2011 boats, history Cobalt Boats, Cobalt factory ownership, and Pack

Sport driving the very sweet handling 232 Cobalt runabout

 

Founder Pack St. Clair credits the work ethnic, attention to detail, hand craftsmanship, and relentless pursuit of quality.

 

Founder Pack St. Clair credits the work ethnic, attention to detail, hand craftsmanship, and relentless pursuit of quality.

In 1968, Pack St. Clair came home to southeastern Kansas to build runabouts. Cobalt has now evolved into a company producing the best boats in its class. Since its beginning, obalt has established a pattern of in-house construction on all levels that allows us the total control of quality from within. Where some boat manufacturers are content to be boat assemblers, Cobalt crafts virtually the entire boat: from metalwork to upholstery, from electrical systems to canvas tops.

Today Cobalt manufactures a line of bowrider, cuddies and cruisers ranging from about 20 to 50 feet, all in land-locked southeast Kansas. Manufacturing operations are spread amongst 16 buildings in Neodesha and one in Independence, totaling 387,000 sq. ft. Together this complex of facilities combines world-class marine design and manufacturing capability with the proven small town southeast Kansas ethics of associates representing 30 communities.

Cobalt’s sales force has grown to true world class status with approximately 120 carefully selected dealerships in the United States, Canada, and internationally which include dealerships in Australia, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and throughout Europe.
Cobalt remains privately owned, a second generation of St. Clair family members leading the company in ongoing pursuit of Chairman Pack St. Clair’s founding principles.

In perhaps the most telling indication of the company’s success in that endeavor, Cobalt has ranked highest in customer satisfaction in every year of the J.D. Power and Associates Marine Survey.

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