Cobia 217 Center Console is Rugged, Efficient
January 4, 2012
Maverick Boat Company, the parent of Cobia Boats, is known for its line of shallow-water skiffs and bay boats, but the guys who build them fish offshore, too, and they spend time on the water with their families.
Cobia’s new 217 CC reflects that experience. It has enough freeboard and deadrise to run offshore, but is light enough to run well with Yamaha’s efficient F150. Range at speeds in the low to mid-20s is a whopping 360 miles (based on 90% fuel capacity).
Like all Cobias, the 217 CC offers abundant fishing features, including well-designed live wells, rod holders, tackle storage and a large anchor locker. Family features include comfortable seats with cup holders, a large in-console head and an afterdeck with swim ladder.
Details show that the 217 CC is built to handle rough water. Note the recessed bow rail that extends back to the helm, the handholds on the (optional) T-top, and the cockpit covering boards that provide toe room for leaning over the side.
This hull is built by an experienced lamination crew from a mold that precisely replicates the complex shapes the Cobia design team developed to make it seaworthy, comfortable and efficient. Oh, yes, and it’s pretty too, with a classic flared bow and raised sheer.
- LOA: 21’ 6”
- Beam: 8’ 6”
- Draft: 14”
- Deadrise: 21˚
- Weight: 2,800 lbs.
- Fuel: 100 gals.
- Max. capacity: 8 persons or 1,600 lbs.
- Max. power: 225 hp
- Base price: $46,762 w/ Yamaha F150 4-stroke outboard