|The Cobalt 202 CS bowrider blends tournament-level performance with traditional Cobalt comfort, convenience, accessibility, and long-term boating and skiing value. The Competition Series inboard ski boats represent Cobalt's entry into the ski marketplace. The 202 CS has won endorsement from the AWSA for non-record tournaments. The Competition Series answers the highly specialized requirements of the competitive skier stem to stern, with carefully customized features, design and construction while never forgetting the comfort of those in the boat. Cobalt's features focus on ski components: for the captain a leather steering wheel, an over-sized ski mirror, tilt steering, a flip-lip helm seat, and an upholstered fiberglass dash with dual speedometers and stainless steel switches; for the passengers a cockpit ice chest, lockable glove box, walk-through doors, an absorbent dampening package for sound and vibration, and AM-FM cassette with remote; and for the skiers gauges for water depth and air-and-water temperatures, an hour meter, a removable teak swim platform, a lockable transom ski locker, and ski pylon with cover. The options include: bimini tops, premium sound packages, rosewood dash, cockpit heater and tonneau, a halon system, air compressor, and a hot-and-cold shower. Cobalt design controls hydrodynamic pressures for maximum handling and optimum maneuverability in turns. Power options for competitive skiing stretch from a hefty 260 horsepower to a maxed-out 315 horsepower Merc, available in both MerCruiser and PCM models. With stability in turns, quickness in planing, and minimal bow rise, the Cobalt hull remains stable at all speeds, with better visibility for the captain as the boat comes on plane. The CS series pays critical attention to every detail of long-term performance, long-term value. The stringer system is all-fiberglass. Kevlar reinforces the hull. AME 1000 vinylester resins add strength, toughness, tensile elongation, adhesion properties, and chemical and water resistance. Deck surfaces, interior side walls, and the floor combine in one-piece construction, creating a liner deck. The floor is reinforced with Nida-Core, a synthetic honeycomb material that is structurally superior to plywood or balsa wood, despite its light weight. Solid composite transoms replace wooden ones, and Cobalt's fiberglass motor mounts are superior to the wooden construction used in other boats. In every CS, the deck and floor hardware is attached either by drilling and tapping or bolting into backing plates, boosting strength, durability, and serviceability. For almost 30 years Cobalt has built powerboats to uncompromising standards of performance, luxury, and value. In a Marine Matrix Boat Ownership Survey of 3,970 owners of 27 different brands of runabouts, Cobalt was ranked first in all product attributes, except one. (Cobalt finished second in 'exterior styling' by a single percentage point.) Now, Cobalt has turned that preoccupation with detail to two new skiboats. Cobalt looks at the boat's wake from a behind-the-boat perspective: the wake is exceptionally well-rounded, able to serve a cross-section of watersports enthusiasts from knee-boarder to slalom skier. Wake spray is next to nothing, and the Slipstream rudder delivers control in the tightest of turns. Cobalt backs the innovative design of the CS with: 10 years (transferable) on the hull and deck and five years (also transferable) on the powertrain.