38‘ Cobalt 373 2009
Smith Yacht Sales
Enjoy nearly effortless docking with JOYSTICK steering technology. With all the creature comforts of far larger boats, accented by megayacht-standard custom cabinetry, the 373 makes every best possible use of interior space. Case in point: the two full beds with conventional mattresses in lieu of the convertible cushions of a settee that other manufacturers term a "mid-berth". A solid panel secludes the master stateroom, opening and airing the cabin. The overall efficiency and roominess of interior spaces arise in large part from Cobalt's willingness to use multiple, complex molds in the fabrication of parts, leading to designs simply not possible to manufacturers restricted by their insistence on simple, unimaginative molding.Designed and engineered to exacting specifications for open water performance and saltwater durability, the 373 has been built ready to take on the traffic in coastal waters and inland lakes alike. Where competitors are quick to speak of "value-added engineering," a euphemism for the subtraction of the very best materials from a boat's construction in an effort to keep costs down, Cobalt has beefed the 373's design, calling for high technology in both materials and their application. The full-length stringer system has been reinforced with carbon fiber, laid up with vinyl ester resins, the solid fiberglass, Kevlar-strengthened hull bottom a full three-quarter inches thick. The structural bulkheads, of total composite construction, are vacuum-infused. Whale bones compound overall sturdiness.
Click on large photo to see full-size images.