deluxe helm suite that includes an infinity dash panel with dual 16” Simrad units, autopilot and C-Zone electronic switching that allows full systems control from the Simrad displays. Bilge access is achieved through a large access door with a standard electronic lift assist and an in-floor lazarette provides access to additional rigging and the livewell plumping.

“This boat came about as a logical step up from our extremely popular 296, which was one of the top 10 boats over 30 feet registered in the US in 2013. Keeping with Cobia’s no compromise commitment to the fisherman, the 344 has level decks and huge live wells, while at the same time offers great safety and comfort features the whole family will love. I’m confident that the below deck in cabin rod storage and the forward chaise lounge will be a huge hit and the boat is just plain beautiful to look at as well.” commented Scott Deal, CEO and president of Maverick Boat Company, Inc.

Cobia Boats are built by Maverick Boat Company, Inc. of Fort Pierce, FL. Maverick Boat Company is privately owned and operated and is the manufacturer of the best in breed boat brands Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia. For more information call Charlie Johnson at 772.465.0631 or visit www.mbcboats.com.