The Maverick Boat Co. created the Cobia 277CC around a specific goal. “Deliver big-water performance and features in a manageable package,” says director of marketing Charlie Johnson. “It has seating for up to 10 and real creature comforts, but it still is a tournament-capable fishing boat. Conversion to and from a family boat to a serious fishing boat is easy and without sacrifices.”
An electronic bow table lowers under power to become flush with the deck, and the stern bench seat folds to become flush with the raised fishing station. Rather than a side console door, the builder placed the console/head entry forward to keep the side decks clear. Anglers will appreciate the single-level deck, wide-open cockpit, dual oversized fishboxes with macerators and the tackle station with a 42-gallon live well, says Johnson.
The 277CC rides a deep-vee hull with 21 degrees of deadrise at the transom. It has a beam of 9 feet, 8 inches, draws less than 2 feet with the engines up and holds 189 gallons of fuel. It can run with a pair of Yamaha F150s, F200s or F250s. With twin F200s (full fuel and four crew), the boat gets about 2.3 mpg at 37 to 42 mph. It tops out at 52 mph.
The 277CC with the F200s is $124,500. Cobia’s center console fleet ranges from 20 to 34 feet, with the new boat bridging the gap between the 256CC and 296CC. Maverick Boat Co. also builds the Pathfinder, Hewes and Maverick brands. Contact: Maverick Boat Co., Fort Pierce, Florida, (772) 465-0631. cobiaboats.com
This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue.