Boat Review: Cobia 260 WA

With the 260, Cobia has created a full-length V-berth that still lets passengers walk around the perimeter of the boat.

It takes a bit of engineering moxie to create a cuddy cabin big enough to accommodate a full-length V-berth that still lets passengers walk around the perimeter of the boat. But Cobia has done just that with its 260 Walkaround.

Despite 360-degree fishability, the 260 still has enough room in its cabin for the full-length berth with storage underneath, a sink with a hand pump and a 15-gallon fresh-water capacity, a butane stove, vented windows, cabin lights and an enclosed head, all secured with lockable bifolding doors.

Combine the roomy cabin with self-bailing, non-skid decks, twin insulated fish boxes, a large aerated bait well, a 175-gallon fuel tank, two cutting boards and handy holders for your favorite filet knife and pliers, and you have a boat that makes weekend-long fishing trips possible.

All hardware is stainless steel including the cleats, which are recessed to keep fishing lines from snagging. Full instrumentation, two swivel helm seats, cockpit lights, electric horn, console radio box and a wraparound windshield round out the package. The 260 is available with a single Yamaha 225-horse outboard for $43,567 or twin 225s for $61,574.