The Cobalt 226 was made for friends and family, for endless rides at anchor. But with vigorous power options and classic Cobalt handling the 226 also rises to hard charges across big water, to enjoyments of the most active sort. In every case the 226 performs so effortlessly, so flawlessly that morning melds toward evening with not a thought to its passage. Credit Cobalt design: the matchless Cobalt extended running surface, reversed chines for drier and tighter turns, a long list of standard features — a wet locker at the swim platform, for example, and options that stretch from a discotechnical sound system to a ski tower with a bimini top. Amenities cluster in pockets of activity and comfort. Instrumentation is historic Cobalt in its cleanliness, accuracy, and straight ahead practicality. The contoured bow seating offers room and scope, as does the curved bench just ahead of a walk-thru transom. A concealed ladder port-side brings swimmers safely out of the water.