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Cobalt 243


Full speed ahead. The 243 has places to go.


Even the most seasoned Captain knows the 243 is a boat for the ages. Cobalt aficionados are passionate about this model for so many reasons. Its features – both standard and optional – epitomize the Cobalt hallmark of value. With a winning combination of performance and exceptionally good looks, the 243 is the perfect boat to take on the weekends. The cabin features everything you’ll need for a few days away from the noisy buzz of the city. A full eight feet of bedtime berth, an oversized deck hatch and an opening portal to bring in the fresh air. You can find a head compartment whose entry door is a masterpiece, appliances that marvel and a sink console that highlights the spectacular interior.


The cockpit, with abundant storage and seating for the entire crew, has room for all the fun stuff and then some. The storage compartments hold ample space to fill with anything deemed sea worthy. The walk through transom and extended swim platform compliment your weekend on the water. And when the time comes to switch up the pace and head out for a cruise – well, the 243 does so with ease. Quick to plane, full power underway and the day’s activities just waiting to be had.


Whether you opt for the efficiencies of the small block, or the massive power of the 8.2 liter, the 243 performs flawlessly. Hold on tight because this cuddy is on a mission.

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Standard Equipment

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243 Specifications


   Length Overall w/o Swim Platform  23' 11''  7.29 m

   Length Overall w/ Swim Platform  25' 11''  7.90 m

   Beam  8' 6''  2.59 m

   Interior Cockpit Width  87''  2.20 m

   Deadrise at Transom  21  21

   Fuel Capacity  50 gal.  189 L

   Freshwater Capacity  10 gal.  38 L

   Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini  5' 3''  1.60 m

   Bridge Clearance w/Arch or Tower  8' 2''  2.49 m

   Draft Drive Up  21''  .53 m

   Draft Drive Down  37''  .94 m

   Dry Weight  4850 lbs.  2200 kg

   Boat Certified Capacity  13 persons  13 persons

   Boat Certified Capacity w/gear  2250 lbs.  1021 kg

243 MerCruiser Power Selections

   •  350 Mag MPI ECT B3  300 hp  224 PkW

   •  377 Mag MPI ECT B3  320 hp  239 PkW

   •  8.2 Mag ECT B3X  380 hp  283 PkW

   •  8.2 Mag HO ECT B3X  430 hp  321 PkW


243 Volvo Penta Power Selections

   •  V8-300C DP   300 hp  224 PkW

   •  V8-320C DP   320 hp  239 PkW

   •  V8-350C DP   350 hp  257 PkW

   •  V8-380C DP   380 hp  283 PkW

   •  V8-430CE DP (includes EVC)   430 hp  321 PkW


243 Engine Options

   •  Anti Corrosion System

   •  DTS (Merc)

   •  EVC (Volvo)

   •  Ocean-X (VOL 300-320hp)

   •  Ocean-X (VOL 350/380/430hp)

   •  Seacore (Merc)

   •  Tow Mode (Volvo EVC)



243 Dash and Instrumentation - Standard

    Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt

    Aluminum Dash Panels

    Composite Helm Eyebrow, Custom Stitching

    Depth & Water/Air Temp Gauge Pkg.

    Hour Meter

    Premium Black Leather/SS Steering Wheel

    Stainless Steel Switches


243 Entertainment System - Standard

    Ipod/MP3 Port

    Stereo Remote, Dash Detail

    Stereo System w/6 Spkrs., Bluetooth


243 Interior - Standard

    Aft Sunpad w/Adjustable Backrest

    Aft Sunpad w/Walk-Thru Transom

    Aft Walk-Thru Carpet

    Cabin/Head Entry Doors (sliding)

    Carpet, 40 oz., Snap-In w/Neoprene Back

    Enclosed Head w/Porta Potti

    Removable Cockpit Carpet

    Seating Varadense Comfort

    Seating, Dual Flip-Lip Buckets

    Seating, Helm Flip-Up

243 Exterior - Standard

    Anchor Locker

    Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel Detail

    Extended Running Surface

    Graphics, Molded-In Gelcoat

    Midship Cleats

    Portal Lights-2 (fwd. cabin)

    SS Tubular Platform Perimeter Rail

    Ski Pylon - Stainless Steel

    Stainless Steel Engine Vents

    Stainless Top Trim Windshield

    Swim Platform, Extended w/Ladder


243 Structure and Safety - Standard

    10/5/3 Year Warranty Protection

    Battery Switch, Single Detail

    Circuit Breaker Protected Elec System Detail

    Composite Floor

    Composite Transom

    Fiberglass Cockpit Liner

    Fiberglass Stringer System

    Fire Extinguisher, Manual

    Ignition Safety Switch

    Kevlar Reinforced Hull

    Stainless Steel Windshield Braces Detail

    Through Prop Exhaust

243 Canvas - Options

    Bimini Enclosure Package

    Bimini Top

    Cockpit Tonneau Cover Detail

    Mooring Cover Detail


243 Dash and Instrumentation - Options

    Dash/Trim Pkg., Oil Rubbed Makassar

    GPS w/Weather, Garmin 640, w/maps

    GPS, Garmin 640, w/maps

    Windshield Wiper-Starboard


243 Entertainment System - Options

    Cabin Entertainment Package (TV/DVD)

    Premium Sound System w/Transom Remote

    Satellite Radio System

    Stereo Remote, Transom Detail


243 Interior - Options

    Aft Walk-Thru Filler Cushion

    Aft Walk-Thru Gate

    Air Compressor w/Holder

    Cabin Table/Filler Cushion Pkg.

    Carpet, Cesara (Terra only)

    Cockpit Heater

    Del Mar Sport Seating Detail

    Dinette Table w/CP & Sunpad Receptacles

    Floor Covering, Sea Grass Detail

    Foredeck Step ''Euro Style''

    Head Sink/Storage Console

    Head w/Electric Porcelain Toilet

    Head w/Electric Porcelain, Macerator

    LED Interior Accent Lighting (blue)

    Pump Out Head

    Pump Out Head w/Macerator

    Remote Courtesy Lights w/Key fob

    Sink Console, Cockpit

    Stainless Steel Foot Tread (helm only) Detail

    Throw Pillows, Weighted (10) Detail

    Throw Pillows, Weighted (4) Detail

243 Exterior - Options

    Bow Rails, Stainless Steel, 10''

    COBALT Oval Logo, Recessed Detail

    Docking Lights-Stainless Steel Detail

    Fender Clips w/Line (4) Detail

    Flagpole w/Flag Detail

    Flip-Down Swim Step w/Ladder

    Flip-Down Swim Step w/o Ladder

    Foredeck Sunpad

    Motorbox Actuator

    Portal Lights-2 (1-head, 1-aft cabin)

    Sof-Trac Mat (std swim platform) Detail

    Sof-Trac Mat (swim platform w/step) Detail

    Swim Platform Transom Lighting Detail

    Transhield Shipping Cover

    Transom Shower Detail

    Transom Tilt Switch Detail

    Underwater Lighting Detail


243 Structure and Safety - Options

    Battery Maintainer/Charger, 110v Detail

    Battery Maintainer/Charger, 220v

    Battery Switch, Dual w/ACR Detail

    CE Requirements w/Automatic Fire Extinguisher

    Captain's Call Exhaust

    Captain's Call Plus (w/Mufflers)

    Cruise Control-Smart Tow (Merc DTS sgl)

    Cruise Control-Zero Off (Vol sgl eng)

    Drivers Rearview Mirror (W/S Mount) Detail

    Fire Extinguisher, Automatic System Detail

    Tool Kit

    Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/Autoglide

    Trim Tabs w/Indicators, w/o Autoglide

    Windlass, All Chain w/Anchor Detail

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