It was only a couple of years ago, in late fall 2014, that Cobalt entered the pontoon boat market with what they call a “platform boat”.  The Marker One models are described by the company as “a re-interpretation of the traditional pontoon boat”. Cobalt abandoned the traditional marine plywood deck, used by nearly every other pontoon manufacturer, in favour of a full fibreglass deck structure mated to three 27” diameter aluminum pontoon logs (standard).

Above the deck, you’d be hard pressed to imagine or even believe you’re on a pontoon boat.  The fiberglass gunwale-like sides replace the usual aluminum fence or side panels found on other ‘toons. At the stern, the deck curves down to a unique swim platform, much like one you’d find on a mid-twenty foot runabout or bowrider. The swim platform is equipped with built-in boarding steps that drop below the deck to almost water level, and a built-in stainless ladder. Pop-up stainless cleats and grab handles are of the usual Cobalt quality and feel.

The ML4 model features three distinct seating areas. Two –facing lounges up front; the captain’s and companion seats behind their respective real-glass large windscreens; and an aft conversation area featuring the flip-fold seatback of the aft bench.


Length:  24’ 10” / 7.57 m
Beam:  8’ 6” / 2.59 m
Number of Tubes:  3
Maximum HP:  300
Person Capacity:  12
Weight:  4,600 lbs. / 2,086 kg
Fuel Capacity:  55 gals / 208 L
MSRP:  $84,652 with 200 Verado

marker-one-ml4-qrFor more information:

Cobalt Boats, LLC
1715 N 8th St
Neodesha, Kansas 66757 

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Brad grew up at the family cottage on Lake Simcoe using both powerboats and sailboats. A veteran journalist with large national daily newspapers, outdoor interest magazines, and syndicated television shows, Brad has entertained and educated readers for over 20 years with his unique family-inclusive perspective. His favorite pastime is teaching others to use their boats to access the freedom and beauty of a Life Afloat. Brad, his wife, and three teenage daughters have traveled all over North America, but choose to keep their floating home on the fresh waters of Central Ontario.