I purchased a 280CC last year, 2019. The boat was on display in Stone Harbor’s township and I had the pleasure of meeting Rob Haines. Rob and I visited for a long time, talking through the boat’s setup, motors, options, and features. We bought the boat from Rob, upgraded the electronics and navigation options, and haven’t looked back. We love the boat! For myself, I enjoy offshore fishing which the boat does superbly. We get a lot of waves while we are on the boat, saying they enjoy the look and colors. It’s been a good decision.
- Greg Spencer
We decided on Cobia after a lot of research. Everyone we spoke with said the same thing ‘can’t beat the fit and finish on a Cobia.’ In January 2019, we went to the Baltimore boat show and were incredibly impressed with versatility and the lines of the boat. When we were initially looking, we were boating in the Potomac River and docked at a marina in Washington DC. At the time, our boating adventures were cruising the Potomac with friends and day tripping. Knowing that a move could be in our long-term future, we wanted a boat that would be capable and able to go fishing if we found ourselves in a good locale. We decided to go with a new build and worked with our dealer to fit her out custom to us, I always wanted a windless, my wife always wanted a head, the dog just wanted to be on the water. We opted for the 200hp Yamaha, which has worked out great, cruise speed is 38mph and if we are in a hurry she has more to give. The 220cc was the perfect fit for us- it can do it all. We ordered the boat in February and she was delivered in July. The team at Cobia was awesome to work with; we appreciated them sending us photos of the build during the different stages of construction. We loved seeing the process and endeared us to the team. Upon delivery, we enjoyed breaking in the boat all over the Potomac. At the end of the season we took her by water down the Potomac and up the Chesapeake to our dealer for winterization. Total trip is 6 hours on the charts. We checked the weather, planned out the trip and set out early in the morning. We had an amazing glassy ride the whole way to the Chesapeake Bay as the sun rose on the horizon, but as we reached the bay, the wind picked up and the bay got sporty quick! Our Cobia handled the weather and waves like a pro. That deep Vee did its job- we had a dry ride and made it to Kent Island in about 8 hours. It was a great way to really get to know our boat. We had an opportunity to relocate to Charleston and are excited to use our Cobia to her full potential. We look forward to going out for Redfish and maybe even some nearshore action when the Mahi run! We have explored our local waterways and enjoyed some time on sandbars this summer and cannot wait for next season. If you’re wondering how much use the swim platform gets, our dog, Aurey, can attest it is the most utilized part of the boat. We just got her graphics done on the stern, named her “Bluegrass,” keep an eye out for us and be sure to wave.
- Mike & Erica Aurey, Charleston, SC
We purchased a 280DC and just love everything about it. We feel that it is the perfect combination to fish, cruise and sandbar with the family.
- Richard Miller, Jupiter, FL
I have a 2021 240 CC (took delivery late October) Jacksonville, FL. I use my boat primarily for fishing and cruising with the family. I decided to buy a Cobia for several reasons: Value and quality of boat for the price, the fact that the 240cc had options for both single and twin engines as you do not see a lot of 24′ boats with that option, and family features + fishing capabilities. My wife was big on having forward seating and a head!
- Jake Thomason, Jacksonville, FL
Just love my 2020 Cobia 220 CC – family, fishing, cruising. Just puts me in a great mood every time we get out on the water.
- Michael Neagley, Savannah, GA
Lovin’ our 2020 240 DC….took delivery in May at Garden State Yacht Sales ( these guys are awesome ), boat is located in Brielle, NJ at Manasquan River Yacht Club….as of Sunday, we have 110 hours on the boat, we spend all our time cruising the Barnegat Bay & inshore fishing along the Jersey Shore….great boat for everything you need!!!
- Keith W. Kernan – Brielle, NJ
We chose the 280 DC for many reasons. Most importantly, we wanted to be able to cruise comfortably with friends and family. We also wanted the ability to fish near or offshore occasionally. The fact that we have owned a Hewes, a Maverick and a Pathfinder made choosing Cobia easy. We love going out in the evening, pulling up to one of the riverside restaurants for take out and then dropping the anchor to watch the sunset over the lagoon with friends. This often goes late into the night with some dancing and lots of laughs. It’s also a great boat for sandbars. The hardtop and retractable awning give lots of shade and we can easily sit 8 in the cockpit. As expected, it is a solid, strong running boat with all the creature features we wanted and a cockpit that rivals many bigger boats. We made the right choice with our 280 DC “YOWZA”.
- John and Debbie Huryn, Vero Beach, FL