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Cobalt introduces next generation R8 luxury runabout

Cobalt Boats new R8

Cobalt Boats has announced the introduction of its all-new R8, a premium-sized member of its acclaimed ‘Ultimate Runabout’ R-Series of sterndrive boats. Incorporating sleek lines, agile handling, superb performance and deluxe appointments, at 27’ 10”, the new R8 is both longer and roomier than other boats in its class. The new R8 carries over the DNA of performance, style and ...

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Cobalt introduces R6 Outboard

With day boating becoming an even more popular way to get back to nature, Cobalt Boats has introduced the all-new R6 Outboard sport runabout. Cobalt says the R6 Outboard offers families an even more versatile, economical and comfortable way to spend time together and enjoy a full range of salt-water and lake activities, with all the convenience and capability afforded ...

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Cobalt hosts Kansas State Treasurer

In early March, Cobalt Boats was visited by Jake LaTurner, the Treasurer of the state of Kansas, who was reviewing the contributions of regional businesses to the economic performance of the state of Kansas and nation as a whole. During his factory tour, LaTurner said he was impressed by the dedication of Cobalt’s employees and their passion for the work ...

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Cobalt celebrates manufacturing safety milestone

Cobalt Boats has announced that in 2019 it achieved the distinction of compiling more than one million hours worked without a lost-time injury. Cobalt’s approximately 708 employees at its factory in Neodesha, Kansas, reached the million-hour milestone just before Christmas, providing further confirmation of the company’s commitment to workplace safety. This is a first in Cobalt’s long history. To mark ...

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Cobalt hosts factory tour for US congressman

Last week, Cobalt Boats hosted the Honorable Roger Marshall, U.S Congressman from Kansas, who visited the company to tour the factory and visit with company executives and associates. The Congressman arranged the tour after Cobalt was selected as a ‘Made In America’ business by President Donald Trump and invited to a White House reception in Washington, DC, in late July. ...

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Cobalt Boats hosts STEM students

Cobalt Boats recently hosted over 100 middle school girls (6th – 8th grade) from Independence, Kansas, all of whom participate in their schools' STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Fab Lab programs. As part of the program experience, field trips allow the girls to see behind the scenes at area businesses and organizations who are using STEM in their ...

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Cobalt Boats among products featured during White House Made in America Product Showcase

Pack St. Clair, Founder and Shane Stanfill, President of Cobalt Boats located in Neodesha, Kansas had the privilege of representing the state of Kansas at President Trump’s third annual Made in America Product Showcase on Monday, July 15. The event took place on the White House Lawn, displaying American-made products from all 50 states, including Cobalt’s R5 Surf model. "We ...

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Cobalt announces facility expansion plans

Cobalt Boats announced it will invest in a multi-year expansion of its Neodesha, Kansas factory to support continued growth in demand for its market-leading day boats.   This major capital project, totaling nearly $7 million, will expand capacity, as well as improve operational efficiency and quality. For more than 50 years, Cobalt has built high-quality boats in Southeast Kansas, and ...

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