Cobia 301 CC First Glance

A new console and helm area enhance the deck design of this boat's popular predecessor.

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Cobia expects its 301 CC to live up to the legacy of its predecessor, the 296 CC.Courtesy Cobia

Cobia's new 301 replaces the ­company's widely popular 296 CC and brings a number of topside enhancements. A new console with a slightly smaller footprint generates more cockpit space and walking room, yet it keeps the large forward entry to the head area.

The helm area also features a pod insert that allows owners to color-match the control station to the hull. The helm’s expansive face offers enough room for two 15-inch ­electronics multifunction displays.

Cobia fitted the top of the console with a lockable contents drawer; a three-sided acrylic windshield ­enclosure is an option.

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Enhancements include a pair of rod holders within easy reach of the tackle station, aft of the hardtop; a freshwater sink and cooler; and an inward swinging side door.Courtesy Cobia

Behind the standard deluxe helm seats, the top of the tackle station module now includes a freshwater sink and a sizable cooler for baits or drinks. The cooler lid and surrounding area create a rigging station and cutting board.

The aft hardtop legs each come with two rod holders within easy reach of the tackle station. The module also features two storage drawers and a tackle-tray system.

The 301 CC features an inward swinging side door for boarding ease and for hauling a sizable catch onto the deck for quick release or stowage.

Cobia 301 CC Specifications

LOA: 29 ft. 7 in.
Beam: 10 ft.
Dry Weight: 5,915 lb. (w/o engines)
Draft: 1 ft. 9 in.
Transom Deadrise: 21½ deg.
MSRP: $168,006 (w/ twin Yamaha F300s)